|Birth: ||Sep. 25, 1911|
|Death: ||Jun. 22, 2006|
Stuart, Algie Samuel, 94, retired dentist and businessman. Born in Texas, but by the age of seven, the family had moved to Warren, Arkansas where he grew up and went to school. He was the first member of his family to attend college, and graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1935, with a degree in business. Upon graduation, he took a job at Sears & Roebuck in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he met and married his wife Joyce in 1937.
Preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Joyce Caroline [Dixon] Stuart, father: Oren Green Stuart, mother: Lillie May. Survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David George Stuart and Martha Stuart, two grandsons, Todd David Stuart and Brett Eric Stuart, and one great-grandson, Tyler Stuart, all of Wichita.
Dr. Stuart had many business interests and ventures during his lifetime. He was the holder of several Dairy Queen and Mugs Up Root Beer franchises for the city of Wichita. He worked at Beech Aircraft in the purchasing department from 1941 - 1956. During World War II, he was the owner of Allied Parts Manufacturing Company, which held several government contracts. After the war this company brought to market in time for Christmas 1945, the first metal toy dump truck (see photo) to be made in the Wichita area.
At age 45, he made a major career change, he left Beech Aircraft and enrolled in dental school at the University of Kansas City, Missouri, becoming a dentist at the age of 49, (He was the oldest student in his class, and voted by his peers as the most likely to succeed.) His office was located in the Medical Arts Tower building that was located at Hillside and Central, Wichita, Kansas, where he practiced until his retirement at age 77.
Added: November 2006
Just came across this poem written by my father in 1942 when I was just two years old. Dad was working at Beech Aircraft in Wichita and the war was raging, so I am sure that many thoughts were going through his mind at the time.
"To David from his Dad post dated 19 years
His 21st Birthday
The gifts I planned for my son this year, Were to be exceptionally nice, For twenty-one to a man's only son,
Does never occur twice.
But the gift I give is the gift of love, And the vow I'll do all I can, To wish him luck, and give him courage,
To fight to the very last man.
To the job I do each day I give, The most my body will endure, And each day I buy Government Bonds, My son's life to insure.
Each night I pray my son will live, Through this insane mortal's game. And to me, himself one day shall come, His twenty-first birthday gifts to claim."
Al Stuart, 1942
Oren Green Stuart (1877 - 1947)
Lillie Bell May Stuart (1891 - 1963)
Joyce Caroline Dixon Stuart (1916 - 1968)
David George Stuart (1940 - ____)*
Algie Samuel Stuart (1911 - 2006)
Osal Gene Stuart (1913 - 1945)*
Erla May Stuart Strand (1916 - 1960)*
White Chapel Memorial Gardens
Plot: Christus, Lot 290-B
Created by: David G. Stuart
Record added: Jun 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14675986