He was born on 8 December 1847 (4, 5 (8 Dec 1846), 6 (8 Dec 46); 2 (18 in 1865), 7 (13 in 1860), 8 (23 in 1870), 9 (30 in 1880), 11 (4 in 1850)). He was born in Donation, Oneida Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11). He was born to John P Stewart and Lucy A Foster (4, 5 (8 Dec 1846), 6 (8 Dec 46)).
In 1850, he was living in West Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his parents, John and Lucy Stewart, along with various other Stewarts (presumably siblings) (11).
In 1860, he was living in Oneida Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with his parents, John and Lucy Stewart, along with various other Stewart's (7). He had attended school in the previous year (7).
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, grey eyes, and light hair (2).
He was a substitute (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 23 March 1865 (1, 2). He was enlisted for one year, at Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Lloyd (2). He reported for duty on 23 March 1865 (2). His service was credited to the seventeenth congressional district (2). He was a private in company D (1, 14).
He studied at the Iron City Commercial College, in [or near?] Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (6).
In 1870, he was living in Walker Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with Henry Peighton et al. (8). He was a teacher (8).
Until 1871, he taught school in the winter, and attended school in the summer (6). Starting in 1871, he was a traveling salesman (6).
On 16 December 1879, he married Martha M Heffner, at Orbisonia, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (4, 5, 6). They had three children (4, 10, 12):
In 1880, he was living in Shirley Election District, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his wife Martha, and Martha's family (9). He was a shoe agent (9).
In 1886, he became a partner of J G Isenberg in the retail clothing and gentleman's furnishing business (5, 6). In Febuary 1893, Isenberg bought Stewart out, and Stewart began his own business, at Sixth and Washington Streets (6).
In 1897, he was a member of the Heptasophs, and of the POS of A 6). He was a Republican (6). He had served two years as councilman, and one as burgess of Huntingdon (6). He had helped raise fund to pave Huntingdon's streets (5, 6). The family attended the Reformed Church (6).
On 22 July 1896, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (3, 13).
He was elected to the Pennsylvania Senate, but died from an accident before serving (5).
He died on 3 May 1900, in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (4, 13).
His widow successfully applied for a pension (13).
In 1900, his widow was living in Huntingdon Borough, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (12). She was living with her two daughters, Maud and Mary (12).
In 1910, his widow, Martha Stewart, was living at 810 Washington Street, Huntingdon Borough, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania (10). She was living with her daughter Mary (10).
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) (Oliver Stewart)
2 company D, [second] descriptive roll, entry 76 (Oliver L Stewart)
3 pension index, by name [note: I rechecked this in October 2008, and did not find a card for him with a widow] (Oliver Stewart)
4 'Descendants of John Heffner b. abt 1700 (Huntingdon Co. Pa.)", a gedcom, available on RootsWeb WorldConnect (viewed 6 January 2008) (Oliver Lee Stewart)
5 'James C Morgan'. In James Thomas McElroy, Jr., McElroy's family memories, page 149. Huntingdon PA: [author], 1930. In USGenWeb Archives, available on RootsWeb (viewed January 2008). (Oliver Stewart)
6 "Oliver L Stewart". From Commemorative biographical encyclopedia of the Juniata Valley: comprising the counties of Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata and Perry, Pennsylvania, containing sketches of prominent and representative citizens and many of the early settlers. Pages 70 and 73. Chambersburg, Pa.: J. M. Runk & Co., 1897. In USGenWeb Archives, available on RootsWeb. (Viewed January 2008) (Oliver L Stewart)
7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Oneida Township (post office Huntingdon), microfilm series M653, film 1115, page 425 = 24 handwritten (Oliver Stewart)
8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Walker Township (post office McConnellstown), microfilm series M593, film 1349, page 843 = 21 handwritten (Oliver Stewart)
9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Shirley Election District, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 201, microfilm series T9, film 1134, page 306 = 10 B handwritten (Oliver Stewart)
10 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Huntingdon Borough, ward 3, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 68, microfilm series T624, film 1349, page 44 = 16 B handwritten (Martha Stewart)
11 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, West Township, microfilm series M432, microfilm 784, page 91 (Oliver Stewart)
12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Huntingdon Borough, supervisor's district 12, enumeration district 92, microfilm series T623, film 1414, page 171 = 15 B handwritten (Martha Stewart)
13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company D (Oliver Stewart)
14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Oliver D Stewart)
|Name||John T Stewart||Lucy "||Viena "||Anderson "||Marietta "||Palmer "||Alvinen [?] "||Evaline "||Anna "||Oliver "||John "|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Farmer||Farmer||Farmer|
|Real estate owned||3,200|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||John P Stewart||Lucy Ann Stewart||Anderson||Mary E||Palmer L||Alvinia||Aveline||Askerry||Anna Maria||Oliver||John||William||Thompson||Delilah||Adde line|
|Occupation||Farmer||Farm Laborer||Seamstress||Farm Laborer||Farm Laborer|| |
|Value of real estate owned||4800|
|Value of personal estate||500|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Penn]||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Peighton Henry||- Sarah||- Alice||- Susanah||- Lydia||Stewart Oliver|
|Occupation||Farmer||Keeping house||At home||At home||At home||Teacher|
|Real estate value||8000|
|Personal estate value||2008|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1||1||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|| ||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||83|
|family visit #||90|
|name||Heiffner Adam||- Malinda||- Rachel||Varona Ida||Ruper Geo||Stewart Oliver||- Martha||Atchison Margaret|
|month born if born in year|
|relationship||daughter||niece||taken to raise||brother in law [?]||son in law||daughter|
|married during year|
|occupation||miller||at home||servant||farmer||shoe agent||keeping house||housekeeper|
|currently ill?||spine effection [sic]|
|school this year||1|| |
|name||Stewart Martha||- Maud||- Mary|
|birth date||Jany 1854||July 1882||Feb 1888|
|# years married|
|mother of how many children?||3|
|# of children living||2|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||At school||At school|
|# months not employed|
|# months in school||8||8|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Stewart Martha||- Mary|
|#years present marriage|
|mother of # children||3|
|mother of # living children||2|
|nature of industry etc.||Office ([illegible])|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|