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James McEwan

JAMES McEWEN.--On of ten children, all born in Scotland, our subject made his appearance on this mundane sphere on the 3rd of October, 1829, and, though well past the 80th milestone in life’s journey, he is still active and vigorous, looking after his business affairs as keenly as a man half his years might be expected to do. He was a splendid type of physical manhood when he came to Fort Collins (Larimer Co., Colorado, USA) nearly thirty-seven years ago, tall, straight, with a hardy, well knit frame, covered with good sound flesh, he was not one that cared to pick a quarrel with under ordinary circumstances. He received his education in the common schools of the period and lived in his native town until he was 24 years of age. In 1855 he emigrated and settled on a farm in Canada, near London, where he remained until 1874, when he came west and settled at Fort Collins, which has since been his home. He engaged in farming and stock raising; conducted a butcher and meat market in Fort Collins a few years and then went back to the farm again, meeting with fairly good success in most of his undertakings. He sold his farm in the Boxelder valley a few years ago and moved to Fort Collins where he now resides. Since retiring from the farm, Mr. McEwen has bought, sold and fed cattle, doing a large business, some years feeding and fattening as many as 2,000 head. He is an excellent judge of cattle and no man can deceive him in the weight or value of an animal. He was one of the pioneer butchers of Fort Collins, supplying man of the old timers with their meats, fruits and vegetables. In 1880, Mr. McEwen married Mrs. Salina Hughes, widow of Peter Hughes who was killed by being thrown from a fractious horse early I 1879. Mr. and Mrs. McEwen have a cosy home at 418 Washington street, where without children, they are spending a quiet peaceful old age, surrounded by every comfort and many admiring friends.

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