STEWART, Wendell

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STEWART, Wendell Osgood (1903-1994) was born on January 17, 1903, in Los Angeles, to Charles Walter Stewart (27) and Jessie Jenie Osgood Stewart (24). He married Laura Claire Wargny Stewart on June 30, 1941, in Los Angeles. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He immigrated to New York City in 1936; and lived in Monrovia Judicial Township, Los Angeles in 1940. Stewart died on 30 March 1994, in Monrovia at the age of 91.

In the News~

October 2, 1932 [Pasadena Post]: “Secret of centuries revealed by diggings. Backyard archaeologists trace story of man's wanderings across California. Monrovia, Oct. 1.—Backyard archaeology! Did it ever occur to you that one doesn't have to obtain passports and permits from various and sundry foreign governments, charter boats, collect cameramen, newspaper reporters, scientists, doctors, nurses, geologists supplies, and all of the other paraphernalia associated with archaeological expeditions, in order to carry on a thrilling study of history from relics and remains of the dim past? Our own backyard is never thought interesting but often in the Southland it only needs its surface scratched a little to divulge secrets of fascinating interest that, but for being disturbed, would remain concealed forever from mankind. Now that California has recovered from its growing pains and has taken its place among the most progressive states of the nation, interest has become centered on its past with the thought of preserving for posterity the story of its growth from a primeval wilderness to its present highly civilized state. The history of a state is a history of its people. Few of the native Californians living today can tell tell you anything about who populated this state before Cabrillo discovered the Channel Islands in 1542. It has been left up to the 'backyard archaeologists' to bring to us what little we know of California's antiquity.