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Misty Elsasser (#47797006)
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Sue Sterling Tretter
RE: Oscar & Hannah (Standage) Stewart photo
My email address is or ... -- I never can remember.
I live in Tucson, AZ -- if you prefer a USPS mail address, you can look up the address and phone number or I could provide it for you via email. Whatever you prefer is fine with me.
I am delighted to know about the work on a Yuma prison history. Have you ever visited there? I found it very interesting and more than a little frightening even after all these years. The prison had a Gatling gun, new at the time. And the photos of the prisoners were taken, using a mirror, so that one could capture both the frontal and side view of the face with just one image. And did you know that Oscar made a small box while in the prison for his daughter Amy/Mary: the story I heard was that it was kind of an arts-and-craft diversion for the inmates but I find that a bit difficult to believe. Whatever the reason for the box, it is now on display at the Buckeye Historical Museum in Buckeye, AZ, where Amy/Mary's husband, "Hi" Parkman was one of the museum's founders.
All for now. Sue
Added by Sue Sterling Tretter on Jan 30, 2013 4:08 PM
Sue Sterling Tretter
RE: Oscar & Hannah (Standage) Stewart photo
How wonderful! Your side of the family seems to have been much better savers than our side.
I would be happy to pay your costs for copying and mailing whatever you would be willing to share.
I don't think anyone in my generation knows that Sarah visited Oscar in Yuma -- nor does it seem possible given the many children and the farm. But she did move herself and the children to Mexico to escape the anti-polygamy uproar.
Did I tell you that Oscar died very near where I now live, here in Tucson, AZ. A few years ago a group of area residents found evidence of a train wreck, investigated, learned that for many years that wreck had been called "the worst in Arizona history" and decided to create a memorial for all those who died. A gathering was held on a hot summer morning and I just happened to read about it in the newspaper ... so glad I went. The organizer asked for comments from those gathered around. I spoke briefly telling about my connection to Oscar. Another lady told the story of her father and grandfather who were in the last car, the one that broke free during the accident, and rolled back to Tucson with first news of the early morning wreck. A rescue team was dispatched but found the trains fully engulfed in flames. Those who had been able to exit the train were taken to Tucson hospitals but the trains were too hot and dangerous for any rescue attempts. The exact number of dead is uncertain but included a couple of "hoboes" and at least one multi-millionaire. You may know all this already. But if not, I'd be glad to send you a copy of the chapter in Bill Kalt's book about the accident.
I am so thankful that you added the photo of Hannah, Oscar and their children. Words are inadequate. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Best wishes. Sue
Added by Sue Sterling Tretter on Jan 29, 2013 3:09 AM
Sue Sterling Tretter
Oscar & Hannah (Standage) Stewart photo
Thanks so much for adding the photo of Oscar Marion Stewart and his first family. I've never seen this photo before -- It's wonderful!
Tell me please how you're related and whether you have any more photographic jewels to share.
You probably know that I'm a descendant of the second wife, Sarah Caroline Standage (Hannah's younger sister). Bertha Leona Stewart, daughter of Oscar and Sarah, is my maternal grandmother.
I love learning more about this family and would be delighted if you could share some of what you know and/or have learned.
Best wishes. Sue
Added by Sue Sterling Tretter on Jan 26, 2013 9:37 PM

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