Rowena Stewart (1909 - 1985)

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Rowena Stewart
1909 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
Rowena Stewart was born on November 3, 1909. She died in September 1985 at age 75. We know that Rowena Stewart had been residing in Wisner, Franklin County, Louisiana 71378.


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Rowena Stewart passed away in September 1985 at 75 years old. She was born on November 3, 1909. There is no information about Rowena's surviving family. We know that Rowena Stewart had been residing in Wisner, Franklin County, Louisiana 71378.
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In 1909, in the year that Rowena Stewart was born, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

In 1922, Rowena was merely 13 years old when on June 22, coal miners in Herrin Illinois, were on strike (coal miners had been on strike nationally since April 1). The striking miners were outraged at the strikebreakers (scabs) that the company had brought in and laid siege to the mine. Three union workers were killed when gunfire was exchanged. The next day, union miners killed 23 strikebreakers and mine guards. No one, on either side, ever faced jail time.

In 1930, Rowena was 21 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1941, Rowena was 32 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1985, in the year of Rowena Stewart's passing, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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Mar 27, 1956 - August 1991
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Sep 10, 1957 - April 1984
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Nov 6, 1952 - Dec 23, 2004
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Sep 3, 1913 - Mar 2, 2005
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Rosemary Stewart
May 22, 1954 - April 1986
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