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Lawrence "Lon" Aubrey Stuart Collection

Kenneth Lawrence Crow on 11 April 2005
Lawrence Aubrey Stuart Papers held by his grandson, Kenneth Lawrence Crow
  • Cards, photos and papers acquired by Lawrence Aubrey Stuart while attended Lebanon University in 1909 and 1910.
  • Biographical sketch provided by Kenneth Lawrence Crow
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Photo of Lawrence Aubrey Stuart who attended Lebanon University 1909-1910 Curry Sanitorium
Lebanon, Ohio
[see notes]
Fort Ancient, Ohio
Entrance and West Wall of the fort
Little Miami River Scene Railroad Bridge over the Little Miami River
Unidentified Couple
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  

Lawrence Aubrey Stuart
(brief outline)

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

  1. Descendants of Lawrence Aubrey STUART (1886-1918) and Esther Velda RANEY Stuart (1894-1994)
    1. Letha Allen Stuart (1915-1997)
      1. Robert Stuart Crow (1934)
        1. Letha Gay Crow (1959)
          1. Michael Lee Crow (1976)
            1. Brianna Leigh Crow (1999)
          2. Jennifer Nikole Coose (1990)
          3. Letha Ann Sheets (1992)
          4. Kristine Leigh Sheets (1994)
          5. Bobbie Jo Katherine Sheets (1995)
          6. Rebecca Lynn Sheets (1998)
        2. Robert Wayne Crow (1963-1993)
      2. Kenneth Lawrence Crow (1938)
        1. Lindey L. Crow (1959)
        2. Kenneth Lawrence Crow, Jr. (1961-1990)

FOOTNOTES: [a place to add additional information that you might want to submit]

1. Arne H Trelvik
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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