WILLIAM H. H. STEWART
The Sedan Times-Star, August 15, 1912
Died: August 2, 1912
A Center Township Pioneer Passed
Away August 2.
In the rush of election news The Times-Star last week failed to report the death of W. H. H. Stewart a pioneer of Chautauqua county and long a resident of Center township. Mr. Stewart died Aug. 2. The funeral was held the next afternoon conducted by Rev. Strong of Moline at the home and burial was at the Belknap cemetery. The funeral was one of the largest in the history of the country. A delegation of the G. A. R. attended from Sedan.
Mr. Steward had had acute stomach trouble for several months. He had tried many remedies and several doctors, but without success. He was recently in Sedan and seemed somewhat better but was very weak. Mr. Stewart was a man of unflinching integrity and honor and was esteemed by all who knew him.
The Moline papers print the following biographical sketch:
Died at his home near Belknap, Kansas, on August 2, 1912, Wm. H. H. Stewart of a chronic stomach trouble. Mr. Stewart had been a sufferer for many months seeking relief at Hot Springs, Ark., and the operating table at Kansas City only to return to his home for the inevitable end which came on the above date.
Mr. Stewart was born in Pike county, Illinois, February 27, 1841. He was married to Margaret E. Galloway in 1864 and removed to Kansas in 1873 and settled on the farm which has ever since been his home.
He served nearly five years in the war of the Rebellion in Co. A, 21st Illinois Infantry. He has been a member of the W. H. Gibson Post of the G. A. R. since its organization.
Mr. Stewart’s long residence of nearly forty years in the community has given him a wide and favorable acquaintance and the exceptional large gathering at his old home to pay the last respect to his memory attested the esteem in which he was held.
He leaves a widow, four sons and two daughters to mourn their loss.
Services were held at the home and burial at Belknap cemetery.