Monroe Harkness Stephenson

3 February 1888–8 January 1953 (Age 64)
Sharon, York, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Monroe Harkness

When Monroe Harkness Stephenson was born on 3 February 1888, in Sharon, York, South Carolina, United States, his father, Hugh Miller Stephenson, was 31 and his mother, Amanda Sue Love, was 26. He married Susan Lucinda "Lou" Morris on 11 April 1906, in Loray Mills, Gaston, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Bullocks Creek Township, York, South Carolina, United States in 1900 and Gastonia Township, Gaston, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 8 January 1953, in Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Monroe Harkness Stephenson
Susan Lucinda "Lou" Morris
Marriage: 11 April 1906
Mary Odette Stephenson
Norman Hugh Stephenson
Nellie Viola Stephenson
Clara Della Stephenson

Spouse and Children

11 April 1906
Loray Mills, Gaston, North Carolina, United States




    Mary Odette Stephenson


    Norman Hugh Stephenson


    Nellie Viola Stephenson


    Clara Della Stephenson


Parents and Siblings

    Hugh Miller Stephenson


    Amanda Sue Love




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 9

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

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

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Monroe Stevenson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Monroe H Stephenson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Monrad Stevenson, "United States Census, 1920"

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