Reunited (in a virtual way...)
after 135+ years...
Ellen Wamsley Ewer/Higgins and Reuel Ewer
|Majors Cemetery, Cedar Township, Buffalo County, NE.
(Photo by Rod Stover, April, 1999)
According to V. Todd Stover, Ellen's stone was purchased in advance from Sears and Roebuck. The date of death was
supplied at the appropriate time.
For details of the inscription, click here.
|National Cemetery, Memphis, TN
Section C, Grave# 3223
Research to grave site thanks to David Ludwig, photo
1999 thanks to Sid Ewer
|Ellen Wamsley, about 1860, 70 (?)
Born about 1828 in England
Died 20 March, 1897
From a "tintype" in the collection of Marge Stover
|Reuel Ewer, about 1862.
Born in Pennsylvania, about 1830.
Died (of "swamp fever") in the Regimental Hospital in Helena, Arkansas, August 19, 1863, age 32 or 33.
[Reproduced from a "tintype" by and courtesy of Allen J. Stover, now in the possession of Marge Stover.]
|Obituary from the Fri., Mar. 26, 1897 edition of the
Ravenna News and courtesy Dave Ludwig
Mrs. Ellen Higgins, one of the old
settlers of Cedar township, passed
away, March 20th, at the age of 68
Mrs. Higgins was a native of Eng-
land, coming to this country in her
early youth, and to this state in
1873. The spring of '73 she moved on
to the place where she died. Mrs.
Higgins was of a hopeful, happy dis-
position, and a help to the many dis-
pondent ones of the early days. She
leaves many friends and a family to
mourn her departure. She was carried
to her grave in the storm of the 21st,
by a few faithful friends. The inter-
ment was in the cemetery at Majors.
"Weep not that her trial is over,
Weep not that her race is run:
God grant we may rest as calmly,
When our work, like hers, is done:
'Till then we would yield with
Gladness, our treasure to Him to keep:
And rejoice in the sweet assurance,
He giveth His loved ones sleep."
Reuel Ewer's Civil War discharge certificate; well preserved and in the
hands of Marge Stover. (Details pertaining to Reuel)
Company "C," (400kb) Twenty-fifth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer - names are
Much more about Ellen Wamsley Ewer Higgins at
the author's home page; more history of Cedar and Buffalo townships in Buffalo County, and Stover/Clayton genealogy.
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