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EWING, Flavius J., 19 Aug 1831 - 1912. Confederate States Army Block "E"

October 15, 1912

After an illness extending over a period of more than two years, Flavius J. Ewing died at his home on the Pulaski Pike near South Side Park Thursday evening at 7 o'clock and while his death had been expected almost at any time during the past ten days, it was a distinct shock to his friends, and the friends of the family. During the period of his illness he had borne his suffering without complaint.
Mr. Ewing was in his eight-second year and had been a resident of Columbia for more than thirty years, and long been identified with its business interests, and at one time figured very prominently in the financial affairs of the city and county, and was highly regarded for his integrity and business connections. Always standing for what he regarded as the best interests of the larger number, he was also active in educational and church work of the community. He had been a member of the board of officials of the First Presbyterian Church for more than twenty-five yers, and was its eldest member, both in point of services and in age. Mr Ewing was born in Marshall County and came to this county early in life. He was married to Miss Mary Akin, daughter of Pleasant J. Akin, a well known citizen of the county, and is survived by four children; Mrs. C.T. Looney, Mrs James T. Moore, R.C. Ewing of the firm of Dobbins & Ewing, and Miss Elsie Ewing. Also one brother, Dr. J.C. Ewing of Lewisburg. - Columbia Herald (Buried Rose Hill Cemetery in Maury County)

FLAVIUS J. EWING, a well-known business man of Columbia, Tenn., and partner in the firm of Elam & Ewing, was born in Marshall County, Tenn., August 19, 1831, son of James V. and Elizabeth Ewing, who were born in Virginia and Georgia, respectively. The father was one of the pioneer farmers of Tennessee, and suffered all the privations incident to early life in Tennessee. He died in Marshall County in 1881. Our subject was reared and educated in his native county and finished his education in Jackson College of Columbia, and several of the best Colleges of Virginia. In 1860 he came to Maury County and located on a farm in the Twenty-first District, where he followed farming and stock raising until 1882, when he removed to near Columbia, and in 1883 engaged in his present business in the city, and has by his many good business qualities contributed largely to the success of the firm. Mary L. Akin became his wife in 1859, and their union resulted in the birth of two sons and four daughters. Robert L., the eldest son, is in business with his father. Mr. Ewing was originally a Whig in politics, but since the war has voted the Democratic ticket. He served two years in the quartermaster's department of the Confederate Army, Gen. Hardee's Corps. Mr. and Mrs. Ewing are members of the Presbyterian Church.

Biography and obituary shared by e-mail to Mary Bob McClain 25 Jan 2012 by Scout Finch