Robert F. Steward & Siddine Owens by J.A. Mercer

Robert F. Steward

Robert F. Steward

Among staunch members of the Freewill Baptist Church [at Creamer, Texas] were Robert F. Steward and wife, Siddine Owens Steward. He was born in 1851 and left an orphan at an early age. He lived with family in Henderson when he was 10 years old and helped with the crops while the head of the family served in the Civil War.

He married Siddine Owens in Navarro County. They moved to Comanche County from Erath County. Their children were Addie, Will, Charlie, Tobe, George, Lillie. Rob, Minnie, Fannie, and Myrtle.

Grandma Steward was a dress designer. She could see any style dress, come home, cut out her pattern, and the dress would fit perfectly. Hats were trimmed by a milliner in Comanche. White starched shirts were worn by men for all dress occasions, and those shirts were ironed by a sad iron heated on a wood stove. Girls wouldn’t leave home without three starched petticoats.

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for and marketing small-town Texas.
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