Re: Shumards of Stewardson
Sue, that story is based on fact.
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The Shumard Family and a family by the name of Rinker were tied with the same number of votes as to whether to name the town Shumard or Rinker.
I don't know which one threw their support to the William Stewardson family, but the town was named Stewardson after William Stewardson who was responsible for the railroad coming through.
I would be interested in hearing from you about the information on your Grandmother Shumard.