MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 431
submitted by Phyllis Hazen, Novmeber 26, 2007
DEATH OF THEODORE S. STEWART.
Mar 7 – 96 (hand written)
The JOURNAL Saturday evening contained a brief announcement of the death of Theodore S Stewart, at his home on east Front street, at 2:30 p. m. Owing to the lateness of the hour we were unable to give any extended notice of the same.
Deceased was born in Marietta, Ohio, in 1847, and was the son of the late W. H. Stewart, the pioneer shoe man of this city. When seven years of age Theodore came with his parents to this city and attended our public schools, afterwards attending the Fulton college and when only sixteen years of age responded to the call to arms by enlisting in the 140th Illinois Infantry, in Co. D. He served through the war and then returned home, entering his father’s store and upon attaining his majority gained an interest in the store, finally becoming the sole owner, continuing in the business until a few years ago, when on account of failing health he retired and last year it was sold to Wilson & Cherry. In 1875 he was married to Miss Mary Foulke, who with three children survives and is left to mourn. Mr. Stewart was a hard-working merchant and had a host of warm friends throughout this section. His acquaintance was one of the most extensive of any business man in the city, and he was always ready to assist in any enterprise that would be to the benefit of the city.
Besides his family he leaves two brothers, S. N. and Mark M., and a sister, Mrs. E. H. Betts, of Chicago.
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