Stewart, Oscar Winfred

Male 1893 - 1915  (21 years)


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  • Name Stewart, Oscar Winfred 
    Born 18 Nov 1893  West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 20198 
    Died 15 Apr 1915  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried National Cemetery (Market Street, Wilmington, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20198  Caswell County
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2014 

    Father Stewart, Charles William,   b. 30 Jul 1869, Montgomery County, 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 55 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Beckleheimer, Susan,   b. 1873, Montgomery County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1951  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    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.
    Family ID F9048  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Oscar Winfred Stewart (1893-1915)

      The 20 April 1925 Wilmington News-Dispatch, in reporting on the funerals of Charles W. Stewart and William Elmer Stewart, included the following:

      Just ten years ago The Dispatch printed the following story:

      "Many friends of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Stewart, 118 Meares street, will tenderly sympathize with them in the death of their son, Oscar W. Stewart, which occurred April 15 at the emergency hospital at the Panama-Pacific exposition grounds. His death was a result of injuries received on April 14. No particulars as to the way Mr. Stewart was injured have yet been received. He was 21 years old on November 18, last. He was a member of 158th Company, Coast Artillery and was stationed at Fort Winfield Scott, Cal., and has been in the service since September 1913.

      "The remains will be interred in the National cemetery here. Mr. Stewart is survived by his father, mother, three brothers, and two sisters."

      It was in another newspaper report that a Ferris wheel accident was mentioned as contributing to the death of Oscar Winfred Stewart. However, subsequent research has revealed that there was no Ferris wheel at the 1915 San Francisco World's Fair. There was something called the Aeroscope that took people up in one big car and did a sort of circular motion. However, whether the Aeroscope was involved in the death of Oscar W. Stewart is unknown. It is ironic, however, to consider that Charles Willis (Yank) Stewart while at Alcatraz Prison could, if he ever had a view, see the site of the 1915 San Francisco World's Fair (which was on the waterfront) and where he had lost a brother in 1915.
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      1910 United States Federal Census
      Name: Oscar W Stewart
      Age in 1910: 16
      Estimated birth year: abt 1894
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Father's name: Charlie W
      Father's Birth Place: Virginia
      Mother's name: Susie
      Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
      Home in 1910: Tunstall, Pittsylvania, Virginia
      Marital Status: Single
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      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

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] 1910 US Federal Census.

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