Mary Lee Stewart

Brief Life History of Mary Lee

When Mary Lee Stewart was born on 7 May 1931, in Daviess, Kentucky, United States, her father, Moses Ruie Stewart, was 29 and her mother, Rebecca Catherine Cook, was 25. She married Anthony Joseph Meltzer on 28 August 1975, in Daviess, Kentucky, United States. She lived in Magisterial District 1, Daviess, Kentucky, United States for about 5 years. She died on 25 January 1994, in Hammond, Lake, Indiana, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States.

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Anthony Joseph Meltzer
1928–2003
Mary Lee Stewart
1931–1994
Marriage: 28 August 1975

Sources (11)

  • Mary Lee Stewart in household of Moss Stewart, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary L Meltzer, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Mary Lee Meltzer in entry for Mattie Stewart Henry, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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1932

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.

1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: 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 the Anglo-Saxon period this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Norman Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal, for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate. In Scotland the term was also used of a magistrate originally appointed by the king to administer crown lands, forming a stewartry.

History: Stuart or Stewart is the surname of one of the great families of Scotland, the royal family of Scotland from the 14th century, and of England from 1603, when James VI of Scotland acceded to the English throne as James I. There were many minor branches of the family left in Britain after the flight of James II in 1688, but not every bearer of the surname can claim relationship with the royal house, even in Scotland. Every great house in medieval England and Scotland had its steward, and in many cases the office gave rise to a hereditary surname. The fall of the house of Stuart in Britain, conversely, led to the establishment of several highly placed branches bearing this surname in continental Europe, which are in most cases related to the old Scottish royal family.

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

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