Husband of my aunt
Ewart Usher was the son of Lawrence Stanley Usher (1891-1981) and Thelma Janet Richardson (1897-1974). He was born in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario on July 25, 1920.
As a young man, he was slender and handsome, 5 foot 11 inches tall with light brown hair and blue eyes.
Ewart and Betty separated about 1950 and he moved to the United States, on July 27, 1950, taking their son with him.
It appears that he filed for divorce there, because he married Patricia Ruth Annabelle Baker (1926-1999) in Albany, New York on December 26, 1950.
She was the daughter of Stanley Grant Barker (1899-1954) and Theresa Ann Miller (1904-1936) of North Bay, Ontario.
Whatever divorce Ewart had obtained in the United States was not valid in Canada. Under Canadian law, he remained married to Betty until September, 1954, when she was finally successful in divorcing him.
Ewart and Patricia lived in the United States, first in upstate New York and later in California, for the rest of their lives. They had four children, two boys and two girls, all of whom are living, and they raised Ewart and Betty’s son as theirs, making the family seven in all.
Patricia died on Valentine’s day, February 14, 1999. Ewart later married Marjorie Blanchard (1925-2013), the daughter of Ray Roland Blanchard (1899-1952) and Louise Lydia Ingelking (1899-1971) of California.
Ewart died in Laguna Hills, California on September 21, 2005.
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