History behind the Brady Stewart Collection – Brady Stewart’s Parents/Homer Clark Stewart


 
 
 
 

 

Homer Stewart in his Masonic uniform

Homer Stewart Family Tree

 

Brady Stewart was the first son born to Alice Brady Stewart and Homer Clark Stewart in 1882. Homer Stewart was born in Pittsburgh, January 16th 1856, son of John Henderson Stewart and Emily (Clark) Stewart.  Colonel John Henderson Stewart served honorable during the Civil War.  Emily Clark (Stewart) was the daughter of Reverend Homer Clark, a noted Methodist Minister and third President of Allegheny College in Meadville Pennsylvania. 

Who’s Who in America

Homer C. Stewart was included in the Encyclopedia of Biography, Who’s Who in America, in 1930.  Homer was educated in Fulton Public School and the commercial department of Central High School.  His business career included: 1874 – messenger boy for the Tradesman National Bank in downtown Pittsburgh; 1878 – bookkeeper for Barnes Safe and Lock Company; 1888 – Cashier for the First National Bank of McKeesport; 1901 – Colonial Trust Company of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh National Bank).

Homer Stewart married Alice Brady in Cincinnati, Ohio 1881.  The James D. Brady family had a livestock business located in both Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Ohio.

Homer occupied a prominent part in fraternal circles around Pittsburgh.  He was a charter member of the Fort Pitt Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; a member of the Mount Moriah Council, Royal and Select Masters; Past Eminent Commander of Pittsburgh Commandery, No. 1 Knights Templar, and for years active in the work of the group; thirty-second degree member of the Pennsylvania Consistory, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh, and member of the Syria Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.

Homer and Alice Brady Stewart had four children; Brady Wilson, Clark Plummer, Helen, and Homer Kuhn.  Like many families around the turn of the century, the Stewart family had its fair share of tragedy.  While attending Penn State University in 1905, Clark Stewart, a promising tennis star, died suddenly from a heart ailment.  In 1910 and at the young age of 13, Homer Kuhn Stewart died from complications of Pneumonia.  And finally in 1922 at the age of 33, Helen Stewart, a graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology and the Margaret Morrison School of Pittsburgh, died of cancer.  Homer and Alice persevered and remained a strong family unit until Homer passed away in 1926 and Alice 1932.  As one would expect, Brady Stewart was strongly affected by the death of his brother and best friend Clark, Homer and Helen.

Photos can be viewed at http://bradystewartphoto.photoshelter.com

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About bradystewartcollection
The Brady Stewart Collection of photographs, made by Brady Stewart, Brady Stewart Jr. and associates of Brady Stewart Studio Inc., consists of photographs taken in and around Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Lake Erie, Lake Chautauqua, New York, Southwestern Ohio, Washington DC, Niagara Falls and Idaho. The historically significant collection spans most of the 20th century (1900-1990) and includes a wide array of Black &White, Sepia and Color photographs on Advertising & Products, Buildings and Churches, Children, Homesteading in Idaho, Manufacturing & Equipment, People & Lifestyle, Pittsburgh City Scenes, Sports and Transportation. The Brady Stewart Collection encompasses over 20,000 glass plates, prints and film negatives of all shapes and sizes. Today, Brady Stewart Studio is a fourth generation photography business. We are one of the longest operating family-owned commercial photography studios in the United States (1912-1991, 2008-). The Collection Images can be viewed at our hosted web site, www.bradystewartphoto.photoshelter.com

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