Jonas Stevens

14 April 1891–26 November 1953 (Age 62)
Lavaca, Texas, United States

The Life of Jonas

Jonas Stevens was born on 14 April 1891, in Lavaca, Texas, United States as the son of ceasar stevens and Martha Jones. He had at least 1 son with Blanche Hilliard. He died on 26 November 1953, at the age of 62, and was buried in Hackberry, Lavaca, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonas Stevens
1891–1953
Blanche Hilliard
1896–1974
Elonza Stevens
1905–1975

Spouse and Children

children

(1)

    Elonza Stevens

    Male1905–1975Male

Parents and Siblings

    ceasar stevens

    Male1819–1888Male

    Martha Jones

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 3

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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 (2)

  • Jonas Stevens, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Jonas Stevens, "Find A Grave Index"

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