Biography of Frederick S. Stevens
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FREDERICK S. STEVENS, BRIDGEPORT: Wholesale and Retail Druggist.

Frederick S. Stevens comes of a long and illustrious line of Connecticut ancestry, being of the seventh generation from Thomas Stevens, who died in Stamford in 1658; a great grandson of Lieutenant Ezra Stevens of Revolutionary fame; and grandson of Zadoc Stevens, an honored representative of his native town of Danbury in the legislature of 1824-5. Oliver Wolcott was then governor and Ralph I. Ingersoll speaker of the House. The men who were sought for legislative honors in those days were the leading men of Connecticut; and of the gentlemen who served with Zadoc Stevens one became a United States senator, six became governors of Connecticut, six members of congress, one United States minister to the court of Russia, and thirty four others obtained high places in the administration of state affairs. Israel Coe of Waterbury is today the only surviving member of the distinguished legislature of 1824-5.

F. S. Stevens was born in Danbury, 1848, and removed to Knoxville, Illinois, when quite young. The public schools of Knoxville and two years in Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., completed his educational advantages. For about twenty years he has been engaged in the drug trade in Bridgeport, which city has honored him with various positions of trust. He was one of the twenty five originators of the Connecticut State Pharmaceutical association. He was five years on Colonel Watson's staff, C. N. G. 4th Regt. He was elected last fall to represent Bridgeport in the general assembly, as a democrat. He is secretary and a director of the Masonic Temple Association of Bridgeport, a past master of Corinthian Lodge, No. 104, F. & A. M., a prominent member of the board of trade, the Seaside Club, and of Christ Protestant Episcopal church. He was married in 1876 to Anna May, only daughter of Edward L. Gaylord, ex president of the Eagle Lock Company of Terryville. His family consists of four children. Mr. Stevens is a quiet, genial gentleman, and a thorough business man, whose sound sense, integrity, and good judgment, have always forced him into the frolongsank of his fellow citizens and his party.

From:
Illustrated Popular Biography
Of Connecticut
Compiled and Published by J. A. Spalding
Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.
Hartford, Conn. 1891


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