William Benjamin Stevens

31 May 1878–19 February 1964 (Age 85)
Keppel Township, Grey, Ontario, Canada

The Life of William Benjamin

When William Benjamin Stevens was born on 31 May 1878, in Keppel Township, Grey, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Alexander Stevens, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Jane Marshall, was 23. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Hester Ellen Griffith. He lived in Esmond, Benson, North Dakota, United States in 1910 and Rich Valley Township, Benson, North Dakota, United States for about 20 years. He died on 19 February 1964, in Benson, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Esmond, Benson, North Dakota, United States.

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William Benjamin Stevens
Hester Ellen Griffith
Pearl Stevens
Wilma Stevens
Pearl I Stevens
Harry S Stevens

Spouse and Children



    Pearl Stevens


    Wilma Stevens


    Pearl I Stevens


    Harry S Stevens


Parents and Siblings

    James Alexander Stevens


    Sarah Jane Marshall




    Eliza Amelia Stevens



    Bertha May Stevens


    Lottie Maude Stevens


    James Howard Stevens


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 5

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 23

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Stevence, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Stevens, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William B Stevens, "United States Census, 1920"

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