Viewing Marion S. Stevens (1854-1936).
Marion Seldon Stevens practiced law in Graceville, a village in Big Stone County, from 1879 to his retirement in the early 1930s. He was, as expected of lawyers in small towns in those days, active in his community. He served as mayor of the village, on its charter commission, and in many committees of the Republican Party. He was a voracious reader and known to friends as "the best read man in Minnesota." He retired to California, and died while visiting his daughter in Dallas, Texas, on May 13, 1936, at age eighty-one.