Roy Stewart Say

22 January 1893–July 1966 (Age 73)
Saxonburg, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Roy Stewart

When Roy Stewart Say was born on 22 January 1893, in Saxonburg, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Benton Grant Say, was 28 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Stewart, was 29. He married Lulu Viola Smoyer in 1919, in Lucas, Fayette, West Virginia, United States. He lived in Clay Magisterial District, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and Keating Township, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died in July 1966, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 73.

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Roy Stewart Say
Lulu Viola Smoyer
Marriage: 1919

Spouse and Children


    Lulu Viola Smoyer


Lucas, Fayette, West Virginia, United States

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    James W Say



    Walter Hamilton Say


    Walter H Say


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 12

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Sai in Orne or Say in Indre, perhaps so called from a Gaulish personal name Saius + the Latin locative suffix -acum.2 English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of say, a kind of finely textured cloth, Middle English say (from Old French saie, Latin saga, plural of sagum ‘military cloak’). In some instances the surname may have arisen from a nickname for an habitual wearer of clothes made of this material.3 Southern French: topographic name from saix ‘rock’ (Latin saxum), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example, Say in Loire, Saix in Tarn and Vienne, Le Saix in Hautes-Alpes, or Les Saix in Isère.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Stewart Say in household of Benton G Say, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Stewart Say, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy Stewart Say, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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