Rufus Putnam Stewart

8 April 1846–19 August 1867 (Age 21)
Henry Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Rufus Putnam

When Rufus Putnam Stewart was born on 8 April 1846, in Henry Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, his father, Rufus Putnam Stewart Sr, was 35 and his mother, Mary Maria Judd, was 17. He married Arvilla Cecelia Zabriskie on 15 February 1860. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1851. He died on 19 August 1867, in Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Rufus Putnam Stewart
Arvilla Cecelia Zabriskie
Marriage: 15 February 1860
Jennie May Stewart
Rufus Franklin Stewart

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  • Marriage
    15 February 1860
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    World Events (6)

    1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made
    Age 1
    The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 11
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Sources (6)

    • Rufus Stewart in household of Jackson Stewart, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Rufus Stewart in household of Rufus Stewart, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Rufus Stewart, "Find A Grave Index"

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