STEVENS, William H. 1868-1949
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Date: 10/24/2016 at 20:17:08
William Stevens Buried Thursday
William Henry Stevens, 80 years, 8 months and 12 days old, of Rowley, Ia., died Feb. 21 at his home from infirmities of old age. Formerly a farmer, Mr. Stevens had resided in the Conrad community for 34 years.
He was one of a family of ten children and was the son of Julia and Abner Stevens. He was born June 9, 1868 at Plattville, Wis., and as a boy, moved with his parents to a farm near Conrad. When he was 23 years old he was married to Minnie Myrtle Reisinger of Conrad, after which they farmed near Conrad for 12 years, then moved to Waterloo for 11 years and then to the Rowley community in 1915. Mrs. Stevens preceded her husband in death on Nov. 16, 1918.
He was the father of 11 children, ten of whom are living: Floyd, Conrad; Claude, Pittsburg, Pa.; Oril (who lived at home with her father); Mrs. Gordon Livingston, Hammond, Ind.; Wesley, of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Arnold Armagost, Spokane, Wash.; Elmer and Mrs. George Henderson, both of Rowley; Mrs. Marion Jaimeson, Independence; and Mrs. Howard Satterice, Brandon. Another son Roy, died April 1, 1921. Five brothers and a sister also survive, John F., Grundy Center; Frank, Fred and George, all of Cedar Falls; Walter, Conrad; and Mrs. Irwin Miller, Beaman. He also has 23 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
While a young man Mr. Stevens was united with the Alice Church at Conrad and when he moved to Rowley he joined the Methodist church there.
He was active in church work as a Sunday School superintendent and official board member until his health prevented his attendance.
The body remained at the Sarchett Funeral Home in Center Point until the morning of the funeral service which was held at the Methodist church in Rowley Thursday, Feb. 24, with Rev. Mervin Nelson officiating at the service.
In the afternoon the body of Mr. Stevens was taken to Conrad where graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. at the Alice Cemetery, and burial was made in the family lot beside his wife Minnie and son Roy.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 March 1949, pg 9
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