The Shelbyville Daily Democrat
Monday, April 7, 1924
Reception Celebrated Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary
An interesting feature of
the afternoon was the splendid program, including both literary and musical
numbers. The principal address was made by the Rev. I. C. Overman, pastor of the First Baptist church and a
splendid paper, "The Questionnaire," written by a relative of the
couple who was unable to be present, was read by Mrs. J. W. Dow
of Kokomo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ewick.
With faces radiantly
beaming and hearts aglow, Mr. and Mrs. William Ewick, well known
residents of this city, greeted many of their relatives and friends at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Campbell, of State street, Sunday afternoon,
in honor of their fiftieth wedding anniversary, Mrs. Campbell is a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ewick. Preceding the reception held at the Campbell
home, an elegant chicken dinner was served by Mr. and Mrs. Ewick afor members of
Lovely spring flowers
were abundantly used for the arrangements and made a very appropriate background
for the delightful function, which
was one of the happy events in the lives of this estimable aged couple.
The hostesses for the
afternoon were as follows: Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Alice Cross,
Mrs. J. W. Dow, Mrs. Ernest Weimar, Mrs. Russell Ewick, Miss
Catherine Dow, Miss Marie Oltman, and Hazel May Ewick.
Mr. and Mrs. Ewick were
united in marriage at the home of her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. John
Thrawley, of Hendricks township, April 6, 1874, and the wedding was one of the
notable events in that community. Following their marriage, they resided
on a farm in Hendricks township, but later moved to this city, where they have
since resided. They have established an everlasting friendship with many
residents of the city and county who extend heartiest of congratulations over
the happy event Sunday.
[I cannot read the first
part of this sentence] ..., Mrs. Andrew Campbell, Mrs. Carey Worland,
of this city, Mrs. Bert McCleary, of South Bend, and Mrs.
J. W. Dow, of Kokomo. The sons are Frank, Russell
and Thomas Ewick, of this city.
Mr. Ewick will be eighty
years old, Sept. 13, and Mrs. Ewick is seventy years old. Both enjoy
The out-of town guests at
the reception Sunday were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dow,
daughter Catherine, of Kokomo; Mr. and Mrs. Paskell
Edgar, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Cross; and Mrs. Julia Neff,
of Knightstown; John Murphy and daughter, Katherine,
of Elwood; Mrs. Ellen Davis and family, of Manilla; Mrs.
Bert McCleary, of South Bend, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dugan, of
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelby Democrat
(From Tuesday’s Daily)
Thursday May 3, 1923
TO HIS FORMER WIFE
Clara May Ewick has filed a complaint in the Shelby circuit court
against Virgil W. Ewick, for a divorce, charging that the defendant was
attentive to Myrtle Anderson, his former wife and that he refused to
work. Mrs. Ewick is represented by Walter C. Reece, attorney, in the action.
The couple was married September 5, 1921, and the separation took place
August 22, 1922, less that a year after the marriage. In addition to paying
attention to his former wife, Mrs. Ewick charges the defendant entertained his
former wife at his home. She alleges that he gambled his money away and then
accused the plaintiff of stealing it and that he has threatened to kill her and
One of the allegations in the complaint is that Mr. Ewick only bought two
aprons for his wife during their married life together. Mrs. Ewick states she
was compelled to do washings to obtain money for herself.
Contributed by Barb Huff