James Hugh Stuart

Father of Mrs. L. G. Race Dead.

The Fairmont West Virginian., June 19, 1905

Dante's Divine Comedy

A message was received here last Saturday night, announcing the death of Mr. James Stuart, of Clarksburg, the father of Mrs. L. G. Race, of this city.

A few years ago Mr. Stuart was stricken with paralysis from which he never fully recovered and on Friday of last week suffered a second stroke which resulted in his death at nine o’clock on Saturday evening.

Mr. Stuart had often visited his daughter in this city and has won a host of friends who will regret to learn of his death. Mr. and Mrs. Race and children went to Clarksburg this morning to be present at the funeral services which were held at 2:30 this afternoon.


The Fairmont West Virginian., June 23, 1905, page 2

The Clarksburg Telegram of a few days ago gives the following sketch of the life of the late James Hugh Stuart, of Clarksburg, the father of Mrs. L. G. Race, of this city, It says:

Image of a Tannery business illustrating one of James Hugh Stuart's businesses

Mr. Stuart was sixty-five years of age. For many years he was engaged in the business of shipping live stock in this county and was eminently successful. Later he was in the tannery business. When he was actively engaged in business in this county Mr. Stuart’s interests were so extensive that he was very well known in this section of the State.

The deceased was the son of William Stuart, of Bath County, Va., who came to Harrison county with his family and settled on Brushy Fork, where he later owned a large tract of good land. The Stuart family came to this family from Scotland and are descendants of the royal family of that name. James Hugh was one of three children, the others being Franklin Stuart, deceased, who was a prominent resident of Harrison County, and Mrs. Rebecca Pickens, who died many years ago.

The deceased was united in marriage to Rachel Dever, now deceased, and to this union were born two children; Jerome W. Stuart, of Buckhannon, and Mrs. Charles F. Thompson, of this city, both of whom survive their father. 

Royal Scottish Family Crest of James Hugh Stuart

Later Mr. Stuart married Agnes daughter of W. S. Sumner, who survives. To this union were born four children, namely: Mrs. Frank Smith, of Harrisburg, Pa. ; Mrs. L. G. Race, of Fairmont; Sumner Stuart and Miss Katie Stuart, of this city, all of whom survive their father. 

Mr. Stuart was an excellent man and a good citizen and his death is regretted generally.

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