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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Charles Stewart

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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 322 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Charles Stewart, president of the Acme Paper Box Company, of Herkimer, New York, was born in Herkimer on June 6, 1860, his parents being John H. and Catherine (Grose) Stewart, the former of whom was born on July 6, 1816, at Johnstown, New York, and died in Herkimer, where he was a carriage maker, on March 21, 1914. He was the son of Charles and Sarah (Hutchinson) Stewart. Charles Stewart, also a carriage maker, was born in Scotland and died in Johnstown. His wife was born in Johnstown and died at that place. Catherine (Grose) Stewart, mother of Charles Stewart of this review, was born in Johnstown, on May 30, 1826, and died in Herkimer in 1906, aged eighty years. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Grose. Henry Stewart, a farmer, died at Johnstown.

Charles Stewart attended the public schools in Herkimer until he was seventeen years of age, then became an apprentice carriage maker under his father and followed that business for twenty-five years. In 1900 he and Morris Marriott formed a partnership and began the manufacture of paper boxes, under the firm name of the Acme Paper Box Company. Mr. Marriott died in 1915, but the business is still conducted under the same name, Mr. Stewart being president.

On March 4, 1910, at Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Charles Stewart was united in marriage to Miss Minnie L. Morgan, who was born in Mohawk, New York, the daughter of Justice Morgan. Mr. Stewart is president of Herkimer Cooperative Loan Association and a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, Herkimer Lodge, No. 1439. In politics he is a democrat, but was elected president of the village of Herkimer, which is known as a republican town, for five times, serving from March, 1919, to March, 1924, the longest period of time any one has ever held that office in Herkimer. Mr. Stewart throughout his life has never deviated from a course which he believed to be right, and has turned all of his advantages to a most excellent account.

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