1864–1942

Introduction

Born: Ap­ril 15, 1864, Lin­coln Coun­ty, Ten­nes­see.

Died: March 16, 1942, Tex­ar­ka­na, Tex­as.

Buried: Hill­crest Ce­me­te­ry, Tex­ar­ka­na, Tex­as.

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Biography

Stewart moved to Al­a­ba­ma with his par­ents at age 10, and to Texas at age 16.

Being the son of a large fa­mi­ly of lit­tle means, he had lit­tle ed­u­ca­tion ex­cept the pub­lic schools. His prin­ci­pal mu­sic teach­ers were T. W. Den­ning­ton, An­tho­ny Sho­wal­ter, Ru­fus Cor­ne­li­us, and John Pat­ton.

He taught ma­ny suc­cess­ful sing­ing schools, and of 1904, lived in Mid­lo­thi­an, Tex­as.

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