Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 06:18:00 :
The Marin Journal
Thursday, January 2, 1936
Edw. W. Stevens, Former Soldier, Found Dead Mon.
Edward W. Stevens, assistant supervisor of writing projects for this district under the WPA, was found Monday morning slumped in a chair at his apartment, 110 Laurel Place, dead from an acute attack of indigestion, which affected his heart.
He was found by Mrs. D. D. Craig, whose husband is district manager for the government project here.
The Craigs live at the same location.
Stevens was dressed in his bath robe, pajamas and slippers, and a book lay on the floor near his chair. He had suffered much from indigestion, and it is supposed that during the night he suffered another attack and left his bed.
Stevens was 45 years of age and a native of Minnesota. He served in the World War in the distinguished Canadian regiment known as the Seaforth Highlanders, and was in the thick of man of the decisive battles of that great conflict. He was wounded in the right foot, which had caused him annoyance since.
Following the war he re-enlisted in the U. S. forces, was sent by the army to a financial school and was stationed at Atlanta for some time for the government.
For a number of years, Stevens was associated with C. A. Babb in the operation of resort hotels at Shasta Springs, Alpine Tavern and Santa Lucia Inn, Salinas. Babb, surplus commodity distributor for the government here, is his step-father. Besides his mother, Mrs. Babb, he has a son residing in San Francisco, and a sister, Mrs. W. W. Sargent, in Redwood City.
Keaton and Dusel, San Rafael funeral directors, took charge of the remains. Military funeral services were held today at the Presidio in San Francisco and interment was in the national cemetery there.
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