Papers Past -
Star - Christchurch
- December 1912
Wednesday 4 December 1912
Obituary - Mr S.P. STEVENS.
The death occurred yesterday at his residence, Riccarton, of Mr S.P.
Stevens, who was for several years Chief Postmaster at
The late Mr Stevens joined the Postal Department in Dunedin 1865.
He left the service for a time, but returned, and was appointed chief
clerk at Timaru.
He became accountant of the Money Order and Savings Bank Department at
Dunedin, and was then promoted to Christchurch as chief
subsequently becoming Assistant Inspector of Post Offices for the
Dominion. Afterwards he went to Thames as Chief
Postmaster, and from there was transferred
to Nelson as Chief Postmaster, and in 1906 was appointed to
the charge of the Christchurch office, retiring in July of last year on
superannuation, on account of ill-health. The late Mr
Stevens was a most efficient officer, and an excellent disciplinarian,
and possessed many friends in the Department. He was an
enthusiastic bowler, and held office as president of the United Bowling