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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Stevens (1856-1939)

Farmer, journalist.

Born at London, England on 19 October 1856, son of Joseph Stevens and Deborah Dungate, in his youth he took a keen interest in sport and was the holder of the English record for sprinting 61 to 72 miles (12 hour race). He came to Canada in 1882 and homesteaded near Baldur. In 1908, he purchased the plant of The Baldur Gazette weekly newspaper, of which he became Editor and Publisher. On 20 September 1884, he married Elisabeth Amelia Avis (1864-?) at Baldur. They had seven children: Alfred Stevens (1885-?), Olive Stevens (1886-?), Henry Stevens (1888-?), Frank Stevens (1891-?), Charles Frederick Stevens (1893-1918), Sydney Stevens (1895-?), and Arthur Stevens (1899-?). He was a member of the Canadian Weekly Newspaper Association, Baldur School Board, and St. Mark’s Anglican Church. He died at Baldur on 11 March 1939.

Sources:

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 March 2012

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