Stephen C Converse

14 February 1852–5 March 1939 (Age 87)
Lapeer, Lapeer, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Stephen C

When Stephen C Converse was born on 14 February 1852, in Lapeer, Lapeer, Michigan, United States, his father, Barnard Converse, was 36 and his mother, Louisa Marie Covil, was 22. He married Ida Almeda Miller on 12 September 1883, in Rolling, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Peck, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States in 1905 and Hutchins, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States in 1910. He died on 5 March 1939, in Antigo, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Antigo, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen C Converse
1852–1939
Ida Almeda Miller
1866–1960
Marriage: 12 September 1883
Pearl Converse
1885–1927
Bertha E Converse
1887–1945
Albert B Converse
1889–
Louise Alma Converse
1892–1963
Emma E. Converse
1899–1935
Stephan Theodore Converse
about 1900–1990
Arthur D Converse
1904–1986

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 September 1883Rolling, Langlade, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 2
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 2
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated
    Age 27
    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 1771;2007: 3383; 2010: 4400)English: nickname from Old French convers literally ‘converted’, used to denote someone converted from secular to religious life in adult age, or, earlier, a lay member of a convent. The Cistercian and Augustinian conversi were men living according to a rule less strict than that of the monks or canons, engaged chiefly in manual work, with their own living quarters and their own part of the church. They were numerous among the Cistercians in the 12th and 13th centuries, often outnumbering the monks and were, by rule, illiterate. These lay brothers were employed on the monastic manors and granges, where they were liable to fall into the sin of owning private property. They acquired a reputation for violence and misbehaviour (at Neath, in 1269, they locked the abbot in his bedroom and stole his horses) and they were gradually replaced by more manageable paid servants.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Sources (14)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Stephan Converse - birth-name: Stephan Converse
    • Stephen Converse in household of Leander P Preston, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Stephen C. Converse, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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