FRANCIS JAMES (FRANK) STEWARD(446)
Birth and death
- Birth: 12 Jan 1872  at Bitterne,
Hampshire [1891 England census]. GRO births index entry in the Jan quarter of 1872 (S. Stoneham,
- Christening: not known.
- Death: 31 May 1940 at Dinis, The Glade Kingswood, Surrey [The Times,
of 01 Jun 1940].
- Burial: 04 Jun 1940, funeral at St. Andrew's Parish Church, Kingswood, Surrey.
[The Times, of 01 Jun 1940].
- Occupation: A surgeon.
- Education: Bedford College and Guy's Hospital, University of London. MB London 1894;
MRCS 1895; LRCP 1895; MS 1897; FRCS 1898.
- Father: James Dick STEWARD(181) (1818-1885).
- Mother: Mary Louisa HARRIS(439) (1829-1899).
- 1881 England Census: There is a James Steward, aged 9, born at Bitterne, Hants., who is one
of three pupils at 11 Church Lane, Charlston, Greenwich. The head of household is a 67 year old
unmarried lady called Mary J. Harriman who describes herself as a school mistress. There is also
another teacher, Geraldine Buller, or Bullen, 26, unmarried. I think this is probably Francis James, because
the date and place of birth are the same as his, and the school is near where his parents were probably
living by then.
- 1891 England Census: Aged 19, a medical student, staying at 2 Champion Terr., Blackheath Road,
Charlton, Greenwich, at the house of his widowed mother Mary L Steward(439), and together
with three unmarried siblings:
Also present were:
- George E. S. Steward(442), 32, mercantile clerk.
- Charlotte R. Steward(445), 23, school mistress.
- Douglas V. Steward(447) 16, a scholar.
- George C. S. Fry, a visitor, single, 29, solicitor, born in Scotland.
- Alfred S. Rathbone(753), a boarder, single, 37, journalist. This was a first cousin
1901 England Census: Aged 29, head of household at 13 Trinity Square, Newington, London,
married and a surgeon. Also present were his wife Edith M. Steward, 26, born in Birmingham, Warwickshire,
and a male servant Enond(?) J Barker, 19.
Francis James Steward entered the medical school at Guy's Hospital in October 1899, and remained attached
to the hospital for the rest of his life. From 1932 he was a consulting surgeon at Guy's Hospital. He won many
prizes during his undergraduate career, and was the author, together with W H A Jacobsen, of a book The
operations of surgery: intended especially for the use of those recently appointed on a hospital staff
and for those preparing for the higher examinations. This was published in 1902 by J and A Churchill,
London. He also published in the Clinical Journal and British Medical Journal, and was joint editor of
Guy's Hospital Reports between 1901 and 1922.
On 18 Jun 1915 he was gazetted major RAMC(T), and was later promoted lieutenant-colonel.
- Marriage: 1900. There is an entry in the GRO marriages index for the Sep quarter of 1900
(Solihull, 6d, 989).
- Spouse: Edith Mary GRAHAM(451).
- Birth: 1874. There is an entry in the GRO births index for the Sep quarter of 1874 (King's
Norton (Worcestershire), 6c, 444).
- Christening: Not known.
- Death: 28 Mar 1941, at Ilfracombe, Devon [The Times, Monday 31 Mar 1941], in her sleep.
- Burial: 01 Apr 1941, funeral at St. Andrew's Church, Kingswood, Surrey.
- Father: not known at present.
- Mother: not known at present.
- Philip Francis STEWARD(457) (14 Jun 1903 - 27 Apr 1936)
- Graham Villiers STEWARD(458) (26 Jun 1906 - 29 Feb 1968), who also became a surgeon.
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Last updated on 06 Nov 2006.
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