Biography of William Stephens
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WILLIAM STEPHENS, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, has been identified for many years with the interests of Yavapai, halving been engaged in those pursuits which greatly enhance the prosperity of the State. He has been rancher, cattleman, and one of the pioneer merchants, established stage lines and has the mail contracts. He is at present conducting several stage lines in the Verde Valley. For years he has lived at Camp Verde and has witnessed the gradual growth of that remarkable section from what was practically a wilderness. He has been active in promoting the recently discovered oil industry of that section, and is Secretary and Treasurer of the Verde Valley Oil Company, by means of which the attention of oil men throughout the country has been attracted to the oil region near Camp Verde. Mr. Stephens was born in Ohio in 1866, and married in 1892 to Miss Fannie Wingfield. They have four children, Marguerite W., Mabel P., Mildred S. and W. Harold. The family is at present living in Prescott, in order that the children may have the benefit of the High School. Mr. Stephens is a Democrat who has been actively interested in his party councils for years, but never before aspired to office.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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