Arthur Stephens

12 August 1897–9 February 1980 (Age 82)
Woodstock Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States

The Life of Arthur

When Arthur Stephens was born on 12 August 1897, in Woodstock Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, his father, Elmer W Stephens, was 25 and his mother, Edith Keeran, was 22. He married Elsie Iris Clements on 5 March 1919, in Knox, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Buena Vista Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 9 February 1980, in Woodstock Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States.

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Arthur Stephens
Elsie Iris Clements
Marriage: 5 March 1919
Doris Medlen Stephens
Harold Arthur Stephens

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    Elsie Iris Clements


5 March 1919
Knox, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 13

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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

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

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Aurthur Stevens in household of E W Stevens, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Arthur Stephens in household of Elmer Stephens, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Arthur Stephens, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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