William Stevens

23 December 1819–8 March 1902 (Age 82)
Bridgwater, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Stevens was born on 23 December 1819, in Bridgwater, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Stevens, was 31 and his mother, Ann Locke, was 21. He married Emma Crowden on 13 June 1847, in Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Enmore, Somerset, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Platte, Nebraska, United States in 1860. He died on 8 March 1902, in Oakley, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Stevens Cemetery, Oakley, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Stevens
Emma Crowden
Marriage: 13 June 1847
Sarah Ann Stevens
William Henry Stevens
Ellen Christiana Stevens
Simon Percival Stevens
Emeline Augusta Stevens
Theophilus Franklin Stevens
Isaac Thomas Stevens
Abigail Charlotte Stevens

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 June 1847Somerset, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 14
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 24
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English (London), Flemish, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Steven . The surname of Flemish origin is also found in the Walloon part of Belgium. In North America, the English form of the surname has also absorbed some like-sounding Jewish names and various other European cognates, e.g. Greek Stefanidis , Serbian Stevanović (see Stevanovic ), Slovenian and Slovak Štefanič (see Stefanic ).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Emma Crowden Stevens

    Emma Crowden was born on June 17, 1823 in Bridgwater, Somersetshire, England, which is located in the southwestern part of the country, just across the Bristol Channel from Wales. Emma was the daught …

    Sources (50)

    • William Stephens, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Wm Stephens in entry for Abbie S Watterson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • William Stevens in household of Thomas Stevens, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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