Mathew W Stewart

Mathew W Stewart
b. 3 September 1858, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, to James W. and Mary C. (Bell) Stewart
d. 8 June 1939, Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho

m. 12 January 1905, Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho
Catherine C. Delaney
b. 12 September 1879, Davenport, Thayer County, Nebraska, to Edward and Mary (Morley) Delaney
d. 12 January 1959, Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho

Children with Catherine C. Delaney:

  • infant (1906-1906)
  • Margaret (b. 1907)
  • Carolyn Rose (1908-1963) married Glen Wyant
  • Matthew W. (1909-1971) married Mildred Wayman
  • James Edward (1910-1925)
  • Margaret Helen (1918-1973) married Lyle Edgar White

Matt’s grandfather came from Ireland, lived in Louisville, Kentucky, then moved to Parke County Indiana, by 1826. The family moved to Vigo County by 1829, where they built and owned the Stewart House.

Matt, his brother James, and his sister Helen, moved to Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho before 1900. The 1900 census lists Matt as a miner, James as a tinsmith, and Helen was listed without an occupation. The three of them were not living in the same household.

Matt served as the Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho sheriff for two terms. Three deputies were killed during Matt’s service as sheriff. He was a miner, carpenter, and livestock rancher.

Submitted by:
Leila Crawford
Philomath OR

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