Wendell Earl Stephens

30 January 1912–25 August 2002 (Age 90)
Jones Township, Union, Iowa, United States

The Life of Wendell Earl

When Wendell Earl Stephens was born on 30 January 1912, in Jones Township, Union, Iowa, United States, his father, John Wesley Stephens, was 25 and his mother, Amy Myrtle Kelly, was 25. He married Florence Helen Boyer on 22 October 1934, in Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in School District 8, Sanders, Montana, United States in 1940. He died on 25 August 2002, in Plains, Sanders, Montana, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Plains Cemetery, Plains, Sanders, Montana, United States.

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Wendell Earl Stephens
Florence Helen Boyer
Marriage: 22 October 1934
Marlin Wendell Stephens
Robert Earl "Bob" Stephens

Spouse and Children

22 October 1934
Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States


    Marlin Wendell Stephens


    Robert Earl "Bob" Stephens


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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 1

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 25

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wendell E Stephens, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wendell Stephens, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
  • Wendell Earl Stephens, "Montana, Sanders County Records, 1866-2010"

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