Laura Stewart

17 July 1895–24 May 1982 (Age 86)
Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Laura

Laura Stewart was born on 17 July 1895. She married Alton B Sturkie after 1946. She died on 24 May 1982, in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Wateree Township, Kershaw, Camden District, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alton B Sturkie
1908–1983
Laura Stewart
1895–1982
Marriage: after 1946

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
after 1946

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 21

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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 (2)

  • Laura Stewart, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Laura S Sturkie, "Find A Grave Index"

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