Henry Ephraim Stewart

Henry Ephraim Stewart

Birth
Iowa, USA
Death 1951 (aged 82–83)
Burial Greensburg, Kiowa County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 67699167 · View Source
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"Henry E. Stewart was born Dec. 28, 1868 near Warsaw, Iowa. He lived with his parents, attended school 4 months a year as the custom was to work whenever you could, at home or away. He taught school in Sewal, Iowa. On June 26, 1890 he was married to Ida M. Stephens. They began their lives together in Kingston, Washington. After a short time they returned to a farm near Sewal (Iowa) where children Ina B., F. Esper and Wentzel A. were born.
In March 1898 the family moved by emigrant train car with personal belongings, three horses, two cows and a few chickens to a farm located southwest of Cunningham, Kansas in Kingman County.
In 1901 they decided to come further west where 160 acres of land was purchased 3 1/2 miles east and 3 1/2 miles north of Greensburg in Kiowa County. They came by horse drawn wagon and cattle herded with them. They pitched a tent on the SW corner of the land near the wagon and livestock. Coyotes were plentiful iand hungry. They would scare them away at night by waving white sheets until they could get fences in. First a water well was put down by a Mr. Cox, well known for his good service.
Large gardens were grown for the family of five and a two room house was built that summer and a windbreak for livestock. The parents worked hard side by side to provide food and clothing. It was a busy, hard life with landry done by hand, making soap, churning butter, baking bread, mending, sewing, summer: gardening, canning sandhill plums, jelly and jam; winter: butchering, rendering lard, with neighbors helping. Varieties of food on the table were few but very good. Additions were made to this house on the north and south, and the interior was remodeled. Another son, Ardys, and daughter, Ocie, were born on this farm.
Henry enjoyed writing his thoughts and local happenings in a section called 'Kow Boy Corner' which appeared in the county paper each week."
"H.E. Stewart sold a bunch of horses to Mr. Bishop of Dodge City on Wednesday." On the same page of the newspaper it states that H.E. Stewart had a new Bosch magneto installed on his Dodge car. (Kiowa County Signal, Greensburg, Kansas, Oct. 25, 1917)
"H.E. Stewart received an appointment as a delegate to the International Wheat Congress held at Wichita in October 1-3." (Kiowa County Signal, October 1918)
"H.E. Stewart purchased a new Nash six last week and is trying to learn the mysteries and controlling devices." (Kiowa County Signal, Sept. 11, 1919.)
In 1920 they purchased a fruit farm near Salem, Oregon. Joining them were Ardys and Ocie, taking personal belongings by truck. Wentzle wouldn't leave the farm so his parents left him in charge.
In 1927 Henry and Ida returned to Greensburg and made their home at 212 South Olive Street, which they owned. This was later the house of Herman Unruh.
In 1940, Henry and Ida celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary at the farm home of Wentzle and Elsie near Greensburg. At noon that hot day, their eldest granddaughter, Maurine Haffner, of Campo, Colorado, was married to Dwight Beaman of Eva, Oklahoma.
In June 1950, Henry and Ida celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary, with the Dwight Beamans celebrating their 10th, near Eva, Oklahoma with relatives attending a large noon meal." (Some family history by Wentzle A. Stewart.)


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  • Created by: Larry E. Barnes
  • Added: 31 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67699167
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Ephraim Stewart (28 Dec 1868–1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67699167, citing Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg, Kiowa County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Larry E. Barnes (contributor 5663157) .