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