Page 521 - Henry Stevens, who secured standing as one of the progressive and successful business men of the younger generation in Grand Rapids, where he was associated with his brother, Joe Stevens, Jr., in the general advertising business, under the title of the H. & J. Stevens Company, with offices in the Murray building. The junior principal is Joe Stevens, Jr., of whom individual mention is made elsewhere in this publication. Henry Stevens was born in Grand Rapids May 26, 1891, and in this city still reside his parents, Joseph and Matilda (Folkertsma) Stevens. The public schools of his native city afforded Henry Stevens his early education, and his entire active career was one of close and progressive association with the advertising business. In this connection he was for ten years connected with the Dean-Hicks Company of Grand Rapids, and five years with the Robert Smith Company in the city of Lansing. In 1917 he and his brother established a general advertising business in Grand Rapids, and the broad scope and marked importance of the enterprise stand in evidence of the high grade service rendered to a clientele of representative order. Mr. Stevens was an active member of the local Kiwanis Club, the Grand Rapids Advertising Club, and the Cascade Hills Country Club. He was also a member of the Christian Reformed Church of which his widow is likewise a member. January 3, 1914 was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Stevens to Miss Helen A. Healy, daughter of John L. Healy, of Chicago, and the two children of this union are daughters, Betty Eileen, born October 21, 1914, and Thelma June, born December 23, 1916. Mr. Stevens died September 9, 1925.
Transcriber: Nancy Myers
Created: 8 November 2002