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Delbert S. and Esther (Haugh) Stewart , 6 South 50 West


He might be the Delbert Stewart in 1870 Van Buren County, Iowa, 4. Havilland Stewart is a laborer, 28, with Emma 22. Lucy is 2.

Delbert is in 1880 Van Buren County, Iowa, 12, with "Have" 44 and Emma 36, Lucy 11, Clara 9, Bertha 7, Pearl 5, Flora 2, and a newborn daughter.
Have was born in Ohio, all the others in Iowa.

In 1885 Bonaparte, Polk County, Iowa, Haviland is 49, Emma 35, Delbert 18, Lucy 16, Clara 14, Bertha 12, Pearl 10, Flora 8, and Bessie 6.

Haveiland Stewart 1837-1909 is buried in Van Buren County, # 28307511, with Emma Catharine (Mank) Steward 1848-1918.
"Married Emma C. Mank July 18, 1866. Eight children: Delbert S. Stewart; Mrs. Lucy Grimm; Mrs. Clara Dobson; Mrs. Bertha Mahoney; and Carroll Stewart of Des Moines; Mrs. Pearl Jobe of St. Louis, MO; Mrs. Bessie Iler of Greenfield and Mrs. Floy Smith of Bonaparte. Buried Bonaparte Cemetery. "


Esther Haugh was born February 9, 1882 in Buffalo, Scott County Iowa to Jacob and Emma F. (Gittings) Haugh.

Delbert S. Stewart, 34, a carpenter, son of A.S. Stewart and Emma Mauck, married Esther Frances, 20 of Davenport Iowa, daughter of Jacob Haugh and Emma Gettings of Minnesota, on September 6, 1901 in Polk County, Iowa.

In 1905 Des Moines, Delbert is 37, a carpenter, living at 1431 31st Street.

In 1900 Polk County, Iowa, Jacob Haugh is a coal miner, born August 1853 in Pennsylvania, with Emma F. June 1862 in Ioa, married 21 years. Charles 20, William E. 13 were born in Iowa, Bessie E. 11 in Nebraska, Mable 9, rosa 7, Frank 5, Emorey 2, and Mary sicx months were born in Iowa.

December 1907 "The domestic trouble of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Haugh took a new turn yesterday when Haugh started action against his wife for a divorce, charging cruelty. Mrs. Haugh recently had her husband arrested charged with desertion and he was the first man indicted in Iowa for that offense under the new law. They were married in 18?? and they have twelve children, six of whom are minors.
Haugh claims that his wife sent each of their daughters out to earn their own living when they became 14 years of age and he was compelled to maintain two homes, one for his wife and the other for his daughter. He asks to be given the custody of the six children. Haugh is a coal miner. "

Jacob vs. Emma Haugh were in a court case in Des Moines in 1908.
" Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Haugh, their eight children and a dozen neighbors were in Judge Brennan's court yesterday afternoon to testify in Haugh's suit for divorce. Haugh was recently indicted and tried for wife desertion but he proved that he left home In account of his wife's cruelty and the case was dropped before the trial ended. Haugh had already sued for a divorce and after the trial his wife file an answer and cross petition also charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
Haugh, five of his children and several neighbors testified that Mrs. Haugh repeatedly called her husband and children vile names, chased them with knives and hatchets and threatened to kill them. It was also shown that she had made threats to poison her husband and carried a revolver around with her most of the time. After all of the plaintiff s witnesses had testified Mrs. Haugh took the stand to tell her side of the story. She said all was happy in their home until thirteen years ago. Both she and her husband attended church regularly and the children went to Sunday school. In the congregation was a woman named Mrs. Brown, she said. Mrs. Brown wa expelled for loose conduct and Mr. Haugh also left the church at the same time, his wife testified. She said he paid more attention to Mrs. Brown than to his family and would frequently stay away from home until two o clock in the morning. He left her without any money for two weeks, she said, and also threatened to kill her several times. The trial will be continued today. "

March 6, 1908
Jacob is widowed in 1910 Des Moines, 56, with Mabel 19, Bessie 21 Cheout, just married but no spouse. The younger kids wre living with relatives in 1910.

(Bessie Haugh married Dwight Moon in 1921, with him in 1930 but not in 1940, and in 1951, at age 62 was admintted to the Iowa women's reformatiory at Fort Madison, from Polk COunty, for six months for assault with intent to commit gross bodily injury._

Emma was divorced, per her 1933 death certificate, a diabetic.

Bessie Moon was the informant for mother Emma's death in 1933 and father Jacob's death certificate in 1932, and was a clothes presser in 1940 Los Angeles, divorced.

Delbert cash-claimed a quarter in 17, 6S 50W in 1909.
April 14, 1909 Des Moines "Carroll K. Stewart, an employe of the Smith-Henry Mattress factory on Southwest Eighth street, shot himself through the head last night. His hody was found in the bath room adjoining his room, at the home of Mrs. H. I. Jams, 1210 High street. Two students, A. Y. Rrockway and A. B. Mattern, rooming in the same apartment house heard the report of the pistol shortly after ? o'clock, but supposed it to be a noise made by boys playing in the street and failed to Investigate. About ?:30 one of the men on entering the bathroom, discovered the lifeless form stretched across a table, with a blood soaked letter addressed to Mrs. Fred Grimm, a sister, lying under the dead man's head. The patrol wagon with City Physician ??nsh went to the house, but death had evidently occurred instantly after the shot was fired and Coroner Newlcn waa directed to take charge of the remains. The letter addressed to the dead man's sister was opened at police headquarters following the tragedy by her husband, Fred Grimm, a member of the local fire department, it was short and full of pathos. It read: Dear Uiny: I am doing this for the best, please do not bury me, but have my body cremated. Do as I tell you. If you bury me, bury me by i'a.
Goodbye, Carroll.
Stewart was about 23 years of age and came to Des Moines four years ago from Bonaparte, la., where his mother and one sister still reside. He obtained employment at the Smith-Henry Mattress factory and despite his physical infirmities has worked there constantly since that time. Fred Grimm, Stewart's brother-in-law, stated last night that Stewart had always been apparently in the best of spirits and although often he spoke of the physical disability which followed a stroke of paralysis suffered in infancy, he never appeared downhearted. He many time expressed a desire that his body might be cremated after death, which was reiterated in his death note, but he never had hinted at an intention of self destruction. Stewart had roomed at Mrs. Jamn residence on High street for more than two years and was regarded by members of the household as anything but morbid. That night, previous to his death, he conversed with a number of the othef roomers and was apparently in the best of spirits. He was heard to enter the bathroom shortly after 8 o'clock and close the door. Almost immediately after that the pistol report was heard, but the body was not found until more than an hour later.
From the position in which the body of Stewart waa found, it is supposed that after entering the bathroom and turning on the light, he seated himself near the table on which the letter of farewell was deposited, and placing the muzzle of the gun close behind his left ear pulled the trigger. His body had fallen in a reclining position across the table. He was unmarried and is survived by his mother, six sisters and a brother, the latter being Delbert Stewart, a Des Moines contractor. No arrangements have yet been made by Coroner Iver Newlen for an inquest over the body."

In 1910 Des Moines, Iowa, Delbert is a carpenter, 40, married 8 years to Esther 28 , and her brother Delbert Haugh 8, all three born in Iowa.

Delbert and Esther are still in Des Moines in 1920, Delberta a carpenter, and a boarder Joseph Ash, 73, widowed, born in Indiana.

They're farming in Knox County, Missouri in 1930 and 1940.




Defendant testified that she then went to her rooms and opened a can of beans and cut a slice of bread with a butcher knife and was having her lunch when she answered a telephone call; during her telephone talk, Delbert Stewart entered her rooms through one door and began picking dishes off the table and striking her with them; at the same time Mable entered from another door and began beating her with the handle end of a mopstick. She testified that she defended herself, and as they were hitting her, Mable grabbed the butcher knife off the table, and she said to her, "Mable, you'll cut yourself", and Mable said, "I've already done it." Defendant further testified: "Then Del was still hitting me and she was hitting me, and then I had to hit him to knock him away.

"Q. How did you hit him? A. With my right arm—hand.

"Q. Did you have your fist doubled up? A. I couldn't tell you that. He was hitting me so hard with them dishes on my head.

"Q. What happened when you hit him? A. He was clear over there in the southwest corner lying there with the knife in his hand." After Mable had gone to call the police and to have the cuts on her fingers dressed, she testified that she asked Delbert for the knife, and he said: "You won't hurt me?" and she said, "No". Then she took the knife from him and said: "Give me your hand", and she pulled him up.

Mrs. Orr and Mr. Stewart testified to their version of what took place in substance, as follows: They were standing the rolled-up carpet in a corner of the hall when defendant came out of her rooms hurriedly toward them with her right arm upraised grasping a butcher knife in her hand with the blade pointed downward, saying to Stewart: "You old ___ ___ ___ ___, I'll kill you. I'll run this knife clear through you;" that Mrs. Orr grabbed defendant's right wrist and in the scuffle for the knife, defendant struck Stewart with her left hand and knocked him on his back and fell on top of him on her knees; that her (Mrs. Orr) hand slipped down on the blade and cut her fingers, and Bessie stopped the scuffle and the knife fell on the floor.

The court in its instructions told the jury with respect to the included offense of assault and battery that the burden was on the state to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that defendant committed said included offense, and that said assault was not made by the defendant in self-defense. (Italics ours.)

In the instruction on the included offense of assault with intent to commit great bodily injury, the court did not include the words italicized above.

Delbert 1866-1952 # 101234345 and Esther 1882-1956 # 101234328 are buried in Des Moines.

January 6, 1952 "Services for Delbert S. Stewart, 85, of 1348 Stewart st., will be held at 1:30 p. m. Monday at Des Moines. Hamilton's Funeral home. Mr. Stewart a retired farmer and carpenter, died at home.

Emma Haugh 1862-1933 # 58135997 and Jacob 1853-1932 # 150924928 are also buried in that cemetery.

Rose Haugh, 21, married Charlie Hopper, 27, on November 24, 1913 in Des Moines. He was the son of Lilford Hopper and Sophronia E. Whitecotton.

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