For the first time in 58 years, Stephen misses the annual reunion of the 109th Regiment, N.Y.S.V. It is held on August 27, 1920. He passes away on July 7, 1920.
The article in the August 19 newspaper, notes that the numbers of survivors are decreasing and urges those who can do so, to attend. Dishes, tables, knives, forks and spoons are available to those who bring their dinners, along with hot coffee.