HARLAN W. STEWART, a well-known druggist of Steubenville, was born in Hancock county, W. Va., August 21, 1853. He is the eldest child and only living son of Dr. J. W. Stewart of Steubenville, a history of whom appears. His early life was chiefly spent in Elliottsville and Toronto, where in the public schools he received his early education. When he was about seventeen years of age his parents removed to Steubenville, which has been his home ever since. In the meantime he had begun to prepare himself for the duties of steamboat pilot. He was licensed as such at the age of twenty-one and he subsequently was engaged for three years on the Ohio river between Pittsburgh and Louisville. After his first year as a pilot, he entered J. S. Foster's drug store of Steubenville, and remained as a clerk three years. He then spent two years as a pilot, after which he re-entered Mr. Foster's store, and continued there five years more. On June 1, 1884, he engaged in the drug trade for himself, and has since successfully prosecuted that business. Mr. Stewart was married May 7, 1885, to Myrtie E., the second daughter of E. E. Campbell of Steubenville. They have one child, Marguerite W., who was born August 26, 1888. Mr. Stewart is a member of the K. of P. lodge, and in politics is a republican.
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