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Homer Harland Stewart

Homer Harland Stewart

Male 1892 - 1976  (83 years)

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  • Name Homer Harland Stewart 
    Born 25 Jul 1892  New Albany, IN, US Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Apr 1976  Glasgow, KY, US Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Glasgow Municipal Cemetery, Glasgow, KY, US Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1828  Smithwick Family Tree | Smithwicks of Indiana
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2016 

    Father William Henry Harrison Stewart,   b. 25 Dec 1854, Sullivan, IN, US Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1931, Chicago, IL, US Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Margaret Leota Smithwick,   b. 17 Mar 1858, New Albany, IN, US Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1943, Chicago, IL, US Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1880  St. John Church, New Albany, IN, US Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emma Lucille Church,   b. 26 Mar 1913, Glasgow, KY, US Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1998, Glasgow, KY, US Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Children 
     1. J. Stewart
     2. L. Stewart
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2016 14:10:11 
    Family ID F629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Glasgow Municipal Cemetery, Glasgow, KY, US Link to Google Earth
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    Homer Harland Stewart
    Homer Harland Stewart

  • Notes 
    • From Laura Stewart Civey:

      He was born July 25, 1892 in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN. He graduated high school from New Albany, IN. in 1916. He was in the U.S. Army from May 1917 - Sept. 1919. He was attached to the 33rd Infantry Division, 131st Regiment, Company "M" from Chicago. He was a Sergeant in WWI. He was in the Battle of Meuse-Argonne in France. About one of every ten was killed or wounded in this battle. From The World Book 1963, World War I p.376 he had underlined certain sections and wrote "I was there HHS." The underlined sections were: On August 8, the Allies, led by Canadian and Australian troops, attacked the Germans fiercely at A miens. and the Allies swept toward Saint Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne region. American soldiers took over a large portion of the battle line. He was wounded and received 3 Purple Heart medals ( 2 shell shots & 1 for being gassed with mustard gas); also received the WWI Victory Medal with three battle clasps: Somme Defensive March 21 - April 6, 1918, Somme Offensive August 8 - November 11, 1918, & Meuse - Argonne September 26 - November 1918. The soldiers that carried him out of the battlefield used him as a human shield to get out. He was stationed in France. On March 14, 1919 he was at Camp Lee, VA., after he was wounded in the Battle of Argonne. He also received a silver lapel button for being wounded in action.
      He used to love to tell old war stories about how the Germans would abandon a tank that would get stuck and they would come along and use the law of leverage to get them out. ( I wish I had paid more attention to these stories.) He returned home from the war to Chicago, IL. where he went to college at the Armour Institute of Technology where he received his Mechanical Engineering Degree (B.S.M.E. in 1924).
      He was Supt. of Steel Mills of which U. S. Steel was one. The plant in Chicago was known as South Works. He worked for the Atomic Energy Commission during WWII and also War Assets Administration. He lived in New Albany, IN., Chicago., IL., Birmingham, AL, Fontana, CA, Provo, UT., Idaho Falls, ID., Pontiac, MI., Waverly, OH., Paducah, KY. and later where he retired with his wife on her family land in Glasgow, KY. Part of his wife's family land was sold in 1963 and he bought a tract and subdivided it, known as Beaver Creek Subdivision. It was located off of Lexington Drive; the road is named after him, Stewart Drive in Glasgow.
      During his retirement he loved to fish and hunt. He owned a boat dock, Dale Hollow Marina, which he changed the name to Sulphur Creek Marina in Burkesville, KY. It is now known as Sulphur Creek Resort. He was founder of Barren River Rod and Gun Club in Barren Co., KY. He was a 32nd degree Mason, belonged to the Windsor-Blackstone Lodge No. 1124 in Chicago, IL. He was also a Shriner, but in later years he wasn't as active. He attained the 33rd degree, but dropped it make to 32nd because of obilgations to it, that he didn't have time to commit to. He was a very intelligent man and very congenial. He was 83 when he died and had only immediate family, but the funeral home was filled with flowers from everywhere. He never met a stranger.
      I remember one time when we were going to Louisville, he picked up a hitch hiker (this would have been in the 60's when you didn't consider it as dangerous). He drove this man 30 minutes out of our way and then when he let the man out, he handed the man some money. My father was always kind to everyone, and he always had time to speak to people. At the time of his death on April 19, 1976 he was the oldest living veteran in Barren Co., Ky. He was a very active member in the D.A.V.