This is a work in process; the following information has been gathered so far:
The History of the Yakima Valley, Washington, Comprising Yakima, Kittitas and
Benton Counties, The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1919, Volume II, page 365
WILLIAM ALBERT STEINMAN.
William Albert Steinman, the owner of an excellent ranch property of forty acres
near Mabton, was born in Wabasha county, Minnesota, December I, 1870, a son of
Christian and Mary (Wheeler) Steinman, both of whom were natives of Switzerland.
They came to the United States soon after their marriage and made their way to
Minnesota, where they took up their abode. Later they removed to California,
settling at Orangeville, where the mother passed away, while subsequently the
father died in San Jose, California.
William A. Steinman obtained a public school education in Minnesota and in 1891,
when a young man of about twenty-one years, arrived in Ellensburg, Washington.
He first engaged in clerking in a grocery store there and afterward established
a grocery business on his own account in connection with his brother, A. C.
Steinman. The brother sold out in 1908, but William A, Steinman continued the
business successfully until 1912. He then visited California and the Puget Sound
country but continued to make his home in Ellensburg until March, 1918, when he
came to Yakima county and bought forty acres of land near Mabton, on which he is
extensively engaged in the raising of hay. He has greatly developed and improved
his property and is one of the progressive ranchmen of the district.
In October, 1895, Mr. Steinman was united in marriage to Miss Eva Lower, a
native of Wisconsin and a daughter of Charles and Louisa Lower, who removed to
Roslyn, Washington, at a very early day. There the father passed away, but the
mother survives and is now living at South Cle Elum. Mr. and Mrs. Steinman
became the parents of two children: Mark, who died at the age of seventeen
years; and Louisa, who was born December 11, 1917.
Mr. Steinman is a republican in his political views but not an aspirant for
office. He is very prominent in Masonic circles, belonging to Ellensburg Lodge
No. 39, A. F. & A. M.; Ellensburg Chapter No. 11, R. A. M.; Temple Commandery
No. 5, K. T.; and both he and his wife are members of the Eastern Star, of which
she is a past worthy matron. Mr. Steinman has filled various offices in the
fraternity, being a past master of the lodge, a past high priest and a past
eminent commander. He enjoys in the highest degree the respect, confidence and
good will of his brethren of the order and all who know him esteem him as a man
of sterling worth.
Submitted to the Washington Bios Project in December 2007 by Jeffrey L. Elmer.
Submitter has no additional information about the subject of this article.