Etc. -- Richard Stevens died in 1917
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A lightly edited partial transcript of the Port Dover column on page 9 of the 18 Oct 1917 issue of Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

A New York lawyer was in the village some time ago in connection with the estate of Richard Stevens, civil engineer, whose death occurred in San Diego, California, during the summer.

An old friend, H. B. Stringer, was able to furnish the lawyer with considerable data which simplificd his work in connection with settling up the estate.

Mr. Stevens, a good architect, surveyor and civil engineer, and an artist of no ordinary ability, came here with his parents from England when he was 11 years old. He acquired considerable landed property in this county, California and Mexico.

His property at the head of Silver Lake was almost a bleak hillside when he acquired it, but now, owing to his judicious tree planting, it is one of the beauty spots of the village.

He wrote extensively and one of his pamphlets stating that both oil and natural gas should be dound in this neighborhood was amply verified several years before his death, for both minerals have been found in considerable quantities with the village limits.

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