Rev. Quincy Ewing, A. M., Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
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Rev. Quincy Ewing, A. M., rector of Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans, was born in La
Fourche parish, La., January 11, 1867, a son of Dr. Fayette C. and grandson of Ephraim M.
Ewing, a former chief justice of Kentucky.  Dr. Ewing was born in Kentucky and became eminent
as a physician, which calling received his attention the greater part of his life.  He died in
1872.  His brother, the Hon. Presley Ewing, was a member of congress from a Kentucky district,
and at the time of his election to that body was but twenty-four years of age.  The mother of
the subject of this sketch was Miss Eliza Josephine Kittredge; a native of Assumption parish,
La., her father, Dr. Eaton E. Kittredge, being a native of New Hampshire, and a physician of
more than ordinary merit.  Mrs. Ewing is still living.  Hon. Thomas Ewing, of Ohio, was a
member of this family.  Rev. Quincy Ewing attended the Tulane university of New Orleans for two
years and a half, but in 1885 left it to enter the University of the South, at Sewanee, Tenn.,
in which he completed a full theological course, graduating in 1889.  In 1888 he won the medal
in oratory at the inter-collegiate contest at Nashville, and he also won the medal for
proficiency in Greek in the University of the South, which was awarded by Bishop T. U. Dudley,
of Kentucky.  He was also awarded a medal by his literary society, the Pi Omega, for being the
best "old member" of his class.  He was the English orator at the commencement of 1887, and in
numerous other ways was honored by his alma mater.  For one year after graduating he acted as
assistant professor of Latin and Greek in the University of the South and was also librarian of
the university.  He was ordained and licensed to preach on the 19th of March, 1890, at Grace
church, Cleveland, Ohio, by Bishop W. A. Leonard.  His first charge was Trinity Cathedral of
that city, where he served as minor canon one year.  He then became assistant pastor of St.
George's church, St. Louis, of which Dr. B. A. Holland was rector.  On the 1st of October,
1891, he was given the living at Christ church, New Orleans, his present charge.

Biographical and Historical Memoires of Louisiana, (vol. 1), p. 406.  Published by the
Goodspeed Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892.



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