Lester Henry Stephenson

12 February 1896–17 May 1981 (Age 85)
Washington, Indiana, United States

The Life of Lester Henry

When Lester Henry Stephenson was born on 12 February 1896, in Washington, Indiana, United States, his father, Morton Lemuel Stephenson, was 32 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Hoke, was 33. He married Alma F Sullivan on 13 October 1915, in Floyd, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Vernon Township, Washington, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. He died on 17 May 1981, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Vernon Township, Washington, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lester Henry Stephenson
1896–1981
Alma F Sullivan
1895–1972
Marriage: 13 October 1915
Ray Osborne Stephenson
1919–1961
Lee Edward Stephenson
1923–1931

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 October 1915
Floyd, Indiana, United States
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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 10

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Stephen ( see Steven ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lester H Stephenson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lester H Stevenson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry L Stephenson in household of Morton S Stephenson, "United States Census, 1900"

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