MCGS Obituary Project

Martin County Genealogical Society
Obituaries Project

Indexes of Obituaries
Printed in the Stuart Newspapers Since 1913

Index Choices

Vol. 1: 1913 - 1954  3,556 names
Vol. 2: 1955 - 1975  8,722 names
Vol. 3: 1976 - 1985  12,500 names
Vol. 4: 1986 - 1990  9,035 names
Vol. 5: 1991 - 1995  14,493 names

"Clipped" Obituaries


Vol. A: 15 Dec 1995-28 Feb 1996
Vol. B: 28 Feb 1996 - 10 May 1996
Vol. C: 11 May 1996 - 30 Jul 1996
Vol. D:  30,31 July & August 1996 and September 1996.
Vol. 01: 1 Oct 1996 - 30 Nov 1996
Vol. 02: 2 Dec 1996 - 31 Jan 1997
Vol. 03: 1 Feb 1997 - 31 Mar 1997
Vol. 04: 1 Apr 1997 - 31 May 1997
Vol. 05: 1 Jun 1997 - 31 Jul 1997
Vol. 06: 1 Aug 1997 - 30 Sep 1997
Vol. 07: 1 Oct 1997 - 30 Nov 1997
Vol. 08: 1 Dec 1997 - 31 Jan 1998
Vol. 09-1: Feb 1998 - Mar 1998
Vol. 09-2: Apr 1998 - May 1998
Vol. 09-3: Jun 1998 - Jul 1998.
Vol. 10-1: Aug 1998 - Sep 1998.
Vol. 10-2: Oct 1998 - Nov 1998.
Vol. 10-3: Dec 1998 - Jan 1999
Vol. 11-1: Feb 1999 - Mar 1999
Vol. 11-2: Apr 1999 - May 1999
Vol. 11-3: Jun 1999 - Jul 1999
Vol. 12-1: Aug 1999 - Sep 1999
Vol. 12-2: Oct 1999 - Nov 1999
Vol. 12-3: Dec 1999 - Jan 2000
Vol. 13: Feb 2000 - Mar 2000
Vol. 14-1: 1 Apr 2000 - 31 May 2000
Vol. 14-2: 1 Jun 2000 - 31 Jul 2000
Vol. 15: 1 Aug 2000 - 30 Sep 2000
Vol. 16a: Oct - Dec 2000, Indexed
Vol. 16b:2001:Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Indexed.
Vol. 17: 1 Jan 2002 - 30 Apr 2002
Vol. 18-1: 1 May 2002 - 30 June 2002
Vol. 18-2: 1 July 2002 - 31 Aug 2002
Vol. 19-1: 1 Sep 2002 - 31 Dec 2002
Vol. 20-1: 1 Jan 2003 - 28 Feb 2003
Vol. 20-2: 1 Mar 2003 - 30 Apr 2003
Vol. 21-1: 1 May 2003 - 30 Jun 2003
Vol. 21-2: 1 Jul 2003 - 31 Aug 2003
Vol. 22: 1 Sep 2003 - 31 Dec 2003
April, 2006

The Martin County Genealogical Society (MCGS) Archives Committee, a team of dedicated volunteers, worked for several years to extract and prepare the alphabetical indexes shown on the left-hand side of this table. The indexes contain a list of deceased individuals and the newspaper date and page number on which the obit appeared. Volunteers carefully reviewed microfilm images of the The Stuart News starting in 1913 and noted the printed obituaries, death accounts, and/or card of thanks. For more information and/or a more informative account of each obituary, please contact Karen Peterson ([email protected]) or send an Email to [email protected]

If you find an ancestor in one of the above indexes and would like a copy of the printed obituary, etc., volunteers from MCGS will obtain the published obit from the appropriate microfilm roll and mail a copy to you and/or scan it for a E-mail to you.  Be sure to provide the ancestor's name, type of announcement, and date of publication.  Also include an email address and/or telephone number in case questions arise.

"Clipped" obits indexes are a work in progress.  Send us an email and ask if an obit may be in any of the volumes not yet indexed.  The Social Security Death Index (SSDI), which is available on www.familysearch.org is easily accessible for you to do a double check on the death date of a person of interest.  Mail-in form for requesting more information.

For obits from current date back three years, you can search the local newspaper website http://www.tcpalm.com; then click on OBITS.  For older obits back to Feb. 2001, go to http://www.legacy.com.  Read their FAQs for instructions on how you can access their archive files for a small fee via your credit card.

MCGS is also making available printed and bound copies of these three indexes (no obits, just an index of obits).  Costs quoted include printing, handling, and mailing:

  • Vol. 1:  $18.00
  • Vol. 2:  $20.00
  • Vol. 3:  $25.00
Mailing address:  Martin County Genealogical Society, Inc., Attn: Obit Project, PO Box 275, Stuart, FL 34995; E-Mail:  [email protected].  Please make check payable to: Martin County Genealogical Society
Abbreviations Used in Obituary Indexes

BS = Biographical Sketches
CT = Cards of Thanks
DA = Death Accounts
MS = Miscellaneous (eulogies, memorials, etc.)
OB = Obituaries

The Newspapers of Stuart, FL

SN = The Stuart News:  a weekly, begun Apr 1913.
SM = The Stuart Messenger:  begun 1915 as competitor to SN.
ST = The Stuart Times:  successor of SN.  In Feb 1917, ST was absorbed by a Fort Pierce, FL paper.
SDN = The Stuart Daily News:  in 1925, took over from SM.
SN = Stuart News:  changed from SDN to weekly SN in 1934; in 1938, it became daily newspaper; subsequently changed again to a weekly paper until 1972, when it again became a daily paper.

Finding A Name

Once you have made your selected your date range and alphabetical range, you can use the FIND feature of your browser to find the desired name from the list of names.
  • Click on the EDIT name at the top left-hand side of your browser window.
  • Then click on FIND.
  • You can enter as much of the name as you wish (i.e., the first three letters, or a middle group, or an ending group).  A match will be highlighted.
Cemetery Numbers with Names
(NL = Not Listed,  OT = Out of Town)

01 = All Saints or Waveland, Jensen Beach, Martin Co.
02 = Ashley Family (Ashley Park), Stuart, Martin Co.
03 = Banner Lake, Hobe Sound, Martin Co.
04 = Dunklin, Western Martin Co.
05 = Church of Advent, Palm City, Martin Co.
06 = Fern Hill, Stuart, Martin Co.
07 = Forest Hill, Palm City, Martin Co.
08 = Gomez, Hobe Sound, Martin Co.
09 = Indiantown (Troops Pasture), Indiantown, Martin Co.
10 = Moore's or Monterey, Stuart, Martin Co.
11 = New Monrovia, Port Salerno, Martin Co.
12 = Pine Rest, Port Salerno, Martin Co.
13 = Port Mayaca, Canal Point, Martin
14 = Riverside (formerly Jupiter), Tequesta, Martin Co.
15 = St Lukes, Stuart, Martin Co.
16 = Washington Memorial or Mt. Washington, Jensen Beach
17 = St Marys, Stuart, Martin Co.
18 = St Monicas, Stuart, Martin Co.
19 = Ankona on Indian River Dr., St. Lucie Co.
20 = Spruce Bluff, St. Lucie Co.
21 = Bethel, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co.
22 = Cremated
23 = Hillcrest, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co.
24 = Hillcrest, Vero Beach, Indian River Co.
25 = Hobe Sound, Hobe Sound, Martin Co.
26 = Pine Grove, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co.
27 = Riverside, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co.
28 = Riverside, Jupiter, Palm Beach Co.
29 = Riverside, Vero Beach, Indian River Co.
30 = White City, South of Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co.
31 = Riverview of Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co.
32 = Crestlawn Cem., 14th St., Vero Beach, Indian River Co.
33 = Rolling Oaks, Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie Co.
34 = Sugar Hill, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co.
35 = Woodlawn, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co.

An interesting population chart was published on Sun 7 May 2006 in The Stuart News.  The chart was created by Robert Lane of the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers.  It is shown here with permission from Marjorie Bril, Librarian, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers, received via email on 8 May 2006.  MCGS wishes to express our THANK YOU for permission to republish this information.
Open the chart in PDF format
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Text and most images are copyrighted© 1999-2021
Martin County Genealogical Society, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.  Thanks to Walt Bruetsch for his important contributions to the Obituary Project in cooperation with Paul Beall, and to Sandy McDonnell for her many years of help with this project.

Updated: 14 April 2021