William Russell Stevens


Known to the historical society as "Rus", William Russell Stevens donated many hours of research and papers to the society before his death. He spoke to many families over the years gathering their information and then passing it on to the society.

Rus was born 28 Nov 1903 in Newport Ky. the son of William F & Elizabeth. He had one brother, Lou, who preceded him in death. He married Thelma Kathryn Ziegler on 19 June 1926. His wife died 6 June 1998. Farming and gardening were special interests of his and he also had a deep interest in the Campbell County Historical Society. He is especially remembered for his expert ability as a genealogist, maintaining an extensive collection of documents and materials.

He was a long time member of Christ Church, United Church of Christ. He and his wife, Thelma, were devoted to this church and gave freely of themselves in many aspects of the life of the parish.

Rus died Sunday, 10 June 2001, at the Highland of Ft Thomas where he had lived for many years. Interment was at the Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.


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