It seems like it has been a while but it has only actually been about 4 days since I last posted about my Stevenson research. When the work week rolls around it seems like the time to blog becomes very short!
Today I would like to share with you what I have found about Foster Lee Stevenson. My initial knowledge of Foster was through Gladys’ letter. Further research helped me to learn that he was buried in New Prospect Cemetery in Jefferson, Texas.
Using the birth date and death date on the record found helped me to start searching for a death certificate. At Family Search Labs I found a scan of the death certificate and discovered his full name. I later went to the cemetery in Jefferson, Texas and was able to get a picture of his grave marker. This helped me to discover that his wife was named Ethel M.
While in the area I began to search the courthouse records for their marriage. I found it in Cass Co., Texas. It states that Foster Lee Stevenson and Ethel May Stewart were united in marriage on December 13, 1908.
Through a conversation with my Aunt Juanita I discovered that Foster and Ethel had two children, Marvin Perry Stevenson and Aubry Faye Stevenson. Aubry died at an early age. I found her death record online at Family Search Labs. It shows her death as August 13, 1920 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. According to the tombstone that I found at New Prospect Cemetery, Aubry was born December 28, 1914. I have found no birth record yet, other than the date on her grave marker.
I found some information on Marvin Stevenson and will share that in a future post.
Foster died March 11, 1945 in Longview, Gregg Co., Texas at the Gregg Memorial Hospital. He was buried at the New Prospect Cemetery on March 13, 1945. Ethel May Stevenson died on November 20, 1977 in Cass Co., Texas.
I have no pictures of Foster or Ethel but I do have a picture that my Aunt Juanita gave me of Marvin and Aubry. It was probably taken around 1917 or 1918 and is not of the greatest quality but I still treasure it!
This is all I have been able to find on Foster Lee Stevenson. It’s quite a bit but I long to be able to put some life into Foster and his family. Still, I am thankful for what I have been able to find.
Next, Charlie Stevenson.
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