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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Grant W. Stevens
Ellen Secord
Marriage: 23 September 1887
Clarence N Stevens

Spouse and Children


    Ellen Secord


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


    Clarence N Stevens


Parents and Siblings

    David J Stevens


    Naomi Angeline Woodward




    Wilbur F Stevens


    Fred D. Stevens


    Edward N. Stevens




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 The Amendment was later repealed.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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