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Alice Juanita Stephenson

Alice Juanita Stephenson

Female 1893 - 1976  (82 years)

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  • Name Alice Juanita Stephenson 
    Born 17 Jan 1893  Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 01 Jan 1976  DesMoines, , Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Caledonia Cemetery, Sparta, Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I59  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2017 

    Father Alonzo Judson Stephenson,   b. 19 Jul 1871, , Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Sep 1933, Sparta, Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Katherine McCaughan,   b. 12 Apr 1871, Ballycastle, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1894, Sparta, Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1892  , Randolph, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F33  Group Sheet

    Family Charles Lawrence Ritts,   b. 11 Nov 1891, Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1983, White Pines Nursing Home, Oregon, Ogle, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1916  Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Ellen Ritts,   b. 18 Feb 1923, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1997, Oregon, Ogle Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Charles Stephenson Ritts,   b. 01 Aug 1918, Davenport, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Feb 1991, Chicago, Cook, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Edward Martin Ritts,   b. 17 Aug 1924, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 2004, Santa Martin, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. William John Ritts,   b. 29 Apr 1927, Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 2016, Fort Worth, , Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Alice Juanita Stephenson
    Alice Juanita Stephenson
    Wedding photo

    Headstones
    Juanita Alice Stephenson
    Juanita Alice Stephenson
    Juanita S.
    Born Jan 17, 1893
    Died Jan 1, 1976

    Histories
    Alice Juanita Stephenson History
    Alice Juanita Stephenson History
    Collection of stories and photos of Juanita's life

  • Notes 
    • Grandma had told me she was a school teacher before getting married and that they would not allow a married woman to be a teacher at that school. - Doug

      Juanita graduated from Sparta High School in 1910. She is listed as a Junior for the years 1908 - 1909 in the "1909-1910 Sparta High School Announcements"

      REF: University of Illinois Directory By University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus), Vergil Vivian Phelps, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus
      Edited by Vergil V. Phelps, D.B., Ph.D.
      1916
      University of Illinois
      Urbana-Champaign
      p 633
      Stephenson, Juanita Alice (h sc 1914 - ) Stu Sparta, Ill
      p1028
      Sparta, Illinois
      Stephenson, Juanita A (h sc '14 - ) Stu

      University of Illinois shows Juanita attended from Fall 1914, Spring 1915, and Summer of 1916 in the Agriculture college.

  • Sources 
    1. Footnote: Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 7, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Oct 21, 1999, Internal Ref. #1.112.7.77898.97.

    2. [S22] Cemeteries of Randolph County, Illinois Vol 3, Compiled by Lucille Wittenborn Wiechens, (Name: 1991;), 74.
      Ritts, Juanita S. 17 Jan 1893 1 Jan 1976 w/Charles L. Section C

    3. [S70] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    4. [S69] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, Illinois State Archives, Illinois State Genealogical Society, (Name: Online;), Volume D, Page 258, Lic No. 138, Randolph County.
      Stephenson, Alonzo J and Katie McCaughen 1892-09-20