The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 23, July 1919 - April, 1920 Page: 309

Book Reviews and Notices

The Proceedings of the Convention to be submitted to the People.
H. H. Edwards,
Wm. Clark, Jr.,
J. N. Fall,
J. W. Guinn.
The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches. A survey of the
Ewings and their kin in America. By Presley Kittredge
Ewing and Mary Ellen (Williams) Ewing. 1919. Pp. XIV,
185, XLV.
This is the title of a book of more than ordinary interest. The
compilers became residents of Houston in 1882, soon after their
marriage, and almost immediately began to fill important places
in the community. The passing of Mrs. Ewing on April 1, 1919,
was a loss, not only to her family and near friends, but to many
branches of useful, beneficent work in which she was engaged.
The beautiful "In Memoriam" which adorns the first pages of
the book is touchingly pathetic in its tribute to one who was
distinguished by her helpfulness in every phase of her life.
The book comprises 180 pages, exclusive of illustrations and
index. The coats of arms of the Ewings and Kittredge families,
and that of Williams, are appropriately placed with their re-
spective records, and these, together with pictures of twenty-four
members of families, and two homesteads, complete a set of illus-
trations reflecting the general excellence of the volume.
The Ewing family traces its descent from Scotch Irish an-
cestors, who lived near Stirling Castle, Scotland, and Coleraine,
Ireland, through the first emigrant who came to America in the
early part of the eighteenth century, down to the present genera-
tion. Mrs. Ewing's genealogy, as shown in the family trees of
Williams, Field, and Mills, illustriously woven into the history
of England, and transplanted into the colonies of America, con-
tributed liberally to the upbuilding of the nation.


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