Clark Stewart

Jefferson Township, Greene, Indiana, United States

The Life of Clark

When Clark Stewart was born in 1840, in Jefferson Township, Greene, Indiana, United States, his father, Alexander Stewart, was 43 and his mother, Polly Stewart, was 42. He married Elizabeth Guynn on 20 December 1874, in Jasper, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Willow Hill, Jasper, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died in Illinois, United States.

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Clark Stewart
Elizabeth Guynn
Marriage: 20 December 1874
America Stewart
Annie Stewart
Henry Stewart
Ida Stewart
Daisey Stewart

Spouse and Children

20 December 1874
Jasper, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 1

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 31

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

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)

  • Clark Stewart, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Clark Steward in household of Alexander Steward, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Clark Stewart in household of Alexander Stewart, "United States Census, 1850"

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