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William Copage Stevens
Birth: Sep. 25, 1832
Johnson County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1923
Ada County
Idaho, USA

Grandfather of Florence Edna Ludington.

Letter written by Gwendolen Violet SMITH, daughter of Mary Ann STEVENS - William C. STEVENS' daughter by 2nd wife, Elizabeth CHEATHAM [Note: names in brackets [ ] are contributor notes;
info in parenthesis ( ) is part of Gwendolen's letter]:

"My mother was not very old when the father [William C. STEVENS] married again - Susan [SCHOOLING] who was distantly related. They lived on a farm in Missouri and later W. C. Stevens did make the run into Oklahoma Territory (No record of military service during civil war). My mother had left home very early because of friction with Susan - working for her "keep" in various homes & going to school when she could. When her older brother George [George A. STEVENS] married she went to live with he & his wife [Battie May PARVIN] to help before the second child Edgar was born. Batty, the wife died during childbirth & my mother stayed on caring for the two children - this I believe still in Missouri - She later moved to Pueblo with George - where he ran a feed store and - if my memory is correct he gambled a great deal. W. C. Stevens and the sons Frank & Cyrus brought a cattle herd from Oklahoma into the Lost River Country of Idaho. Frank remained in that area. W. C. came on to Boise. Cyrus disappeared on a trip to Omaha with a load of cattle - no one ever knew what became of him. W. C. Stevens owned a sawmill somewhere north of Boise for some years (Thorn Creek possibly, and operated own farm) - had a home on O Farrell street until about 1912. Susan preceeded him in death & he came to live with us when we moved to the Springs in Idaho City in 1914. I remember him as a tall - reddish haired, bearded,irrascible old man - never interested in us - terribly demanding of my mother. He devoured patent medicines.

Probably as a result of W. C. Stevens move to Boise George and his family including my mother moved to Boise - George took up land in the Cole - Ustich area - planting fruit trees - largely prunes. Shortly after moving here George went back to Missouri - or Kansas and married a distant cousin Ciny [Cina M. STURGEON]. She was an expert seamstress and did sewing - my mother living with them for a time when friction again became too much for my mother. She again cared for children, did sewing and eventually went to work as a waitress at the Pacific Hotel - where she met and married Ed Smith."
Family links: 
  Alexander Hamilton Stevens (1802 - 1865)
  Chinesa Martin Stevens (1809 - 1847)
  Elizabeth Cheatham Stevens (1841 - 1878)*
  Susannah Elizabeth Schooling Stevens (1843 - 1915)*
  Mary Ann Robison Stevens (1834 - 1861)*
  George A Stevens (1858 - 1931)*
  Frank J Stevens (1865 - 1942)*
  Mary Ann Stevens Smith (1870 - 1938)*
  Infant Stevens*
  William Copage Stevens (1832 - 1923)
  Lucretia Ann Stevens Prichard (1833 - 1900)*
  Eliza Stevens (1838 - 1839)*
  Minerva Stevens Woods (1841 - 1920)*
  Infant Stevens (1847 - 1848)*
*Calculated relationship
Morris Hill Cemetery
Ada County
Idaho, USA
Plot: MHILL_E_68_3
Maintained by: Crawford1880
Originally Created by: Gravely and Morticia Dig...
Record added: May 04, 2011
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William Copage Stevens
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