Theodore F. Stewart


     Theodore F. Stewart, of Chattanooga, was born in Atkins County, Ohio, March 12, 1846, and is the son of Hiram Stewart, of that State. Our subject was reared under the parental roof, and educated in his native State. In 1861 he enlisted in the Thirty-ninth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, United States Army, and gave four years' service to his country's cause. In March, 1866, he came to Chattanooga, and accepted a position as teller in the First National Bank, where he continued eighteen years. Failing health obliged him to abandon this sedentary employment, and he then engaged in the insurance business until 1887. Mr. Stewart has been prominently identified with various manufactories in Chattanooga, and was secretary and treasurer of Lookout ice factory, also a director in the wood and dish factory.   He was connected with the cotton-mills, and with Mr. Blair operated a roller corn meal mill (roller process) one year, during 1886. He is at present director in the First National Bank. In January, 1887, be engaged in the real estate business, to which he is now giving most of his attention. November 1, 1870, be married Miss Celia M. Shaffer, of Delaware, Ohio, who bore him one child, Bessie M. Mr. Stewart is a Republican in politics, a member of the G. A. R., and the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Goodspeed's "History of Tennessee" 1887.