Erial Stevens, 1842-1922
STEVENS, HAWKINS, KOONS, JONES, BURRIS
Posted By: Sara Stevens Patton
Date: 10/19/2015 at 11:43:04
Red Oak Sun
Red Oak, Iowa
December 22 1922
ERIAL STEVENS DEAD
4 March 1842 -- 18 December 1922
Long Time Resident Here Passed Away At Home of Daughter Near New Market Monday.
Erial Stevens, early settler of Montgomery county, and well known here over 50 years, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Chas. Koons, near New Market, from a complication of diseases incident to old age. He had been sick for about two weeks.
The remains were brought to Red Oak for burial, funeral services being held at the home of Harry Stevens at three o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Burris, of Clarinda, was assisted by Rev. E. A. McKim, of the Red Oak Christian church. The pallbearers were A.M. Hawkins, Russell Hawkins, O. E. Jackson, Walter Jackson, Ralph Jackson and Chas. Koons. Burial was in the Red Oak cemetery.
Those who were here from a distance to attend the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Koons and Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Jones, of New Market, and Rev. Burris, of Clarinda.
Erial Stevens was born in New York March 4, 1842, and was married there (sic) to Miss Rose Hawkins, who died here in 1920. They came to this county in 1868, ahead of the railroad, and lived on a farm in Grant township for many years. After moving to Red Oak Mr. Stevens engaged in the livery business, conducted a restaurant, worked at the carpenter trade and had the mail carrying contract to the depot. He served as city marshal for several years. During the Civil war he fought with the Union army, and he was a member of the G. A. R. post of this city. Mr. Stevens was the last surviving charter member of the Red Oak Christian church.
Surviving relatives are the four children, Delno, of Webster City; Inda, in Minnesota; Harry of Villisca; Mrs. Chas. Koons, New Market.
Mr. Stevens was one of Red Oak's pioneers, and was instrumental in promoting the interests of the community. He leaves many friends who extend sincere sympathy to the sorrowing family.
Montgomery Obituaries maintained by Debbie S. Jorgenson.
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