Biography of David B. Stewart
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Stewart, David B., the first mayor of the city of Ithaca, was born in the town of Newfield, second son of Horace S. Stewart, who was a native of Delaware county and came to Tompkins county in 1808 with his parents and has resided in the town of Newfield ever since, now living about half a mile from Newfield village. The early life of our subject was spent in the town of his birth, attending common school and assisting on the farm. He was also a student of the old Ithaca Academy and Cazenovia Seminary. He followed various employments, but mostly in mercantile and manufacturing business until 1867, whan he moved to Ithaca and established at No 7 East State street, a wholesale and retail grocery, bakery, confectionery and cigar manufactory, which he conducted for fourteen years. In 1882 he sold this business, and with Mr. S. H. Winton engaged in wholesale grocery business and cigar manufacturing exclusively. The firm of Winton & Stewart continued until 1889, when the firm of D. B. Stewart & Company was established, and is now being conducted at 15, 17 and 19 South Tioga street. He is a member of Hobasco Lodge F. & A. M., Eagle Chapter, St. Augustine Commander, Ithaca Lodge No. 71, I. O. O. F., Protective Police, director of the Ithaca Trust Company, and trustee of the Ithaca Savings Bank. He married in 1856, A. Louisa Crowell of Newfield, and they have one son, Edwin C. Stewart, with his father in business.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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