Owens-Stephens Family Papers, 1898-1976 | East Texas Research Center

By Natasha McClanahan

Collection Overview

Title: Owens-Stephens Family Papers, 1898-1976Add to your cart.

ID: A/167

Primary Creator: Stephens, William Edwin (1856-1930)

Other Creators: Owens, Alice Stephens (b. 1883)

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Subjects: Family records, Owens, Alice Stephens, b. 1883 -- Diaries, Stephens, William Edwin, 1856-1930 -- Diaries

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists entirely of photocopies of the day books of William E. Stephens and letters, diaries, tax receipts, and other documents relating to Alice Stephens Owens. The diaries record family events, the weather, vacation trips, and daily activities.

Collection Historical Note

William Edwin Stephens was born October 24, 1856. He and his first wife, Sarah Jane Potts, had seven children, including Alice Stephens Owens. After Sarah Jane died, William married Ellen Wilson with whom he had seven more children. Stephens died January 4, 1930.

Alice Stephens was born August 24, 1883. She married Earnest Owens in 1907. Earnest died in an accident while working with the Texas Pipe Line Company on June 8, 1923, leaving Alice a widow with several small children. Alice Stephens Owens lived in Joaquin, Shelby County, Texas, where she died at the age of 96, leaving a large number of descendants.

Subject/Index Terms

Family records
Owens, Alice Stephens, b. 1883 -- Diaries
Stephens, William Edwin, 1856-1930 -- Diaries

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Daybook of William E. Stephens, 1898-1911Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Daybooks of Alice Stephens Owens, 1921-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Miscellaneous, 1898-1932Add to your cart.
Includes tax receipts, oil and gas lease document, correspondence with the Texas Industrial Accident Board following the death of Earnest, documents relating to the estate of Alice's brother, Thomas Potts Stephens
Folder 4: Letters and other papers of Alice Owens, 1917-1976Add to your cart.

Correspondence with her brother, Thomas Potts Stephens:

during his service in World War I in France and Germany (1917-1919)

when he worked for oil companies in Columbia and Venezuela (1922-1927):

letters to and from other family members, 1917-1976.

Folder 5: Diary of Alice Stephens Owens, 1944-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Diary of Alice Stephens Owens, 1953-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Diary of Alice Stephens Owens, 1964-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Diary of Alice Stephens Owens, 1973-1975Add to your cart.


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