|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1884|
|Death: ||Jul. 7, 1960|
Timothy W. Stevens Retires; With True Temper 33 Years
Timothy W. Stevens, 5823 West av., retired Friday afternoon after 33 years' service with the True Temper Corp, formerly Ashtabula Works of the American Fork & Hoe Co.
Mr. Stevens came to Ashtabula in 1898 with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. George W. Stevens, six brothers and one sister from a Sioux Indian Reservation near Ft. Pick, Montana, where they had been making their home.
He learned the trade of blacksmithing and tong-making at the McKinnon Iron Works in 1902. He later worked on the Pennsylvania Railroad as a blacksmith for a few years and spent six years working at the Ashtabula and Buffalo Dock Co. He has worked approximately 33 years irregularly, at the True Temper Corp. and has been with the company steadily since 1922, as maintenance man and tong maker.
He served as Councilman from 1930 to 1936.
Mr. Stevens recalls major projects for the councils during his six years as Councilman were installation of the Strongbrook Drain at a cost of approximately $250,000 and the paving of West av., Madison, av., Jefferson av and Washington av.
Mr. Stevens said the reason his parents came to Ashtabula was because his mother's relatives were located near Hartsgrove and his parents decided to move here and purchase a farm near Sheffield. Prior to moving here his father was an overseer farmer on the reservation and his mother taught school.
He remembers that his father at various times helped in the capture of cattle thieves and one time was in the party headed by Buffalo Bill Cody.
Known to many Ashtabulans as "Tim," Mr. Stevens and his wife, the former Orpha C. Ogden, have lived on West av for approximately 46 years. Mr. Stevens constructed their present home in 1917.
A strong believer in the south side of the city, the former councilman wants "to develop south side real estate."
One of his favorite hobbies is gardening. He claims he has many people who call him "Tinkering Tim." At present he has a little more than one-half acre in garden. Outside of gardening his immediate plans are indefinite.
Mr. Stevens, who doesn't use alcohol or tobacco, claims he can't remember being late for work. He was absent from work due to sickness.
George Washington Stevens (1850 - 1926)
Adelaid Abigail Holcomb Stevens (1853 - 1946)
Orpha Christina Ogden Stevens (1886 - 1956)*
Rolland Stevens (1912 - 2000)*
Perry Knapp Stevens (1874 - 1952)*
Frank Holcomb Stevens (1875 - 1942)*
Arthur G Stevens (1878 - 1955)*
Ida Mae Stevens Smith (1881 - 1965)*
Timothy W. Stevens (1884 - 1960)
Edson Chester Stevens (1889 - 1969)*
Leon Raymond Stevens (1891 - 1970)*
Norris William Stevens (1895 - 1969)*
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Record added: Mar 18, 2010
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