|Birth: ||May 9, 1840|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1927|
New Jersey, USA
From the 07 Dec 1927 issue of The Bridgeton Evening News:
WILLIAM STEWARD LAID AT REST
Many Tributes Paid Retired Newspaper Man at the Funeral Service
The funeral services of the late William Steward, the venerable retired newspaper man and author of the book entitled "Gouldtown," took place at his late residence Monday afternoon, and were largely attended. The services were noteworthy for their impressive simplicity and were conducted by Rev. Mr. Parks, of Gouldtown. A discourse highly eulogizing the deceased was delivered by the Rev. Alexander H. Pierce, a retired A. M. E. minister, also of Gouldtown, who had been a life-long friend of Mr. Steward.
Mrs. Mary Felts Dixon, niece, gave an interesting sermonette preceding the address by the principal speaker, which she called "Uncle Will's Sermon," because he had told her he wanted her to preach a sermon on John 3:16 "For God so loved," etc. Beautifully Mrs. Dixon, who is an evangelist, outlined the points which "Uncle Will" gave as to how God in love created the world, in love prepared it for man's life on earth, in love fixed the penalty for man's transgression, and in love prepared the plan for the Redemption work of Jesus and in love gave his only begotten Son to re-establish the sonship of man.
Rev. Mr. Pierce spoke upon the entire 91st Psalm, but dwelt upon the second verse chiefly. Feelingly he showed the worth of the deceased to the community, to his race and to humanity at large, and how he had labored to lead the freedman to the light of citizenship in post-civil war reconstruction days, and how after this was passed, attention was directed to the higher ideals of humanitarianism. In a very few well-directed remarks the speaker beautifully covered the high spots in the life and character of the departed one.
Many and beautiful floral designs were sent, and among them sprays from the Independent Church of Gouldtown, Captain and Mrs. Frank R. Steward, Pittsburgh; Mr. and Mrs. W. Durisoe, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cowan, W. C. Gould and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gould, employees of the Bridgeton Shirt Factory, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Pierce, and Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Gould, together with many other designs. The pallbearers were six grandsons of the deceased: Clair[e], Earl, Romaine and Vernon Pierce; Douglas and Stanley Gould.
In attendance from out-of-town points were Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. Romaine Pierce, of Philadelphia; T. Claire Pierce, Princeton; Leslie Gould, Cheyney, Pa.; Amos Pierce, Chester, Pa.; Douglas Gould, Phialdelphia, and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Gould, Woodbury.
James Steward (1815 - 1892)
Rebecca Gould Steward (1820 - 1877)
Sarah Rachel Pierce Steward (1840 - 1914)*
Ella Wilhemina Steward Pierce (1863 - 1941)*
Grace Douglas Steward Gould (1864 - 1940)*
Clara Steward (1865 - 1939)*
Margaret Steward Gould (1839 - 1923)*
William Steward (1840 - 1927)
Mary Steward Gould Gould (1841 - 1922)*
Theophilus Gould Steward (1843 - 1924)*
Alice Steward Felts (1847 - 1930)*
Stephen S. Steward (1848 - 1921)*
Gouldtown Memorial Park
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Spaceman Spiff
Record added: Jul 07, 2009
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