W.M. Steadman operated a general merchandise store in Powhatan in the early 1900s. By 1908 he had relocated to Batesville.1 He bought the home of G.M. Lewis.1a

In 1897, Steadman lived in Powhatan and was described as a young merchant. Previously he had been circuit and county clerk (1894-1896). His father had been a soldier in the civil war and since the war had been sheriff.2

In the election of 1904, Steadman was chairman of the Wood Club, which opposed Governor Davis and supported Judge Wood for governor.3



1. Batesville Guard (Batesville, Arkansas, United States of America) · 24 Jan 1908, Fri · Page 5 Steadman moves to Batesville.pdf

1a. Batesville Guard (Batesville, Arkansas, United States of America) · 10 May 1907, Fri · Page 5 Steadman buys residence in Batesville.pdf

2. Daily Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas) · 4 Sep 1897, Sat · Page 3 confederate monument member activities.pdf

3. Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock, Arkansas) · Wed, Dec 30, 1903 · Page 4 Steadman and Martin head Woods club.pdf