Thursday, October 18, 2012


Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2012, used with permission
Myra ECCLESTONE, also known as Almira (in several census years) married George P. STEWART in 1889 (1900 census says 1890) when she was 37 years old. 

Daughter of William and Fanny ECCLESTONE, she grew up in North Stonington. In 1892, the they gave birth to a son. This child may have been the last person born in the Stewart Homestead.

George and Myra were living in the Stewart Homestead when Miss Elizabeth STEWART died in 1904 as it is listed in her obituary. In 1900, the couple lived with their 7 year old son and a 12 year old boarder named Kate E. Drake.She may have been a family member who lived with them to watch the son while his parents work the farm. We may never know.

When her husband died, Myra was left with the farm and a 12 year old son. She didn't die until Sept. 26, 1930 and stayed in the Homestead until that time with her son who was 39 and unmarried.

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