Biography of Walter A. Stephens
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Stephens, Walter A., was born in the town of Hornellsville, March 6, 1853. He was educated in the city schools and engaged in farming as an occupation In 1878, in company with his brother, Christopher B., he started a market in the city of Hornellsville, which is still known as the Stephens market, being now conducted by the father, Alanson Stephens, and his brother in law, Mr. Bennett, Walter withdrawing from the firm in October, 1894, as he had become deeply interested in real estate transactions in the south part of the city. In 1891 he bought a part of the old Van Scotee farm, which he has laid out in lots and made many valuable improvements and erected nine of the most beautiful cottages of the city. On this same property there is now being erected the South Side M. E. church at an expense of $10,000. Mr. Stephens is a member of this church and chairman of the board of trustees. He is a member of Hornellsville Lodge No. 331, F. and A. M., Steuben Chapter, the Council, Commandery and Consistory. He was married in 1878 to Miss Dora M. Carroll, of Hornellsville.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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