Albert Sidney Stinnett1,2,3

ID# 15877, (1863 - 1935)
FatherWilliam H. Stinnett1
MotherMary Clay Corums1

Key Events:

Birth: 7 Apr 1863, Belton, Texas4,5,6
Marriage: Cornelia Mary Cobb, 31 Jan 1893, Wichita Co., Texas2,7,8
Death: 5 Jan 1935, 1701 Jackson, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas1,9
Burial: 7 Jan 1935, Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas1,10

Spouse:Cornelia Mary Cobb (18 Dec 1869 - 14 Dec 1953)
     Children:

  • Felice Stinnett23,3,13 (23 Mar 1895 - 1 Jul 1960)
  • Daphne Stinnett3,13 (23 Mar 1895 - 23 Apr 1979)
  • Walker W. F. Stinnett3 (Dec 1899 - bef 1910)
  • Francis Beaumont Stinnett24,14 (4 Nov 1902 - 14 Dec 1974)

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Narrative:

     
Albert Sidney Stinnett
photo courtesy Hutchinson County Historical Museum, Borger, Texas
He was known to family as Sid.11 Albert Sidney Stinnett was born on 7 Apr 1863, on a farm near Belton, Texas.4,5,6
     Albert married Cornelia Mary Cobb, daughter of Maj. Robert H. Cobb and Sarah Virginia Walker, on 31 Jan 1893 in Wichita Co., Texas.2,7,8 He and Cornelia Mary Cobb appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas, enumerated 5 Jun 1900, reporting the family was renting it's home. Their children Felice, Daphne and Walker were listed as living with them, as was her sister, Virginia.3
     Sid and Cornelia moved their family from Ft. Worth to Amarillo in 1905.12 They appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, at 603 Pierce St., enumerated 20 Apr 1910, reporting that they owned their home, free of mortgage. Their children Felice, Daphne and Francis were listed as living with them, as was her sister, Ethel.13
     Sid and Cornelia appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, at 1701 Jackson, enumerated 15 Jan 1920, reporting they owned their home, free of mortgage. Their children Felice and Francis were listed as living with them, as are two servants, a 29-year old woman, Addie Berry, and a 57-year old German, Ernest Conrad.14
     Sid and Cornelia appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, enumerated 3 Apr 1930, reporting that they owned a home valued at $40,000, and did not own a radio. Their daughter Felice was listed as living with them.15
     Sid was a broker in 1900, and after moving to Amarillo, became the first in the area to engage in the cottonseed oil and cake business. He later operated a seed and grain distributing agency. He supported the efforts of area cattlemen and farmers to obtain lower freight rates and better rail service, successfully pressing the Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington for improvements in Amarillo.16,17,18,19,20
     He served as industrial manager of the Amarillo Board of City Development. He helped organize of the Panhandle-Plains Chamber of Commerce. He was elected president of the chamber in Jun 1919, at which time it represented thirty-one counties.21,20
     He sold his grain business in 1923, and spent the next two years persuading the Rock Island Railway to approve expand rail lines in the area, personally financing the first three months of construction. He and a partner, Joseph Williams, developed the new town of Stinnett, which became the county seat of Hutchinson Co. He also was active in promoting other new towns along the new rail line, a dam on the Canadian River, and highway projects.21,22 He died on 5 Jan 1935, at his home, 1701 Jackson, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas, at age 71.1,9 He was buried on 7 Jan 1935 in Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.1,10

Citations

  1. [S2315] Albert Sidney Stinnett, Standard Certificate of Death.
  2. [S64] International Genealogical Index, record for Cornilia Mary Cobb marriage, citing FHL film #1412934 item 4, Wichita Co. Texas marriage records, v.1.
  3. [S955] Albert S. Stinnett household, 1900 U.S. Census, Tarrant Co., Texas.
  4. [S2315] Albert Sidney Stinnett, Standard Certificate of Death, shows date and state.
  5. [S3192] Anderson, "Stinnett, Albert Sidney", shows year, on farm near town, and state.
  6. [S955] Albert S. Stinnett household, 1900 U.S. Census, Tarrant Co., Texas, shows month, year as 1863, age 37, and state.
  7. [S955] Albert S. Stinnett household, 1900 U.S. Census, Tarrant Co., Texas, shows married, 7 years.
  8. [S3098] Stinnett household, 1910 U.S. Census, Potter Co., Texas, shows married 17 years.
  9. [S3192] Anderson, "Stinnett, Albert Sidney", shows date, city, and at his home.
  10. [S3192] Anderson, "Stinnett, Albert Sidney", shows cemetery and city.
  11. [S3192] Anderson, "Stinnett, Albert Sidney", shows name as Albert Sidney (Sid) Stinnett.
  12. [S3192] Anderson, "Stinnett, Albert Sidney", shows married.
  13. [S3098] Stinnett household, 1910 U.S. Census, Potter Co., Texas.
  14. [S953] A. S. Stinnett household, 1920 U.S. Census, Potter Co., Texas.
  15. [S3095] Albert C. Stinnett household, 1930 U.S. Census, Potter Co., Texas.
  16. [S955] Albert S. Stinnett household, 1900 U.S. Census, Tarrant Co., Texas, shows occupation as broker.
  17. [S3192] Anderson, "Stinnett, Albert Sidney", shows his interests in agricultural businesses.
  18. [S3098] Stinnett household, 1910 U.S. Census, Potter Co., Texas, shows occupation as commercial traveler [?], and industry as wholesale grocery.
  19. [S953] A. S. Stinnett household, 1920 U.S. Census, Potter Co., Texas, shows occupation as proprietor, business as wholesale grain, with an unreadable word above.
  20. [S3095] Albert C. Stinnett household, 1930 U.S. Census, Potter Co., Texas, shows occupation as director, industry as city board.
  21. [S3192] Anderson, "Stinnett, Albert Sidney."
  22. [S2315] Albert Sidney Stinnett, Standard Certificate of Death, shows occupation as townsite and industrial promotion.
  23. [S3097] Felice S. Stegall, Certificate of Death.
  24. [S3096] Francis Beaumont Stinnett, Certificate of Death.