Stewart, Charles William

Male 1869 - 1925  (55 years)


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  • Name Stewart, Charles William  [1
    Born 30 Jul 1869  Montgomery County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1910 
    Photographer 
    Reference Number 20196 
    Died 17 Apr 1925  Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Bellvue Cemetery (Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20196  Caswell County
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2014 

    Father Stewart, Howard Peyton,   b. 1847, Montgomery County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932, Sanger, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Smith, Martha Ann,   b. 1846, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 13 Nov 1867  Montgomery County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 236355 
    Family ID F9049  Group Sheet

    Family Beckleheimer, Susan,   b. 1873, Montgomery County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1951  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 04 Dec 1892  West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Reference Number 229110 
    Notes 
    • Ancestry.com One World Tree indicates marriage in 24 December 1892 in Montgomery County, Virginia.
    Children 
     1. Stewart, Oscar Winfred,   b. 18 Nov 1893, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1915, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    +2. Stewart, Elsa Gertrude,   b. 08 Jan 1895, Bluefield, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Feb 1992, New Hanover County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    +3. Stewart, Anthony Dewitte,   b. 08 Aug 1897, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1981, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Stewart, Lorena Faye,   b. 13 Sep 1899, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1937  (Age 37 years)
    +5. Stewart, William Elmer,   b. 24 Jul 1901, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1925, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     6. Stewart, Virginia Bernice,   b. 08 Jun 1903, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jun 1905, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +7. Stewart, Charles Willis,   b. 19 Feb 1906, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Oct 1985, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Family ID F9048  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Charles William Stewart (1870-1925)

      Charles William Stewart (1869-1925)Charles William Stewart (1869-1925)

      Charles William StewartStewart Gravestone

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      The Stewart family is not from Caswell County, North Carolina. However, one member of the family, Charles Willis Stewart spent some time in Ivy Bluff Prison near Blanch in Caswell County. Accordingly, the Stewart family is included in the Caswell County Family Tree. Name also seen as Charles Willis Stewart.

      Charles Willis Stewart often was identified in the press as Charles Willis Stewart, Jr. Also, at least one census report shows him as Charles W. Stewart, Jr. However, Stewart family members advise that his is incorrect. His father, often shown as Charles Willis Steward, actually was Charles William Stewart. And,while the name of the son was indeed Charles Willis Stewart, he was not a junior. Based upon Stewart family input this database is being changed accordingly. Note, however, that because census records show him as Charles W. Stewart, Jr, it remain possible that his name actually was Charles William Stewart, Jr. Accordingly, researchers are advised to proceed cautiously in this area.

      The following is from a 1924 newspaper account of the murder trial of Charles Willis Stewart and his son C. Elmer Stewart:

      “He [Charles W. Stewart] said that he was born in Virginia and lived there until 12 years of age, when he moved to West Virginia, settling later at Oak Hill, in that state. He went to Salem, Virginia, in 1907, and two years later to Cascade, Virginia. Stewart said that he went to Wilmington in October, 1912. His occupation, he said, was carpenter, and he named several places in Wilmington [North Carolina] where he had worked. Among them was on the customs house job, where he worked on the interior. Stewart testified that he was a member of the Carpenters’ union and one time chairman of the Senior Mechanics, The Golden Eagle, Odd Fellows, Junior Mechanics and also the Wilmington Trade Council, of which at one time he was chairman. Until he had been crippled, he said, he was in good standing in all of these organizations. He moved to Brunswick County about seven years ago.”

      Note that one report indicates a third daughter who married a Thompson. This has not, however, been confirmed.

      In 1910, Charles Willis Stewart, Sr. was operating his own photography shop in Tunstall, Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The family lived on Cascade Road, apparently having moved there in 1909.

      1870 United States Federal Census
      Name: Charles W Stewart
      Estimated birth year: abt 1869
      Age in 1870: 1
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Home in 1870: Alleghany, Montgomery, Virginia
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Alleghany Springs

      1910 United States Federal Census
      Name: Charlie W Stewart
      Age in 1910: 40
      Estimated birth year: abt 1870
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Father's Birth Place: Virginia
      Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
      Spouse's name: Susie
      Home in 1910: Tunstall, Pittsylvania, Virginia
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Occupation: Photographer/Owner Shop
      Household Members: Name Age
      Charlie W Stewart 40
      Susie Stewart 37
      Oscar W Stewart 16
      Elcie G Stewart 15
      Anthony D Stewart 12
      Lousia F Stewart 10
      William E Stewart 8
      Charles W Stewart JR 4

      North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996
      Name: Charles W Stewart
      Death Date: 17 Apr 1925
      Death County: Wake
      Death State: North Carolina
      Death Age: 55
      Birth Date: 1870
      Source: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67

      North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975
      Name: Charles William Stewart
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 55
      Birth Date: 30 Jul 1869
      Birth Place: Montgomery, Virginia, United States
      Death Date: 17 Apr 1925
      Death Location: Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina
      Father's Name: Howards Stewart
      Mother's Name: Morhea A Smith
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  • Sources 
    1. Details: North Carolina Death Certificate of Charles William Stewart (1869-1925).

    2. [S20] Ancestry.Com OneWorldTree (not totally reliable).