1981: JOCKS DEATH:
Jock was killed in a helicopter crash in South America. The balance of power was now held as following :
Ellie Ewing : 30 Shares.
JR EWING : 20 Shares.
John Ross Ewing : 10 Shares ( Ellie voted them if he was living off South fork, JR if on South fork)
Gary Ewing : 10 Shares ( which he gave to Lucy Ewing)
Bobby Ewing: 20 Shares
Ray Krebbs: 10 Shares.
Miss Ellie stepped in to stop the destruction of Ewing Oil over the stock piling of Farlow Oil. She persuaded the family to vote with her to have JR fired as President and Bobby reinstated. The will stated that Ewing Oil be split 50-50 between Bobby and JR and each would run his half as a separate company for one Year.
1982 : The Reading of Jock Will : THE WAR OF THE EWINGS:
At the end of the year the brother with the greatest profit would inherit 51% of the company. and the loser 19%. The rest would go to Miss Ellie, Ray and Gary. Bobby's route was to drill in frozen ground in Canada using the Tundra Torque drill bit. JR`s route was to over pump oil with a special variance from the OLM, refine it and open a chain of cut price Gas Stations.
1983: The Near Destruction of the Family Ewing:
The battle for the brothers was blood thirsty. It tour the family apart. Bobby and Pam divorced, Pam`s mother Rebecca was killed in a Plane crash during her attempt to stop JR winning. In the fall of 1983 JR and Bobby decided to call the battle off. They agreed a 50-50 share and signed to this effect. Just after this signing it was revealed that Bobby Ewing would have won the war as his wells in Canada came in. Ownership of Ewing Oil was now as follows:
JR : 35%
Bobby : 35%
Gary : 10%
Miss Ellie :10%
The brothers would run the company side by side.
1984 : Bobby shot at Ewing Oil:
Bobby was shot at the office, this time the would be assassin was Katherine Wentworth, Pam's sister who was in love with Bobby. During his recover Donna Krebbs stepped into his place at Ewing Oil, much to the annoyance of JR. But anything that made JR uncomfortable, made Donna very happy.
1984 : Jock, Digger and Jason's legacy:
Jason's daughter Jamie Ewing turned up at South fork, from Alaska where she had been working in the Oil Business. Jason was now dead and Jamie had a document which apparently proved that Ewing Oil was in fact owned by Jock, Digger and Jason. Jamie married Cliff and they sided to take the Ewings to court for their shares in Ewing Oil.
1985 : Barnes vs Ewing
The case came to court and the Ewing's had a fight on their hands to keep control. But then a stranger came to town in the shape of Jack Ewing, Jason's son and Jamie's brother. Jack went to JR to reveal that he had proof that Ewing Oil was owned outright by Jock Ewing. But there was a price for this information. Jack demanded 10% of Ewing Oil. The Ewing Family agreed. Jack took Ray, Bobby and JR to California to meet a man called Wally Windun. He had witnessed the dissolving of the partnership and revealed that the document was with Jock first wife Amanda. The family met with Amanda, retrieved the document and won the battle for control. But now with Jack Ewing as a partner.
The balance of power:
JR : 30%
Miss Ellie : 10%