Robert Bruce STEPHENSON was the eldest child of
Elizabeth HOPKIRK and Robert STEPHENSON, JR.
Robert(8) Bruce STEPHENSON was born on 19 Dec 1857 in Lockridge, Iowa. He married Laura Effie JENKS on 24 Aug 1886. He died on 18 Sep 1934 in Jefferson County, Iowa.
Please see page 46 of THE HISTORY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY IOWA, Volumne II, published in 1912 by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company of Chicago, for a biography of Robert Bruce STEPHENSON, MD.
Effie JENKS has two very famous ancestors, Roger Williams, the founder
of the State of Rhode Island and Joseph Jenks, the creator of many
inventions.. Please go to the bottom of the page to see the details.
Robert Bruce STEPHENSON and Laura Effie JENKS had the following children:
Laurence(9) Bruce STEPHENSON, born 24 Nov 1888.
Edwin(9) Jenks STEPHENSON, born 22 Mar 1891. Edwin married Mary Pearl "Pearl" Martin. They had a daughter named Mary Elizabeth and Mary E. married a Mr. StilsonFrom the 1885 census, Robert is living at home with his parents at 1st West Street and his father is listed as a carpenter and Robert is already a physician.His younger siblings, J. Ralph, John W., and Flora B. are also in the household. It appears Elizavbeth Hopkirk Stephenson's sister Mary U. Hopkirk BROWN and her daughter Mary Jane BROWN are either living next door or in the same household..
From the 1900 census we find this family living in Liberty Township, Libertyville Village, Jefferson County, Iowa. Robert is a physician, born in december 1857, Robert was born in Iowa, his father in England and his mother in New York. Laura was born in Iowa, in April 1865. Her father was born in Indiana and hwer mother in Iowa. Laurence was born in November 1888 and Edwin was born in April 1891. The census date was June 19, 1900.
From a 1915 Iowa census card, Robert is
listed as a physician, married, attended 10 years of common school, 2
years of grammer school and 4 years of college. He lives in Jefferson
County, Libertyville, Liberty Township he earned $1,200 in 1914 and his
residence is worth $3,000.He is a Presbyterian.
From the 1920 census Robert and Laura are still in Libertyville Township, but the children are all gone.
From the 1930 census Robert and Laura are
living on Agency Road, Libertyville Township. The house is now worth
$4,000 and they own a radio. Robert is still a physician.
Laura Effie Jenks STEPHENSON passed away on 30 March 1934 in Jefferson County, Iowa.
Robert Bruce STEPHENSON passed away a few months later on 18 September 1934, also in Jefferson County.
If you follow Laura Effie JENKS ancestry you will find the following:Laura Effie Jenks (1864-1934) born Jefferson Co, IA
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