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Martha Jane Carmen Stephens 1835-1903


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/28/2010 at 00:53:07

Death of Mrs. Stephens
The day before Christmas Mrs. Stephens past beyond the vale of earthly labors.

Mrs. Stephens maiden name was Martha Jane Carmen. She was born in New York state Nov. 5, 1835. In 1859 she was married to Mr. Uriah Stephens. The next year Mr. and Mrs. Stephens moved to Kansas City where they resided for twenty years. The next move was to Albuquerque, N.M. which was their home until a year or so ago.

Mrs. Stephens is the last of her family. Her five children are all deceased and Mr. Stephens died about eight years ago. After his death Mrs. Stephens resided with her daughter until last year when her child preceded the mother to the great beyond.

Mrs. Stephens came to Estherville in April, 1903, and made her home with her niece, Mrs. W. G. Anderson. At the time of her death Mrs. Stephens was 68 years, 1 month, and 10 days old. She was a member of the Congregational church.

The funeral services were held in the Free Baptist church Sunday afternoon and interment took place in the west side cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, December 30, 1903)


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