Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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M. G. Ewing

M. G. EWING, familiarly known as Glenn Ewing a popular passenger engineer on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway, was born in Kentucky, March 19, 1853, and is a son of William and Sarah (Glenn) Ewing, who lived a quiet rural life at their Kentucky home, being separated by death only three years. The father died in 1893, and was followed by the mother in 1896.

M. G. Ewing was reared to farm life, and followed that line of employment until he engaged in railroading. He went from his old home to Winfield, Henry county, Iowa, in March, 1873, and applied himself actively to farm work. There he met and married Alice Kepper, a native of Ohio. They have one daughter, Lelia, at home, pursuing a course in music.

In April, 1877, Mr. Ewing moved from Henry county, Iowa, to Parsons, Labette county, Kansas, and at once went to the farm of his uncle. He applied himself assiduously to farm duties, and made many important improvements, which greatly enhanced the value of the property. In 1879, he left the farm and entered the car department of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway. He was transferred to the locomotive department in 1880, and afterward became a fireman on the road, first for Engineer William Dwyer in the freight service on the Cherokee and Neosho divisions.

In 1882, Mr. Ewing was promoted to be a freight engineer, and further advanced to the passenger service in March, 1896, when he was given a regular passenger run from Parsons to Kansas City. Mr. Ewing has gone through the different stages of railroad life, has overcome all obstacles to success, and now has a pleasant run, and takes pleasure in the distinction of being a very fortunate and successful engineer.

Mr. Ewing has purchased a fine home at No. 1706 Belmont avenue. In his political views, he favors the Republican party, although reared as a Democrat. Socially, he affiliates with the following fraternal orders: B. of L. E., Division No. 179; A. F. & A. M., of Parsons; Select Knights; Knights and Ladies of Security; and B. P. 0. E. Mrs. Ewing is a member of the Fraternal Aid Society, and the auxiliary to the B. of L. E. In their religious views, they incline toward Presbyterian doctrines.