IS DEAD IN FRANCE
Albert Ewin succumbs to attack of pneumonia.
LIVED HERE ALL HIS LIFE
He and his brother were members of Old Co. K and were known and liked
by everyone in the community.
Another Plymouth County boy has given his life for his country in
France. Relatives in this community received a letter from Charles Ewin,
of the headquarters company of the 168th Infantry, Monday stating that
his brother Albert of the same company was taken ill July 16th with
pneumonia and died
in the hospital on July 22nd. For some reason no information relative
to his death reached the relatives here through government channels.
The first word of his death came through this letter from his brother
which was delayed a week or ten days in transit.
Corporal Albert V. Ewin was born at Seney, April 9, 1896, lived there
all of his life with the exception of three years in Rutland, Ill, one
year at Corsica, S. Dakota and the time he spent in the service. He was
with Co. K on the border and until their return home. When the company
was called into the service last summer he responded and was one of the
seventy from Co. K who went to Des Moines and joined the 168th Infantry
which sailed for France
in November and has since made a name for itself as a fighting
regiment. Corporal Ewin seemed to have had poor health much of
the time he was abroad as he wrote several times about being in the
hospital but gave no particulars as to the nature of the trouble which
kept him in the hospital. He is survived by his father, M. Ewin, of
Corsica, S. Dakota, three brothers, Will of LeMars, Arthur of Sioux
Falls, and Charles in France and three sisters, Mrs. August Witt and
Mrs. Ralph Obermier of LeMars, and Mrs. Iona M. Clark of Corsica, South
Many people here will remember the Ewin boys in Old Co. K. They were
fine young men every inch the soldier and had the respect of all who
met them as well as their comrades. The entire community regrets to
hear of the death of this young man who so willingly volunteered to
face the dangers of camp and battle to protect the honor of his country
and the cause of liberty.
-source: LeMars Sentinel Newspaper, LeMars,
Plymouth Co., Iowa; 13 September