|Birth: ||Dec. 2, 1867|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 4, 1939, USA|
Mrs. S. W. Stevens Dies After Long Illness
Had Been Resident of Oberlin for Thirty Years—Funeral Thursday
Mrs. Mary Ella Bookram Stevens, wife of Dr. S. W. Stevens, died at her home at 277 North Main street Monday at 5:05 a.m.
Mrs. Stevens was born in Franklington, N. C., December 2, 1867. She was brought as a child with four sisters to Oberlin where she was reared [and graduated from OHS in 1885]. After completing her school training she went to Harrisville, Ky., to teach. After teaching there a number of years Mrs. Stevens went to Washington, Ky., where she stayed for twenty years. She met and married Dr. S. W. Stevens in 1893 and went to Maysville to live until they came to Oberlin in 1908.
Mrs. Stevens had been very active in church work, having organized choirs and having been superintendent of Sunday schools in Maysville for a number of years. Mrs. Stevens was interested in The On-Erie-Beach Company and the strenuous work connected with the activities of the company told on her health and she was forced to give up her work in that line. For the past three years Mrs. Stevens has been practically an invalid and her last illness was of a duration of only six weeks. She has been preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Alice Shaw Medley, and Mrs. Anna Quinn Williams. She leaves her husband, Dr. S. W. Stevens, two sisters, Mrs. Emma Gayters of Oberlin, and Mrs. Maratha Grant of Charleston, West Virginia, and a large number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from Sedgeman's Parlors. Rev. Charles Copher, assisted by Rev. Homer Tucker, was in charge. Burial was in Westwood.
Oberlin News-Tribune, Oberlin, Ohio, Friday, September 8, 1939, p. 2.
Sarah Ann P. Pettiford Bookram (1839 - 1926)
Sandy Stevens (1861 - 1952)*
Ann L Bookram Quinn Williams (1860 - 1939)*
Emma J. Gayters (1862 - 1957)*
Alice Bookram Shaw Medley (1863 - 1935)*
Mary Ella Bookram Stevens (1867 - 1939)
Martha Bookram Grant (1873 - 1951)*
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Originally Created by: LindaB
Record added: Jan 27, 2010
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