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The Marin Journal
Thursday, January 1, 1903
Death Has Claimed Stewart Mackenzie
The many friends of Stewart Mackenzie were shocked last Monday evening to learn of his death at St. Luke’s Hospital, in San Francisco, after a brief illness. The cause of his death was bronchial trouble, contracted by him while serving as a member of the Hospital Corps in the Philippine Islands during the late war. Upon the return of the California boys, Mackenzie showed marked effects of the severity of the Philippine campaign, and his health was more or less poor until it culminated in his passing away. The news of his death came as a bitter shock to his mother, Mrs. F. F. Mackenzie, herself an invalid, and to his brothers William, Malcolm and Howard, and his sister, Miss Phebe Mackenzie.
The remains will be brought to San Rafael today for burial, having first been escorted to the ferry in San Francisco by a detachment of the National Guard, of which he was for many years a member.
Stewart Mackenzie was 28 years old, a native of Australia. His kindly disposition and unselfish nature had endeared him to all who knew him. While in the Philippines he devoted his time to alleviating the sufferings of his stricken comrades, being ever ready to attend to the sick and wounded, and often going without food or sleep for many hours in order to be constantly at the bedside of some sufferer. His loss will be keenly felt by all who knew him; and to then, more especially to his bereaved family, the Journal extends its heartfelt sympathy.
William Mackenzie, editor of the Placerville “Nugget” came to San Rafael Tuesday to attend the funeral of his brother, Stewart Mackenzie.
Marin County Tocsin
Saturday, January 3, 1903
The funeral of Stewart Mackenzie was held last Thursday from the Presbyterian Church. Interment was at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery.
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