STEWART, John M., grocer, Harrisburg, was born in Mifflin township, Cumberland county, Pa., October 9, 1844. He is a son of the late John and Rebecca (Martin) Stewart. The Stewart family are of Scotch ancestry, the grandfather of John M. having been born in Scotland. He emigrated to this country at an early date and finally settled in Cumberland county, Pa., where he reared his family, and was prominently identified with the early history of the county. He was a farmer and a leading and progressive man among farmers and men of business. The mother was of Irish descent, and was born in Shiremanstown, Cumberland county. She now resides at Newville, Cumberland county. Their children are as follows: Jennie H., widow of the late Hugh Gamble, residing in Harrisburg, John M.; Carrie R.; Laura C., wife of J. B. Livingston, of Harrisburg ; Margaret L.; Nettie, wife of William Nevin; Susan E., died December 9, 1895, wife of James M. Early, who died January 6, 1896, and Mary E., died April 25, 1881
John M. Stewart grew to manhood in his native township. Farm work demanded so much of his time that he could only partially avail himself of school advantages. He was occupied in farming until 1871, when he removed to Harrisburg. He was salesman in the hardware business for four and in the grocery business for seven years. Since June, 1892, he has successfully conducted the grocery business on his own account.
He was married in Philadelphia, September, 1876, to Mary A., daughter of the late Johnston and Sarah Stevenson. They have no children. Mr. Stewart is an active member of the Knights of John and Malta, No. 106, of Harrisburg, and of the Junior Order United American Mechanics. His political views have always been Republican, but he votes for men rather than for the party. e and his wife are members of the Covenant Presbyterian church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 13 Apr. 2001
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