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   Alexander Turney Stewart

Page entitled : Death of Alexander T. Stewart and disposal of his estate

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How after A. T. Stewart's death his body was stolen and held for ransom, his will and the disposal of his estate among the heirs of Mrs Stewart.

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Authentic or not, the body of Alexander Turney Stewart was eventually interred at Garden City, where his widow built a cathedral in his memory. As long as she lived, Cornelia (Clinch) Stewart did her best to perpetuate the deceased merchant’s legacies. She held on and extended the Stewart art collection but before all, she finished his ambitiouse  ...


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