Alvie Earl Stewart
Dr. Alvie Earl Stewart was born on the 24th of October, 1893 in Hamilton, Ontario, the youngest of 3 children born to Luther Stewart and the former Nancy J Fletcher. His father was an ironworker at the time of his birth and his older siblings were Lorne and Edna. Eventually the Stewart family moved to Barton Twp in Wentworth County and his parents became farmers. His mother died on the 31st of December, 1913 of diabetes.
Dr. Stewart served with the Canadian Army during World War I. He enlisted on the 27th of September, 1918. When he enlisted he was working at the Mountain Sanitarium in Hamilton as a medical student.
Dr. Stewart graduated M.B. from the University of Toronto in 1920.
Dr. Stewart married Violet Foreman on the 24th of July, 1920 in Hamilton. Mrs. Stewart was born on the 24th of December, 1894 in Cardwell Township, Wentworth County. Her parents were George James Foreman and the former Sarah Elizabeth West. She had three older brothers, George (who died when he was 3 years old of diphtheria), Leonard and Albert and 3 younger brothers, Harry (who died when he was 7 years old), James and Ernest. Mrs. Stewart was a nurse.
Around 1922 they settled in Merlin. Dr. and Mrs. Stewart had a daughter Jean who was born in Merlin in 1923.
In 1927 Dr. Stewart moved his practice and his family to Port Perry, Ontario. In 1929, Dr. Stewart moved to Oshawa and stayed for about a year before he moved to Toronto. His practice was located at 232 Lakeshore Blvd.
Dr. Stewart died on the 4th of February, 1947. He was buried at the Woodland Cemetery in Hamilton. Mrs. Stewart died in 1962.
*Mrs. Stewarts brother Albert, was killed in action in World War I. He was buried 7 miles west of Cambrai, France.