J. E. Stevens San Juan County, New Mexico

J. E. Stevens, a merchant at Fruitland, was born in Millard County, Utah, in 1876, and came to this place in 1880, with his father, who conducted an Indian trading store some eight years. The parents are still living at Fruitland, and his father is one of the "seventy" in the Church. His brothers, David A. and Walter J. Stevens, are now in old Mexico. They raised the first bushel of wheat and the first watermelons in San Juan County. The son, J. E. Stevens, has been in the stock business and in general farming and still owns a ranch. He entered merchandising on the 1st of February, 1906.

He is an elder in the Mormon Church and. spent two years as a missionary traveling, in accordance with the customs of the sect, without purse or scrip, through Colorado and Nebraska.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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