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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Henry “Dick” Stevens (1896-1978)


Born at High Bluff on 12 September 1896, son of William Henry Stevens (1862-1917) and Catherine Galbraith (1870-1949), he moved with his family to Fannystelle in 1904. After his father’s death, he took over the Stevens and Company lumber, coal, and grain business. He was an agent for Portage Mutual Insurance for many years and a President of the Children’s Aid Society of Central Manitoba. On 26 January 1927, he married Laura Annie McCulloch (1903-1956) at Souris and they had three children: William Henry “Harry” Stevens (1927-2013), Lois Stevens (wife of Donald M. Murray), and Wilma Stevens (wife of H. L. Miller). He was a member of St. Andrews United Church (Elm Creek) and was active in the Fannystelle community. He died at St. Petersburg, Florida on 14 April 1978 and was buried in the Portage Hillside Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stevens and Company Grain Elevator (Fannystelle, RM of Grey)


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 April 1978, page 38.

Obituary [William Henry Stevens], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 December 2013, page 48.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 May 2018

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