Lindsay Stephens, Esq., a prominent and wealthy citizen of Waynesburg, died at his home
on East Main street Friday evening, May 22 at 7 o'clock. Eleven days previous he was
stricken with paralysis, which resulted fatally. Mr. stephens was born in Greene township,
this county, June 23, 1836, being a son of Barzilla Stephens, deceased. He spent most of
his life in Whiteley township, where he was a large land owner and carried on farming and
stock-raising extensively. He was a man known for reliability in all business transactions
and for excellent judgement. By wisdom of investments, he was at the time of his death
the owner of nearly one thousand acres of coal. For nearly fifty years he had been a member
of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Newtown and was a kiberal supporter of that church
and of other churches. He was also a member of the Masonic order. In 1861 he was united
in marriege to Miss Margaret Fordyce, whose death occurred in 1863, leaving on daughter
surviving, who has since died. On Februry 23, 1865, Mr. Stephens was united in marriage
to Miss Elizabeth J. Hatfield, who now survives her husband. Of their seven children only
three are living at present, these being John, James and Harry Stephens of near Kirby.
Funeral services were conducted at the home on Saturday at 2 p.m., by the Rev. J. B. Taylor,
pastor of the M. E. Church. On Sabbath afternoon, the remains were taken to Fairall Church,
where a sermon was delivered by Rev. Taylor, being assisted in the services by Rev. Cain.
The interment was in Fairall cemetery. The sympathy of our community is extended to the
Waynesburg Republican, May 28, 1908 (Greene County, PA)
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