Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Andrew Byrne

Notes - Page 4

George Busby McEwen

Widely Mourned Death AN ACTIVE CAREER
MR. George McEwen; whose death at Coonabarabran at the age of 73 was reported. In Thursday's 'Guardian', was one of the most deeply respected residents of the North-West, being noted far and wide for his many sterling Qualities. He had many happy memories of his, boyhood in Mudgee, where he was a pupil of the local public school. He later attended All Saints' College, Bathurst. After leaving school; Mr. McEwen was employed, as jackaroo on the Oakey Creek property of the late Mr. James Allison, father of Mr. James Allison, who recently died. Here he spent a considerable portion of his life, and eventually worked ; his way up to the position of station overseer. During his youth Mr. McEwen was an expert amateur jockey. - About 30 years ago he went to live in Coonabarabran, and was appointed secretary to the PP board there. He held this position up to a little over twelve, months ago, when he retired. The late Mr. McEwen had been associated with many of the public, bodies of the town. At one time he was a member of the Coonabara ran hospital board, and he was also a member of the committee of the Coonabarabran Mechanics' Institute.
' The old 'Bligh Watchman' was owned by Mr. McEwen for some time. He was also a member of the Coonabarabran Rifle Club, and was a crack shot. His handicap was 'still the' same recently as it was forty years ago.  Some years ago Mr. McEwen acquired a property at Boorowa, where he lived; for a short time.  Up to the time of his death he had acted as honary secretary to the Castlereagh Amateur Turf Club. He had taken a keen interest in racing activities, and had a good knowledge of horses.  For a number of years Mr. McEwen had been carrying on an auctioneering business in Coonabarabran. A brother, Mr. William McEwen, is a stock and station agent at Gulargambone. The late Mr. McEwen's wife died about seven years ago.  About two weeks ago Mr. McEwen contracted pleurisy and later had an attack of bronchitis and one of pneumonia. His eldest daughter, Mrs. L. Maysteers, who lives near Bungendore, and who is a qualified nurse, had been nursing him for a week prior to his death. He is also survived by two other daughters, Misses Mona and Hilda McEwen, and one son Mr. Alan McEwen.

Source: Mudge Guardian and North-Western Representative 26 Oct 1936

52. Monica Marie Lenehan

Death registered as Blewitt

113. Ethel May Blewett

Married as Ethel Blewitt