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 Charles Webster Stevens

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Charles Webster Stevens

Birth
Cavendish, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 26 Mar 1927 (aged 82)
Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 140690931 View Source
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CHARLES W. STEVENS

Q.M. Sergt. Charles Webster Stevens, 1st New Hampshire Cavalry, Co. H; b. Cavendish, Vt.; age 19; res. Nashua, NH; cred. Nashua; enl. July 25, '64; must. in July 29, '64, as Priv.; app. Co. Q. M. Sergt. Sept. 1, '64; must. out July 15, '65. P. O. ad., Nashua, NH.

Gen. Charles W. Stevens was born at Cavendish, Vt., Nov. 18, 1844. He is a son of John L. and Sarah M. (Emerson) Stevens. His childhood was spent in his native place and at Francestown. He came to Nashua with his parents in 1850, where he has since resided. General Stevens was educated in the public schools of Nashua, at the academy at Francestown and at Bryant & Stratton’s business college in Boston, graduating at the latter place. His occupation is that of stonemason and contractor; he controls quarries in Nashua and Milford, having formed the Stevens Granite company at the latter place and holds the position of president and general manager. Many prominent public and private buildings in the state, together with bridges and monuments attest his skill and practical knowledge in his chosen line of work. He is a director in the Nashua Building and Loan association, the Nashua Boot and Shoe Manufacturing company and the board of trade.

He served his country a year during the Civil War as quartermaster sergeant of company H, First New Hampshire Cavalry, and since then has given two years as a non-commissioned officer on the staff of the Second regiment, New Hampshire National Guard, and two years on Gov. Hiram A. Turtle’s staff as quartermaster-general. General Stevens has represented his ward in the common council and in the legislature, 1885, and was five years a member of the board of education. In 1888 he was chairman of the Republican city committee and he has been several times urged to stand as a candidate for mayor. Gov. David H. Goodell appointed him on the board of managers of the Soldiers’ Home at Tilton in 1889, and upon the expiration of his term he was reappointed by Governor Turtle. In 1894 h was elected state senator from the twentieth district for 1895 and 1896 and served his constituents with fidelity and credit to himself. He attends the Pilgrim Congregational church, and is a director in the society is a member of Rising Sun lodge, A. V. and A. M., Granite lodge, I. O. O. F., Nashua lodge, K. of P., City Guards club and New Hampshire club. He is also a member of John G. Foster post, G. A. R., which he served as commander and on several public occasions as chief marshal.

General Stevens was united in marriage June 29, 1868, with Lizzie Butterfield, daughter of David C. and Mary F. (Hemmingway) Butterfield of Nashua. Three sons have been born of their marriage: Charles B., born Dec. 6, 1869, died as the result of an accident, July 1, 1882, Fred L., born July 9, 1872, died Aug. 3, 1873; Everett M., born Aug. 9, 1878.

Source: History of Nashua, N.H.


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