Biography of Matthew H. Stewart
Big River Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Matthew Henry Stewart. Was born in Linn county, in the State of Iowa, April 15, 1850. In 1853 he, with his parents, moved to Washington Territory, where they resided till 1857. They then moved to California and settled in Sonoma county, where he resided till 1865, when he came to Mendocino county, and, in connection with his brother, began stock raising near Bridgeport, which he continued till 1869 He then settled on his present ranch of three hundred acres, where he is engaged in farming and stock raising. He married, October 28, 1877, Miss Sarah E. Short, daughter of John R. Short, born in Ukiah, Mendocino county, February 14, 1858. By this union they have two children: Maud, born August 1, 1878, and Francis May, born September 8, 1879.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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