- "I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk-cabbage."
- This article is about the first wife of Stephen Irving. You may be looking for Stephen's mother, Mrs. Irving.
Marriage to Stephen IrvingEdit
Little is known about Stephen Irving's first wife, whom he met after he moved to the United States following his quarrel with Lavendar Lewis. Her name, birthplace, and lineage are unknown. A relationship blossomed between Stephen and the woman he would eventually marry. However, she was not held in high regard by anyone on the Island where Stephen came from and was referred to as the "Yankee" woman for her American heritage. She and Stephen had one son together, Paul, who became a thoughtful child with poetic inclinations.
She died in 1879.
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