Thomas Calvin Stewart

23 December 1895–July 1978 (Age 82)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Thomas Calvin

Thomas Calvin Stewart was born on 23 December 1895, in New York City, New York, United States as the son of Stewart and Mae Rickard. He died in July 1978, in Ocean, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Lakewood Township, Ocean, New Jersey, United States.

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Thomas Calvin Stewart
1895–1978
Anna
1893–

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Parents and Siblings

    Stewart

    MaleMale

    Mae Rickard

    Female1872–Female

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World Events (3)

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 18

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

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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  • US Census 1940 Thomas & Anna Stewart
  • US Census 1920 Harry & Mae Rickard & 2 Kids
  • US Census 1910 Harry & Mae Rickard & 2 Kids

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