Bill Stewart - Shooting a Rifle


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This photo shows Bill Stewart shooting a rifle in the Civilian Marksmanship Program at Camp Perry, Ohio.

William "Bill" F. Stewart was born in Marion, Indiana on January, 19, 1890. He served in the Navy during World War I. After the war he was a fireman at the Whipple Veterans Hospital in Prescott, Arizona. Bill, as he was usually called, was well known in Prescott as an expert rifleman and was active in teaching young people in the community about safety in the handling of firearms. He was awarded for his marksmanship during his lifetime. He participated in the matches of the Civilian Marksmanship Program at Camp Perry, Ohio.  Bill died on July 6, 1968 and is buried in Holcomb-Union Cemetery, Jackson County, Kentucky.

Sources:, US WW II Draft Registration Card, 1944, US Census 1940 Yavapai, Arizona


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