A Stephenson was Beverley Golf Club captain in 1910. I believe he was Arthur Stephenson, a member of the well-known East Riding family of seed crushers based in Hull and Hull Bridge during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Arthur’s father was John Stephenson, and he had 11 brothers and sisters. His father died in 1867. His mother Elizabeth died in 1856 when he would have been 6 years old.
Arthur was born at Hull Bridge in late 1852. In 1861 the census records him as an 8 year old boarding pupil at a school in Highgate, Beverley, probably the Blue Coat School. His younger brother Charles aged just 4 was also a pupil at the same school.
In 1871 Arthur lived with his brother James on Railway Street. James was 11 years older and is described as a ship owner. Arthur’s occupation is given as “Russian merchant clerk” whatever that may be. In 1881 Arthur was to be found again in Hull Bridge where he lived alone with a housekeeper.
In 1891 before his marriage he lived with his older brother, Robert R Stephenson, on North Bar Without (possibly Oak House). Arthur’s occupation was given as Seed crusher, the same as his brother James. Robert is described as a Brewer Maltster. Robert owned the Golden Ball brewery and pub located where Woolworth’s used to be.
In 1911, the census reports that Arthur lived at 31 Newbegin in Beverley with his 2nd wife, Norah. He married first Mary Elizabeth Jackson in 1894 but she died in 1898. He married Norah Sissons of Barton upon Humber in 1901. At that time they lived in Hull Bridge where one of the company’s factories was located.
The lady captain of the club in 1894 was a Mrs Stephenson. It’s possible this was Arthur’s first wife but may have been another member of the large Stephenson family.