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Ella Lovina Stewart
Birth: Oct. 8, 1848
Pittsburg
Van Buren County
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 1894
Iowa, USA

Ella Lovina Stewart was one of the seven founders of the P.E.O. Sisterhood (Philanthropic Educational Organization), one of the pioneer societies for women, that was founded on January 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

She was born in a Methodist Parsonage in Pittsburg, Iowa, on the 8th of May, 1848. Her parents, Reverend Isaac I. and Mary Robinson Stewart, moved the family to Mount Pleasant soon after Ella's birth. They lived in the only building on the campus at the time, in an apartment on the second floor, and her father was the financial agent for Iowa W.U. until after Main Hall was built. So her first few years were spent at the college. When she was sixteen, her father died and her mother brought the family back to Mount Pleasant to live. Mrs. Stewart was left with five children and another soon to be born. Ella helped her mother run a boarding house for students. In September, 1865 she became a student at the college. She was not able to graduate, because the need for help at home was too great. She spent eight years as a teacher at the Iowa Industrial School for wayward boys in Eldora. This gave purpose to her life. ... Ella Stewart's life was one of devoted service to others. She loved people – all people. ... After a long illness, Ella died on December 12, 1894, just 46 years old. She is buried in Mount Pleasant (FRIENDSHIP SEVEN: Of 7 - Oklahoma P.E.O. - 1974).

 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaac Ingersoll Stewart (1806 - 1864)
  Mary R Robinson Stewart (1824 - 1909)
 
 Siblings:
  Eliz Jane Stewart (1829 - 1830)**
  Ruth Marie Stewart (1831 - 1831)**
  Mary E Stewart (1842 - 1842)**
  Ella Lovina Stewart (1848 - 1894)
  Alice Elizabeth Stewart (1851 - 1855)*
  Isaac Leeds Stewart (1853 - 1854)*
  Anne Laws Stewart (1855 - 1887)*
  Charles O. Stewart (1857 - 1914)*
  John Franklin Stewart (1860 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: 46y
 
Burial:
Mount Pleasant Old City Cemetery
Mount Pleasant
Henry County
Iowa, USA
Plot: row 26
 
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Originally Created by: Mo & Dave Gates
Record added: Nov 23, 2010
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Ella Lovina Stewart
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Ella Lovina Stewart
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Ella Lovina Stewart
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