Myron J. Ewing was born in Trubull county Ohio, December 30, 1850. After an illness of one week he passed on to rest at the home of his daughter, Mrs. N. Jay Billings, at Wallowa, Oregon, December 27, 1917, being just three days short of his 67 years of age.
His parents were of sturdy pioneer stock that settled in the midst of the forests of Ohio and proceeded to work out life’s tasks. Their sturdy fiber entered largely into the life of their son.
His life was marked by earnestness of endeavor, firmness of conviction, breadth of vision and strength of character. Being by natural endowment a student, after completing the work of the Ohio public schools he took the Liberal Arts course at Ohio Northern University at Ada, Ohio, securing his B.A. degree. This was followed by a Post Graduate course in the Science at Northwestern University, Chicago. Then for some sixteen years he taught the Sciences in Ohio Northern University, his Alma Mater. Later he completed his course in Medical Science at Western Reserve University at Cleveland, Ohio, and entered upon the practice of Medicine in Findlay, Ohio, in 1890. For sixteen years, he enjoyed a large practice. In 1906 on account of the health of his family he came to Oregon and settled in Lake County near Summer Lake. Oregon has since been his home. For two years, he has engaged in the practice of medicine at Lostine, Wallowa County.
In 1874, he was united in marriage to Miss Adella G. Averil of Door, Michigan. To them were born seven children of whom four still live. Mrs. George Detweiler and Carl W. Ewing, of Summer Lake, Oregon; Mrs. H.C. Erwin, of Erie, Penn. and Mrs. N. Jay Billings of Wallowa, Oregon.
Mrs. Ewing died in Portland in April 1915 where she had gone for medical treatment. One sister still lives, Mrs. Eliza Ann Miller of Bluffton, Ohio. These with eight grandchildren and a large circle of friends scattered over the world cherish in high esteem and precious memory our brother who is gone.
Early in life he and his wife became members of the Christian church and continued in the faith unto the end. They sought ever to follow their great Leader. For many years the Doctor has been honored and esteemed of the Masonic Lodge.
The funeral services were conducted from the home of his daughter, Mrs. N. Jay Billings of Wallowa. December 29, by Jasper Bogue, the Christian Minister, and internment made in the Wallowa Cemetery. The Masonic Lodge of Wallowa attended in a body and conducted the beautiful and impressive Masonic Committal services at the grave. A good man, an honored citizen and a beloved father is at rest.
Card of Thanks
With sincere gratitude we wish to express our words of thanks and appreciation to the many friends and the Masonic Lodge and the Christian church for the many kindly words spoken and acts of tender ministry rendered to us and our beloved father during his illness and death. Mr. and Mrs. H. Jay Billings, Carl M. Ewing, Mrs. George Detweiler.
Both taken from the Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon January 2, 1918