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Alexander "Alex" Stevenson

Alexander was born April 9, 1860, Dalry, Ayr, Scotland, and died May 1936. He married Alison Rutherford Liston Cooper. She died in 1894.

Alexander Stevenson was a goldsmith, jeweller and watchmaker. His shop was at 27 Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, in about 1881. After his death his son Alexander took over the shop. Alexander Stevenson (senior) served on the city council starting about 1901, becoming the Chief Magistrate or Lord Provost. He received a Knighthood for his service. This work was performed gratuitously, with expenses coming from his own pocket, as in the United Kingdom all public work of this sort was unpaid during this period. In a letter to his Aunt Helen he gives his birth place as Dalry, Ayrshire. Shortly thereafter his birth the family moved to Bo'ness.
He had three children:
A. James Stevenson (1885) engaged in business in Kinlochleven.
B. Alexander Stevenson (1887) in 1911 was a jeweller in Glasgow, but later took over his father's shop in Edinburgh.
C. Edith Stevenson (1890) was still a student in 1911.


Jacob Richard "Ric" Street in his robes while Dean at Syracuse University, USA

His full name was Jacob Richard "Rick" Street. He was the oldest son of Joseph Lockwood Street and his first wife, Hannah Teeple. He was born July 1, 1860 and died July 11, 1920. He married on Jan. 1, 1885 Rose Northcott (Aug. 22, 1860, Belleville,-1915), 6th daughter of John Northcott of Bristol, England. "Ric" attended Albert College, an all boys school in St. Thomas, affiliated with Victoria University in Toronto. Per a news clipping written upon his death, he graduated from Victoria University in 1884 with a BA and four years later from the University of Toronto with an MA. Albert College and Victoria University were Methodist institutions. They joined with several other colleges and universities with religious roots to form the University of Toronto. In 1898, he received a PhD from Clark University, Mass. He taught at Smithville High School (1884-85), was a master of modern languages at Walkerton High School (1886-87), and was principal of Caledonia High School 1887 to 1896. In 1898/9, he became a professor of pedagogy at Mount Holyoke. 1900-1906, he was professor of education at Syracuse University, New York, USA. In 1906 he became Dean of the Teacher's College at Syracuse University, serving until 1917. He was the Literary editor for the Journal of Pedagogy 1903-04, a lecturer for the State Education Department of New York 1905-1917, and a member of the Board of Education, Syracuse 1906-1910. He retired in Dec. 1916 for health reasons. He resided at 916 Maryland Ave, Syracuse. "Uncle Ric" as our side called him established a "camp", summer home, on an island in the St. Lawrence seaway, near Gananoque, ONT. In 1996, the island was still in the Street family. Since the old farm has passed out of the family, perhaps the island could become a reunion site sometime in the future.
Interestingly a Rev. Dr. L. M. Lounsbury, pastor of First Methodist Episcopal Church was in charge of the services. Jacob R. Street was buried at Morningside.


Pages about other Street Relatives

Plaques in Peel County, Ontario
Go to plaques #8, 9 & 10 to find out about Timothy Street founder of Streetsville, and brother to my Lockwood Street.
Biography and photo provided by Hamilton Library
Teezel was mayor of Hamilton, Ontario


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Moore Family: picture of Kent Co. farm and John A. Moore family

Lounsbury or Lounsberry Family: Picture of Jacob Lounsbury and Sarah Jane McCombs

Turrentine Family: Arrival in America in 1749

Baker Family: Oldest document marriage William Baker and Hannah Edwards in Jefferson Co., TN in 1801.

Keown Family: of Victoria County, Ontario, Canada

Hodges Family: Beginning with 3 children orphaned "enroute" to Arkansas in mid 1830s - Jesse, Emaline and Lafayette

Short version of primary ancestorial lines: Baker, Turrentine, Hodges, Stanley, and more

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