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Alexander Black (A.B.) Ewing

Alexander Black (A.B.) Ewing was the only son of Armstrong and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Ewing. He was born in Middletown, Dauphin County, PA on March 23, 1831. He came to Carlisle when he was eighteen and learned the trade of cabinetmaking and undertaking with Henry Fetter. In 1851, he married Miss Elizabeth Shrom. Together they had five children: four girls; Miss Florence V, Mrs. Samuel Gensler, Mrs. Grace Kieffer, Mrs. Herbert Bender and one boy; Hastings A. All five children resided in Carlisle. He began business for himself in 1853 on the same premises until his death. After the death of his daughter, Florence, he joined the St. Johns Episcopal Church. He was a prominent member of fraternal orders in Carlisle. A.B. was a member of St. Johns Lodge, No. 260, F. & A.M.; St. Johns Chapter, No. 171, St. Johns Commandery, No. 8. The I.O.O.F.; No. 91, of which he had been a member for 52 years, and a conductor of the lodge for 37 years. He was also a member of the I.O.R.M.; No. 108, and of the Union Fire Company in which he took great interest and was its President for four years. He was the next to the oldest Mason and the next oldest Odd Fellow in Carlisle. He was President of the Funeral Directors Association in the Southern District of Pennsylvania. The title of Colonel was conferred to A.B. by unanimous consent of the community. It happened when the Confederate forces came to Carlisle and the U.S. troops stationed at the garrison fled to Harrisburg. Since he was the Post undertaker, he was left in sole command. A. B. died September 23, 1903. His death caused a great sense of sadness and a loss to a very wide circle in Carlisle. His funeral was held from his residence at No. 159 West High Street, Carlisle. A.B. is buried in Ashland Cemetery.

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Advertisiment by A. B. Ewing on large map of Carlisle in 1867

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This is the table A.B. is posing with in the above picture which now sits in Steven Ewing's office.


Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.
Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
"Five Generations of Service"
Steven A. Ewing, FD, Supervisor, Owner
William M. Ewing, FD
(1926 ~ 2009)
Seymour A. Ewing, FD
(1926 ~ 2009)
Jessie Morrison Ewing, FD
(1892 ~ 1988)
William J. Ewing, FD
(1898 ~ 1934)
Hastings A. Ewing, FD
(1866 ~ 1924)
Alexander B. Ewing, FD
(1831 ~ 1903)

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