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Posted by: Tom Stephenson (ID *****9001) Date: February 03, 2003 at 12:10:59
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The following is the obituary of Alyce Stephenson which appeared in the Birmingham News,Birmingham,Alabama,11 March 1974.

MISS ALYCE STEPHENSON, of 2021 10th Ave.South,who died Sunday,was a native of Chicago,ILL.,and lived in Birmingham 40 years. She was a retired employee of Social Security Payment Center and a member of Highland Presbyterian Church,Graveside services will be at 11;30a.m.Tuesday at Maple Hill Cemetery,Huntsville,AL. Johns-Ridout's directing. Survivors included several cousins.

Since the obituary is so short, I would like to add that she was the daughter of William Alexander Stephenson(1858-1894) and his wife Dolly Darwin(1855-1939).

Her grandparents were George Alexander Stephenson(1822-1894)and Elizabeth Sarah Perry(1829-1885)

Great-grandparents were Samuel Stephenson b.1795 in York Co,S.C.;died post- 1860 in Madison Co,AL.,and Mary Shields b.1795 in S.C.;died post- 1860 in Madison County,AL.

Great-great-grandparents were Robert Stephenson(1754-1798)and Jane Barron(1767-1841)of York County,S.C. In the American Revolution in York County,S.C.,Robert Stephenson served with James Darwin,the great-great grandfather of Alyce Stephenson.

George W. Darwin(1799-1865) and Susanna True,who once lived in Her grandparents were William Washington Darwin(1769-1852) and
Jane Adams(1774) Her great-grandparents were James Darwin(1744-1825)and MaryCowan(1746-1818).

Great-great-great-grandparents were John Stephenson(ca.1721-1773) who settled on Bullocks Creek in York County,S.C. in 1764 and Jane ?


Alyce Stephenson was born in Chicago,Illinois, on January 5,1893. One year later her father William Alexander Stephenson was killed in an elevator accident in Chicago. He is buried in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in Madison County,AL. Her mother Dolly and her brother William Stephenson,who died in Memphis,TN. in 1942, are buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery.

Tom Stephenson


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