Neal Dann Stewart

10 September 1908–3 January 1974 (Age 65)
Wheatland, Platte, Wyoming, United States

The Life of Neal Dann

When Neal Dann Stewart was born on 10 September 1908, in Wheatland, Platte, Wyoming, United States, his father, George Shelitto Stewart, was 38 and his mother, Edith Bird McGee, was 33. He married Marjorie Hope Sorenson on 6 July 1936, in Kane, Utah, United States. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 3 January 1974, in Nevada, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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Neal Dann Stewart
1908–1974
Marjorie Hope Sorenson
1907–1995
Marriage: 6 July 1936

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 July 1936
Kane, Utah, United States

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World Events (8)

1909 · A Summer Capitol

Age 1

Besides farming and shipping with the trolley up to Ogden Valley, there was an effort to convince the state of Utah to have a summer capitol near the town of Huntsville. Even though it didn’t happen, the Ogden Rapid Transit Company extended the Trolley route to Huntsville, so others could vacation there.
1909 · Rainbow Bridge is Discovered

Age 1

Until 1909, this natural wonder was not known to the outside world. Two separate exploration parties – one headed by University of Utah Dean Byron Cummings, and another by government surveyor, W.B. Douglass – began searching for the legendary span. Eventually, they combined efforts. Paiute guides Nasja Begay and Jim Mike led an exploration party in the south east corner of Utah, along with trader and explorer John Wetherill. Coming down what is now Bridge Canyon, the party saw Rainbow Bridge for the first time. The next year, President Taft proclaimed the newly found structure a National Monument. Theodore Roosevelt and Zane Grey were among the first visitors to see the Monument. The trail they took is no longer passable for horses but is now a trailhead for hikers that want to visit the bridge. Rainbow Bridge receives thousands of visitors each year but, the National Park Service asks visitors to be respectful of its significance to the people who have long held Rainbow Bridge sacred.
1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

Age 19

The quarry was originally found by sheepherders and cattlemen as they drove their animals through the area. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah soon visited the area and found 800 fossils of a variety of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era. Because of the proximity of the site to Cleveland, Utah, and because most of the expeditions were financed by Malcolm Lloyd, the site was later known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry. In later years, Princeton college spent three summers at the site. They collected a total of 1,200 bones, part of which were sent back to the school and mounted to complete a full skeleton of an Allosaurus, Utah’s State Fossil. Over the years, excavations led to the collection of more than 12,000 fossils from the quarry. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1965.

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 Stewart, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Neal D Stewart in household of George S Stewart, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Neal D Stewart in household of George S Stewart, "United States Census, 1910"

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