Biography of George W. Ewing
Hancock County, OH Biographies

GEORGE W. EWING, merchant, McComb, was born in Ashland County, Ohio, September 30, 1850, son of George and Sarah (Mogle) Ewing, natives of Pennsylvania and of German origin. His father, a farmer, moved from Pennsylvania to Ashland County, Ohio, and there farmed until 1851, when he came to Hancock County, Ohio, settling on a farm in Pleasant Township, where he still resides. George and Sarah Ewing were the parents of eleven children (nine now living), of whom George W. is the fifth. Our subject was reared on the farm, attending the common school and the high school at Findlay, Ohio. He worked on the farm, with his father, till he attained his majority, when he taught school for one year. He subsequently learned the tinner's trade, at McComb, at which he worked for four years. Then went to Dunkirk, Ohio, and embarked in business on his own account, selling agricultural implements, hardware and stoves for five years ; then he came to McComb and established a general store. He was married, in 1876, to Jennie Smith, of Irish-German descent, daughter of John Smith, a carpenter. To this union were born following named children: Edith E. and Hattie Etta. Politically Mr. Ewing is a Democrat. He has served as clerk of McComb.

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