William Franklin Stewart

11 December 1874–3 October 1944 (Age 69)
Mahomet, Burnet, Texas, United States

The Life of William Franklin

When William Franklin Stewart was born on 11 December 1874, in Mahomet, Burnet, Texas, United States, his father, Christopher Columbus Stewart, was 36 and his mother, Mariah W. Johnson, was 27. He married Rachel Melissa Anderson in 1895, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Lampasas, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Justice Precinct 4, Midland, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 3 October 1944, in Roby, Fisher, Texas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Roby, Fisher, Texas, United States.

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William Franklin Stewart
Rachel Melissa Anderson
Marriage: 1895
Alfred McQuaid Stewart
Ralph Stewart
Gladys Lavenia Stewart
William Everett Stewart
Eula Mae Stewart

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Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 2

Historical Boundaries: 1876: Fisher, Texas, United States
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 20

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

Scottish: originally an occupational name for an administrative official of an estate, from Middle English stiward, Old English stigweard, stīweard, a compound of stig ‘house(hold)’ + weard ‘guardian’. In Old English times this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm F Stewart in household of W Carroll Anderson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank W Stewart, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frank Stewart, "United States Census, 1910"

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