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McEWEN, William A., 9 Aug 1911 - 26 Jul 1937., Block "B"

William E. McEWEN

William E. McEwen, 25-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William T. McEwen of Columbia, who was instantly killed in an auto accident near Franklin early this morning, was a graduate of the Columbia High School, class of 1931, and one of the most popular young men of this section. Born and reared here, he was a star linesman for the football team for three years and was highly esteemed for his fine character and modest bearing and demeanor. Active in student affairs, he was for several years on the Signal staff, having previously served for many years as a Herald carrier boy, one of the best ever connected with this paper. He also served as treasurer of the C. H. S. Athletic Association.
After graduating, he attended Vanderbilt University for two years in the college of engineering. He was then bookkeeper for the John A. Walker & Co. coal firm for two years until he accepted a position last year as bookkeeper for the Monsanto Chemical Co. which he has held since then.
A young man of affable disposition and fine character, he had friends in all groups in Columbia, and his death coupled with news of the critical condition of others in the accident cast a pall of gloom over the community. Besides his parents, Mr. McEwen is survived by his sisters, Mrs. C. M. Cook of Mt. Pleasant and Misses Margaret and Marion McEwen of Columbia, and by his brothers, James E. and Thomas McEwen of Columbia.
Funeral services were held from the home at 10:30 Tuesday morning, the Rev. J. Faxon Small, pastor of the First Methodist Church here officiating. Active pallbearers were Douglas and William Dean, Jake Perry, Billy Wilson, Carl Robinett, and Lindsey Nelson. Honorary pallbearers were William Towler, James Adkisson, Harris Allen, Kannon Johnson, Raymond Due, C. W. O'Bryan, Billy Wilsford, Bailey Morrow, Berry Dooley, Carl White, Douglas White, Ernest Potts, William Kennedy, John Fleming, Jr., and John B. Silson. Burial was in Rose Hill, with Oakes & Nichols in charge of arrangements.
Newspaper clipping appears to the The Columbia Daily Herald.
Contributed by Judy B. Forgos 6 Oct 2010. Posted 12 Oct 2010.