Biography of W. H. Stewart
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

W. H. Stewart, a leading business man of Columbiana County, who is successfully engaged in the milling business at Homeworth, is a native of Pennsylvania. He was born in Washington County, Oct. 1, 1872, and is a son of W. H. and Sarah (Alexander) Stewart.

W. H. Stewart, Sr., was born in Washington County, Pa., in 1839. He engaged in the milling business practically his entire life and died in 1905. His wife was born in 1838 and died in 1922. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart were the parents of the following children: Charles L., lives at Claysvile, Pa.; Blanche, lives at Claysville; W. H., the subject of this sketch; Letitia, deceased; James, lives at Claysville; Anna, married James Craig; deceased; Andrew, lives at Claysville; Susan and Robert, both deceased.

W. H. Stewart was reared and educated at Claysville, Pa. He was associated in the milling business with his father at Claysville, Pa., for ten years, and in 1918 removed to Homeworth, where he was associated with the Canton Feed Company until 1920, when the present company was organized. The Homeworth Supply Company, dealers in feeds, flour, grain, and fertilizers, has developed into one of the thriving institutions of this section of Columbiana County. George F. Ramsayer, of Knox Township, is president; and Mr. Stewart, manager.

On July 3, 1895, Mr. Stewart was married at Claysville to Miss Catherine Gruber, a daughter of Jacob and Margaret Gruber. They had the following children: Harold A., an attorney, lives at Latrobe, Pa.; Gertrude, bookkeeper for the Citizens Trust Company, Latrobe, Pa.; William H. Jr., engaged in business with his father; James G., married Evelyn Schopler, lives at Homeworth; and Earl, at home. Mrs. Stewart died in 1911, and is buried at Claysville. He later married Miss Viola Gallagher, and they have two daughters, Virginia Mae, and Rosalind Constance, both at home.

Mr. Stewart is a Republican and he and his family are members of the Presbyterian Church.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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