Marion Stephan (Mrs. Charles H. Stephan) was the daughter of James H. Morris, who was an engineer and businessman. He went to Korea in 1898, where he was the chief engineer of the city railway in Seoul. Marion was born in the USA, but lived in Korea from 1906-1935. Some of her Korean objects also came from her parents who had collected them during their years in Korea. She married Charles H. Stephan who was the American consul in Seoul at the time. He was later the American consul in Vancouver. The Japanese part of her collection was assembled during 1935-1940, and 1949-1953. She had two children: Dr. Peter M. Stephan of Texas, and Martha Elliott of Seattle, Washington.
Marion Stephan (Mrs. Charles H. Stephan) was the daughter of James