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Detail. Napanee, Grace Methodist, Mrs. Symington's Bible Class, 1909. Copy 2. Charles Stevens was born on February 5, 1847 in London, England and died October 14, 1931, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he was visiting his son. As a young man, he was a sailor. After his arrival in Napanee, he became a merchant dealing in potash, coal and timber. The ashes him made a fortune. He was Mayor of Napanee from 1894 until 1895. Later (1901) a became a newspaper publisher. Charles Stevens wrote and self-published his autobiography in which he referred to himself as "the sailorboy". He is buried in Riverview Cemetery, Napanee. Charles Stevens appears as a contributor to Grace Church in the Annual Reports of 1901 and 1916.
Charles Stevens -Exhibit #2 Mrs. Symington's Bible Class, Grace Methodist, Napanee, 1909 -Credit: The Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives
Mr. Charles Stevens

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