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James Waterford Stewart, a son of James Waterford Stewart, senior, was born in the township of Toronto, county of Peel, Ontario, September 28, 1834. His father was a native of Waterford, Ireland. His grandfather, George Stewart, formed a company of emigrants in New York city, in 1798, and came to “Little York” (now Toronto), and thence cut a road through for teams to the township of Toronto, and settled in the valley of the Etobicoke river, and opened farms. Benjamin Stewart, a brother of our subject, occupies the original homestead, made by his grandfather and father more than three quarters of a century ago.
Dr. Stewart was reared on the farm till eighteen years old; received his literary and medical education in the University of Toronto; was graduated Doctor of Medicine in April, 1863, and has been in steady practice, at Port Dover, from that date. He has devoted his time very attentively to his profession; had from the start a liberal run of business, and is a reading progressive man, still growing in popularity.
He has been a county coroner for ten or twelve years, and was at one time a Deputy-Reeve, but seems to have shunned civil offices as much as he could, his time being well taken up with his profession.
He is a Royal Arch Mason, a member of the Grand Lodge of the Dominion, and has been Master of Erie lodge, Port Dover.
In May 1867, Dr. Stewart married Lucy M. Jones, daughter of Col. Thomas Jones, of the city of Toronto, and they have three daughters, Erie, Lulu, and Eva. The family attend the Presbyterian church.