Biography of Victor B. Stewart
Oneida County, NY Biographies





Victor Bell Stewart, a Utica capitalist, whose investments are largely in real estate and whose splendid business and executive ability have won him his present enviable position, was born in Boonville, Oneida county, February 26, 1832, his parents being William and Mary (Haney) Stewart. The father settled in Boonvifie a few years prior to 1832, upon his removal from Brooklyn, New York, and in this county devoted his attention to general agricultural pursuits.

While spending his youthful days under the parental roof Victor Bell Stewart pursued his preliminary education in the district schools of Oriskany, to which place the family had previously removed. Later the parents established their home at New York Mills, where the father died. In 1859 Mr. Stewart, of this review, made permanent location in Utica and entered business circles as a dry goods merchant on Franklin Square. Success attended the new enterprise from the beginning and about 1865 he sought enlarged quarters, removing into a new building at Nos. 166-168 Genesee street, which he had erected for the purpose. After some years he withdrew from commercial pursuits to engage in industrial interests, turning his attention to the manufacture of furnaces as a member of the Carton Furnace Company, of which he was the president. In this field as in his previous venture he met with substantial success until the company was taken into the combination which is now known as the International Heater Company, when Mr. Stewart disposed of his interests and invested in the property now known as the Stewart build. ing. He has since lived practically retired save for the attention which he has given to the management of his realty interests and other investments.

On the 12th of February, 1857, occurred the marriage of Victor B. Stewart to Miss Martha, a daughter of James and Elizabeth Stewart, of Oneida, Madison county, and they have two children: Hattie, the wife of J. L. Aldridge, of Little Falls, New York; and Agnes, the wife of Professor W. P. Shepard, of Hamilton College, Clinton, New York. Mrs. Stewart passed away about two years ago, her death being the occasion of deep regret to many friends who had long entertained for her a warm regard. Mr. Stewart resides at No. 139 Park avenue, in a residence which he erected about thirty years ago. For a a half century he has been a member of the Westminster Presbyterian church and has served as its treasurer and as one of the trustees for about two decades. His interest in public affairs is the expression of loyal and patriotic citizenship. A life long resident of Oneida county, he rejoices in its advancement along the lines of material, intellectual and moral progress, and his cooperation has ofttimes been a potent element for development and improvement.

From:
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1912


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION

Oneida County, NY
Biographies

Online
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012