91st PA: George F Stewart

George F Stewart

Before the war

He was born on 5 August 1844, (15, 16; 6 (21 in 1863?), 17 (65 in 1910)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6, 15, 16). He was born to John Stewart and Emily Carr (15).

When he enlisted, he was a cigar [maker] (6).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 2-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (6). He had a scar on a knuckle of the middle finger of his right hand (6).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 16 September 1861 (1, 6, 9). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (6). He was a private in company C (1, 20).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (12).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 25 December 1863 (1, 9).

On 1 March 1864, Colonel Gregory detached him to collect conscripts, at Philadelphia (2). He returned from detached service on 16 April 1864 (7).

On 18 April 1864, he was detailed by General Warren as a mounted messenger at Corps Headquarters, and ordered to report to Lieutenant Swann there at 6 pm (4, 5 [16 Apr], 8). He was still detailed as an orderly in September (?) 1864 (5).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 9). He was a private, in company C (20).

After the war

In 1866/67, he married Naomi [unknown family name] (16, 17). In 1900 and 1910, she had had five children, four of whom were alive (16, 17).

In November 1871, he was part of the committee assigned to write a constitution and by-laws for the 91st's Survivor's Association (13).

At the first meeting of the Survivor's Association, on 4 December 1871, he was elected one of the Trustees (14).

On 29 January 1889, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (11, 19).

In 1890, he was living at 2142 Warnock, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9, 10). He was a carrier for the Post Office (10). He had chronic bronchitis (9).

In 1900, he was living at 2142 North Warnock Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (16). He was living with his wife Naomi and son Willie K (16). He was a letter carrier, and had not been unemployed in the previous year (16). He owned his home, which was mortgaged (16).

He again applied for a pension on 16 February 1907 (19).

In 1910, he was living at 2527 North 30th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17). He was living with his wife Naomi and son William K (17). He was a letter carrier for the US Government, and had not been out of work in 1909 (17). He owned his home, which was mortgaged (17).

He died on 17 March 1911, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of la grippe, which he had had for one month and three days (15, 19). He was a letter carrier when he died (15). He was buried on 20 March 1911, in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15).

On 24 March 1911, his widow, Naomi Stewart, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (11, 19).

In 1920, his widow, Naomi S. Stewart, was living at 2559 North Hollywood Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18). She was living with her son William K Stewart (18). She owned the house, which was mortgaged (18).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 7 March 1864

3 special order 13, HQ 91st PA, 1 March 1864

4 special order 36, HQ 91st PA, 18 April 1864

5 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (George F Stewart)

6 company C, descriptive roll, entry 69 (George F Stewart)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 16 April 1864 (Stewart)

8 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 19 April 1864 (GF Stewart)

9 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 438, page 1 (image 1009 on Ancestry), lines 9-10 (Geo F Stewart)

10 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (George F Steward)

11 pension index, by name (George F Stewart)

12 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (G F Stewart)

13 'The Reserves', Philadelphia Inquirer, 18 November 1871, page 2 (George F Stewart)

14 'Ninety-first regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 5 December 1871 page 3 (George F Stewart)

15 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 17 March 1911, file 7219 (George F Stewart)

16 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Phliadelphia, ward 20 [?], supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 445, microfilm series T623, film 1462, page 20 = 11B handwritten, lines 57-59 (George H [sic] Stewart)

17 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 28, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 654, microfilm series T624, film 1402, page 98 = 11 B handwritten, lines 90-92 (George F Stewart)

18 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 28, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 929, microfilm series T625, film 1632, page 140 = 3 A handwritten, lines 17-18

19 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (George F Stewart)

20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George G Stewart)

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 438, page 1 (image 1009 on Ancestry), lines 9-10]
[line] 9
[house] 49
[family] 50
[name] Stewart Geo F
[rank] Private
[company] C
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 16 Sept 1861
[discharge date] 25 Dec 1863
[length of service] 1 [? looks like '0'] year, 3 months, 9 days
[post office address] 2142 Warnock [?] Phila
[disability incurred] Chronic Bronchitis [?]
[remarks] [blank]

[line] 10
[house] 49
[family] 50
[name] Do
[rank] "
[company] C
[unit] 91
[enlistment date] 24 Dec 1863
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 6 months, 17 days
[post office address] Do.
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, February 2005]
George F Steward, carrier PO, h 2142 Warnock

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Phliadelphia, ward 20 [?], supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 445, microfilm series T623, film 1462, page 20 = 11 B handwritten, lines 57-59 (George H [sic] Stewart)]
line575859
streetNorth Warnock St
house number2142  
dwelling number255  
family number265  
nameStewart George H- Naomi- Willie K
relationshipHeadWifeSon
colorWWW
sexMFM
birth dateAug 1844Nov 1844Nov 1882
age555517
married?MMS
# years married3333 
mother of how many children? 5 
# of children living 4 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceNew YorkPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year   
# years in USA   
naturalized citizen?   
occupationLetter Carrier Clerk Stock Broker
# months not employed0 0
# months in school   
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYes
owned/rentedO  
free or mortgagedM  
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 28, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 654, microfilm series T624, film 1402, page 98 = 11 B handwritten, lines 90-92]
line909192
streetNorth 30th Street
house nr2527  
dwelling nr298  
family nr302  
nameStewart George F- Naomi- William K
relationshipHeadWifeSon
sexMFM
colorWWW
age656527
marital statusMMS
#years present marriage4242  
mother of # children 5 
mother of # living children 4 
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceNew YorkPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated   
naturalized/alien   
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationLetter Carrier US GovtnoneCashier Broker office
nature of industry etc.   
employer etc.W W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No No
# weeks out of work 1909No No
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedM  
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vet   
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 28, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 929, microfilm series T625, film 1632, page 140 = 3 A handwritten, lines 17-18]
line1718
streetNorth Hollywood St
house number2559 
dwelling visit number60 
family visit number60 
nameStewart Naomi S.- Will K.
relationshipheadson
own/rentO 
free/mortgaged (if owned)M 
sexFM
raceWW
age at last birthday7537
marital statusWdS
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language  
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language  
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's native language  
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationNoneCashier
industry, business Brokerage
employment status W [?]
number of farm schedule  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 23 April 2015, from Fold3]


Stewart, George F
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 17 March 1911, file 7219, George F Stewart]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 14 October 2008)]


CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS
File No. 7219
Registered No. [blank]
PLACE OF DEATH.
County of PHILADELPHIA,
City of PHILADELPHIA.
Registration District No. 1.
(No. 2527 [?--first digit unclear] N 30th St., 28 Ward.)
2. FULL NAME George F Stewart

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4. COLOR OR RACE White
5. Married
6. DATE OF BIRTH Aug 5 1844
7. AGE 66 yrs. 6 mos. 12 ds.
8. OCCUPATION (a) Trade, profession or particular kind of work Letter Carrier
(b) General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which employed (or employer) [blank]
9. BIRTHPLACE Phila
10. NAME OF FATHER John Stewart
11. BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER New York
12. MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER Emily Carr
13. BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER Phila.
14. THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE (Informant) Geo W Thumlert
(Address) 1644 Susquehanna Ave
15. Filed [blank] Local Registrar [blank]

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
16. DATE OF DEATH (Month) 3 (day) 17 (Year) 1911
17. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from 2-12-1911, to 3-16-1911, that I last saw him alive on 3-16-1911, and that death occurred, on the date stated above, at 12.30 AM. The CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows:
La Grippe
(Duration) [blank] yrs. 1 mos. 3 ds.
Contributory [blank]
(Signed) F. Kline Baker M.D.
3-17-1911 (Address) 3019 Diamond St

18. LENGTH OF RESIDENCE (For Transients or Recent Residents) [blank]
19. PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL Cedar Hill
20. UNDERTAKER Geo Thumlert + Son
DATE OF BURIAL March 20 1911
ADDRESS 424 Poplar St

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