Thomas McCants Stewart passes on, 1923.

The black Lawyer, McCant Stewart has passed on

On the 13th of January, the Black Lawyer left behind this life, the one whose name is placed above; and he died at Saint Thomas, in the Virgin Islands, at 68 years of age. Some people of Honolulu are remembering him, this Black Lawyer who resided in Kalihi, and participated in politics in those days of they years of 1903, 1905, 1907, and it was this Black Lawyer who contributed greatly to the County Law as it now stands today, and it was due to his greatly trusted guidance that the County Law stands here in Hawaii.

After he left Hawaii nei, he went to the Republic of the Blacks in Liberia, Africa, and he became the Attorney-General for that Republic for a number of years, and under his leadership, that Black Republic of Africa gained some very fine laws. His daughter is currently living on Kauai, and she has married a Chinese man on Kauai, and she is employed as a School teacher at Anehola, and is a leader in politics in that area of the Republican party.

[If you want know more about this fascinating man, drop your plans for Friday night, February 5, 2016. There will be a presentation done by Dr. Albert Broussard, professor in the Department of History at Texas A&M University. It will be from 5:30 to 7:00 p. m. at Aliiolani Hale. Click here for more!]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 2/22/1923, p. 2)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XVI, Helu 39, Aoao 2. Feberuari 22, 1923.