Doctor William John Stewart

Doctor William John Stewart

Male 1816 - 1898  (81 years)

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  • Name William John Stewart 
    Title Doctor 
    Birth 29 Jul 1816  Argyle, Washington Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 1 Mar 1898  Buena Vista, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial Sherer Cemetery, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Sixtieth Anniversary.
      A rare event in human life was that which took place Jan. 8, 1898, at the home of Dr. and Mrs. William Stewart, Buena Vista, town of Howard, when they celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage. William Stewart was born in Argyle, Washington county, N. Y., July 19, 1816, and when but two years old came with his parents to Howard. Miss Susan L. Ford, daughter of Rev. A. Ford, was born in Howard, Feb. 20, 1819. They were married Jan 8, 1838, by Rev. D. M. Root, then pastor of the Baptist church. They began their married life as pioneers, in a log house in the forest, and have mutually shared the trials, cares and joys of a longer life than is usually allotted to man. Of the thirteen children born to them, four died in infancy. The eldest son, Luther, went to the assistance of his country in the late war, was with "Sherman's March to the sea," and soon after his return home died from causes produced during his army life. The following children are still living Mrs. Matilda E. Taylor, Samuel Edgar, Susan J., wife of James Burns, Olive A., wife of Thomas Gulliver, Finette F., wife of Thomas Hooey, all of Howard, William F., of Bradford, James H., of Canisteo, and Almeron, of Cameron. These, with all the grandchildren, were present at this anniversary, other relatives making the total number present sixty-five. Three present were also present at the wedding sixty years ago, they were Mrs. Sarah Stewart, Miss Hannah Ford, sisters of the bride, and Mrs. Margaret Stewart. During the afternoon A. B. Stebbins took a group picture by flashlight of the parents and eight children and a picture of the whole family, forty-six in all, as they were grouped outside the house. Night occurred to mar the full pleasure of the occasion and the day was joyously spent by all.
      (Canisteo Times, Canisteo, NY, Thursday, January 20, 1898)

    • Died, at his home in Buena Vista, March 1, 1898. Dr. William Stewart, in ______ar of his age. Mr. Stewart was the son of John Stewart and was born in Argyle, Washington County, NY, July 20, 1816. He came with his parents when he was two years old to the town of Howard, Steuben County. He was married Jan. 8, 1838, to Susan L, daughter of Rev. A. Ford, by whom be had thirteen children. He is survived by the widow and the following eight children: Mrs. Matilda E. Taylor, Samuel Edgar, Mrs. James Burns, Mrs. Thomas Gulliver, Mrs. Thomas Hooey, all of Howard; William F., of Bradford, James H, of Canisteo, and Almeron, of Cameron, and one brother, Robert Stewart of Bath, and a sister, Mrs. W. T. Preston of Adrian. The deceased bad been a faithful member of the Baptist church at Towlesville about fifty-five years. He had been a resident of Buena Vista about twenty-five years. He began the practice of medicine about forty years ago. He was a strong temperance man and always put his principles in practice; he bad the name and honor of having the first barn -raising in the town of Howard without liquor, about 55 years ago. The funeral was held at the W. M. church in Buena Vista at one o'clock, Friday, March 4th, Rev. D. J. Alien of Howard officiating assisted by Rev. M. E. Warburton. The church could not contain the multitude of friends and neighbors who came to pay their last tribute of respect to one whom they all esteemed for his high qualities as a man, neighbor and friend. Interment was in Sherer cemetery. The pall bearers were W. H. Willis, Ezekiel Stewart, Alex. W. Stewart, Joseph S. Sherer, Robert Sherer, Samuel McKibben.
      (Canisteo Times, Canisteo, NY, Thursday, March 10, 1898)
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    Father John Stewart,   b. 1774, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1840, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Nancy Watts,   b. 1777 
    Family ID F5146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susan Lucretia Ford,   b. 3 Feb 1819, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 2 Nov 1917, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 98 years) 
    Marriage 8 Jan 1838  Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Luther Stewart,   b. 7 Aug 1842, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Sep 1868, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 26 years)
    +2. Matilda E. Stewart,   b. 23 Feb 1845, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Aug 1919, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years)
    +3. Samuel Edgar Stewart,   b. 23 Jan 1849, Canisteo, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Dec 1932, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 83 years)
    +4. William Ford Stewart,   b. 12 Jan 1851, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 Mar 1923, Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years)
    +5. James Hall Stewart,   b. 4 Mar 1853, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 31 May 1926, Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 73 years)
    +6. Susan Jane Stewart,   b. Mar 1855, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Mar 1933, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 78 years)
    +7. Almeron Stewart,   b. 20 Feb 1857, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 Sep 1935, Addison, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 78 years)
    +8. Olive Ada Stewart,   b. 27 Jun 1860, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Sep 1940, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years)
    +9. Nettie Finetta Stewart,   b. 1863, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Feb 1956, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F3195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 29 Jul 1816 - Argyle, Washington Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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