|INDUSTRIALIST (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)|
BORN 7 Sep 1810 - DIED 17 May 1891|
GRAVE LOCATION New York City, New York: Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn (Section 109, Lot 23524)
David Stewart came from New York. He made his fortune in coal and iron mining and was the owner of Stewart Iron Works in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. In 1830 he married Adelia Smith. They had four children. Their oldest daughter Isabella (1840-1924) married John Lowell Gardner (1860-1898) and was the founder of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
After Adelia died in 1886 he married Mary Hicks, who married Alfred Bierstadt after his death in 1891. Stewart ordered his tomb on Greenwood Cemetery to be designed by the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The bronze reliefs from 1883 were controversial because they didn't depict death as a sad affair. They were restored to their former glory in 1998.