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Charles Morton Stewart, Sr

Maryland, USA
Death 13 Aug 1900 (aged 72)
Hampton City, Virginia, USA
Burial Owings Mills, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Plot Lot 67 in the church yard
Memorial ID 64008765 · View Source
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Charles was educated at St. Mary's College, Maryland, and at Geneva, Switzerland.

Charles [1st] married Sophia (DeButts) Stewart (1828 - 1 Apr 1864) on 26 Feb 1850.

Sophia was the daughter of Dr. Elisha DeButts (1773 - 3 Apr 1831) and his second wife, Sophia Gough (Rogers) DeButts (1791-1845).

In the 1860 U.S. Census, Charles and Sophia were living in Baltimore City, Maryland. They had William P. Stewart (born c.1780) living with them.

Charles [2nd] married Josephine (Lurman) Stewart (27 Jan 1847 - 23 Mar 1929) on 30 Apr 1866 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Charles and Josephine had a summer home called "Cliffeholme," which was at the upper end of the Green Spring Valley of Baltimore County, and a winter home at 924 N. Charles Street in Baltimore City, which is now the Brass Elephant Restaurant.

Charles' business was called C. Morton Stewart & Company. He owned a fleet of coffee ships [barkentines] which traded with Brazil. His barkentine, Josephine, held the fastest record out of Baltimore to Rio de Janeiro.

Charles died at Old Point Comfort where he had gone for a few days with his daughter, Rebecca, and her husband, Robert McLean.

Baltimore Press
The Death of Mr. C. Morton Stewart

The news of the sudden death of Mr. C. Morton Stewart, which occurred at Old Point Comfort yesterday afternoon, will be a great shock to the people of Baltimore and to Marylanders generally, as well as to thousands of people outside of the State who knew and esteemed the deceased. The circumstance that Mr. Stewart was in moderately good health, being debilitated only by the severe heat of the past few days and the fact that his demise was wholly unexpected, will serve to accentuate the grief of his friends and the regret of the public.

Mr. Stewart was in all respects a citizen of whom the State and city might well be proud. During a long business career he had been prominently identified with enterprises that looked to the advancement of this city as a great commercial port. In the furtherance of all undertakings that promised municipal development he was untiring, his devotion to the public good being conspicuous on all occasions.

Mr. Stewart's field of business operations was ample and far-reaching. As the owner of a fleet of vessels plying to and from the coffee ports of South American and as a coffee merchant his transactions were important and promotive of the general prosperity. For a long period he was a most influential director in the National Bank of Baltimore. In public affairs Mr. Stewart was notably broad minded and progressive. He was formerly a vice-president of the "Reform League," an organization which has done so much for the purification of politics in this city. At the time of his death he was President of the Board of Trustees of Johns Hopkins University, in which splendid institution of learning he always evinced an active and substantial interest. He was always a student and recognized everywhere as a cultural scholar.

As a man Mr. Stewart was admired and loved by all who knew him for noble qualities of head and heart. His generosity knew no bounds. To the unfortunate he never failed to extend a helping hand and words of comfort. His benefactions among the poor were innumerable. As a husband and father he was affectionate, kind, and devoted. The generous hospitality of his home was noted throughout Maryland. The loss of such a man is irreparable to any community.

The other children of Charles and his first wife, Sophia, were:

1) ADELINE STEWART (born c.1854) died young.

2) REBECCA PINKNEY (STEWART) McLEAN (born Aug 1863) married Robert McLean, Sr,. (born Sept 1867) about 1893. He was born in Scotland. In the 1920 U.S. Census, Robert was living in Baltimore City, Maryland, and he was a widower.

Rebecca and Robert were the parents of:

a) Banny Stewart (McLean) Near (7 May 1894 - 16 Dec 1963) married Clifford Langlois Near, Jr., (16 Oct 1898 - 30 Aug 1989) on 25 Aug 1924 in Washington, DC. He was born in Georgia. Banny is #19976776 and Clifford is #3270996.

b) Robert Pinkney Henderson McLean (17 June 1895 - 9 June 1963) is #85209303.

c) Robert McLean, Jr., (19 Aug 1897 - Sept 1982).

d) Alexander Henderson McLean (born 3 July 1902) married Fernande Lorrai (Mainville) McLean (8 July 1916 - 23 July 2007). She was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, to Ernest Joseph Mainville (born 26 Feb 1885) and Bella (Gagnon) Mainville (11 May 1891 - 11 Nov 1918). Alexander and Fernande were the parents of Alexandra Beauchamp McLean (born 16 July 1949). Alexandra was born in Bexar, Texas.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 64008765
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