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Stewart, Ammie/Amy (Hall)

Card of Thanks

We, the children of Mrs. Annie Hall Steward [sic.], take this method in trying to express our thanks to all races who remembered us so kindly during her illness and after her passing.  Thanks for the many flowers, condolences, food, telegrams, and memorials.  We pray that God’s blessing will flow in your path continually.  Her Children. [interred at Paradise Gardens]

Weimar Mercury, December 5, 1968, page 2
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Stewart, Frank


A difficulty occurred Saturday night on Frank Harbert’s plantation ten or twelve miles below here, between two negroes, Wlaston Bankston and Frank Stewart, in which the later was shot with a pistol from the effects of which he died Sunday. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, December 25, 1890, page 3

Stewart, George

George Stewart, Colored Died Here Monday Morning.

George Stewart, colored, son of D. O. Stewart and wife, died here Monday morning of pneumonia, brought on through an attack of influenza. After having the influenza George was able to be up and about town again, but took a relapse which went into pneumonia.

George Stewart was one of the post popular colored men of the town. He was thirty three years of age, and moved to Eagle Lake with the family when he was a boy, twenty-three years ago. For five years he has been principal of the Eagle Lake colored school and was serving in this capacity at the time of his death. After finishing his course in the Eagle Lake colored school, George went to the Prairie View Normal where he graduated and was afterwards elected by the trustees as principal for the local colored school.

George was always polite to everyone and was well thought of by both white and colored people, all of whom sympathize with his parents and his wife in their grief.

The body was held until Wednesday afternoon awaiting the arrival of relatives, the funeral being held at four o’clock Wednesday afternoon. [Place of burial unknown]

Eagle Lake Headlight,November 9, 1918
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Card of Thanks.

We wish to thank our friends, both white and colored, for the kindness and sympathy shown us during the illness and death of our son and hustand.
D. O. and Martha Stewart, parents.
M. L. Stewart, wife.

Eagle Lake Headlight, November 16, 1918, page 5

Stewart, Ivory Madison

Ivory Madison Stewart

Ivory Madison Stewart was the sixth child born to Willie and Earline Stewart.

He attended Columbus Colored High School in Columbus.

In January 1947, Ivory united in marriage to Ardelia Hardison. To this union, one son, Toby James was born. Ivory served in the military and was honorably discharged. Ivory had many skills, and worked a variety of jobs until his health failed.

He is preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Ivory leaves to mourn and cherish his memory his wife, Ardelia; son, Toby James "Butch"; a loving daughter-in-law, Mildred; and two grandchildren; three sisters, Clarice Ellis, Hazel Fredericks, and Marjorie Berry; two brothers, Willie C. (Faye) an L.J.; two aunts, Eunice Stevenson and Salanthia Stevenson; special cousins, Christina Williams (Wilbert) and Barbara Scales; he will also be remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 3 at noon at Greater Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Dave Curry officiating. Interment followed at Willing Workers Cemetery in Columbus. Final arrangements entrusted to Lakeside Mortuary in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Ian Hargrove, Louis Barrow, Robert E. Black, Herbert Ashton, Sammy Chavis, and Oscar Thomas, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were L.J. Stewart, Willie C. Stewart, Alvin Stevenson, and Harvey Steward.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss. 

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 13th, 2007
Submitted by John Konesheck

Stewart, James D.

James D. Stewart, 76 of Humble, passed away June 1 at Park Plaza Hospital in Houston.

He was born in Sentinel, Okla., May 24, 1926 to William Glen and Lula E. (Allen) Stewart and married Mary Ann Weishuhn, of Garwood, April 1, 1969.

His parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Brenda Moses of Harden; sisters, Maude Garten of Madison Lodge, Kan. and Helen Locklear of Oakland, Calif.; and grandchildren, Courtney and Davin Moses.

Graveside services were conducted June 2 at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating.

Pallbearers were Chad Weishuhn, Russell Zboril, Joe Paul Rodriguez, Brad Popp, Scott Peterson and M. Davis.

Colorado County Citizen, June 5, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Stewart, John E.

News Special: Eagle Lake, Tex., Feb. 5. -- Mr. John E. Stewart was attacked with apoplexy this morning at 10 o'clock and died at 2, leaving a wife and three small children. [Interment in Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, February 10, 1894

Stewart. Johnny Eugene

John Stewart Buried Here October 29

Funeral services for Johnny Eugene Stewart, 62, of Waco were held Thursday, Oct. 29, from Connally-Compton West Waco Drive Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. James Bryant Johnson officiating.

Burial was in Weimar Masonic Cemetery, with Rev. Ernest Dean officiating.

Stewart, owner and operator of Johnny Stewart Game Calls in Waco, died at 1:14 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, in a Waco hospital.

Born Dec. 19, 1924, at Livingston, he served in the US Navy during World War II. He married Adela Lee Feyrer of Weimar on Jan. 2 1951. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, James A. Lockwood Lodge No,. 1343, AF&AM, and the Karem Shrine.

He was the founder and president of F.R.E.E. (Fund to Restore an Educated Electorate).

His wife survives, along with two daughters, Carol Lee Stewart of Abilene and Susan Marie Clevenger of Lubbock; two sons Alan Stewart and Gerald Stewart of Waco; seven grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Toney of Shreveport, La.; a halfsister, Pauline Whatley of Houston; and a half-brother, Walker Stewart Jr. of Fairhope, Alabama.

Weimar Mercury, November 5, 1987

Stewart, Robert “MoeJack” Jr.


Robert “MoeJack” Stewart Jr., 69, of Eagle Lake, died Aug. 21, 1995.
Born July 4, 1926, in Weimar, he was the son of Robert and Parthenio Stewart. He attended Gay’s Hill School in Columbus, moving to Eagle Lake in 1935, where he returned after living in Houston for several years. He was married to the former Helen Williams. Mr. Stewart was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Eagle Lake.

Funeral services were held Aug. 26 at Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Eagle Lake with Rev. B. Kiser officiating. Interment followed in Eagle Lake Community [Farmers Improvement Society] Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Ben Davis Funeral Home, Columbus.

Serving as pallbearers were Alvin Milligan, Eddie Matthews, Joseph Williams, Howard Marine Sr., John Murlock Sr. and Anthony Milligan. Honorary pallbearers were Thomas Stewart, Herman Stewart, Howard Marine Jr., Alvin Milligan, James Stewart, Dennis Stewart, Elza Glenn, Jermaine Williams and Robert Williams.

Mr. Williams [sic] is survived by his wife; step-mother Sedalia Stewart of Eagle Lake; daughters Barbara Stewart of Houston and Melvia Matthews of Richmond; step-sons Alvin Milligan of Eagle Lake and Ricky Cotton of Houston; step-daughters Doreta Pope, Joan Murdock and Linda Marine, all of Houston; sisters Betsy Bankston, Corma Brown and Era May Glenn, all of San Antonio, Lois Mae Lewis of Columbus, S.C., Verna Mae O’Neal, Victoria Stewart and Alice Faye Miller, all of Dallas, and Wilma Mitchell of Houston; brothers Thomas Stewart of Blyth, Calif., Herman Stewart and James Stewart of Dallas and Dennis Ray Stewart of Houston; brothers-in-law Elza Glenn of San Antonio and James Lewis of Columbus, S.C.; 25 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Mary Ann nd Norma Jean; step-son Lester Pollard; step-grandson James Milligan; brothers, Allen Ray, R. A. Andrew Allen and Charles Edward; and sisters Myrtle Hanner and Lacy Duke.

Colorado County Citizen, August 30, 1995, page 16

Stewart, Rufus

He Killed His Brother

Last Friday night, at Eagle Lake, John Stewart shot his brother, Rufus Stewart, three times and killed him. They had been playing at some game in a saloon and a dispute about eighty cents due the bar tender came up. Harsh words were passed, and finally Rufus struck his brother, John, over the head with a six shooter. It seems that John was unarmed at the time, but went off and armed himself with a pistol. He was absent but a few minutes. It seems that the accounts are conflicting in regard to what took place after his return,but at all events the shooting took place in a few moments, and Rufus Stewart was killed. Our information, which is no doubt reliable, is that the deceased did not fire a shot. Sheriff Townsend hastened to Eagle Lake, but John Stewart had surrendered to the constable. He had an examining trial last Saturday and was placed under a $5000 bond, which he gave.

[Interment in Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery]

We are informed that the brothers had not been on good terms for two or three years.

Weimar Gimlet, December 10, 1885
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