Homer J. "Stew" Stewart Jr.1

ID#366, b. 17 April 1921, d. 8 November 1999
Father: Orrin Homer Stewart
Mother: Elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Harris

Birth date: 17 April 1921
Birth place: Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.2

Homer and Freda Yeater obtained a marriage license on 13 June 1953 in Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. However, it would be nearly two years before they would actually get married according to their marriage record.2 Homer and Freda, daughter of John Landers and Lottie Nollge, were married on 2 June 1955 at Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia. Gerald L. Postlethwaite, a minister of the First Christian Church, certified that he united them in marriage.2

On 8 November 1999 at age 78, Homer died at home (710 Pearl Street, Martins Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio.)3,4,1

An obituary was published on 10 November 1999 in the News-Register, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia.1 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

     "STEWART, Homer J. "Stew", 78, of Pearl St., Martins Ferry, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at home. He was a retired employee of Nickle's Bakery, Martins Ferry, and an Army Air Corps veteran and an Air Force veteran. He was preceded in death by a son, Matthew A. "Ham", his parents, Homer and Virginia E. Harris Stewart; a sister. Surviving are his wife, Freda F. Landers Stewart; five sons, Steven L. of Martins Ferry, Russell H. of New Philadelphia, Ohio, Michael S. of Goldsboro, N.C., Joseph C. and Phillip S. both at home; two daughters, Deborah Harkness and her husband, Bruce, of Martins Ferry and Erin Zuboski and her husband, Douglas, of Shadyside; a sister, Imogene Newell of Shadyside; and eight grandchildren. Friends received 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Heslop Funeral Home, Walnut and Fifth streets, Martins Ferry, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association"

[original spelling and punctuation retained]

A memorial service for Homer was conducted on 12 November 1999 at Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut Street, Martins Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio. Homer's body was interred on 12 November 1999 in the Riverview Cemetery, 35 South Fifth Street, Martins Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio.4,1

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1930Marshall County, West VirginiaHomer J. Stewart, male, age 8, son, single, born in West Virginia, attended school
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)5

Deceased Child of Homer J. "Stew" Stewart Jr. and Freda Fay Landers:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=17 Jun 2013


  1. [S750] Homer J. "Stew" Stewart obituary, Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, West Virginia, 10 November 1999, Obituaries.
  2. [S751] Marriage License for Jr. and Freda Yeater Homer Stewart, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130890_00130.jpg.
  3. [S611] Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2002, online http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/ (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc.).
  4. [S620] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5194&enc=1 (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.).
  5. [S241] O. Homer Stewart household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-2, sheet 6B, National Archives micropublication T626_2543.