Charles Alexander (Charlie) Stewart was born c1848, son of James Stewart and Helen. Stewart lived in Elizabeth Street, Waterloo and at the time of his death on 24 February 1899, aged 51 years, he lived at Parramatta and was buried in the Church of England section of Rookwood Cemetery. He was married to Sophia E Davis on 2 July 1892 in Redfern.
At a Waterloo Council meeting in January 1896, Stewart had a motion passed ’that applicants be compelled to tender singly, in order to enable the Council to select two good men.’ The practice of tendering in couples often resulted in a good man being coupled with a comparatively useless one.
Local government service
Elected 1 June 1895 following the resignation of Alderman Thomas Collier. Charles Alexander Stewart was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1895-96 representing East Ward.
‘Waterloo Municipal Election’, Sunday Times, 2 June 1895, p. 5, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/130405264
‘Waterloo’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 January 1896, p.6, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/14032445