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Edward Dyer Stevens

Edward Dyer Stevens

Male 1874 - 1941  (67 years)

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  • Name Edward Dyer Stevens  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 14 Jun 1874  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Construction - Electrical contractor 
    Died 2 Sep 1941  Steubenville, Jefferson Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Buried 5 Sep 1941  Greenlawn Cem, Portsmouth, Scioto Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Person ID I551  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2014 

    Father Albert Dyer Stevens,   b. 24 Feb 1851, Buffalo, Erie Cnty, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Anna Elizabeth ("Annie") Snouffer,   b. 23 Mar 1850, Frederick, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1919, Portsmouth, Scioto Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1873  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Family ID F180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clara York,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 4 Oct 1905  Scioto Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
    Children 
     1. Edward Stevens,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F2512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Edward's birth name is a bit of a puzzle. The 1880 federal census lists him as "Albert." The 1885 Iowa state census lists him as "Edward."

      The 1880 census lists his parents, Albert Stevens, 28, and Anna, 29, living with their son "Albert," 6, born in Iowa, together with his grandmother. 1880 U.S. Census, Rapids Twsp, Linn Cnty, IA (T 9, Roll 351, stamped p. 355; lines 32-35).

      The 1885 Iowa state census shows Edward's parents, Albert D Stevens, 35, born in NY, and Anna, 35, born in MD, living with their son "Edward D," 10, born in Linn Cnty, IA. 1885 Iowa State Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (Roll IA 1885_221; p. 527, lines 20-22).

      Edward is listed as "Eddy" in a book that discussed his grandfather. According to PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF LINN COUNTY, IOWA, pp. 644-645 (Chapman Bros., Chicago: 1887):
      "Mr. [J.J.] Snouffer was married in 1847 [sic], to Miss Anna White, a native of Maryland, and now the mother of the following children: The eldest daughter, Annie, Mrs. Stephens [sic], is a resident of Cedar Rapids, and has one son, Eddy; ***."

      Edward's Ohio Death Certificate # 55360 (Sept 1941) indicates that he was a retired electrical contractor. Edward's certificate lists his father as Albert Stevens, born in Boston, Mass [sic], and his mother's name as Ann Snouffer, born in Fredericksburg, MD. The "informant" for the death certificate was Edward's son Edward Stevens of Portsmouth, OH.

  • Sources 
    1. [S835] IA Census 1885-2 - Linn|, Linn Cnty, IA, Iowa State Censuses, (State Historical Society of Iowa, 600 E. Locust, Des Moines, IA 50319 (via Heritage Quest), Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925, Online database, www.Ancestry.com), p. 527.

    2. [S77] Linn County Portraits|, Anonymous, Portrait and Biographical Album of Linn County, Iowa, (Chicago, IL; Chapman Bros.: 1887), p. 645.

    3. [S148] OH Deaths - 1 |, Ohio, Ohio, Deaths, 1908 - 1953, (State Vital Statistics Unit, Ohio Dep't of Health, PO Box 15098, Columbus, OH 43215; via https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307272), (Cert. # 55360).

    4. [S68] Gervaise|, Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, "Snouffer2.ftw" and subsequent Email reports to Wm. C. Snouffer, (Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, Email: ten8ious@msn.com).

    5. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com).

    6. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 55810739.

    7. [S683] IA Census 1880, Linn, Iowa, Linn Cnty, 1880 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T9, Roll 251, p. 355).

    8. [S148] OH Deaths - 1 |, Ohio, Ohio, Deaths, 1908 - 1953, (State Vital Statistics Unit, Ohio Dep't of Health, PO Box 15098, Columbus, OH 43215; via https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1307272), (Cert. # 55360) (Reliability: 2).