The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918 Page: 388
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torial duties in a calm and philosophical mood, awaiting the final
summons, having outlived the most of his contemporaries. He
preserved his mental faculties to the last, knew that the end was
near and awaited it without fear and without regret. He was a
member of no religious sect, but was a truer Christian than many
who make a show of religion, and left to his descendants an un-
sullied name. His acquaintance with the public men of Texas
was wide, and among them he numbered hosts of friends.
His funeral was one of the most largely attended ever held in
Galveston, the service of the Protestant Episcopal Church being
read by Dr. Carter, Rector of Grace Church, after which a few
remarks were made by his friend, Dr. Henry Cohen, the rabbi of
the congregation B'nai Israel. His remains rest in the old City
Cemetery at Galveston beside his wife and children, and where
four generations of the family are interred.
Three of his children survive at this writing, Mrs. J. K. Moore,
of Luling; Mrs. F. D. Minor, and Ben C. Stuart, of Beaumont.
It can be stated that Mr. Stuart's editorial career covered a
period of fifty-eight years, two of which were spent in Kentucky
and fifty-six in Galveston.
Of. Mr. Stuart, one who knew him has written:
"As a boy in The News office I talked with Mr. Stuart once about
himself. He was a man of cheerful nature, philosophical and
with a sense of humor, and everyone who came in contact with
him liked him. He told me that the reason he lived so long and
had such good health was because of his very regular habits, because
he did not smoke, didn't drink and because he took the very best
care of his body, as well as of his mind. I remember him in his
later days when he used to get up maybe at 5 or 6 o'clock in the
morning and go to market and then go to the postoffice to get his
papers. This was when he was doing most of his work at home.'7
7Almost daily for nearly a month after his death, The News .printed
in "State Press" column a sheaf of editorial tributes to Mr. Stuart,
clipped from its cxohange.-THrE EDITons.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918, periodical, 1918; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101073/m1/394/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.