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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stewart, Alexander Turney 1803-1876 (search)
Stewart, Alexander Turney 1803-1876 Merchant; born in Lisburn, Ireland, Oct. 12, 1803; came to the United States in 1823 and settled in New York, where he taught school for a time. Later, by the death of his father, he received a moderate fortune, with which he established a small drygoods store on Broadway. This business gris remains were stolen on Nov. 7, 1878. In the midst of the excitement following the discovery of the robbery it was alleged that Judge Hilton, the executor of Mr. Stewart's estate, had been notified by one of the robbers that the remains would be surrendered on the payment of a specified sum, and that while the widow was willing and that while the widow was willing to accede to the demand Judge Hilton declined negotiations on account of the large amount asked. It was afterwards stated that the remains were recovered and deposited in the mausoleum of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, erected by Mrs. Stewart in memory of her husband, at Garden City, L. I.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
irst session, meets......March 4, 1869 General Gillem removed from 4th Military District (Mississippi), and Gen. Adelbert Ames appointed......March, 1869 A. T. Stewart, nominated and confirmed as Secretary of the Treasury, March 5, resigns because of act of Sept. 2, 1789, which forbids any one interested in importing to hold of impeachment presented in Senate......April 4, 1876 Charles A. Dana, appointed minister to Great Britain, rejected by the Senate......April 5, 1876 Alexander T. Stewart, born in Belfast, Ireland, 1803, dies at New York......April 10, 1876 Statue of Abraham Lincoln, from contributions of freedmen, unveiled in Lincoln Parheir credentials......Sept. 28, 1878 Proclamation of President warning all persons to desist from violence in New Mexico......Oct. 7, 1878 Remains of Alexander T. Stewart mysteriously stolen from the vault in St. Mark's churchyard, New York......Nov. 7, 1878 Third session meets, and President Hayes's second annual message
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wanamaker, John 1838- (search)
Wanamaker, John 1838- Merchant; born in Philadelphia, Pa., July 11, 1838; received a public school education; was errand-boy in a book-store in 1852; retail salesman of clothing in 1856-61; then founded, in conjunction with Nathan Brown, the clothing house of Wanamaker & Brown, in Philadelphia, Pa., and the department store under the same firm name in 1869; and later established a department store on the up-town premises of the firm of A. T. Stewart & Co., in New York. He was United States Postmaster-General in 1889-93. Mr. Wanamaker founded and became superintendent of the Bethany Presbyterian Sunday-school in Philadelphia in 1858, which has since grown to be the largest one in the United States.