|Kenneth Lawrence Crow on 11 April 2005|
|Lawrence Aubrey Stuart Papers held by his grandson, Kenneth Lawrence Crow|
|National Normal University|
Click on thumbnails for larger images
|Photo of Lawrence Aubrey Stuart who attended Lebanon University 1909-1910|| Curry Sanitorium
|Fort Ancient, Ohio
Entrance and West Wall of the fort
|Little Miami River Scene||Railroad Bridge over the Little Miami River|
The man is seated in the front row of the next picture
|Unidentified Group Photo
[perhaps a class picture]
|1910 Women's Basketball team
[or perhaps cheerleaders]
no names provided
|Postcard of Lebanon Public School building. See next image for back of card||Back of previous card sent by Lon to his brother Earl in Banner, Ark dated 3 Oct 1909.|
|Postcard showing entrance to the Lebanon Cemetery. See next image for back of card||Back of previous card sent by Lon to his sister Lillian in Banner, Ark dated Jan 1910||27 May 1910 Letter of Recommendation by Fletcher Hawk, Professor of Latin||Lon's grade report from Lebanon University|
Born 20 November 1886 Banner, Cleburne, Arkansas, the seventh child of Christopher Columbus STUART and Emily Ellafaire JACKSON Stuart.
He graduated from Heber Normal School and taught a few “schools” in his home area.
He attended the Lebanon University in Lebanon, Ohio in 1909 and 1910.
When he was about twenty four he went to teach in the Allendale School in Monroe County, Arkansas in 1911. He was there for a very short time and returned to Banner.
He ran for the position of County Clerk of Cleburne County, Arkansas under the Democratic ticket with the slogan “Encourage Your Country Boys to Climb by Supporting LON STUART of Grassy Township for Clerk, Subject to the Action of Democratic Primary, March, 1912".
He married Esther Velda RANEY the 27th of March, 1914 at Clay in White County, Arkansas. They lived for a time with his parents and then established a home of their own.
Their first child was Letha Allen Stuart (1915-1997) and then in 1917 they had a son, Charles, who lived just a few days.
On the 5th of June 1917 he registered for the draft and was listed as medium build, medium weight with gray eyes and auburn hair.
Some of their married life, “Lon” as he was called,
was away from home teaching in various schools throughout Arkansas.
He died on the 27th of May 1918 Banner, Cleburne, Arkansas, attended by Dr. Otto Ward. He was said to have “brain fever”. His wife “Velda” lived to be over 100 and has many wonderful memories of their time together.
He was buried at the local Mt. Zion Cemetery on May 29, 1918
11 Apr 2005
|The image of the "Curry Sanitorium" appears to be the private facility established by Dr. Joseph L. Stevens in 1875 who perfected "the opium cure". The facility is shown as the "Maplewood Sanitorium" on page 76 of "The Centennial Atlas of Waren County, Ohio". Later is was converted to "The Maplewood Apartments". It burned down a number of years ago and is now the site of multiple private dwellings.|
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