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Martin William Stephenson
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1877
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 16, 1957
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA

1904 Move to Maple Grove, Dority Creek County News, Wisconsin, USA, shared by Find A Grave contributor: WJH:

"Martin Stephenson has put up about 100 ton of hay. Martin has also just completed a neat new residence on his farm in Maple Grove which will be occupied by his sister from Minneapolis, Mrs. Peterson (Christine & Emil) & her husband. What is the matter, Martin? There are lots of nice ladies in this neck of the woods who would be glad to be mistress of that house. If I was one of them I would make a strong effort to get there before leap year runs out."

Martin W. Stephenson, prominent agriculturist and owner of the Apiary Home Farm, Section 30, west, Maple Grove Township, was born in Chicago, Ill., March 26, 1877, the son of Christian E. and Lena (Neilson) Stephenson. He came to this county with his parents in 1880, and here attended the district schools. In 1912 he formed a partnership with his brother, Charles, and bought a quarter section in Prairie Farm Township. In 1902 he purchased his present place, consisting of 80 acres in Section 30, Maple Grove Township, on which he himself erected the buildings. In 1918 he purchased 80 acres in Section 25, Arland Township, making in all 160 acres, of which 60 are under cultivation, the rest being in timber and pasture and here carries on general farming and dairying. Since early youth Mr. Stephenson has been interested in bees and for many years he kept from fifty to sixty colonies, thus giving his farm its
present name. He is a man of unusually wide reading and has kept well abreast of the times especially along his own line of endeavor. He assisted in organizing the Hillsdale Western Co-operative Telephone Company and was its president until 1917. He has also been active in the Four Town cheese factory of which he is now vice president. In addition to his other duties, Mr.
Stephenson is manager of the farm owned by his brother Charles, who now lives in Two Harbors, Minn. Mr. Stephenson was married Nov. 23, 1914, to Mary L. Grub, daughter of Phillip and Dorothy (Klipp) Grub, natives of Pennsylvania, who are now farming in Sauk County, Wis. In the Grub family there are four children: William, Mary L., Ida and Fredrick (deceased). Mr. and Mrs. Stephenson have four children: Dorothy C., Born Dec. 25, 1915; Elizabeth H., born June 22, 1917; Marjorie I., born June 13, 1919, and Martin W. Jr., born April 29, 1921.
--Taken from: History of Barron Co., Wisconsin, H. C. Cooper, Jr., & Co., 1922, pp. 575-576. 
Family links: 
  Christian Edvin Ernest Stephenson (1843 - 1918)
  Nekolena Nielsdatter Stephenson (1842 - 1912)
  Mary Louise Grubb Stephenson (1883 - 1959)
  Martin William Stephenson (1921 - 2014)*
  Christine Stephenson Peterson (1872 - 1953)*
  Charles Bernhardt Stephenson (1874 - 1929)*
  Martin William Stephenson (1877 - 1957)
  Jennie Stephenson (1879 - 1900)*
  Clara Stephenson (1882 - 1900)*
  Anna Stephenson (1882 - 1900)*
  John Edvin Stephenson (1884 - 1974)*
*Calculated relationship
Wayside Cemetery
Barron County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Sandi K
Record added: Jan 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104221942
Martin William Stephenson
Added by: WJH
Martin William Stephenson
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