About Elzina Steward (Olds)
Aug. 9, 1925 Oregonian, p 8
"Yamhill Pioneer Dies"McMinnville, Or., Aug. 8
Mrs. Elzina Stewart, 83, a pioneer who crossed the plains by ox team in 1844 and for 81 years has been a continuous resident of Yamhill county, died here early today after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church here tomorrow afternoon, and interment will be made in the McMinnville Masonic cemetery.
Mrs. Stewart, whose maiden name was Olds, was born in Tippecanoe, Ind., July 17, 1842. Her parents took the Olds donation land claim between Yamhill and Carlton. In 1898 Mrs. Stewart moved to McMinnville from her farm near Carlton. While in this city she became conspicuous by her help to needy students in Linfield college. Mrs. Stewart was twice married, her first husband, William Hess, dying in 1858. Mr. Olds died in 1897. One brother, D. J. Olds of Oakland, Cal., is the only immediate survivor.
Married James Louis Steward 26 Oct 1862 in Yamhill county.