Stephen works as school commissioner for several years. Here are the results of an 1874 election which he wins by just 6 votes. It is interesting that a woman, an assumption, Eleanor Osborn, also ran for the job. Remember, women could not vote in regular elections at that time, although possibly female party members could participate in these choices. That would be an interesting area of research!
Stephen is thirty-three.
Reported again on October 10, 1874 in the Union NY Union News.