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Anna Stewart, died July 29, 1887


Posted By: Pat Ryan White (email)
Date: 11/13/2019 at 18:56:38


STEWART - Died at Natchez, Miss., on Friday, July 29. Miss Anna Stewart, aged 32 years. The news of her death was a sad message to old and young of her circle of friends here.

Her permanent position as a teacher in our city schools, which she has so long occupied, gained for her many near and dear friends. With her, once a friend always a friend, was the rule. And on Tuesday of this week her funeral services were attended by her associates, teachers, pupils and friends, as sincere mourners. Miss Stewart was born here, educated here and here she gave herself to the work of teaching, and in that work, she was thorough and faithful as well as eminently successful.

She graduated at our High School in the class of 1873, at the age of eighteen, the class numbering eighteen. It will be interesting to read the list. Some of them still residents here while others are residing elsewhere. The class was made up of sixteen young ladies, Misses Alice Paschal, Jennie Porter, May Morton, Emma Timmerman, Anna Stewart, Minnie Lyon, Alice Kauffman, Laura Guylee, Lucy Roberts, Anna Leedham, Bell Requa, Jennie Herrick, Adell Kirkpatrick, Ida Coats, Frances Coiner, Amelia Dilger. Gentlemen, Arthur Higgins, Ledru Willits.

The next term Miss Stewart entered No. 5 as assistant teacher to her former preceptor, Prof. Ben. L. Cozier, and continued two years. She soon proved herself a competent teacher in the different branches.

Always fragile, at the conclusion of two years she gave up teaching for a year or two. But resumed it again as principle in No. 3 Central building. This position regarded as the most trying and difficult of the series, she held acceptably to the Board, and to her pupils, for some ten years. This service gradually wore upon her strength, till at the vacation of last winter, she was compelled to resign her position, and seek a southern retreat, in search of rest and health. But, the hand of disease was too heavy upon her, and there she peacefully finished her course and found rest at last. Of her it may truly be said, she is not dead for

"To live in hearts we leave behind,
Is not to die."

["The Free Press", Thursday, August 4, 1887]

Gravesite in Old City Cemetery

Henry Obituaries maintained by Constance McDaniel Hall.
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