Grant W. Stevens

1867–22 May 1940 (Age 73)
Jackson, Michigan, United States

The Life of Grant W.

When Grant W. Stevens was born in 1867, in Jackson, Michigan, United States, his father, David J Stevens, was 42 and his mother, Naomi Angeline Woodward, was 35. He married Ellen Secord on 23 September 1887, in Lawton, Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Detroit Ward 1, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 22 May 1940, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Lawton, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Grant W. Stevens
1867–1940
Ellen Secord
1866–1921
Marriage: 23 September 1887
Clarence N Stevens
1904–

Spouse and Children

    Male1867–1940Male

    Ellen Secord

    Female1866–1921Female

MARRIAGE
23 September 1887
Lawton, Van Buren, Michigan, United States
children

(1)

    Clarence N Stevens

    Male1904–Male

Parents and Siblings

    David J Stevens

    Male1825–1876Male

    Naomi Angeline Woodward

    Female1832–1916Female

siblings

(5)

    Wilbur F Stevens

    Male1851–1928Male

    Fred D. Stevens

    Male1854–1908Male

    Edward N. Stevens

    Male1863–Male

    Male1866–1953Male

    Male1867–1940Male

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 0

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1868 · The Railroad Refrigerator Car

Age 1

During the mid-19th century, attempts were made to ship perishable products by rail. The Western Railroad of Massachusetts was the first to experiment with the concept, but it was only functional in cold weather. In 1868, William Davis, of Detroit, patented a refrigerator car that used a frozen mixture of ice and salt to keep everything cold for shipment. It could be used in all weather and in all seasons. He sold the design to George H. Hammond, a Detroit meat packer, who built a set of cars to transport his products to Boston using ice from the Great Lakes for cooling.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 20

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Steven . It is also found in this spelling as a Dutch and North German name, and as an Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish name, as well as cognate names in other European languages such as Stefan and Steffen and their derivatives.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Grant W Stevens, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Grant Stevens in household of David J Stevens, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Head Grant W Stevens, "United States Census, 1900"

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