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Myrta Stewart – Newdale-Winnipeg – 52 Ancestors

February 10, 2014

Myrta_StewartIdentified as Myrta Stewart by my grandmother, Amy (Irwin) Scott. Cabinet card; no photographer’s information.

Myrta Ray Stewart’s birth in Newdale was registered as on 14 October 1896 in the Rural Municipality of Harrison in Manitoba.  Her mother was Rose Ray, born in Ontario, Canada, and her father, Doctor John Smith Stewart, born in Scotland. She had a brother, Raymond, and a sister Rhoda (married name, Siebert).  They lived in Newdale, and then in Vancouver, BC, and Oak River in Manitoba, and after Dr. Stewart’s retirement, he and Rose Stewart lived in Newdale again, while Myrta, Raymond and Rhoda lived in Winnipeg.

I have a copy of a newspaper article about her parents’ 50th wedding anniversary party in Winnipeg in 1945 which was spent at the home of their daughter Rhoda.  (Winnipeg Evening Tribune, December 28, 1945, page 6).

I know very little about Myrta Stewart and would like to know more.  She apparently worked as a bank clerk much of her life, and died in Victoria, British Columbia in 1988 at the age of 91.

Myrta_StrewatIdentified as Myrta Stewart by my grandmother, Amy (Irwin) Scott.  Cabinet card; Photographer: W.B. St. John. Neepawa & Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada.

Note: Dr. Stewart’s obituary was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, November 1952, Volume 67 and Rose Stewart’s in the Winnipeg Free Press, Monday, February 16, 1953, page 23.

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