STEWARD, JOHN A - Benton County, Arkansas | JOHN A STEWARD - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

John A STEWARD

Hillcrest (formerly I. O. O. F. (Gravette) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

June 25, 1860 - April 19, 1922

*Obituary
Gravette News-Herald
Friday, April 21, 1922

STEWARD, John A. - Deep regret expressed the sentiments of the citizens of Gravette in the death of John A. Steward which occurred at his home in the city Wednesday morning April 19, 1922, following a few days illness from pneumonia, aged 63 years. We can only mention this week briefly, this good townsman, who has for over a quarter century lived, mingled and shared with many local citizens in the progress of church, social and business life of Gravette, but we will say we all realize we have lost a respected citizen and the family a devoted father and companion. John Steward was elected to the city council April 4. He was long a member of the Christian church and an elder therein. Besides his wife he leaves 3 sons: Bert and Cecil of Pretty Prairie, Kan. and Jay of Penalosa, Kan.; and 3 daughters: Mrs. Mimi Davis of Grove, Okla. and Misses Gray and Ena, of the city; also 3 brothers, T.J. Steward of Gravette and Edd Steward of Centerton and another at Neosho, Mo. The funeral service is to be this Thursday at 2 p.m. at the residence, conducted by Chas. D. Purlee of Siloam Springs, and interment will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in charge of the local Odd Fellows. The community offers condolence to those bereaved.

*Obituary
Gravette News-Herald
Friday, April 28, 1922

John A. Steward, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Steward, was born in Mason Valley, Benton Co., Ark. June 25, 1859. Died at Gravette, Ark. April 19, 1922, aged 62 years, 9 mos. and 24 days. Was married to Miss Sallie Banks at Pea Ridge August 21, 1888 by J.R. Roberts. To this union were born 3 sons, Bert, Cecil and Jay, and 3 daughters, Mimi, Gray and Ena, all of whom survive. Mr. Steward graduated from the Pea Ridge Masonic college in 1887 and taught in the same college, also at Springtown and Sulphur Springs. He moved to Gravette about 1895, engaging in the grocery and restaurant business for 25 years. Mr. Steward was a useful and respected citizen; a charter member of the local Christian church, serving some years as an elder. Besides the family he leaves 5 brothers, Ed and Jim of Washington, Alva of Oklahoma, Will of Neosho and Tede of Gravette; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Jane True and Mrs. Matt True of Hiwasse vicinity. The last rites were conducted Thursday afternoon, April 20, attended by a large crowd of neighbors and citizens; and the Odd Fellow's laid the body to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Contributed on 7/14/08 by wfields55
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Submitted: 7/14/08 • Approved: 3/31/12 • Last Updated: 8/1/12 • R36267-G0-S3

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