Monday, August 18, 2014

Albert May Stephenson (1889-1960)

Albert May Stephenson was born November 24, 1889 in Union, Boone County, Kentucky.  He was the son of George H. Stevenson and Florence May Clements.  He was raised on the family farm in Union.

On June 5, 1917, Albert registered for the draft for the First World War.  At that time, he was living with his parents in Union.  He was a self employed painter and paper hanger.  He was described as short, of medium build, and had light grey eyes and dark brown hair.  Albert was a veteran of the war.

Albert married Ida Belle Lizer in 1926 in Union, Boone County, Kentucky.  He was 36 years old and she was 18 years.  Ida was born October 7, 1907 in Harrison County, Kentucky, the daughter of Andrew Jackson Lizer and Armilda Lail.

Albert and Ida had at least six children:

Hazel               born January 10, 1927
Albert M.         born September 22, 1931
Shirley A.        born October 24, 1935
Lindy Lou        born August 16, 1938
Paul                 born 1940
Ruth H.            born February 15, 1945

After their marriage, the couple settled their family in a home on Big Bone Road in Union, where Albert was employed as a mechanic in a garage.  By 1940, they had moved to a farm in Boone County.

Albert May Stephenson died on June 18, 1960 at the Veteran’s Medical Center in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.  He was 70 years old at his death.  He was buried at Big Bone Cemetery in Boone County, Kentucky.

Notes for Albert May Stephenson
Birth & Military: U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Registration State: Kentucky; Registration County: Boone; Roll: 1643937. 
Marriage & Residence in 1930: 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2002.  Year: 1930; Census Place: Union, Boone, Kentucky; Roll: 734; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0007; Image: 114.0; FHL microfilm: 2340469.
Residence in 1940: 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.  Year: 1940; Census Place:  , Boone, Kentucky;  Roll: T627_1281;  Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 8-7.
Death: and Ohio Department of Health. Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2010.  Certificate: 43746; Volume: 16184.

Notes for Ida Belle Lizer
Birth:  “Delayed Kentucky Birth Certificates 1907,” ( accessed 16 August 2014
Children: Kentucky, Birth Index, 1911-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc., 2006.  Original data: Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Kentucky Birth, Marriage, and Death Databases: Births 1911-1999. Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

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