Hackensack Cemetery Sign
Grave Marker
Hackensack Cemetery Sign
Hilda Emily Stevenson Grave Marker



          This grave marker, which is at Hackensack Cemetery, located at 289 Hackensack Avenue Hackensack, New Jersey, reveals that Hilda Emily Stevenson served in the U.S. Army during World War II and died November 8, 1946 at the age of 49, only a year after the wars end on September 2, 1945.

  Hilda Emily Stevenson was not on the Original Wall Unit List, which is in Hackensack High School, but this confirms her connection to Hackensack by being buried within its borders since passing and forevermore.

A grave marker can give information, but when things seem out of sorts you wonder about her story.

  There are two names on the Hackensack Wall Unit James Stevenson and Bernice Stevenson is she their mother?  Hilda E. Stevenson is buried next to James W. Stevenson, who is listed under Did You Know? - World War II.  Is she his mother or relative and is he maybe James Stevenson, who is on the Wall Unit without the middle initial?  Hilda Emily Stevenson’s birthdate is April 6, 1897 which makes it possible that she could be his mother.  Hilda Emily Stevenson would have been at the older age for enlistment after the attack on Pearl Harbor, which was on December 7, 1941 and Hilda would have been 44 years old.  How did she enlist and what was her motivation?  Maybe someday we will find out?     

Written by:
Bob Meli
August 5, 2019



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