Neil Stewart

15 November 1824–8 November 1910 (Age 86)
Falkland, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Neil

Neil Stewart was born on 15 November 1824, in Falkland, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of Thomas Stewart and Margaret Wishert. He married Kathrine Stevenson Fraser on 8 July 1848, in Errol, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 8 November 1910, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Neil Stewart
Kathrine Stevenson Fraser
Marriage: 8 July 1848
James Fraser Stewart
Margaret Stewart
Thomas A Stewart
Mary Ann Stewart
William Stewart
Catherine Jane Stewart
Alice Florence Stewart

Spouse and Children

8 July 1848
Errol, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Stewart


    Margaret Wishert




    William Stewart



    Catharine Stewart


World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1833 · The Town of Chicago is Founded

Age 9

Chicago became an incorporated town after the Potawatomi Native Americans and the United States Government signed the Treaty of Chicago. The name comes from the indigenous word shikaakwa meaning onion, or something similar, because of the wild garlic that grew abundantly in the area.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade

Age 24

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and is open 22 hours per day . 

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)

  • Neal Stuart, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Neil Stewart, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Neil Stewart, "United States Census, 1880"

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