Stewart, Frank 1901

Obituary – Frank Stewart
East Liverpool Tribune

Frank Stewart

Aged 51 years, an old resident of East Liverpool, and for many years one of her foremost business men, died Wednesday night (October 9, 1901) at his home in Hancock county, West Virginia, of typhoid fever.

The deceased is survived by a wife, Mrs. May Ann Stewart, and five children, Mrs. J. M. Manor, Miss Clara E., George H., Gilbert and Cecil Jane Stewart.

Frank Stewart was born in Hancock county in 1850, and spent the greater portion of his life as a farmer in the country near what is now Chester, W. Va. In 1879 he moved to East Liverpool and a year later erected a large frame hotel at the corner of Sixth and Washington streets. In 1881 the building was totally destroyed by fire, eight persons losing their lives in the conflagration. The present Hotel Grand building was then erected and in a business room on the corner he opened a drug store.

Mr. Stewart and his son, W. E., later took charge of the hotel, and afterwards engaged in the insurance business, until the son’s untimely death by lightning, on his father’s farm. The father never ceased to mourn the loss of his son, for whom he had an affection that was touching. Mr. Stewart said then and at many times since, that it was his dearest wish to die on the same farm where his son met death, and the desire was gratified.

For the past tow years the gentleman has been in business at Pittsburg, and spent a greater part of his time in that city, save for occasional visits to the farm. Two weeks ago he became ill and requested that he be taken home at once.

Funeral services will be conducted at the late home, 474 Calcutta road, at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, Rev. C. G. Jordan officiating. The local order of Elks will attend the services in a body and conduct a ceremony at the grave. Interment will be at Riverview.