Biography of Charles C. Dewstoe
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

CHARLES C. DEWSTOE, who has given able administration as postmaster of Cleveland, was born at West Bloomfield, New York, May 10, 1841, and as a young man he removed to Michigan. At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted in Company F, Second Michigan Volunteer Infantry, and with this command he participated in many engagements, including the first battle of Bull Run. He was later made sergeant in the signal service, and in this connection he was with the Army of the Potomac in numerous battles and minor engagements. After the close of the war he was retained in service in the quartermasters' department one year, at Little Rock, Arkansas.

In May, 1866, Mr. Dewstoe engaged in the plumbing business in Cleveland, and eventually this enterprise developed into the substantial business now conducted under the title of the Dewstoe & Brainard Company. Mr. Dewstoe has served as a member of the Cleveland Board of Health, was for two years sheriff of Cuyahoga County, and in 1899 he initiated his long and able service as postmaster of Cleveland. He is a republican, is affiliated with the Grand Army of the Republic, in which he is a past commander of .two local posts, and he has been known and honored as a sterling citizen of marked civic liberality and progressiveness.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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