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Memorable Manitobans: Jerold Smith Stephenson (1863-1939)

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Jerold Smith Stephenson
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Born at Burford, Ontario on 23 April 1863, he came to Winnipeg in 1904 and started a tailoring business. He married Evelyn Strowger (?-?) at Brantford, Ontario and they had two children: Victor Roe Stephenson (1887-1935) and Leone Evelyn Stephenson (1892-?, wife of Oliver Garfield McNabb). He was a member of the Shriners, Kiwanis Club, Usadian Club, and Masons (Prince Rupert Lodge). He died at his West St. Paul residence on 27 October 1939 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Ontario birth and marriage registrations, Ancestry.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

Attestation papers [Victor Roe Stephenson], Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Veteran dies as result of war service,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 January 1935, page 5.

“Jerold S. Stephenson,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 October 1939, page 25.

“Jerold S. Stephenson,”Winnipeg Tribune, 28 October 1939, page 30.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 September 2015

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