Viola Mae McEwen

Female 1924 - 2001  (76 years)

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  • Name Viola Mae McEwen 
    Born 3 Aug 1924 
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Feb 2001 
    Person ID I68384  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Frederick H McEwen,   b. 1870,   d. 26 Sep 1956  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Cora Gault 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F11228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ralph Ernest Draper 
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F29905  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Loving mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was the daughter of Fredrick and Cora Vine McEwen. She married her childhood sweetheart Ralph Draper on 4 July 1945 after his return from the war in Europe. A dedicated military wife she endured numerous moves all over the country as her husbands military career dictated. She was the mother of 6 children, 4 of whom died shortly after birth (Harold, John, Judy and Jamie) and a grandmother and great-grandmother. Her surviving son's Harry and Ralph Jr. both served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam war. A devoted Christian she was deeply involved in her church and worked as a Sunday school teacher most of her life. She passed away on 23 Feb. 2001 two weeks after her husband of 55yrs. She is buried with her husband, one of her son's (Harry) and her two infant daughters in her hometown.