Richard Howard Stevenson, (1852-1905) (1852 - 1905)

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Birthplace: Crow Hill, Armagh, Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Menlo Park, San Mateo County, California, United States
Managed by: Charlotte Welhaven Lumae
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About Richard Howard Stevenson, (1852-1905)

Richard Howard Stevenson of Fair Oaks, former purchasing agent for the Southern Pacific company.

Richard who was purchasing agent for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company for seventeen years and died at Menlo Park California in 1905.

Richard Howard Stevenson is said to have been a cousin of the writer Robert Louis Stevenson (Daphne Kitchen heard this from her granny Emelie Welhaven who visited his grave in Africa; the photo is in her scrapbook) and both families were from Scotland and/or Northern Ireland. Many family members were involved in engineering, railroads, oil, and other capitalist endeavors. http://www.robert-louis-stevenson.org/other-writing/166-rocords-of-family-engineers

Richard Howard Stevenson was from Northern Ireland. He married Elisabeth "Libbie" Derby whose parents were from Northern Ireland also. There are records of Stevenson and Derby families in Northern Ireland: in Belfast, County Antrim, Ulster and also County Down, Ulster.

About Belfast: Belfast blossomed as a commercial and industrial centre in the 18th and 19th centuries and became Ireland's pre-eminent industrial city. Industries thrived, including linen, rope-making, tobacco, heavy engineering and shipbuilding, and at the end of the 19th century, Belfast briefly overtook Dublin as the largest city in Ireland. The Harland and Wolff shipyards became one of the largest shipbuilders in the world, employing up to 35,000 workers.[28] In 1886 the city suffered intense riots over the issue of home rule, which had divided the city. In 1920–22, Belfast became the capital of the new entity of Northern Ireland, UK as the island of Ireland was partitioned. The accompanying conflict (the Irish War of Independence) cost up to 500 lives in Belfast, the bloodiest sectarian strife in the city until the "Troubles" of the late 1960s onwards.[29]

The genealogy is unclear.

Could either of these be relations?

1911 census for Stevenson No 32 Matilda Street Co Antrim http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911 Head of the house is William in his 30's with a son Richard aged 12 The house has many lodgers inc an Andrew Stevenson aged 70, but not marked as a relative.

[http://www.geni.com/people/Richard-Stevenson/6000000014224103385?through=6000000014224151192] Richard Stevenson, Son of William Stevenson and Frances Stevenson (Lancaster) Brother of Cicely Stevenson; William Stevenson; John Stevenson; Henry Stevenson and Thomas Stevenson

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Richard Howard Stevenson, (1852-1905)'s Timeline

1852
July 1852
Armagh, Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1854
1854
- 1854
Age 1
New York, New York County, New York, United States

In the year 1854 William brought his family to the United States and settled in New York City. John was about 9 years of age when he accompanied his parents on their emigration to the new world.

1865
1865
Age 12
1870
1870
Age 17
New York, New York, NY, USA

1870 United States Federal Census

Name: Richard Stevenson
Birth: abt 1852 - Ireland
Residence: 1870 - New York Ward 19 District 6, New York, New York, United States
Residence: New York City, New York, New York
Richard Stevenson
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870
Event Place: New York, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Birth Year (Estimated): 1851-1852
Birthplace: Ireland
Page Number: 14
Household ID: 111
Line Number: 21
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M593
GS Film number: 000552502
Digital Folder Number: 004274991
Image Number: 00306
Household Gender Age Birthplace
William Stevenson M 34 Ireland
Cathrine Stevenson F 33 Ireland
William Stevenson M 20 Ireland
Richard Stevenson M 18 Ireland
Edward Stevenson M 11 New York

Name:
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1870 United States Federal Census
U.S. Federal Census Collection
Name: Richard Stevenson
Birth: abt 1851 - New York
Residence: 1870 - New York Ward 19 District 27 (2nd Enum), New York, New York, United States
Residence: New York City, New York, New York

1873
January 7, 1873
Age 20
1875
1875
Age 22
New York, New York, NY, USA
1879
June 8, 1879
Age 26
Atherton, CA, USA
1879
- 1880
Age 26
Alameda, Alameda, CA, USA

Monterrey/San Francisco/Alameda was briefly the home of Robert Louis Stevenson in 1879-1880 when he courted and married Fanny Van de Grift.

1880
1880
- 1880
Age 27
San Jose, Santa Clara, CA, USA

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United States Census, 1880 for Libbie Stevenson
Name: Libbie Stevenson
Residence: Almaden, Santa Clara, California
Birthdate: 1853
Birthplace: New York, United States
Relationship to Head: Wife
Spouse's Name: Richard Stevenson
Spouse's Birthplace: Ireland
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Female
Martial Status: Married
Age (Expanded): 27 years
Occupation: Keeping House
Spouse Richard Stevenson M 28
Libbie Stevenson F 27
Child Frances Stevenson F 5
Child Emily G. Stevenson F 1