William Green Stewart

William Green Stewart

Birth
Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 31 Oct 1925 (aged 71)
Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 57058683 · View Source
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Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northwest Louisiana
The Southern Publishing Company
Chicago & Nashville, 1890

William G. Stewart was born within the present limits of Webster Par., Louisiana., October 25, 1854, to Dougald Stewart, a native of North Carolina, but reared in Georgia. He grew to manhood in this State, but was married in Alabama to Miss Mary Culbertson, a Georgian, and after his marriage farmed in that State for about two years, moving, in 1849, to Louisiana, and settling in what is now Webster Par., Louisiana where he bought and opened up a large farm, on which he resided until his death, in November, 1884. He was a soldier in Col. Harrison's regiment, during the Rebellion. His wife died in this parish when William G., their son, was a child, and he afterward married again. The paternal grandfather, John Stewart, was of Scotch lineage, although born in the United States. William G.Stewart received a good education in the common schools and supplemented this with one year's attendance in Homer College, and upon leaving this institution was a wide-awake and enterprising young man, well fitted to fight the battle of life alone. After spending some ten months in Texas,traveling over the State, he taught one term of school, then located at Minden and was appointed deputy sheriff and ex-officio tax collector, in which capacity he served from 1879 to 1888, making an exceptionally faithful and able official. In 1888 he moved to a farm which he had previously purchased, eight and one-half miles north of Minden, and there has a farm of 320 acres, with about 150 acres under the plow, improved substantial manner with good buildings, etc. He was married in Minden, June 8, 1881, to Mrs. Nora Killen, daughter of J. S. Killen, a prominent farmer and stockman of this parish, and in this parish Mrs. Stewart was born, reared and educated, being an attendant of the schools of Minden, and a graduate of the Minden Female College. She has borne her husband four children: Ida N., Albert Sidney, Chester Graham and Ruth (now one year old). Mr.Stewart is a member of the Methodist and his wife of the Baptist Church, and he belongs to the Farmers' Union, is secretary of his local union, and the K. of P. He is a good farmer and is a public-spirited and enterprising gentleman.



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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Green Stewart (25 Oct 1854–31 Oct 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57058683, citing Minden City Cemetery, Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by RWS (contributor 48437066) .