FREDERICK S. STEVENS
††††††††††† Frederick S. Stevens, the well known proprietor of the Stevens Drug Store, in Auburn, is one of the native sons of the town, his birth having occurred there on the 23rd of May, 1864.† He is a son of Solon Mills Stevens, whose life record appears elsewhere in this volume.† He is the second of four sons, was educated in the public schools and received his business training in his fatherís drug store, of which he is now the proprietor.† In 1892 he was honored with the appointment of postmaster of the town in which he was born and reared, and he was most capable and efficient in discharging his duties.† He also made many improvements in the office, securing a complete outfit of new boxes and modern post office furnishings, meeting the needs of the office in every particular; and serving four years he purchased his fatherís drug store, in 1896, and has since conducted that enterprise, enjoying a large patronage.† He keeps a complete stock of drugs and such other goods as are usually found in a first class drug store, and conducts his business so honorably that he enjoys the unqualified confidence and the liberal support of the citizens of his native town.
††††††††††† Mr. Stevens belongs to Auburn Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West and has served as its president.† He is also a past grand of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and has attained to the Knight Templar degree in the Masonic fraternity.† In his political affiliations he is a Republican.† On the 24th of February, 1894, Mr. Stevens was united in marriage to Miss Alberta Mitchell, a native of Placer County, born in Newcastle, and a daughter of Berry Mitchell, one of the highly respected pioneers of this community.† Mr. and Mrs. Stevens now have two daughters, Olivia and Madeline.† He inspires warm personal friendship by his courteous and genial manner and retains his friends by reason of his reliability and upright life.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
© 2010† Gerald Iaquinta.