General Gartrell STIEFEL

Male 1872 - 1936  (64 years)


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  • Name General Gartrell STIEFEL 
    Born 12 Jul 1872 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 423 
    Buried Sep 1936  Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Macedonia Cemetery
    Died 9 Sep 1936 
    Person ID I7312  William and Jane's Descendents
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2018 

    Family Alice HAMILTON,   b. 5 Mar 1879, Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1962, Section, Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1895  Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 3476 
    Children 
     1. General Oscar STIEFEL,   b. 10 Mar 1916,   d. 21 Jun 1968, Hammond, Lake, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [natural]
     2. Annie Lona STIEFEL,   b. 27 Oct 1913,   d. 1 Feb 1995, Fort Payne, DeKalb, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     3. Living STIEFEL  [natural]
     4. Infant STIEFEL,   b. Abt 1924, Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1924, Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  [natural]
     5. Living STIEFEL  [natural]
     6. Living STIEFEL  [natural]
     7. Lillie Mae STIEFEL,   b. 30 May 1901,   d. 4 Feb 1979, Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     8. Rhonda Alta STIEFEL,   b. 13 Feb 1899,   d. 9 Aug 1935  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
     9. Lena Leola STIEFEL,   b. 24 Jun 1896, Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1974, Section, Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     10. Herman Lee STIEFEL,   b. 12 Oct 1908, Jackson, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1912  (Age 3 years)  [natural]
     11. Wallace Dilmus STIEFEL,   b. 22 Sep 1906,   d. 5 Nov 1981  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     12. Augusta Abner Eugene STIEFEL,   b. 5 Feb 1904,   d. 1 Apr 1982  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F1764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the book "A Window on Yesterday" by Edward H. Carter, pg. 137.

      General Gartrell (Gart) Stiefel was described by his children as being a friendly, soft-spoken man about 5'8" tall with an average weight of 150 pounds. He had brown hair and blue eyes, with a slight hump on his nose. He wore a mustache continually from age 21 to 56.

      Gart was a farmer all his life, rainsing mainly cotton and corn. Gart's horse was named "Old Maude. He was a stonemason and a beekeeper. At one time he had over 50 hives of bees. He was also talented as a sorghum molasses maker which he did from age 23 to 57. He was a hunter and fond of wildlife.

      In his early life he was a Baptist and attended Old Antioch Church, now called Zion Hill. Around 1911 Gart switched his religious affiliation to Free Holiness. Around 1913 he deeded one acre of the family farm in Jackson County south of Macedonia Community for the site of a church. The church is known as Rock House Church.

      The first family home at the Rock House Place was L shaped with 3 rooms, built in 1916. A second house with 4 rooms was built on the same land in 1929.

      Gart Stiefel and his family became Republican's during the presidency of Democrat Grover Cleveland, when the price of cotton fell to 3 cents per pound.

      Gart Stiefel married Alice Hamilton on August 1st, 1895, at her parent's home. Alice had brown hair and a fair compelxion. She was part Indian through the Reynolds family. She was described as being an ambitious, hard-working person. She was a good cook and enjoyed gardening. She was a firm disciplinarian. Each year the family held a gathering at their home and Alice would cook for as many as 60 people.