Wellington Province


EWART, James

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Ewart, James, Wairarapa representative of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Limited, Masterton. Mr. Ewart, who is a cousin of Dr. Ewart, of the Wellington Hospital, was born in 1858, in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Arriving in Port Chalmers in 1878, he was farming in Southland till 1886, when he entered the service of the Loan and Mercantile Company as station-manager in Hawkes Bay. From 1889 to 1892 he engaged in the stock agency business, becoming stock buyer for the Gear Company for two years ending 1894, when he was appointed representative for his Company in the district. Mr. Ewart was married in 1892 to a daughter of Mr. A. H. Ross, of Dunedin, late M.H.R. [Member of the House of Representatives] for Roslyn, and has a son and a daughter.

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