Lafayette Stewart

Male14 July 1844–17 June 1927

Brief Life History of Lafayette

When Lafayette Stewart was born on 14 July 1844, in Washington, Ohio, United States, his father, John C Stewart, was 38 and his mother, Catherine Pifer, was 34. He married Mary Vashti Slyter in 1896. He lived in Greeley, Weld, Colorado, United States in 1910 and Olio Township, Woodford, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 17 June 1927, in Eureka, Woodford, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Eureka, Woodford, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lafayette Stewart
1844–1927
Margaret Blanchard
1854–
Elmer B Stewart
1874–1941
Ralph Emerson Stewart
1874–1960
Geneva Jane Stewart
1879–1936
Arthur Thomas Stewart
1885–1944

Sources (18)

  • Lafayette Stewart in household of John C Stewart, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lafayette Stewart, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Lafayette Stewart, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 4

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 it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 22

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.

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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