Obit:: Stevens, Maud (1887 - 1936)
Contact:  Audrey Roedl

Surnames: STEVENS TURNER

----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 16 July 1936

Stevens, Maud (28 JAN 1887 - 12 JUL 1936)

Mrs. Chauncy Stevens, a lifelong resident of Clark County, died at 6 p.m. Sunday at her home in the town of Sherman. She had been ill for three years with a complication of ailments.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. from the home and at 2 p.m. at the M.E. Church here, with the Rev. W. D. Dawson, Chili, officiating. Burial was made in the Loyal cemetery.

Mrs. Stevens, nee Maud Turner, was born in the town of York, Clark county, on Jan. 28, 1887, and was married there on Aug. 14, 1902, to Chauncy Stevens, town of York. After their marriage, the couple moved to the present farm, located at Veefkind.

She is survived by her husband, one son, Ross Stevens, town of Sherman and a brother, Newell Turner, town of York.

Two children died in infancy and a brother, Morris Turner, town of York, preceded her in death about six months ago.

----Source: Greenwood Public Library, published biographies, original copy owned by Jean Rolstad

 

Ross Stevens Farm


The Ross Stevens land was first owned by the United States government and bought from it by George Burch and Ramson Paterson in 1866. In 1873, it was sold to George Burrows. In 1900, Chauncy Stevens, father of Ross, bought it from a lumber company. Chauncy then built a house and barn. In 1903, he married Maud Turner of Verb township. In 1907, Ross was born. He lived at home with his parents and helped them farm, until 1931, when he married Innis Snyder, a Clark county school teacher and daughter of Grant Snyder.


Over the years, Chauncy built new buildings and improved the old ones. In 1936, Ross bought 80 acres of joining timber land from George Mueller. Later, he sold this to Art Neustedt. In 1936, Mrs. Chauncy Stevens passed away. Ross and his father continued to farm together until Chauncy retired.


In 1939, a daughter, Dona Lee, was born to the Ross Stevens'. She is now married to Andy Balciar. They live in Marshfield, Wis., where he works for Badger Consolidated and she teaches school. They have one daughter, Brenda.
Chauncy Stevens passed away in 1958. This farm, very modern and beautiful, is still operated by Ross and his wife.

 

 


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