Melba Stewart

11 May 1922–8 October 2002 (Age 80)
Gibtown, Jack, Texas, United States

The Life of Melba

When Melba Stewart was born on 11 May 1922, in Gibtown, Jack, Texas, United States, her father, Elmer E Stewart, was 29 and her mother, Eunice Viola Latham Stewart, was 26. She married Allen Rushing Stowe in October 0010. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Jack, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 6, Young, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 8 October 2002, in Olney, Young, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Restland Cemetery, Olney, Young, Texas, United States.

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Allen Rushing Stowe
Melba Stewart
Bob Stowe

Spouse and Children



    Bob Stowe


Parents and Siblings

    Elmer E Stewart


    Eunice Viola Latham Stewart




    Jervis G Stewart



World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 7

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Melba Stewart in household of Elmer Stewart, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melba C Stewart in household of Elmer E Stewart, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mrs Melba Stowe, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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