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Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Death of Charles J. Stephens in City of Mexico in 1891

Periodically I have written about Charles J. Stephens and his brother, Henry C. Stephens. See Mon., March 20, 2006: Charles J. Stephens and Henry C. Stephens of the Pelham Manor & Huguenot Heights Association. Portions of the Village of Pelham Manor in the Town of Pelham, New York were developed by a group of men who established an association named the Pelham Manor & Huguenot Heights Association in 1873. Two of those men were the Stephens brothers. For those who wish to learn a little more about the Pelham Manor & Huguenot Heights Associatin, see Thu. December 22, 2005: Area Planned for Development by The Pelham Manor & Huguenot Heights Association in 1873.

Charles J. Stephens died in 1891 while on a tour of Central America while assembling material for a book. A very brief announcement of his death appeared in The New York Times. It is quoted below.

"Charles J. Stephens, an old resident of Pelhamville, who with his brother laid out the town site of Pelham Manor, died Sunday last in the City of Mexico. He had been traveling in Central America collecting material for an illustrated book."

Source: City and Suburban News - Westchester, N.Y. Times, Aug. 21, 1891, p. 3 (Aug. 21, 1891).

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