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journalist , music critic

Mary Agnes Stewart, music critic, journalist. Named Agnes Avenue, North Hollywood; recipient Letter of Commendation, United States Navy Hospital, San Diego, 1972.


Stewart, Mary Agnes was born on February 25, 1899 in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States. Daughter of William Ray and Mary Ann (Hays) Simpson.


Student, Pacific Union College. Student, University Washington. Student, University Maryland.

Student, American University. Student, Southeastern University, Washington. Student, San Diego State University.


Associate editor California Hawaii Hotel-Life and Ocean Travel, 1925—1936. Impresario L. E. Behymer, Honolulu, 1926—2029, La Jolla, California, 1941—1944. Interior decorator Mary Stewart Interiors, 1942—1988.

San Diego representative Pacific Coast Musician, 1945—1954. La Jolla correspondent Los Angeles Times, 1952—1960. Historian San Diego Opera Guild.

Chairman San Diego Woman's Philharmonic Committee, La Jolla, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, 1975—1978. Member Scripps Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (books) The Spanish West, 1976, San Diego County Pioneer Families, 1976. Free-lance writer, La Jolla, 1982-1989. Contributor Opera News, San Diego Union, San Francisco Chronicle.


Member of Daughters of the American Revolution (chapter registrar 1966-1967), Woman's Club (La Jolla), Magna Charta Dames, Scottish Record Society, First Families Virginia, National Society Colonial Dames American, National Genealogical Society, Women in Communications, National League American Pen Women, San Diego General Society (honorary), Clan Hay (life), Friends Glasgow Cathedral (life), Library. Association La Jolla (life), Social Service League La Jolla (life), Owsley Family History Sigma Alpha Iota.


Married William Robert Stewart, May 4, 1918 (deceased 1990). Children: William Robert Junior, Ray Simpson, Stanley Hays.

William Ray Simpson

Mary Ann (Hays) Simpson

William Robert Stewart

William Robert Junior Stewart

Ray Simpson Stewart

Stanley Hays Stewart