James Stewart

Male25 June 1865–21 July 1932

Brief Life History of James

When James Stewart was born on 25 June 1865, in Malin, County Donegal, Ireland, his father, James Stewart, was 31 and his mother, Margaret Colhoun, was 27. He had at least 2 daughters with Caddie Alice Masterson. He lived in Ada, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Annapolis, Kitsap, Washington, United States in 1930. He died on 21 July 1932, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Montana, United States.

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James Stewart
Caddie Alice Masterson
Mary Hyndes
Maggie Hyndes

Sources (10)

  • James Stewart, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Stewart, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"
  • James Stewart, "Washington, County Death Registers, 1881-1979"

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1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

1870 · 1870 United States Federal Population Census

Age 5

1870 United States Federal Population Census; population 995


Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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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