Heber M. Stevenson

19 Oct 1886 - 20 Sep 1956

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Heber M. Stevenson

19 Oct 1886 - 20 Sep 1956
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David Stevenson was born in Kirkcubbin, Down County, Ireland, November 1, 1829. He was a son of Alexander Stevenson and Elizabeth Rainey. He came to America about 1855, along with his brother John. They went to Ohio where they went into business together, but they didn’t get along in the business,
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Heber M. Stevenson


Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States


June 5, 2011


June 4, 2011

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David Stevenson 1829-1906

Contributor: Hokie374 Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

David Stevenson was born in Kirkcubbin, Down County, Ireland, November 1, 1829. He was a son of Alexander Stevenson and Elizabeth Rainey. He came to America about 1855, along with his brother John. They went to Ohio where they went into business together, but they didn’t get along in the business, so David sold out his interest to John, then came west, landing in Utah and Nevada, where he started another mercantile business, but was not satisfied so he sold the business and bought a freighting outfit. He hauled ore and etc. from Panguitch to Panaca, Nevada until about 1862-64 when he again sold out and moved to Utah. In 1864 he met and married a widow by the name of Sally Adams, maiden name of Sarah Carroll. To this union was born one son, 12 of September 1865, at Heber City [Utah]. David and Sarah separated and he then went back to Nevada. There he started hauling freight again. (David Alexander died October 16, 1867). Then he continued in Nevada until 1867 when he drifted into the Panguitch area, and there he met and married Catherine Justet, an Italian girl who had only been in the country 9 years and who was very young. After his marriage to her they moved to Escalante, Utah. There David entered into the sheep business which was successful until the panic of the Cleveland Administration, which very nearly bankrupted him. Afterwards he went into stock raising and farming where he became very wealthy. David could not stand to stay in one place very long, so he started to wander from one place to another until he nearly lost all of his cattle in the winter of 1892, being unable to purchase feed for them. In June of 1893 he lost his wife, Catherine, leaving a large family of small children, seven in all, ages from 9 days to 15 years. They were David, 15; Daniel, 13; Brigham, 11; Andrew, 8; Moroni, 6; Esther, 3; and a baby 9 days old. After the death of Catherine, David never recovered from the shock of losing all his cattle and the death of his beloved wife. As he was getting old and becoming an easy victim of disease, he became very ill in the winter of 1893 which left him with Bright’s disease and asthma. He was forced to let three of the children go to live with strangers. Alma and Mrs. Jewkes took the baby and Moroni to their home. W.W. Moffit and wife took Esther, but the baby only lived until 9th October, 1893. We were then forced by poverty to give up our home and we moved into an adobe lined lumber shack in the south part of Orangeville where we existed, I don’t know how. I think partly from begging and partly from stealing something to eat. My father, however, managed to keep us all in school. We all had a fair education, all graduating from the 8th grade. We lived in poverty until my brothers and I were old enough to obtain jobs, which were very scarce and wages were small. In fact, a boy did well to get his board and clothes. Father was able to keep us all on the farm in the summer and in school in winter. In the summer of 1895 he bought another home in the south part of Orangeville, after he had made a trip back to Escalante in 1895 where he found several head of cattle and horses he had left there when he left to move to Orangeville. This helped a great deal and we were able to get along much better from then on. We were still one of the poorest families in town, but from about 1897 on, after four years of poverty, we emerged a bunch of good workers and as such we were able to obtain work easily. In 1896 Moroni was allowed to return home, but Esther still lived with the Moffits, and has taken the name Etta Moffit. She never left them until their deaths and still goes by that name. About 1900 we abandoned the old farm where we never could make a living and started working for wages. Dan took up sheep herding, I followed farm work and railroad construction jobs. Andrew and Moroni kept working the farm and as farmers they could get jobs. Father almost became an invalid. In 1904 Dave and Dan got married and moved into Sunnyside, a coal mining camp, where father lived until his death in 1906. All of the children moved to Sunnyside and stayed until 1912. In 1912 myself, Dan, and Andrew, and Moroni all filed on homesteads on the Uintah Indian reservation which had been thrown open for homesteading. Andrew died in January of 1918, my own wife in December of 1918, Delphia West. Andrew’s wife Clara Allred died on the 2nd of March 1920 and Dan died on the 19th of February 1933. Written by Brigham Young Stevenson, January 10, 1951

Life timeline of Heber M. Stevenson

Heber M. Stevenson was born on 19 Oct 1886
Heber M. Stevenson was 9 years old when George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.
Heber M. Stevenson was 22 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Heber M. Stevenson was 30 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Heber M. Stevenson was 43 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Heber M. Stevenson was 44 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
Heber M. Stevenson was 59 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
Heber M. Stevenson died on 20 Sep 1956 at the age of 69
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