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William Henry Harrison Stewart

William Henry Harrison Stewart

Male 1854 - 1931  (76 years)

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  • Name William Henry Harrison Stewart 
    Nickname Wil 
    Born 25 Dec 1854  Sullivan, IN, US Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jan 1931  Chicago, IL, US Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1829  Smithwick Family Tree
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2016 

    Family 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 
    Children 
    +1. Homer Harland Stewart,   b. 25 Jul 1892, New Albany, IN, US Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1976, Glasgow, KY, US Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2016 16:56:46 
    Family ID F284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    William Henry Harrison Stewart
    William Henry Harrison Stewart

  • Notes 
    • From Laura Stewart Civey:

      Wil's parents both died when he was only 6 years old. His mother died on Christmas Eve from consumption (TB) & his father had just died 6 months before of typhoid fever. He was an only child. He went to live with his Uncle & Aunt, John B. & Penina Winstandley. Guardian's Docket Floyd Co., IN. shows this. May 8, 1877. Final Report of Guardianship of William H. Stewart in Floyd Co., IN., signed Dec. 26,1875 by John B. Winstandley.
      Wil was a conductor on the Daisy Line of the Interstate Public Service Company. It ran west of Jefferson St. in Louisville and over the K. and I. Bridge and the interurban route east on Madison St. and over the Big Four Bridge. He and his family moved to Chicago, IL. after Homer finished school about 1911-12. In Deed Book 61 Floyd Co., IN. on Oct. 7th, 1909, William H. & Maggie L.(Smithwick) Stewart sell unto Fred J. Brown & Thomas Smithwick ( her brother ) for the sum of $1.00 a part of lot or block #16 of the Griffin Tract. On the 1910 Floyd Co., IN. census William H. (conductor), Margaret, & Homer (bill clerk) are listed. Wil was last listed on the New Albany directory in 1911-1912. I believe that they moved to Chicago soon after his mother-in-law's death in Dec. 1911. He and his family lived at 1813 E. Spring St. in New Albany. At time of his death he was living at 7910 Ridgeland Ave. in Chicago. Ward 46. He died of a stroke. Death certificate lists: paralysis following cerebral haemorrhiage & that he died at 9:45 pm. He and his wife are buried in the Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, IN. (His grandfather Isaac Stewart's plot) He was a member of the Knights of Pythias.
      In correspondence with my 1st cousin Esther, daughter of Manor, she remembers that her Grandfather Wil was always selling something. She wrote that she remembers that he came home from work one day without his shirt! He had sold it to a Mexican at work (Chicago). She remembers her grandparents riding the South Shore (electric train) to visit them over a weekend. She writes "They didn't come often, but I always looked forward to Grandpa taking me to the drug store for an ice cream cone! He had a green thumb - grew beautiful sweet - peas in the gravel parking lot at their apartment."