Biographical sketch of OLIVER STEWART, M.D. from the book entitled, "Biographical Memoirs of Saint Clair County, Michigan," published in 1903 by B. F. Bowen Publishers in Logansport, Indiana.
This bio spans three (3) pages: 593-595
OLIVER STEWART, M.D.
Dr. Stewart is a native of the province of Ontario, born in what was formerly Bothwell county, on the 13th of November, 1861. When he was about two years of age his parents removed to Rondeau, on the shore of Lake Erie, where the subject lived until about the age of eighteen years, meanwhile receiving a good practical education in the public schools and becoming familiar with such manual labor as boys of his years are supposed to know how to accomplish. From Rondeau he accompanied his parents to Blenheim, Ontario, where he followed agricultural pursuits until attaining his majority, and it was there also that he yielded to a desire of long standing by beginning a preliminary course of medical study under the direction of Drs. Sampson and Van Velsor. After spending one year in the office of these well-known physicians, the subject entered the old Detroit School of Medicine, where he prosecuted his studies and investigations until completing the prescribed course in the latter part of 1887, and in April of the following year he opened an office in Port Huron, swung his shingle to the breeze and announced himself in readiness to minister to the ills of suffering humanity. Dr. Stewart began the practice in the face of such opposition as usually besets the pathway of youth and inexperience in the medical world, but, actuated by a laudable determination to succeed, he refused to become discouraged and in due time was rewarded with a large and lucrative patronage. He brought to his life work a strong, vigorous mind, well stored with valuable information obtained by close and conscientious study, and, possessing the natural and acquired elements essential to success, he soon found himself on the highway to professional advancement and financial prosperity. He gradually worked himself upward to a prominent position among the leading physicians and surgeons of the city and earned a reputation of which many men much longer in the profession might well be proud. He possesses a strong, yet sympathetic nature, and by conscientious fidelity to duty has won the confidence of those who rely upon him, which, as every one knows, is a prominent factor in the successful treatment of disease. His course thus far has been not only satisfactory in the line of his chosen calling, but reflects credit upon him as a man and citizen and he is held in high esteem in the community because of his many sterling qualities of head and heart, having a host of warm friends.
At the present time Dr. Stewart holds the position of United States pension examiner for Port Huron, having been appointed to the place by the late President William McKinley. The press of his professional duties is such as to preclude his taking much part in public or political affairs, although he keeps well informed concerning current events and is by no means a stranger to the trend of thought on all great questions, national and international, calculated to engage the minds of the more intelligent class of people. He is a stanch friend, a kind and obliging neighbor and endeavors to discharge the duties of citizenship worthily and as becomes a true and loyal member of the body politic.
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