A promoter of the industrial development of Nez Perces County and a man of enterprise and intelligence, the subject of this article is worthy of representation in the history of his County, being also a man of integrity and excellent standing among his fellows.
George G. Stevens was born in Illinois, on October 11, 1869, being the son of George W. and Lydia E. (Dillingham) Stevens, natives respectively of Washington County, Tennessee, and North Carolina. He came to the coast with the family and settled on his father’s ranch near Moscow.
At the acquisition of his majority he went to Palouse City and engaged in a flour mill for two years. Then he returned to the farm for a year and after that operated a binder until 1898, which was the date of his advent to this section. He purchased the relinquishment of a settler and filed on his present place at the Star mills, which he erected and has been operating since. The mill has an output capacity of twenty-five thousand feet per day. He has it equipped with fine Russell saws and Goodell & Waters planer, with all modern machinery for the manufacture of timber products, and the supply on his farm with that of forty acres owned by his father will keep the mill in operation for ten years.
On October 10, 1896, Mr. Stevens married Miss Marie, daughter of John and Francis Waldher, natives of Germany. Mrs. Stevens’ mother died when she was two years old and the father married a sister of his former wife. Mr. Stevens is a member of the W. of W. Lookout Camp, No. 607. Mr. Stevens has erected a story and one half residence with modern improvements, which is the family home, and his place manifests much labor and excellent skill in all its improvements. He is a Republican and takes the part of a good citizen in these matters. Mr. Stevens is deserving of much credit for the manner in which he has labored for the up building of this country and he is one of the potent factors in its advancement and is a progressive man.
Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903