Biography of Dr. A. E. Stuart
Saunders County, NE Biographies





Dr. A. E. Stuart, of Cedar Bluffs, one of the progressive and capable physicians of Saunders county, was born in Sandwich, Ontario, on the 7th of July, 1862, a son of James A. and Margaret (Farris) Stuart, the former a native of Ireland and the latter of Scotland. The father passed away in Canada and on the 7th of September, 1894, the Tyrone Constitution, in speaking of his death, gave the history of the family as follows: "This very ancient and honorable family date their settlement in Ireland from the days of the persecution of Charles II and the bloody Claverhouse, being obliged to leave their native land because of their strong adherence to the Presbyterian faith and love for civil and religious liberty. Two brothers closely related to the then reigning house of Stuart came across from Scotland. One settled in Antrim, the other came mort inland, domiciling himself in Sweet Tyrone near the present village of Donaghmore, where he obtained a small estate. Coming down to the present century, James Stuart, who died in May, 1854, was married to a Miss Burns, an only daughter, and the sister of the late Dr. Burns of London. This James Stuart was blessed with nine children. He was ruling elder of Carland Presbyterian church for almost fifty years. He was a gentleman of great influence in his day and generation and was master of the Masonic lodge of Donaghmore for many years." The Miss Burns referred to in the above was a direct descendant of Robert Burns, the famous poet, and became the mother of James A. Stuart, the father of our subject. To them were born four children: James F., a resident of Ontario, Canada; Charles, a resident of Canada; Mrs. Minnie Askin, who is living in Ontario; and A. E.

The last named received excellent educational advantages, as after attending the Windsor Collegiate Institute he entered the Trinity Medical College of Toronto, where he remained for two years, and then became a student in the Detroit College of Medicine, from which he was graduated in 1886. For some time he practiced his profession at Algonac, Michigan, but in 1886 removed westward and located at Cedar Bluffs, this county, a short tin after the founding of the town. He has since remained here and has built up a large and representative patronage, as he has demonstrated his ability as a physician and his devotion to his patients. He owns his office building, which is well adapted to its purpose, and his residence, which is comfortable and commodious. He has always remained a student of his profession and is an active member of the Saunders County Medical Society, of which he was president last year, of the Elkhorn Valley Medical Association and of the Nebraska State Medical Association.

In 1888 Dr. Stuart was married to Miss Effie Thomas, of Sac City, Iowa, although she was born in Ames. She is a woman of liberal education, having graduated from the State College at Ames with the class of 1886. To this union have been born two children: Augustus L., at home; and Margaret, who is a high school graduate and is now the wife of E. S. Grable, of Greeley, Colorado.

Dr. Stuart supports the democratic party at the polls but has confined his political activity to the exercise of the franchise. He is well known fraternally, belonging to the Masonic blue lodge, the Eastern Star, the Modern Woodmen of America and the Woodmen of the World His wife and children also belong to the Eastern Star His religious faith is indicated by the fact that he holds membership in the Presbyterian church, and in all relations of life his conduct has measured up to high standards. He comes of a long and honorable line of ancestry and in his own life has manifested those qualities which invariably gain for their possessor respect and high regard.

From:
Past and Present Saunders County, Nebraska
A Record of Settlement, Organization,
Progress and Achievement
Charles Perky Supervising Editor
Vol. II
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1915


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