Thursday, March 8, 2012

Fearless Females - Aunt Sue


Susan M. Stewart Seawright was born in Eau Gallie, Florida June 15, 1896.   She was the daughter of my great aunt, Isabel Margaret Houston Stewart, Known as Belle.  Belle was a sister of Ada Houston Roesch, my great grandmother. Susan was lovingly called Aunt Sue by just about everyone who knew her.

She founded the Eau Gallie Women's club, and was a lifetime member.  She served as a board member of St. Paul's Methodists Church, member of Democratic Women's Club of South Brevard County and the Harbour City Garden Club.

She was a school teacher, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.  She was a life member of the PTA and belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary.  She was also a member of the Volunteer Firemen's Auxiliary and actively involved in many other organizations.

Aunt Sue passed away on October 6, 1975 and is buried beside her husband James, known as Pappy, in the Eau Gallie Cemetery, Eau Gallie, Florida.  She was a remarkable woman of her time.

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