Burgess Lee Stewart

Brief Life History of Burgess Lee

When Burgess Lee Stewart was born on 14 August 1872, in Cherokee, Alabama, United States, his father, Thomas William Stewart, was 26 and his mother, Nancy Margaret Glen Hood, was 23. He married Susie Pennin Shaw on 27 August 1904, in Calhoun, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Hood, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 4, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 31 August 1944, in Van Alstyne, Grayson, Texas, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Burgess Lee Stewart
1872–1944
Susie Pennin Shaw
1890–1930
Marriage: 27 August 1904
Thomas Jackson Stewart
1906–1965
Roy Stewart
1909–1919
Lou Jefferson Stewart
1910–1912
William Henry Stewart
1913–1994
Elbert Franklin Stewart
1918–1987
Dorothy Lee Stewart
1922–2003
Mary Louise Stewart
1929–2001

Sources (18)

  • Lee Stewart in household of Forney Holmes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • B L Stewart, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Berguss Lee Stewart, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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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