WILLIAM G. STEWART

Linwood Cemetery
Dubuque County, Iowa
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William G. STEWART
DIED
MAY 23, 1906
AGED 93 YEARS
~
CAROLINE
Nee Wilson
WIFE OF
W. G. STEWART
DIED
MAR. 22, 1871
AGED 52 YEARS
~
WILLIAM WAS DBQ COUNTY’S FIRST SHERIFF, AN IOWA SENATOR, AND TREASURER OF DBQ. COUNTY. IN 1890, HE GAVE SEVERAL ACRES OF LAND TO THE CITY TO DEVELOP. THEY NAMED
THE AREA STEWART PARK IN HIS HONOR.
1N 1900, IT BECAME KNOWN AS UNION PARK.

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Posted on Jan-13-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
WILLIAM G. STEWART, President of the Dubuque County Bank, Dubuque. Among the honored names of Dubuque's early settlers, none are more worthy of record than that of the subject of this brief sketch; is a native of Lee Co., Va., and was born July 10, 1813, and is the son of William and Jane Stewart, both natives of Virginia; his early education was limited, but later, through his own Con't.

Posted on Jan-13-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
efforts of reading and study, he has placed himself above others with much better opportunities for learning. In early life, he had an ambition to see and live in the Great West, and, in September, 1831, his father's family removed to Montgomery Co., Mo., and he he accompanied them; in the spring of 1832, he was employed by the Government to assist in the removal of the remnants of the Con't.

Posted on Jan-13-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
of the tribes of Seneca, Delaware and other tribes of Indians, from Ohio to their reservations, about one hundred miles above Little Rock, Ark.; having heard of Galena and the great lead mines, he determined to visit them; arriving in Galena in October 1833, he remained until the 10th of February, 1834, when he came to Dubuque, which was then in Michigan Territory, and returned to Missouri Con't.

Posted on Jan-13-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
the following summer; after remaining away about one year on account of sickness,he returned to Dubuque and engaged in farming and mining. He was elected Sheriff of Dubuque Co., in 1847, and held that office for six years; in 1856, he was elected to the State Senate for a term of four years; he was elected Treasurer of Dubuque Co. in 1869, by a large majority, and, by re-elections, he held Con't.

Posted on Jan-13-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
that office for twelve years; he is connected with the Dubuque & Sioux City, Chicago, Dubuque & Minnesota and Iowa Pacific Railroads,and is active in the development of the interests of the city and county; he has acted with the Democratic party and is an advocate of its principles. On the 2d of June, 1842, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Caroline Wilson, by whom he has six children.

Posted on Jan-13-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
“The History of Dubuque County" http://members.tripod.com/~Doreen_3/DBBIOAB.htm

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