Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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O. H. Stewart

O. H. STEWART, for many years a prominent business man of Parsons. Labette county, Kansas, is president of the Parsons State Bank, and of the Savonburg State Bank, at Savonburg, Allen county, Kansas.

Mr. Stewart was born in Allen county, Kansas, near Humboldt, in 1861, and received his intellectual training in the schools of his native county. He became sub-agent for the Sac and Fox Nations, and served as such during the years 1884 and 1885. In 1886, he located at Parsons, Kansas, and became a partner in the general merchandise establishment of W. L. Bartlett & Company. He continued as a member of this firm until 1897, when he sold his interest and went to Humboldt, Kansas, to settle the estate of Paul Fisher. He remained there until June, 1899, when he returned to Parsons, and in November, 1899, with the assistance of F. H. Foster, organized the Parsons State Bank. The bank was incorporated with a paid up capital of $25,OOO, and the officers are, O. H. Stewart, president; and F. H. Foster, vice-president and cashier. Although a young institution, judicious management has made it a safe and profitable one. it enjoys the patronage of many of the leading citizens of Parsons, and of Labette county at large. Mr. Stewart enjoys the confidence of the community to a marked degree, and has many friends throughout the county.

In 1887, the subject of this sketch was united in marriage with Kate F. Fisher, a daughter of Paul Fisher, of Humboldt, Kansas, and they have four children, as follows: Lyman O., Ellsworth F., Harold, and Paul. Fraternally, Mr. Stewart is a member of the Royal Arcanum, and of the Elks. He is a Republican, in politics, and takes an active interest in both local and national affairs. He is city treasurer, and also treasurer of the board of education, of Parsons. His portrait accompanies this sketch.