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Corp James H. Stewart

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Corp James H. Stewart

Birth
South Carolina, USA
Death
11 Feb 1901 (aged 67)
Sterling, Rice County, Kansas, USA
Burial
Sterling, Rice County, Kansas, USA GPS-Latitude: 38.21812, Longitude: -98.1978951
Plot
109 - E
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JIM STEWART WAS STRUCK BY NO. 5 ON SATURDAY NIGHT AND KILLED INSTANTLY

Saturday evening No. 5 train going west was about an hour late. Just before the train came in Jim Stewart started down the track for his home. A short distance before he got to the place where he usually left the track, the train came along and struck him, killing him instantly.

It is hard to account for the accident. It is supposed by some that owing to the train being late, it was running faster than usual and caused Stewart to miscalculate and thus he was caught.

He was born in South Carolina about 65 years ago. He lived in Illinois in 1863, and went from there to Massachusetts in company with Aaron Saulter, and enlisted in the 55th Massachusetts colored regiment, serving till September 1865. Jim was an industrious colored man and stood well in the community. He was buried by Meade Post on Monday at 2 p.m.

From: Sterling Bulletin, February 1901

Contributor: Dwight Nichols (50495874)
JIM STEWART WAS STRUCK BY NO. 5 ON SATURDAY NIGHT AND KILLED INSTANTLY

Saturday evening No. 5 train going west was about an hour late. Just before the train came in Jim Stewart started down the track for his home. A short distance before he got to the place where he usually left the track, the train came along and struck him, killing him instantly.

It is hard to account for the accident. It is supposed by some that owing to the train being late, it was running faster than usual and caused Stewart to miscalculate and thus he was caught.

He was born in South Carolina about 65 years ago. He lived in Illinois in 1863, and went from there to Massachusetts in company with Aaron Saulter, and enlisted in the 55th Massachusetts colored regiment, serving till September 1865. Jim was an industrious colored man and stood well in the community. He was buried by Meade Post on Monday at 2 p.m.

From: Sterling Bulletin, February 1901

Contributor: Dwight Nichols (50495874)

Inscription

C0. H. 55 Mass. Inf.

Gravesite Details

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  • Added: May 26, 2011
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/70406916/james_h-stewart: accessed ), memorial page for Corp James H. Stewart (Oct 1833–11 Feb 1901), Find a Grave Memorial ID 70406916, citing Sterling Cemetery, Sterling, Rice County, Kansas, USA; Maintained by KsHis (contributor 47497372).