L.O Stephans or Lewis Oliver Stephens born may 31 1859 in Yolo California and died in 1928 in Fresno California. Lewis went to Hesperian College at Woodland and studied architecture. He operated a farm for two years after the two years Lewis went into business making furniture in Woodland before moving to Fresno in 1891. Lewis was elected Mayor of Fresno California and served four terms 1901-1905 before getting replaced by W. Parker Lyon. Stephens married miss Bettie Bean in Missouri in 1886 before Lewis went to Fresno.