Stirewalt, Hampton Alexander

Hampton A. Stirewalt,
Elizabeth College, 1913.

Hampton A. Stirewalt












Instructor of Music
Director of Music, 1916-1918

Birth: Apr. 22, 1887, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1956, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA

Moses Alexander Stirewalt (1845 – 1920)
Eleanore Amelia “Ellen”. Goodman Stirewalt (1852 – 1912)

Gustavus Adolphus Stirewalt (1869 – 1874)
Emma Johanna Stirewalt Bostian (1871 – 1910)
John Milas Stirewalt (1873 – 1937)
Maggie Rosetta Stirewalt Fink (1876 – 1948)
Robert Pierce Stirewalt (1879 – 1928)
Paul Michael Stirewalt (1881 – 1932)
Sallie Ada Stirewalt (1883 – 1926)
Charles Hugh Stirewalt (1885 – 1964)
Ella Belle Stirewalt (1889 – 1908)

Ebenezer Lutheran Church Cemetery
China Grove, Rowan County, North Carolina, USA

Source:, # 117458111.


The Concord Tribune (Concord, NC), July 11, 1916, p. 1.

Prof. Hampton Stirewalt to Have Charge of Music Department – Other Members of Faculty.

The Seminary takes great pleasure in announcing Prof. Hampton A. Stirewalt, A. Mus. as the head of instruction in music for the next session. Prof. Stirewalt is a musician of marked ability and extensive experience. He is a graduate of Elizabeth College Conservatory of Music, (Charlotte). His work under the able direction of Prof. Zeben was of a high order. Since his graduation Prof. Stirewalt has been engaged in teaching and has held a number of splendid organ positions – one in the First Presbyterian Church, Helena, Ark. He will give instruction in piano, organ and theory and direct the chorus class. Under his direction there is the best prospects for a real musical year at Mont Amoena.

Prof. Sitrewalt will be assisted in Piano by Mrs. Moses A. Foil, whose high ideals and thorough work as an instructor needs no comment for those who have been under her. Her long service has produced in the constituency of the Seminary a large number of competent and enthusiastic music lovers.


Quad-City Times (Davenport, IA), February 29, 1920, p. 7.

Hampton A. Stirewalt, former head of the piano department of Mont Amoena seminary, a school for girls in North Carolina, now residing in Davenport, presented a number of his pupils in recital Friday evening at the home of Miss Helen Meves, 323 West Thirteenth street.

Greensboro Daily News
(Greensboro, NC), June 23, 1956, p. 12.

Dr. Stirewalt Succumbs At 69
CHINA GROVE, June 22 – Dr. Hampton Alexander Stirewalt, 69, of China Grove, was stricken with an attack Thursday and died at Cabarrus Hospital.

He was born in the Ebenezer Lutheran Church section of southern Rowan County, the son of Moses Alexander Stirewalt and Ellen Amelia Goodman Stirewalt.

Educated in the Rowan County schools, he later was graduated at the old Mount Pleasant College and attended Elizabeth College in Charlotte. He studied organ under Prof. Harry Zehm and later taught music at the Mont-Amonda [sic] Seminary for Girls.

He was church organist at St. James Lutheran Church in Concord 11 years and also was organist for St. John’s Church in Salisbury and Kimball Memorial Church in Kannapolis.

He taught music in the China Grove schools, being associated with is sister, Ada, in this work. He was a member of the American Guild of Organists and was actively associated in music circles of rowan and surrounding counties and the state for years.

In addition to his many musical activities, he graduated at the Palmer School of Chiropractic in 1920 and practices his profession in China Grove for years.

Member of Masons
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, and active in civic and community affairs.

He is survived by one brother, C. H. Stirewalt of Route 3, Salisbury; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in his native neighborhood at 4 p.m. Saturday. The services will be in charge of the Rev. Harold Terry, pastor of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at China Grove, assisted by the Rev. R. O. Brinkley, pastor of the First Baptist Church at China Grove, and the Rev. J. L. Norris, pastor of the Macedonia Lutheran Church at Burlington. Burial will be in the church cemetery.