Biography of Mrs. Elizabrth Stephens
Imperial County, CA Biographies





MRS. ELIZABETH STEPHENS. - The Imperial Valley's history has been developed by men and women who first settled it; more pages are constantly being added by the same pioneers and by others who have come later. It is to the agriculturists of this community that the growth and development of this section is due. Prominent among the residents of Seeley is Mrs. Elizabeth Stephens, who owns three hundred and twenty acres of land Her husband, Isaac W. Stephens, died July 11, 1906, and was buried in the family cemetery at Newport, Arkansas. Mr. Stephens was an enterprising and prosperous rancher of Arkansas and he gained a well established place in popular confidence and esteem. He was reared in the South and was afforded a good education and attended the Arkansas College. He was a prominent planter and stockman, and came from one of the first families in the South. He was a loyal husband and father and did all in his power for his family whom he cherished. Mr. Stephens was united in marriage March 30, 1889, and to this union were born seven children: Mary Harriet, residing in Seeley; Isaac W., in the United States service; Oram Datus, Gladys, Donald H., Louise, wife of William Hoyt Colgate of San Diego, California, now serving in the United States Army, and Elberta L.

From:
The History of Imperial County, California
Edited by: F. C. Farr
Elms and Franks, Publishers
Berkley, California 1918


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