Emma Estelle Ewing was the eldest child and was born on February 8, 1883, in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, her father, John, was 43, and her mother, Sarah Celia Gump was 33. John was a farmer and by 1893 the family had relocated to Cleveland County, Tennessee. Emma's mother had died in 1866 and John re-married to his third wife - Caroline Eugenia Soule to where Emma's two younger brothers were born.
JOHN M. EWING, son of Samuel and Christina (Mason) Ewing, was
born in Beaver County, Penn., April 26, 1839. He came with his parents
to this county in 1851, and located in Crane Township, where his father
purchased 280 acres, on which he (John) resided till his enlistment in the
late war, April 22, 1861. He was a member of Company I, Fifteenth Ohio
Volunteer Infantry, and enlisted for three months' service, but subsequently
re-enlisted for three years in Company D, Fifteenth Ohio Veteran Volunteer
Infantry, participating in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Stone River, Chickamauga,
Mission Ridge and a number of others, receiving his discharge
at Chattanooga at the expiration of his term, September 24, 1864. Mr.
Ewing was married, Ajwil 13, 1865, to Jennie Hunter, of Beaver County,
Penn., and her death occurring in March, 1866, he was re-married, September
6, 1870, to Celia Gump, of Upper Sandusky. They have five children Maude A., Edith B., Ralph C, Carrie M. and Emma E. Mr. Evving has
always been an agriculturist and stock-raiser, managing his father's farm
of 100 acres. He is a member of the Knights of Honor, G. A. R. , and,
with his wife, of the Presbyterian Church, with which he is officially connected.
About 1914 the Ewings had made their way to West Palm Beach. Emma married Cullen Pence between 1900 and 1905, location of which is not known. Cullen was already in Boynton Beach in 1895 and was a prosperous pineapple plantation owner among other things. It appears that Emma was in South Florida before her younger brothers were to come down. Cullen and Emma had two sons, Allen E. and Phillip W.Pence. Cullen fell into ill health and took his life in 1910 at the age of 36 leaving his wife a widow with the two young sons. After Cullen's death we find Emma living in Fort Pierce.
On September 24, 1921 Emma married Norman Kelley Bennett and and by him had two more sons: Charles Marsh Bennett and Morris Ewing Bennett. Norman was fourteen years younger than Emma.He was a prosperous West Palm Beach plumbing contractor located on Georgia Avenue. Norman died May 25, 1969 of an apparent heart attack at the age of 72 in Ocala, Florida.
Emma died on September 17, 1967, in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the age of 84, and was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in West Palm Beach.
Emma Ewing and Cullen Pence had two sons:
1. Allen Ewing Pence married Harriett Elizabeth Drew
2. Phil Weimer Pence married Mary Ellen Nelson
Emma Estelle Ewing was born on February 8, 1883, in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, her father, John, was 43, and her mother, Sarah, was 32. She had two children with Cullen Pence and two children with Norman Kelley Bennett. She died on September 17, 1967, in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the age of 84, and was buried there.
Norman Kelley Bennett was born on February 24, 1897, in Lewiston, Idaho, his father, Charles, was 60 and his mother, Christine, was 40. He had two sons with Emma Estelle Ewing between 1923 and 1924. He died on May 25, 1969, in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the age of 72, and was buried there.
Norman K Bennett
Birth: Feb. 24, 1897
Death: May 25, 1969
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