Missouri Family Group Sheet for the Richard H STEPHENS Family

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Submitted by: Dennis Stephens
Email address: <dstephensop@yahoo.com>

Husband: Richard H. STEPHENS
Birthdate: Oct 14, 1847
Birthplace: Monroe Co, Missouri
Death date: Aug 29, 1935
Place of death: Liberty, Clay Co, Missouri
Burial: Alexander Cem, Monroe Co, Missouri
Father: Thomas L. STEPHENS
Mother: Elizabeth (Betsy) CLARK

Marriage date: Mar 28, 1878
Marriage place: Monroe Co, Missouri

Wife: Hannah Lackey ALEXANDER
Birthdate: Aug 28, 1855
Birthplace: near Ash, Monroe Co, Missouri
Death date: Jun 6, 1914
Place of death: Monroe Co, Missouri
Burial: Alexander Cem, Monroe Co, Missouri
Father: John M. ALEXANDER
Mother: Minerva Ann SHARP


Child No. 1: Claude Tucker STEPHENS
Sex: M
Birthdate: Dec 28, 1878
Birthplace: Monroe Co, Missouri
Death date: Apr 23, 1956
Place of death: Kansas City, Jackson Co, Missouri
Burial: White Chapel Cem, north of Kansas City, Missouri
Marriage date: Nov 6, 1901
Marriage place: Monroe or Randolph Co, Missouri
Spouse's name: Lorene Willamette LICHTENTHALER

Child No. 2: Orpha Todd STEPHENS
Sex: M
Birthdate: Nov 27, 1882
Birthplace: Monroe Co, Missouri
Death date: Dec 5, 1935
Place of death: NE of Ash, Monroe Co, Missouri
Burial: Hickory Grove Cem, Ash, Monroe Co, Missouri
Marriage date: Dec 12, 1907
Marriage place: Moberly, Randolph Co, Missouri
Spouse's name: Osie Marie HULL

Child No. 3: Willie Myrtle STEPHENS
Sex: F
Birthdate: Feb 20, 1891
Birthplace: Monroe Co, Missouri
Death date: Jan 15, 1892
Place of death: Monroe Co, Missouri
Burial: Alexander Cem, Monroe Co, Missouri
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Census summary:
1880 Marion Twp, Monroe Co, MO (Farmer)
1900 Marion Twp, Monroe Co, MO
1910 Monroe Co, MO
1920 Randolph Co, MO
1930 Ash village, Marion Twp, Monroe Co, MO (living w/son Orph & family)

Obituary- Richard Stephens died at the home of his son, Claud Stephens, in Liberty, Friday of last week. He would have reached his eighty-eighth birthday in October. Mr. Stephens is survived by two sons, Orph Stephens, living west of Madison and Claud, of Liberty. His wife died twenty-one years ago. A daughter, Myrtle, died when eleven months of age. "Uncle Rich", as he was familiarly called, resided near Ash for many years and was a kindly man and an honored citizen. His passing is deplored by many life long friends in this section. The body was brought to the Thompson funeral home in Madison, Friday. On Saturday funeral services were held at the Orph Stephens home, conducted by Rev. L. M. White. Burial was made in the Alexander cemetery. The son, Orph Stephens, is in failing health and at his request the obsequies were held at his home.
Obituary- Hannah Lackey Alexander was born near Madison, August 28th, 1855, passed from this life June 6th, 1914. In 1877 she joined Hickory Grove Baptist church of which she was a member at the time of her death. On March 28th, 1878 she was united in marriage to Richard Stephens. To this union three children were born, Claud T., Orph T., and Willie Myrtle, the latter died in infancy the other two remain. Sister Stephens was one of those characters that if you met you ever longed for the time to come that you might again have the same privilege. She had a smile and a pleasant word for all who came in her path. She went about doing good. She has gone from us never to return, but still in our minds will remain the good that we received from her life, and will be an inspiration to make us better. It is true "In the midst of life we are in the midst of death," and well it is this way for by it we are taught to be watchful. She was ready because her life was lived for Him who died for her. She will be missed from her home, church and community where she took her place in her way. Our loss is her gain so we must be content to wait our time. So father and sons you have many things to be thankful for, she was ready. You in life gave your flowers that she might enjoy them and now that she has gone may her life be an incentive to higher things. She leaves two sons, husband, two grand-children, two sisters, four brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. A service was conducted at the home by Revs. Green, (her pastor, and R A Jones, a former pastor) after which the body was conveyed to the Alexander cemetery to await the coming Day. May the Lord bless. Welcomed at the pearly ports, Evermore a welcome guest. Welcome to the life immortal, to the Mansion of the blest. Home Sweet Home, our home forever. All the pilgrims journeyed past Welcomed home to wander never, Saved thro' Jesus Home at last. R A Jones
Obituary- Mrs. Richard Stephens, aged 58 years and 7 months, died at her home near Ash, Saturday, following an illness of only a few days duration. She suffered from heart trouble. Mrs. Stephens is survived by her husband and two sons, Claud and Orph Stephens. She had been a faithful and consistent member of the Baptist church and her death brings sorrow to the hearts of many friends. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Jones Tuesday afternoon, after which burial was made in the Ash cemetery. The sincere sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved family in their sorrow.