Posted By:Annie Carlile
Subject:Re: Russell creighton Stewart jr 1912, died 2011
Post Date:July 30, 2012 at 08:08:33
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Hi. I'm not related to this family. This might be a birth record for Russell:

Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificates Index, 1871-1922 about Russell C Stewart
Name:        Russell C Stewart
Birth Date:        16 Feb 1912
Ethnicity:        American
Gender:        Male
Race:        White
Father Name:        Russell C Stewart
Father's Birth Place:        Toronto, Canada
Father's Age:        31
Mother Name:        Hellen Grantin
Mother's Birth Place:        Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Mother's Age:        23
FHL Film Number:        1288241

And his death:

Social Security Death Index about Russell C. Stewart
Name:        Russell C. Stewart        
Last Residence:        64030 Grandview, Jackson, Missouri, United States of America
Born:        16 Feb 1912
Died:        11 Apr 2011
State (Year) SSN issued:        Illinois (Before 1951)

In 1920 the family is living in Minnesota. I assume you have that information. Not sure what is your "20 year gap".

In 1930 Russell may have been in the Illinois State Reformatory in Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois:

1930 United States Federal Census about Russell Stewart
Name:        Russell Stewart
Gender:        Male
Occupation: Tailor
Birth Year:        abt 1912 (age 18)
Birthplace:        Illinois
Race:        White
Home in 1930:        Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois
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Marital Status:        Single
Relation to Head of House:        Inmate
Father's Birthplace:        Canada
Mother's Birthplace:        Wisconsin

There is an obit for him in the Kansas City Star:

Kansas City Star, The (MO) - Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Deceased Name: RUSSELL C. STEWART, JR.
Russell C. Stewart, Jr., 99, passed
away April 11, 2011. He leaves his wife,
Yvonne Stewart; six step children; thirteen
grandchildren; twenty-two great
grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren;
sister, Betty Lewis. He was a mason and past member of Ararat Shrine. He lived in the Kansas City area
most of his life.

Here is a possible marriage for him:

Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 about Russ C Stewart
Name:        Russ C Stewart
Age:        43
Race/Ethnicity:        White
Birth Date:        16 Feb 1920
Marriage Date:        31 Dec 1963
Marriage Location:        Jackson, Kansas City, Missouri
Spouse Name:        Yvonne F Hodges
Spouse Age:        37
Spouse Birth Date:        24 Aug 1926
Spouse Race/Ethnicity:        White

Hope this helps. Annie