1933 obituary of Philander C. Steward (abt 1857-1933), "Philo", of Skowhegan, Maine.
The obituary is pasted in a scrapbook of items mostly from the Skowhegan, Maine, and Dexter, Maine, areas.
Veteran Somerset County Official Passes at Age of 77
(Special to the Bangor Daily News)
SKOWHEGAN - Philo Steward, 77, register of probate for Somerset county for 19 years until his resignation last December, died Saturday afternoon at his home in Main street. He was appointed to the office following the death of Nathan Fowler, May 13, 1913, and was elected continuously thereafter.
Mr. Steward was born in this town, was before his death the oldest living graduate of Skowhegan high school, and graduated from Colby college in 1881. He was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He practiced law in the west until he returned here and became a member of the N. S. Steward & Co.
He married Carrie V. Kidwell of Washington, D.C. in 1895. He was a Mason of Somerset lodge, Somerset R. A. chapter, and Mount Moriah council, and was a member of Somerset Bar and Law Library Association and the Federated church.
The funeral will be Monday morning at 10 o'clock.
[handwriting: April 15 '33]
- Philander C. Steward (abt 1857-1933), "Philo", son of Nahum C. Steward (-1897) and Sarah F. (Pitts) Steward (1824-1909), Sally
- Nathan Fowler (1841-1913); Philo's predecessor as Register of Probate
- Carrie Virginia (Kidwell) Steward (-1939); Philo's wife, a well-known soprano and vocal teacher
- N. S. Steward & Co. - company presumably formed by Philo's cousin Nahum S. Steward (1863-1937)
Interestingly, members of the Steward family from the Skowhegan area went to Australia to mine gold in the 1850s; some stayed.
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