biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
W. W. STEWARD, of the firm of Steward & Turner grocers at Oskaloosa, was born in Marietta, Ohio, June 1, 1858, and is a son of George and Talitha M. (Dutton) Steward. (See biography.) The subject of this sketch received a good education in the common and high schools of Marietta, Ohio, and at the age of fifteen came with his parents to Oskaloosa, engaged as clerk with S. J. Dutton for four years, with C. T. Willard & Co. two years, with C. C. Weeks & Co., at Rose Hill, for three years, and with D. W. Loring & Co., of this city, for four years. During this time he had become interested in the grocery business under the style of Steward Bros., the firm consisting of W. W. and C. E. Steward. On the 1st of January, 1886, be took charge of the business in which he was a partner, and his brother having disposed of his interest in the business to R. L. Turner, the firm of Steward & Turner was formed. They enjoy a fine trade and carry a well-selected stock of staple and fancy groceries averaging over $3,000. Sept. 15, 1886, the clothing firm of W. W. Steward & Co. was organized, and is known as the "Globle Clothing House," located on the west side of the Public Square. Mr. Steward is one of the firm and general manager of the business. The firm employs four assistants, and carries a full line of clothing, hats, caps and gents' furnishing goods. Mr. Steward is a Republican in politics, and in the spring of 1886 was elected Treasurer of the city of Oskaloosa. He is a member of the Cornmandery of Knights Templars, and of the Uniformed Rank, Knights of Pythias, this city. He is Secretary of Company F, Iowa National Guards, and a Director in the Savings and Loan Association of Oskaloosa. Though young in years he is old in business experience, and possesses those qualities that are sure to bring him desirable success in the future. There is about him a suavity of manner and a force of character that have made for him a host of friends, in whose esteem and confidence he stands very high.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy