Charles Merick Stevens

1854–1947 (Age 92)
Elbridge, Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life of Charles Merick

When Charles Merick Stevens was born on 11 September 1854, in Elbridge, Onondaga, New York, United States, his father, James West Stevens, was 37 and his mother, Susanne Hulett, was 32. He married Carrie Adelphia Hawkins in 1876, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Oakes, Dickey, North Dakota, United States in 1910 and Escondido Judicial Township, San Diego, California, United States for about 5 years. He died in 1947, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Charles Merick Stevens
Carrie Adelphia Hawkins
Marriage: 1876
Burton Stevens
Mark Jay Stevens
Roy Ledra Stevens
James Charles Stevens
Bessie May Stevens
Loa Stevens
Zoe Stevens
Daisy Fay Stevens

Spouse & Children

Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States


  • Burton Stevens


  • Male1879–1975Male

  • Roy Ledra Stevens


  • Male1883–1963Male

  • Bessie May Stevens


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • James West Stevens


  • Susanne Hulett




  • Mary Stevens


  • Edwin Stevens


  • Male1854–1947Male

  • Susan C. Stevens


  • Nora Carrie Stevens


World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 3

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 25

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

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Charles Stevens in household of James Stevens, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles M Stevens, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles M Stevens, "United States Census, 1900"

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