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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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C. W. Steward.

C. W. Steward is a representative and successful agriculturist of Adair county, owning and operating a valuable farm comprising two hundred and two acres on section 13, Washington township.  His birth occurred in Bureau county, Illinois, on the 22d of July, 1868, his parents being H. C. and Sarah (Saffer) Steward, the former a native of Maine and the latter of Ohio.  They were married in Illinois and in 1871 took up their abode on a farm in Adair county, Iowa.  Both survive, now making their home in Greenfield.  The period of their residence in this county covers forty-four years and they have won an extensive and favorable acquaintance within its borders.

C. W. Steward was but three years of age when brought to Adair county by his parents and here he has remained continuously to the present time.  He attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education and remained under the parental roof until he was married and established a home of his own.  He purchased a farm of Two hundred and two acres on section 13, Washington township, and has since been busily engaged in its cultivation and improvement, erecting good buildings for the shelter of grain and stock and enhancing its value in other ways.  In connection with the production of cereals he devotes considerable attention to live stock, raising and feeding stock of all kinds.  In addition to his home farm he owns ten acres of land in Florida.  His undertakings as an agriculturist have been attended with a well merited measure of success and he is widely recognized as one of the substantial and enterprising citizens of this county.

In 1897 Mr. Steward was united in marriage to Miss Carla Chaney, a native of Adair county, Iowa, and a daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Brown) Chaney, both of whom are deceased.  To our subject and his wife have been born five children, namely:  Reba M., Sarah I., Charles William, Horation C. and Wilbur A.

Since age conferred upon him the right of franchise Mr. Steward has supported the men and measures of the republican party and he has done effective work as a public servant in the capacity of school director, supervisor, trustee and assessor.  His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he is serving as a trustee and to which his wife and children also belong.  He has spent nearly his entire life in this county, and that his career has ever been upright and honorable is indicated in the fact that the associates of his boyhood and youth are still numbered among his stanch friends and admirers.



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