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Walter Stewart, 1810-1871


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/4/2009 at 15:51:39

Our venerable friend, Walter Stewart, who has been suffering from a dangerous burn, which he received something over two weeks ago, mention where of was made in these columns at the time of the accident, died on Wednesday last. [April 19 1871] -- from the Northern Vindicator, Estherville, Iowa

SERIOUS AND PERHAPS FATAL ACCIDENT - On Tuesday last, the stable belonging to Walter Stewart, of this township, was discovered in flames, and Mr. S. and his son, Nelson, rushed into the building to remove some calves and hogs. The flames gained so rapidly upon them that they were forced to beat a hurried retreat. The young man escaped through an open window without injury, but the old gentleman, in making his exit through the door, came in contact with the flames, and his clothes taking fire, was seriously burned about the face, neck arms, hands and back. At last accounts, he was deaf and blind from the effects of his wounds. Dr. Ballard was summoned to attend the sufferer, and he expresses some hopes that his patient will recover. -- from the Northern Vindicator, April 5, 1871.

Note: Mr. Stewart was born in the state of New York and lived in Michigan and Wisconsin before moving to Emmet County. His wife Jane and children moved to Omaha, Nebraska after his death.

Mr. Stewart was buried in East Side Cemetery at Estherville. His birth date is listed as March 13, 1810 on his tombstone.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett.


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