|Birth: ||Sep. 23, 1879|
|Death: ||Feb. 26, 1975|
San Mateo County
Son of Clarence Cushing Stevens and Mary Elizabeth Hoffman, grandson of Solon Mills Stevens and Olivia Cushing, Michael M Hoffman and Catherine Smith. Henry was the husband of Helen Emily Shurtleff, the daughter of Thomas Shurtleff and Lodema Caroline Percival. They were married on 11 May 1904 in Cloverdale, CA, and became the parents of Clarence Thomas Stevens and John Shurtleff Stevens.
Henry graduated valedictorian of his thirteen member Auburn School class of 1895. A man of many talents: electrician for the Sacramento Lighting Company and then PG&E, electrical inspector for the Public Health and Safety Dept for the City of Oakland with the salary of $220.00 a month, owned and operated a bakery, auto repair shop and an appliance repair and key shop.
On December 16, 1909 Henry drove his white steamer through back of Grandmother's (Mary Elizabeth Hoffman Stevens) garage and through the chicken yard. They lived in Sacramento, Eureka, Auburn and Oakland. Helen's diary records their sighting of Haley's comet, the sinking of the Titanic, the first day of prohibition, the day Henry took his first Mason degree, he would live to take his thirty second. In 1912, Henry and Helen drove their White Streak Buick from Auburn to Sacramento to hear the Edison disc phonograph.
Henry and Helen never were rich in finances but had very full, happy, healthy lives, and both of them died of old age. Grandpa had his sister, Mildred, with him the rest of his days, but he was never the same after he lost the love of his life, Helen.
Obit: Stevens, Henry C., in San Mateo. February 26, 1975, husband of the late Helen E. Stevens; loving father of Clarence T. Stevens of Richmond and John S. Stevens of San Mateo; brother of Mrs. Mildred Spencer of Oakland; also survived by five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A native of Auburn; aged 95 years. A Life member of Eureka Lodge No, 16 F. & A.M. and Crystal Chapter No. 57 O.E.S. of Auburn. Friends are invited to attend services Friday, February 28th at 11 a.m. of Truman's Chapel, Telegraph Ave. at 30th St., Oakland under auspices of the Masonic Funeral Service Committee.
Henry had more jobs than can be counted but his family was always cared for. They moved with regularity, bought stores, flourished, went broke, moved, tried different venues, and as always, raised their two sons to have real values and proper manners. Henry's wife's dairy displays all sorts of family events, deaths, illnesses, and these two were always there to lend a hand, to do what needed to be done.
Henry's birth was announced in the Placer Herald, 27 Sept 1879, page 5, col 4.
Clarence Cushing Stevens (1854 - 1886)
Mary Elizabeth Hoffman Stevens (1857 - 1913)
Helen Emily Shurtleff Stevens (1881 - 1965)*
Clarence Thomas Stevens (1905 - 1978)*
John Shurtleff Stevens (1917 - 1986)*
Henry Cushing Stevens (1879 - 1975)
Mildred Hoffman Stevens Spencer (1883 - 1987)*
Pine Grove Cemetery
Plot: Old Odd Fellows Section, there are no plot numbers
Maintained by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Originally Created by: Kellybee
Record added: Apr 20, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14014089