line: “You watching this thing? I see
a couple of familiar faces
sitting there. Those old boys are supposed to be on
our side. Why in the hell ain’t they saying anything?”
Jock questions JR over the phone while watching the
senate investigation into Ewing Oil on TV. (“Digger’s
Daughter” Episode 1, 1978).
line: ”The boys will take care of all
business deals while we’re gone, Punk. Don’t
worry about it.” Jock and Miss Ellie prepare to
leave Southfork on their second honeymoon. (“New
Beginnings”, Episode 75, 1981)
History: Married Amanda Lewis in 1927, divorced
three years later. Wed Ellie Southworth in 1938, the
marriage lasted until Jock’s death in 1981.
Southfork Ranch, Braddock Rd, Texas (1938-1981)
of Business: Ewing Oil (1930-1981, officially
Southfork Ranch (co owner 1938-1981).
likely to say: “If I did give you power
then you’ve got nothing. Nobody gives you power.
Real power is something you take.” Jock to Bobby,
I’ve always tried to please you. Always tried
to be the man you wanted me to become. What else do
you want from me?" JR to Jock, 1979
Brother: Jason Ewing (deceased 1984)
Sons: JR, Gary and Bobby Ewing, and Ray Krebbs.
Grandchildren: Lucy Ewing, James Beaumont, John Ross
Ewing III, Christopher Ewing, Bobby Ewing, Betsy Ewing,
Lucas Krebbs, Molly Whittaker.
Great grandson: Jimmy Beaumont.
Divorced first wife Amanda on medical advice after she
was hospitalised, having suffered an irreversible mental
breakdown. Married Ellie, who bore him three sons. While
stationed in England during World War II, Jock had an
affair with Margaret Hunter. She later gave birth to
a son, Ray Krebbs.
Digger Barnes, Jock’s original partner, always
maintained that Jock cheated him out his share of their
fortune. Digger’s son Cliff swore to avenger his
father by bringing down the Ewing family.
Hearing that JR and Bobby were alive and well after
their 1978 plane crash. The birth of his first legitimate
grandson, John Ross Ewing III, in 1979. Learning in
1980 that Ray Krebbs was his son.
Suffering a heart attack in 1978. Miss Ellie’s
mastectomy a year later. Their marital difficulties
that nearly resulted in divorce in 1981.