Person:John Stevenson (84)

Rev. John Soper Stevenson
Facts and Events
Name Rev. John Soper Stevenson
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3] 13 Dec 1868 Renfrew, Ontario, CanadaPrimary: Y
Alt Birth[6] Dec 1870 Ontario, Canada
Occupation[7] 1891 Minister Methodist
Occupation[8][9] 1897 Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canadaminister
Marriage 28 Jul 1897 Toronto, Ontario, Canada14 Bernards Avenue
to Henrietta Eliza (Nettie) Dowler
Residence[10] 1906 Sunderland, Ontario, Canada
Census 1911 Dufferin, Ontario, Canada_SHAR: ROLE: Family
with Henrietta Eliza (Nettie) Dowler
Occupation[11][15] 1921 Methodist Clergyman
Census 1921 Coldwater Village, Ontario, Canada_SHAR: ROLE: Son _SHAR: ROLE: Daughter Gray Street
with Henrietta Eliza (Nettie) Dowler
Residence[12] 1926 Alton, Ontario, Canada
Residence[13] 1927 Kettleby, Ontario, Canada
Occupation[2] 1933 Milton, Halton, Ontario, CanadaUnited Church Minister
Death[4][2][5][3][14] 15 Apr 1935 Milton, Ontario, CanadaCause: complications of Bright's Disease
Other[4][3][16] 16 Apr 1935 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaObit
Other[4][3] 17 Apr 1935 Milton, Ontario, Canadaservices held at home and at St. Paul's United Church Burial details Evergreen Cemetery
Other[3] Link to Parents


  1. York County, Ontario, Canada, , ; , .
    Schedule B - Marriages, York County, Toronto Division; page 312, no.939, stamped 001938; John Soper Stevenson and Henrietta Eliza Dowler.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 , Death certificate , Province of Ontario, , .
    John Soper Stevenson; Milton, Halton, Ontario; cert 91, stamped 017514; 15 Apr 1935.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Biographic file of Rev. John Soper Stevenson," , The United Church of Canada Archives, Toronto, Ontario.
    1901-1935; including obituary.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 , (I)The Globe, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, .
    Obituary of Rev. John S. Stevenson; 16 April 1935.
  5. Alex S. Cooke, Milton Area Biographies, Volume II (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), .
    Stevenson, Dr. Carroll Keith.
  6. 1911 Canada Census
    Ontario, Dufferin, Mulmur, page 9, family 102.
  7. 1891 Census, Canada
    Canada, Ontario, Renfrew South, District 114, page 15, family 67.
  8. York County, Ontario, Canada, , ; , .
    Schedule B - Marriages, York County, Toronto Division; page 312, no.939, stamped 001938; John Soper Stevenson and Henrietta Eliza Dowler.
  9. Brampton, Ontario, Canada, Ontario, Canada Marriages 1801-1928, , ; Genealogical Research Library,
    John Soper Stevenson & Henrietta Dowler; 28 July 1897; 001938.
  10. Renfrew Mercury newspaper, 10/12/1906
    Obituary of Henry J Stevenson, page 1.
  11. 1921 Census Canada
    Ontario, Coldwater VIllage, ED 41, page 6B, household 65 of John S Stevenson.
  12., "," database, ( accessed ), .
    Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1911; August 2011; Delayed birth record of Carol Marguerite Stevenson, recorded 3 Aug 1926, Archives of Ontario film M5933_34.
  13. , (I)unknown, , . (1)
    "Edward H. Stevenson Dies Following Lengthy Illness"; 29 July 1927; probably Renfrew Mercury.
  14. death certificate signed by his son, C. Keith Stevenson, MD
  15. Made $1650 that year
  16. Rev. John Soper Stevenson
    In the passing of Rev. John S. Stevenson, at his home in Milton, Ontario, on April 15th, last, there went to his well-earned reward one who represented that sturdy, persistent, stalwart, Christian manhood, the product of the challenging situations of an iterant Methodist ministry. Mr. Stevenson was in his sixty-eighth year, having been born at Renfrew, Ont., in the year 1868. After completing his public school work in the town of his birth he spent some years in business, later taking high school work at St. Catharines' Collegiate, and graduating from Victoria University, with his Bachelor of arts degree, in 1897. Being a diligent student, and believing in the need of a well-equipped mind as an aid to the strenuous duties of an efficient ministry, he completed his B.D. course, extra-murally, three years later. He was ordained by the Montreal Conference, in 1897, and stationed at Sturgeon Falls, where the same year he took as his bride, Miss Nettie Dowler, daughter of the Rev. J. A. Dowler, then of Toronto. At the time of the transfer of the section of the Montreal Conference within the northern part of Ontario to the Toronto Conference, John Stevenson was one of those ministers involved in the transfer, spending the rest of his ministry within the bounds of Toronto Conference. His life was given largely to a rural ministry, serving besides the charge already mentioned, the following fields: Severn Bridge, Vroomanton, Mansfield, Laurel, Dalton, Coldwater, Stroud, Alton and Kettleby. While serving the latter charge he was compelled, though reluctantly, to retire from the active pastorate, three years ago, on account of ill-health.

    John S. Stevenson was an ardent student of the Bible, a sturdy preacher, and a failthful pastor. He loved the children under his charge, many of whom now revere his memory, for to them he was a "good man," and his memory will ever be sacred.
    The funeral services were held in the home and at St. Paul's United Church, Milton, April 17th, and werer in charge of the family minister, Rev. A. B. Irwin. Addresses wer given by Rev. George Purchase and Rev. Garnet W. Lynd, Chairman of Toronto Centre Presbytery, the Presbytery to which Mr. Stevenson belonged, Rev. John Lcke, a lifelong friend, read the Scripture, and Rev. W. Newman took the prayer. The body was laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery, Milton, the bearers being brother ministers: Revs. B. eyre, F.W. Madden, H.W. Strapp, Douglas Davis, Alex. Halbert, and George Purchase.
    Besides the widow, two sons: Arthur, of Hamilton Collegiate staff, and Dr. C. Keigh, of Milton; and three daughters: Mrs. H. Nablo, of Toronto; Mres. Carman Tilson, and Mrs. Ray Marshall, of Kettleby, await the reunion in the "Sweet By and By."

    published in Outlook 16 Oct 1935