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Biographical Sketch of James W. Stewart, M.D.

James Waterford Stewart, a son of James Waterford Stewart, senior, was born in the township of Toronto, county of Peel, Ontario, September 28, 1834. His father was a native of Waterford, Ireland. His grandfather, George Stewart, formed a company of emigrants in New York city, in 1798, and came to “Little York” (now Toronto), and thence cut a road through for teams to the township of Toronto, and settled in the valley of the Etobicoke river, and opened farms. Benjamin Stewart, a brother of our subject, occupies the original homestead, made by his grandfather and father more than three quarters of a century ago. Dr. Stewart was reared on the farm till eighteen years old; received his literary and medical education in the University of Toronto; was graduated Doctor of Medicine in April, 1863, and has been in steady practice, at Port Dover, from that date. He has devoted his time very attentively to his profession; had from the start a liberal run of business, and is a reading progressive man, still growing in popularity. He has been a county coroner for ten or twelve years, and was at one time a Deputy-Reeve, but seems to have shunned civil offices as much as he could, his time being well taken up with his profession. He is a Royal Arch Mason, a member of the Grand Lodge of the Dominion, and has been Master of Erie lodge, Port Dover. In May 1867, Dr. Stewart married Lucy M. Jones, daughter of Col. Thomas Jones, of the city of Toronto, and they have three daughters, Erie, Lulu, and Eva. The family attend...

Biography of Falkner C. Stewart

Falkner Cornwall Stewart, one of the leading merchants of Orangeville, and warden of the county of Dufferin, is a native of the county of Monaghan, Ireland, his birth bearing date August 21, 1833. His parents, Robert Cornwall and Ann (McVittie) Stewart, left the old country when he was six months old, and settled at Hawkestone, on lake Simcoe, in the county of Simcoe. Our subject was educated in the grammar school at Barrie, where he clerked a while in a general store, afterwards holding a like situation in a store in Toronto. In 1853, Mr. Stewart commenced the mercantile business for himself at Cookstown, in the county of Simcoe, removing from that place, and settling in Orangeville, in 1859. Here he has a general store, and in that line usually does from $20,000 to $25,000 of trade a year. He also deals in grain and produce, his business in the aggregate being quite extensive. Mr. Stewart started in life with no capital but a sound constitution, a willingness to work, and a desire to accumulate by honest means; he has been prudent in managing his affairs, economical in his habits, and hence successful in his ventures generally. He is the largest dealer, in his line of business, of any man now here and no one has a better financial standing. Mr. Stewart was in the township council one year; was the first reeve of the village of Orangeville, serving at different periods for five or six years, and was warden in 1879, holding the latter office at the time of the preparation of this sketch. He is Vice-President of...

Biography of James Harvey Stewart

James Harvey Stewart of Wichita,who had been identified with Kansas for thirty years, is a lawyer by profession, is vice president of the National Bank of Commerce, is former state senator, and for twenty years or more had played a very infiuential part both in business and civic affairs at Wichita. He is now chairman of the Commerce Committee of the Wichita Commercial Club, had served as vice president of the Chamber of Commerce and is vice president of the Wichita Business Men’s Association, and is chairman of the Eighth District Congressional Republican Committee. At one time he was chairman of the Republican County Central Committee of Sedgwick County, and was a delegate to all republican state conventions for ten years before the primaries succeeded the convention system. An Ohio man by birth, he spent most of his early years in Iowa and from there came to Kansas. He was born at Hebron, Licking County, Ohio, October 9, 1854, and at the age of ten, in 1864, his parents removed to Lucas County, Iowa. He got most of his education in the country schools of Iowa. His father and an older son conducted a general store at Chariton, Iowa, and in 1871 James Stewart became a clerk in that establishment, and during the next nine years got a very practical business training. In the meantime he studied law at night under N. B. Branner, a very able Iowa attorney, and was admitted to the bar in 1878. In 1880 he was made assistant postmaster of Chariton, and soon afterward was appointed postmaster by President Arthur. After filling that office...

Biographical Sketch of Daniel Stewart

Daniel Stewart, wagon maker, was born in Little Falls, Herkimer County, N.Y., Oct. 31st, 1833; moved to Logan in 1872 and engaged in his present business. He served during the rebellion in the 121st N.Y. Vol.; was in a number of important battles; was wounded Oct. 19th, 1864, and in hospital at Baltimore; was discharged May. 16th, 1865. He is a member of the A.O.U.W. and G.A.R. orders. He married Margaret M. Clarke, of Herkimer County, N.Y., in July 1861, and has one child a...

Biographical Sketch of Reuben Stewart

Reuben Stewart was born in Montgomery county, N. Y., January 22, 1819. In 1838 lie was engaged in mercantile business in Saratoga county, which occupation he continued until 1840, when he became a contractor in making the enlargement of the Erie canal, New York, also in building the GrotOn Water Works, at Harlem, N. Y., and the Hartford & New Haven R. R., at New Hartford and Meriden. During the building of the Cheshire railroad, he was engaged as clerk, paymaster and foreman of contractors. Since 1848, he has been in the employ of the Cheshire Railroad Co., being successively as freight-clerk, chief-clerk, general ticket-agent, general freight-agent, cashier, auditor, assistant superintendent, and, in 1864, he was appointed superintendent, which position he held until 1878. Since then he has been general manager, and clerk of the corporation. He has served the city of Keene two years as mayor, and two years as alderman. He married Caroline E. Cowles, of Saratoga county, N. Y., in 7842, and has had born to him six children, five of whom are living, as follows: Mary E., who married H. D. Rolfe, of Pittsburg, Pa., Ida L., who married George A. Brown, of Keene, C. Janette, who married T. W. Towle, of North Attleboro, Mass., Kate I., who married Rev. G. W. Rigler, of Salem. 0., and M. Louisa, who married G. F. Weston, of Providence, R....

Biographical Sketch of William G. Stewart

William G. Stewart is a native of Alleghany county, Pennsylvania, born September 14, 1820, near the city of Pittsburgh. His parents were both natives of Pennsylvania. Mr. Stewart was engaged in farming in his native State until 1850, at which time he purchased land in Muskingum county, Ohio, where he remained fifteen years, raising stock and farming. He came to Daviess county in 1866, and settled in Monroe township. Since that time he has been a resident of the county, and has been largely interested in raising stock and in improving and developing his land. He now owns a fine farm, seven miles south of Gallatin, where he resides. Mr. Stewart’s last marriage occurred October 21, 1875, when he was united to Miss Mary M. Pierce, at that time a resident of Muskingum county, Ohio. Mr. Stewart is the father of eight children: Albert, George, David T., James, Sarah A., Elmer C., Lewellyn and Bertha...

Biographical Sketch of George G. Stewart

George G. Stewart was born June 6, 1856, in Muskingum county, Ohio. His father, a native of Pennsylvania, came to Daviess county in 1866, and engaged in farming near Hamilton, Monroe township, for a period of six years, then purchased the farm on which he now resides. George G. remained with his parents, attending school and farming, until 1880, at which time he was married and settled on a farm eight miles south of Gallatin, where he is largely interested in agricultural pursuits. His marriage occurred October 24, 1880. His wife is a daughter of John Peachy, who was born in Cambridge, England, October 2, 1824, and was married to Miss Mary Moran, of Dublin, Ireland, and emigrated to Daviess county in 1865, where he he now resides, engaged in...

Biography of Floyd Stewart, M.D.

Dr. Floyd Stewart, formerly connected professionally with the United States army and navy for several years, is now engaged in the private practice of medicine in St. Louis, making a specialty of genito-urinary diseases. A native of Georgia, he was born at Thomaston, October 20, 1873, a son of the late Alcee W. Stewart, who was born in Louisiana and was of Scotch descent. His grandfather was Samuel Stewart, who was born in County Down, Ireland, and was a lineal descendant of the family of Stewart that formerly reigned in Scotland and England. Samuel Stewart came to America in 1816. He was an architect by profession and was married in New Orleans in 1833, continuing a resident of this country until his death, which occurred in 1868. His wife bore the maiden name of Marguerite Nisida Giquel and was a daughter of J. B. F. and Elizabeth (de St. Romes) Giquel, the latter’s father being Colonel de St. Romes, who was engineer in chief of the French colonies of the West Indies and was made chevalier of the Order of St. Louis in 1755 by order of Louis XV. Alcee W. Stewart, son of Samuel Stewart and father of Dr. Floyd Stewart, was reared and educated in New Orleans and at St. Timothy’s Hall, Catonsville, near Baltimore, Maryland, and was valedictorian of his class in 1858. Prior to the Civil war he was a lieutenant in the Louisiana Militia, resigning to become active with the Confederacy as a private. He was afterward made second lieutenant and finally first lieutenant in the Twentieth Louisiana Regiment. After the war he was...

Biography of John Russell Stewart

John Russell Stewart. As a citizen who for many years was closely identified with journalism and local affairs in Champaign County, the people of this section feel a corresponding interest in the personality and career of John Russell Stewart. As supervising editor of this publication, the publishers feel that this interest should be gratified by the inclusion of a brief personal biography. He was born on his father’s farm in Butler County, Pennsylvania, November 6, 1840, a son of William and Eliza Jane (Gibson) Stewart, who were both of direct Scotch-Irish descent. Mr. Stewart received his education in the local public schools and private academies, grew up on his father’s farm, and at the age of eighteen qualified for work as a teacher and was in the schoolroom in that capacity for four terms. Coming west in 1863, he found work in the public schools of Scott County, Iowa. In the same year he had volunteered his services to the Union army in the Civil War, but was rejected on account of defective eyesight. After four years in Scott County, Iowa, he moved to Tama County, and became superintendent of schools at Toledo, the county seat. In 1868, he was elected superintendent of the Tama County public schools and filled that office until the time of the Chicago fire in 1871. As early as 1860 Mr. Stewart became deeply interested in politics and for more than half a century has actively championed the principles of the Republican party as writer, as speaker and as local campaigner. While in Iowa his active work in politics led to a connection as...

Biography of Arthur Robinson Stewart

Arthur Robinson Stewart’s chief work in Champaign County has been as an unusually competent and capable farmer. It is one of the larger and better managed places in Champaign Township where he has put into practice the accumulated wisdom and experience of many years as an agriculturist and stockman. Mr. Stewart and family are well known socially in their country community and also in the city centers of the county. He was born in Ross County, Ohio, July 25, 1855, but in the same year was brought to Champaign County by his parents, Samuel G. and Jane (Evans) Stewart. His father was born in New York State, April 4, 1816, and his mother in Ohio on December 28, 1820. After coming to Champaign County Samuel Stewart located land in Somers Township, and gave his time and toil to the improvement and cultivation of that farm for many years. His death occurred May 10, 1891. His wife had died August 26, 1867, and both were buried in Champaign. There were nine children: Esther, who died April 3, 1908; William, who became a Union soldier and died while still in the service at Memphis, Tennessee, October 20, 1863, being then little past twenty-one, since he was born January 14, 1842; Martha Ann, born October 28, 1843, died December 12, 1881; Mary E., born March 10, 1845, died July 15, 1893; Jane A., born September 5, 1 846, is still living in Champaign County; Robert E., born April 12, 1852, resides in Oregon; Emma D., born March 10, 1854, is the wife of George Lyman of Portsmouth, Arkansas; Arthur Robinson; and Walter...
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