Sylvia Alvina Stephens

1916–1989 (Age 73)
Mecosta, Michigan, United States

The Life of Sylvia Alvina

When Sylvia Alvina Stephens was born on 24 August 1916, in Mecosta, Michigan, United States, her father, Joseph Ivan Stephens, was 23 and her mother, Mary Josephine Crisler, was 20. She married John Stillman Colegrove on 23 November 1935, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. She lived in Sheridan Township, Mecosta, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 25 October 1989, at the age of 73.

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Sylvia Alvina Stephens
John Stillman Colegrove
Marriage: 23 November 1935

Spouse & Children

23 November 1935
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

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

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sylvia A Stephens in household of Joseph Stephens, "United States Census, 1920"
  • 1940 US Census
  • 1920 US Census

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