Samuel Stewart


Samuel Stewart was born in Ottawa in 1852, and was Irish and a Presbyterian. His father William Stewart was a school teacher. He married Isabel Blyth, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Blyth.

Isabel’s sister, Maggie, was also married that day. Her married name became Mrs. J. C. Whyte and it was she who donated her father Samuel’s diary to the archives.

The 1891 Census shows Sam Stewart as being married to Isabelle, and belonging to the Free Church.23

In 1898 he held the position of Chief Clerk and Assistant Secretary of the Department of Indian Affairs.24 Samuel died March 26, 1920.

By visiting the link below you can read Samuel Stewart’s Diary / Journal Excerpts.


23 1891; Census Place: Wellington Ward, Ottawa City, Ontario, Canada; Roll: T-6360; Family No: 253

24 Title: The Civil Service List of Canada, 1899, Canadian Civil Servants Lists, 1872-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008.