Following is one of the Biographies and Stories which where gathered by Charles Sumner McKamy in the 1950s for publication in a Crawford County History Book. Unfortunately he passed away before the book was published.

Charles Stewart was born in Ohio in 1844, where he received his education, enlisting in the Army in 1861, serving 3 1/2 years after which he attended school fo rtwo years when he went to Evansville, Ind. as a book-keeper in a Stove Factory, after five years in Evansville he started a hardware business at Carmi, Ill., later in 1879 he came to Robinson where he established a farming implement and hardware store on south Cross Street one block south of the public square; he also had an extra building on the west side of the square that he used for storage purposes.

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