Charles Oscar Stephens

23 July 1915–28 July 1995 (Age 80)
Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Oscar

When Charles Oscar Stephens was born on 23 July 1915, in Baker City, Baker, Oregon, United States, his father, Charles Henry Stephens, was 28 and his mother, Zella Vivian Powell, was 20. He married Frances Fern Vanleuven on 25 July 1936, in Baker, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 28 July 1995, in Lakeview, Lake, Oregon, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Lakeview, Lake, Oregon, United States.

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Charles Oscar Stephens
Frances Fern Vanleuven
Marriage: 25 July 1936
Janis Fern Stephens
Mary Alice Stephens
Charles Ivan Stephens
Charles Glen Stephens

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 1
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division
Age 2
Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act
Age 22
The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Life Sketch of Frances Fern VanLeuven

The following is from an interview I conducted with my mother, Joyce Lorrie Stephens Collins regarding Frances Fern VanLeuven. Frances Fern VanLeuven was born in Downey, Idaho on February 4th, 1916 t …

Sources (12)

  • Charles Oscar Stephens, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Charles O Stephens in household of Charles H Stephens, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles O Stephens in household of Charles H Stephens, "United States Census, 1930"

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