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Sophia Esther Stevens

Sophia Esther Stevens
b. 9 February 1896, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, to Leonard and Ida J. (Hatt) Stevens
d. 30 August 1916, Farmington, Fulton County, Illinois

m. 10 January 1914, Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri
John Ruben Scott
b. 3 January 1894, McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois
d. 8 August 1969, Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas

Children with John Ruben Scott:
• Earl Sylvester

Sophia lived in Tangier, Parke County, and Tab, Warren County, before emigrating in 1909.

Submitted by:
Darlene Jeannette Scott Shawn
Norman OK

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Leonard C. Stevens

Leonard C. Stevens
b. January 1869, Parke County, Indiana, to John Walter and Julia Ann (Life) Stevens
d. 13 October 1925, Normal, McLean County, Illinois

m. 21 July 1889, Parke County, Indiana
Ida Jane Hatt
b. July 1871, Parke County, Indiana

Children with Ida Jane Hatt:
• Joseph Earl
• Cecil Coyer
• Cynitha B. (?)
• Sophia Esther
• Clyde
• Orval L.

The family lived in Parke County; Terre Haute, Vigo County; and Tab, Warren County, Indiana, before leaving the state in 1909.

Submitted by:
Darlene Jeannette Scott Shawn
Norman OK

Ida J. Hatt

Ida J. Hatt
b. July 1871, Parke County, Indiana, to William Albert and Martha A. (Braden) Hatt
d. after 1920

m. 21 July 1889, Parke County, Indiana
Leonard C. Stevens
b. January 1869, Parke County, Indiana
d. after 1920

Children with Leonard C. Stevens:
• Joseph Earl
• Cecil Coyer
• Cynitha B.
• Sophia Esther married [–?–] Scott
• Clyde
• Orval L.

Ida lived in Terre Haute, Vigo County, and in Tab, Warren County, in addition to Parke County while in Indiana. She left from Warren County in 1909. She moved from Farmington, Fulton County, Illinois, sometime after 1920.

Submitted by:
Darlene Jeannette Scott Shawn
Norman OK

Viola Compton

Viola Compton
b. 25 October 1865, Montgomery County, Indiana, to John H. and Sarah Jane (Hatt) Compton
d. 1949, Robertsdale, Baldwin County, Alabama

Viola Compton was a woman born before her time. She was always interested in learning and passed the exam to become a school teacher at the age of 17. She began her teaching career in District 7 of Montgomery County, Indiana, in 1882.

In 1903 Viola attended Moody’s Bible Institute in Chicago where she obtained the education to fulfill her life’s work of Christian charity. Despite ill health and a growing hearing loss, she moved first to Tennessee, was active in Kentucky, and also North Carolina. In each place, she helped found various schools, churches and other charitable organizations.

Viola traveled extensively through Yellowstone, the Ozarks, Texas, and New Mexico. She wrote about her home, childhood, family, ancestors, and incidents that affected who she was. She compiled a very thorough Compton family tree and documented her work with photographs and the written word.

In 1934, age and ill health dictated retirement so she transferred the assets of her business to Milligan College in eastern Tennessee and moved south to live with her cousin, Judith Lee Pitman, in Baldwin County, Alabama. She died there in 1949 and is buried in the Pitman family cemetery about one mile from the house.

Submitted by:
Sandra Rackard
Mobile AL
E-mail: srackard@bellsouth.net