Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Archives

Rev. Addison Alvord Ewing

The Rev. Addison Alvord Ewing was born in Enfield, Massachusetts, on 25 August 1871, the son of Edward Cornelius and Mary L. (Alvord) Ewing. He graduated from Amherst College in 1892 and then worked on his Master's degree from the University of Chicago, which he received in 1895. He played quarterback for the Chicago Maroons football team that same year. In 1896 he became a professor of Logic and Oratory at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, holding that post till 1898, and then becoming an Associate Professor of Philosophy. He coached football and golf for the college and attempted to organize a settlement community there, having befriended Jane Addams of Hull House in Chicago. He decided instead to seek ordination, and from 1900 to 1901 served as vicar of St. John's, Bristol, and after his ordination, he served from 1902 to 1904 as rector of St. Paul's, La Porte. He married Elizabeth Abbott Leroyd on 1 September 1896. Eventually he moved back east, and from 1919 to 1922 was rector of St. Luke's in Philadelphia. He died on 22 June 1949 and was buried with his parents in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers, Massachusetts.


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