Francis Marion Stewart

5 August 1839–
Van Buren, Iowa Territory, United States

The Life of Francis Marion

When Francis Marion Stewart was born on 5 August 1839, in Van Buren, Iowa Territory, United States, his father, Rufus Putnam Stewart Sr, was 28 and his mother, Mary Williamson, was 19.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Putnam Stewart Sr
1811–1852
Mary Williamson
1820–1844
Francis Marion Stewart
1839–
Philander Barrett Stewart
1840–1902
Oliver Cowdery Stewart
1844–1914

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 24

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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