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Sgt Homer Harland “Stew/Stewart” Stewart

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Sgt Homer Harland “Stew/Stewart” Stewart

  • Birth 25 Jul 1892 New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 19 Apr 1976 Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA
  • Plot WCIR A 01
  • Memorial ID 64011758


He graduated high school from New Albany, IN. in 1916. He was in the U.S. Army from May 1917 - Sept. 1919. He was a Sergeant in WWI (131st Infantry - Company M) stationed in France. He was wounded three times ( 2 shell shots & 1 for being gassed with mustard gas) and received Purple Heart with two gold leafs ; also received the WWI Victory Medal with three battle clasps: Somme Defensive, Somme Offensive, and Meuse - Argonne. He had fellow soldiers to carry him out of a trench where they were trapped due to aerial bombardment after he was wounded on the battlefield to use him as a human shield to get to troops. He returned home from the war to Chicago, IL. and attended college at the Armour Institute of Technology where he received his Mechanical Engineering Degree (B.S.M.E. in 1924). He was Supt. of Steel Mills of which Carnegie Steel Corporation was one. He worked for the Atomic Energy Commission during WWII and also War Assests Administration. He lived in New Albany, IN., Chicago., IL., Birmingham, AL, Fontana, CA, Provo, UT., Idaho Falls, ID., Pontiac, MI., Waverly, OH., Paducah, KY. and later where he retired with his wife on her family land in Glasgow, KY. Part of his wife's family land was sold in 1963 and he bought a tract and subdivided it, known as Beaver Creek Subdivision. It was located off of Lexington Dr.; the road is named Stewart Drive in Glasgow. During his retirement he loved to fish and hunt. He owned a boat dock, Dale Hollow Marina, which he changed the name to Sulphur Creek Marina in Burkesville, KY. It is now known as Sulphur Creek Resort. He was co-founder of Barren River Rod and Gun Club in Barren Co., KY. He was a 32nd degree Mason, belonged to the Windsor-Blackstone Lodge No. 1124 in Chicago, IL. He was a very intelligent man and very congenial. He was 83 when he died and had only immediate family, but the funeral home was filled with flowers from everywhere. Active member in the D.A.V. & V.F.W. Written by his daughter, Laura J. Stewart.


Home in 1900: Louisville Ward 12, Jefferson, Kentucky
William H Stewart 46 conductor - RR
Maggie Stewart 42
Jesse Stewart 18 clerk - RR
Manor Stewart 13
Homer Stewart 7

Home in 1910: New Albany Ward 7, Floyd, Indiana
William H Stewart 53 conductor - electric car
Margaret Stewart 52
Homer Stewart 17 bill clerk - RR

Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 8, Cook (Chicago), Illinois
William H Stewart 65 inspector - steel mill
Maggie Stewart 61
Homer H Stewart 27 shipper - steel mill
John Soens 22 boarder - steel mill

Home in 1930: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama
Homer H Stewart 37 sales engineer - Industrial gas & oil
Florence H Stewart 35
Elvey W Stewart 7

Home in 1940: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Homer Stewart 47 steel industry
Florence Stewart 45
Elvey Stewart 17


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  • Created by: Laura J. Stewart
  • Added: 10 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64011758
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Homer Harland “Stew/Stewart” Stewart (25 Jul 1892–19 Apr 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64011758, citing Glasgow Municipal Cemetery, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Laura J. Stewart (contributor 47412616) .