Monday, January 08, 2018

Cleansing Firm President Dies

Obituary Transcription of Charles E. Stewart,
privately held in family Bible by Midge Frazel
dated by hand, 7 Aug 1937
Cleansing Firm President Dies

Charles Edward Stewart, president of the Victor Cleansing Company, died early today at his home, 135 Lexington avenue. Mr. Stewart, who was 78, had been active in business until the time of his illness nine weeks ago.

Mr. Stewart, was born in Mystic, Conn. in 1859, a son of Dudley and Eliza (Denison) Stewart. He was educated at Suffield Academy, Suffield, Conn, and went to work in the office of the gas company at North Adams, Mass.

In 1885 he married Ada Evans of North Adams. She died in 1935.

Mr. Stewart was engaged in the laundry business in Westerly for thirty years and established there the first dry cleansing plant in Rhode Island. He opened a branch store in Providence in 1911 and moved the business to this city in 1916, establishing the present plant on Cyr street.

Mr. Stewart was a member of the Providence Rotary Club for several years. The funeral will be held here but the body of Mr. Stewart will be taken to Mystic for burial in Elm Grove Cemetery.

Providence Journal-Bulletin (probably) labeled 7 Aug 1937 (by Dorothy Stewart Broadfoot) Glued into Stewart Family Bible

Ancestor #1 Charles Edward Stewart

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