09 April 2009

George Stewart 1866-1941


Unlike many buried here at the Old Paupers Cemetery George A Stewart was actually born here in the Northwest. He was born 21 May 18661 . I have yet to determine which one of the many Stewart family with a son named George born in 1866 in Oregon is his.

George came to Post Falls, Kootenai County, Idaho some time before 1910. As best I can tell he remained a single man, never married and never had children. George was a farmer and it appears that his farm was somewhere between Hwy 41, Hayden, Poline and Atlas.2,3,4

George died 19 June 1941 at the age of 755 . As best I can tell he had no family around here, which may explain how he ended up in the Old Paupers cemetery. There was no family to claim his body and give him a burial, so it feel to the county to bury him.

George Stewart unfortunately is one of the many that we do not know exactly where he is buried. Until someone comes across some map of the Old Paupers Cemetery I’m afraid his grave will always remain unmarked as he rest with many others under the pine trees on the hill.
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1 Ancestry.com. Idaho Death Index, 1911-51 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003. Original data: Bureau of Health Policy and Vital Statistics. Idaho Death Index, 1911-51. Boise, ID, USA: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

2 Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Lincoln, Kootenai, Idaho; Roll: 401; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 40; Image: 308.0.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.

3 Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Post Falls, Kootenai, Idaho; Roll: T625_291; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 195; Image: 802.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920. T625, 2,076 rolls.

4 Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Post Falls, Kootenai, Idaho; Roll: T624_225; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 175; Image: 455.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls.

5 Ancestry.com. Idaho Death Index, 1911-51 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003. Original data: Bureau of Health Policy and Vital Statistics. Idaho Death Index, 1911-51. Boise, ID, USA: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

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