Hiram Sanford Stevens

Hiram Sanford Stevens

Birth
Weston, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 22 Mar 1893 (aged 61)
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Burial Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 20459182 · View Source
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US Congressman. He enlisted in the Army in 1851 and served in engagements against the Apaches in New Mexico until receiving an honorable discharge in 1856. He then moved to Tucson, where he became involved in ranching, was a supplier of food and equipment to the Army, and owned a general store. Stevens was one of Arizona's most prominent citizens, and his large home became the centerpiece of Tucson's civic and social activities in the mid to late 1800s. He served in the Territorial House of Representatives in 1868 and on the Territorial Council from 1871 to 1873. Stevens also held the offices of Pima County Assessor and Supervisor and Tucson City Treasurer. In 1874 he was the successful Democratic candidate for Arizona's Delegate in the US House of Representatives. He was reelected in 1876 and served from 1875 to 1879. After running unsuccessfully for reelection in 1878, he returned to his ranching and business interests. In 1893, depressed over business setbacks and other concerns, he attempted to kill his wife Petra, who survived a gunshot to the head. After shooting his wife, Stevens turned the gun on himself. He was originally interred in Old Tucson Cemetery, and later reburied at Evergreen. His home still stands and is today the Tucson Museum of Art's Palice Pavilion, which features many pieces from the museum's Art of the Americas collection.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 20459182
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hiram Sanford Stevens (20 Mar 1832–22 Mar 1893), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20459182, citing Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .