Scanned photograph of John Hornidge, brother of Charles Hornidge who appears in the July 27 1888 issue of the Arnprior Chronicle newspaper. The 1888 newspaper was treasured by the Hornidge family because an article appears on page 3 about John Hornidge, a brother of Charles Hornidge. The article, called "Tomahawked by Kanakas," describes how John Hornidge was the only survivor of the crew of the "Young Dick" in the South Sea Islands.
John Stewart was born in 1841 in Beckwith Township, Lanark. He was the youngest son of Alexander Stewart and Elizabeth Douglass. John Stewart became a partner in the Stewart Brothers enterprise in Waba with his brother Donald. His wife was Margaret Robertson of Robertson's Corners. They had 7 children. He was politically active on behalf of the Reform Party. He served as Reeve from 1879 - 1889 and 1906 - 1913. During the second period, he was appointed Warden of Renfrew County.