Thank you very much Ester, I got the same information from someone named Sue who replied to me in the Canada Forum; however, it is good to get it from you too because it shows it is good to have another source too. Here is what Sue said:
I am not researching this family but thought I'd see what I could find for you by going through censuses, etc. All dates are from the censuses, so may not be accurate.
Philip L. Stebbins was born 25 Nov 1908 in Illinois and died in Los Angeles 11 Dec 1991. He gives his mother's maiden name as Deslauriers. Sister Jeannette Marie, who married a Mr. Jordan, was born 19 Nov 1906 in Illinois and died 19 Oct 1996 in Ventura, California. She too gave her mother's maiden name as Deslauriers. The other 2 siblings were Alma, born abt 1905 in Illinois and Alexander, born abt 1907 in Illinois. The parents of these 4 children were:
Louis A. Stebbins and Louisa Deslauriers. Louisa was born in March of 1870 in Illinois of French-Canadian-born parents John(born Mar 1833) and Aurelia(born May 1834) Deslauriers who had 12 children, 10 of whom were still alive by the 1900 Kankakee census (this family was transcribed as De Loria in the 1880 Kankakee census). They were married about 1861. One of Louisa's siblings was named Alma, so that is where her daughter's name comes from. Louis and Louisa were married about 1904 and are in the 1910 Kankakee census. By the 1920 census, Louisa and the children are in Kankakee census and Louisa says she is divorced. Louis is in Chicago and he too says he is divorced. By the 1930 Kankakee census, they are back together and now saying that they are married, so they must have remarried, but they both definitely said that they were divorced in the 1920 census.
Louis A. Stebbins was born in July of 1877 in Illinois. He is with his parents in the 1900 Kankakee census (as Sebbins). His parents say that they have been married 23 years (about 1877?) and that they have had 4 children, 3 of whom still survive by 1900 (you said that he was an only child - perhaps the census-taker entered this information wrong and meant to imply that 3 of the 4 children born to the couple had NOT survived). Staying with them in this census is niece Mary Deslauriers(born May 1894 in Illinois and a daughter of Fred and Kary Deslauriers) and Virginia's parents, Pascal(born Sep 1827) and Sarah(born Feb 1824) Balduc. Pascal and Sarah have been married 36 years (1864?) and have had 11 children, but just 2 survive by 1900. They and their parents were born in Canada. In this census, daughter Virginia is listed as Jennie (I suspect this is really supposed to be Ginny, a derivative of Virginia). In the 1880 census, the census-taker has put her name down as Regnier (a very poor facsimile of Virginia).
Louis Stebbins Sr. was born Oct 1857 in Illinois of Cdn-born parents. Virginia was born in February 1859 in Illinois of Cdn-born parents. The parents of Louis Stebbins Sr. were:
Alexander Stebbins (born 1 Oct 1830 in Montreal and died 4 May 1889 in Kankakee, Ill) and Louise Muenier (born abt 1830 in Canada. Alexander and Louise had another son Alexander Jr.(born Nov 1852) who married another Stebbins, Rachel Stebbins, a daughter of another Louis Stebbins who was born June 1832 in Canada. Alexander Jr and his family, along with his Stebbins father-in-law, are found in the 1900 Butler county, Kansas census.
From reading these censuses, it seems that both the Stebbins and Deslauriers families emigrated from Canada (Quebec) to Illinois in 1854.
If you 'google' Alexander Stebbins and Kankakee together, you'll find a family tree on-line which takes this family back years. They have obviously taken Louis' wife's name from the census and entered it as Jennie (should have been entered as Ginny - obviously what Louis called his wife), but it is really Virginia Balduc. (The Balduc family is transcribed as Bouldic in the 1880 Momence, Kankakee census.
Hope this helps,
Sue at email@example.com (new email address)
A lady named Marylin send me information who's ancestor is Emmel Stebbins/Stebenne and I saw that Alexander Stebbins was listed as Charles/Alexander Stebbins.
I tried to find Alexander in Google and I got no results. W Somone else found my ancestors for which I corrected them while I was adding my aunts and sisters to it and I saw Alexnder also. This was for The Stebbins Ancestral Society. That lady Marylin gave me the name of a website. http://members.tripod.com/mviens/stebbins.htmhttp://members.tripod.com/mviens/stebbins.htm for which I posted in the Stebbins Family Forum and the Kanakee County and Illinois Forum. I still need the families of Alexander Stebbins and who his parentents grand parents.
When I asked for Louis Stebbins Junior's death certificateI might have gotten his father's because it said he was 49 in 1906 which was the about the age Louis Stebbins senior would be because I saw his age in the 1900 Us census. That was two years before Philip Stebbins was born.
I also have his marriage certificate like I said and Virginia Deslauiers and you can see what Sue said her maiden name was on the 1900 Us Census. I did not get an email message bout this message.