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Joseph Greathead1

#7126
Last Edited=30 Apr 2016
     Joseph Greathead was a cabinet maker c 1715 based in Bucklersbury (London?)2

Sources of Information

  1. [S8618] Emails between Peter Greathead and Jan Cooper from 21 May 1996.
  2. [S8618] Emails between Peter Greathead and Jan Cooper from 21 May 1996 London Furniture Makers 1660 - 1840 by Sir Ambrose Heal Published 1953.

Sarah Greathed

#7129, b. 5 April 1738, d. 1792
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
2nd great-granddaughter of Edward Greathed
Appears on charts:
Chart 20 - Edward Greathead
     Sarah Greathed was baptised on 5 April 1738 in Holy Trinity, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England.1 She was the daughter of John Greathead and Ann Wilberforce. It is mentioned in the will of Sarah Greathead written 8 June 1790, Sarah bequeaths to Sarah Wilberforce the portrait of her brother William Wilberforce.2 Sarah died in 1792.3 The will of Sarah was proved on 27 February 1793 Sarah mentioned many relatives within her will. She mentions her brother Edward and his wife Sarah Wilberforce, and her brother presumabably brother in law William Wilberforce. She also mentions her Uncle Thomas, and her Godson Edward Harris (who later changed his name to Greathed) the son of her late sister Mary. She was living in Kingston upon Hull.4 William is mentioned in the will of Sarah Greathed who stated that William Willberforce was the brother of Sarah the wife of her brother Edward.5

Sources of Information

  1. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Bishop's transcripts for Holy Trinity Church, Hull, 1600-1875 Church of England. Holy Trinity Church (Hull, Yorkshire) Film 0990827.
  2. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  3. [S316] Emails between Alan Miller and Jan Cooper from 4 December 2010.
  4. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office TNA PROB 11/1228.
  5. [S2] Jan's thoughts, guesses and supositions.

Thomas Greathead1

#7130, b. April 1865, d. 28 August 1927
Last Edited=26 Mar 2016
Relationship
3rd great-grandson of Francis Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 28 - Francis Greathead
Thomas Greathead
     Thomas Greathead was born in April 1865 in Dubuque County, Iowa, USA.1 He was the son of William Edward Greathead and Mary Ann Davis. In the census of 26 June 1870 in Boardman, Clayton County, Iowa, USA, he was listed as the son of William Edward Greathead.2 In the census of 10 June 1880 in Mendon, Clayton County, Iowa, USA, he was listed as the son of William Edward Greathead.3 Thomas was described as One of Illyria township's most progressive agriculturists and highly honoured citizens is Thomas Greathead, who had won success in life because he had worked for it along legitimate lines. He was educated in the public schools of McGregor, Iowa. Thomas was a carpenter by trade. He left his home in Pennsylvania when a young man around 1888 and came to Iowa, working in the city of Dubuque for a time, also worked in Elkader where he met his bride to be.1,4 He married Inez E May, daughter of Robert H May and Martha Alcorn, on 11 January 1894 in Fayette, Iowa, USA, Thomas was a farmer and after their marriage they moved to Dubuque, where they lived for a year or two before returning to Elkader. There were no children from the marriage.1,5 Thomas his wife Inez and his brother Fletcher appeared on the Iowa State census of 1895, living in Fayette County, Iowa.6 Thomas was listed as the head of the family on the census of 1 June 1900 in Fayette County, Iowa, USA, Fletcher his brother was also enumerated as staying with Charles and Inez.7 Thomas was listed as the head of the family on the census of 20 April 1910 in Fayette County, Iowa, USA, Thomas was a general farmer.8 His wife Inez died on 23 March 1913 in USA aged 44.9,10 He married Myrtle Wilder on 18 April 1919 after a licence was issued.9,11,12 An unknown person was listed as the head of the family on the census of 5 January 1920 in Wadena, Fayette County, Iowa, USA, Thomas is described as a general farmer and is living with Myrtle.13 Thomas died on 28 August 1927 in USA aged 62 He was a Republican, but was not interested in politics to any great extent. He was a man well thought of by his neighbours, having always led a quiet, honourable life and tended strictly to his own affairs.9,11

Sources of Information

  1. [S7130] Thomas Greathead ID 7130, Jan found on web on 27 May 2003.
  2. [S41870] US Census 1870 - 20 June 1870 T593 Roll 383 Page 144 Image 11.
  3. [S41880] US Census 1880 - 10 June 1880 FHLF 1254333, NA film no T9-0333, Page no 464B.
  4. [S40000] Website http://www.rootsweb.com/~iafayett/fgreat.htm
  5. [S40000] Website Fiind my past - United States Marriages.
  6. [S40000] Website www.ancestry.com - Iowa state census 1895.
  7. [S41900] US Census 1900 (T623) - 1 June 1900 T623 Roll 432 Page 7B Enumeration District 7b also Fletcher in T623 - 432 Page 9B Enumeration District 73 in Fayette, Iowa as a lodger.
  8. [S41910] US Census 1910 - 20 April 1910 T624 Roll 402 Page 140B Enumeration District 86 Part 2 Line 23.
  9. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  10. [S26623] E-mails between Eric Langhorst and Jan Cooper from 8 September 2012.
  11. [S40000] Website www.newspaperarchive.com - The Oelwein Daily Register Wednesday 18 March 1936.
  12. [S40000] Website World Vital records - Oelwein Register (Oelwein, Iowa) 7 May 1919.
  13. [S41920] US Census 1920 (T625) - 5 January 1920 T625 Roll 89 Page 3B Image 853.

William Edward Greathead1,2,3

#7131, b. about 1825, d. 1909
Last Edited=26 Mar 2016
Relationship
2nd great-grandson of Francis Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 28 - Francis Greathead
     William Edward Greathead was born about 1825 in McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA.1,4 He was the son of Thomas Williams Greathead and Frances Sarah Hux. In the census of 1 June 1830 in Dublin, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA, he was listed as the son of Thomas Williams Greathead The 1830 US Federal census only lists the names of the head of the household. The remainder are listed as numbers within age groups. So the relationship has been assumed, however there must have been another male child aged between 5-10.5 In the census of 1 June 1840 in McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA, he was listed as the son of Thomas Williams Greathead The 1840 US Federal census only lists the names of the head of the household. The remainder are listed as numbers within age groups. So the relationship has been assumed. Also in the household were two people I cannot identify, both are female, one aged 20-30 the other aged 30-40.6 In the census of 1 June 1850 in McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA, he was listed as the son of Thomas Williams Greathead William was a carpenter.7,8 William was listed as head of household in the census of 1 June 1860 in Holly Springs, Marshall, Mississippi, Missouri, USA, William was working as a carpenter.9 He married Mary Ann Davis on 22 June 1864 in Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa, USA.1,3,10 William was listed as the head of the family on the census of 26 June 1870 in Boardman, Clayton County, Iowa, USA, William was a carpenter and joiner.11 William was listed as the head of the family on the census of 10 June 1880 in Mendon, Clayton County, Iowa, USA, William was a carpenter and Mary was a housekeeper.12 William and Mary were divorced before 1900.13 William was listed as the head of the family on the census of 1 June 1900 in Solomon, Sheridan, Kansas, USA, William was a farmer, his ex-wife was living with their son William.14 William died in 1909 in Kansas, USA.1

Children of William Edward Greathead and Mary Ann Davis

Sources of Information

  1. [S7130] Thomas Greathead ID 7130, Jan found on web on 27 May 2003.
  2. [S54] Letters between Ken Usher and Jan Cooper from 6 April 2004.
  3. [S7] Ancestry.com - Family data collection - marriages.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - McConnellsburg, Fulton, Pennsylvania, US.
  5. [S41830] US Census 1830 - 1 June 1830 Roll 152 Page 19.
  6. [S41840] US Census 1840 - 1 June 1840 McConnels Borough, Bedford, Pennsylvania Roll 445 Page 414.
  7. [S41850] US Census 1850 - 1 June 1850 M432 Roll 783 Page 3 Image 7 taken on 19 July 1850.
  8. [S41850] US Census 1850 - 1 June 1850 M432 Roll 781 Page 235 Image 474.
  9. [S41860] US Census 1860 - 1 June 1860 M653 Page 587 Page 0 Image 178.
  10. [S40000] Website Fiind my past - United States Marriages.
  11. [S41870] US Census 1870 - 20 June 1870 T593 Roll 383 Page 144 Image 11.
  12. [S41880] US Census 1880 - 10 June 1880 FHLF 1254333, NA film no T9-0333, Page no 464B.
  13. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  14. [S41900] US Census 1900 (T623) - 1 June 1900 T623 Roll 501 Page 5A Enumeration District 159.

Mary Ann Davis1,2

#7132, b. 29 April 1837, d. 11 June 1918
Last Edited=26 Mar 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 28 - Francis Greathead
     Mary Ann Davis was born on 29 April 1837 in Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire, Wales.1,3,4 Mary came to America with her parents went to live near Elkder, Iowa. She married William Edward Greathead, son of Thomas Williams Greathead and Frances Sarah Hux, on 22 June 1864 in Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa, USA.1,2,5 In the census of 26 June 1870 in Boardman, Clayton County, Iowa, USA, she was listed as the wife of William Edward Greathead.6 In the census of 10 June 1880 in Mendon, Clayton County, Iowa, USA, she was listed as the wife of William Edward Greathead.7 Mary and William were divorced before 1900.8 Her husband William died on 1909 in Kansas, USA.1 In the census of 20 April 1910 in Fayette County, Iowa, USA, she was listed as the mother of William Davis Greathead.9 Mary died on 11 June 1918 in Hennepin, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, aged 81.3

Children of Mary Ann Davis and William Edward Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S7130] Thomas Greathead ID 7130, Jan found on web on 27 May 2003.
  2. [S7] Ancestry.com - Family data collection - marriages.
  3. [S54] Letters between Ken Usher and Jan Cooper from 6 April 2004.
  4. [S14185] Emails between John W Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 July 2005.
  5. [S40000] Website Fiind my past - United States Marriages.
  6. [S41870] US Census 1870 - 20 June 1870 T593 Roll 383 Page 144 Image 11.
  7. [S41880] US Census 1880 - 10 June 1880 FHLF 1254333, NA film no T9-0333, Page no 464B.
  8. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  9. [S41910] US Census 1910 - 20 April 1910 T624 Roll 402 Page 24A Enumeration District 99 Part 3 Line 7.

Frances Sarah Greathead1,2

#7133, b. 19 July 1867, d. 21 November 1899
Last Edited=26 Mar 2016
Relationship
3rd great-granddaughter of Francis Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 28 - Francis Greathead
     Frances Sarah Greathead was born on 19 July 1867 in Elkader, Iowa, USA.2,3,4 She was the daughter of William Edward Greathead and Mary Ann Davis. In the census of 26 June 1870 in Boardman, Clayton County, Iowa, USA, she was listed as the daughter of William Edward Greathead.5 In the census of 10 June 1880 in Mendon, Clayton County, Iowa, USA, she was listed as the daughter of William Edward Greathead.6 Frances graduated from McGregor High School in 1886.7 She married William K Barnes on 8 February 1898 in McGregor, Iowa, USA, The Alexandria Citizen of Thursday 9 February 1899 reported: Mr. William K. Barnes, cashier of the Douglas County Bank and Miss Frances Greathead, formerly principal of the Alexandria high school, were married yesterday morning at the home of the bride at McGregor, Iowa. Their many friends will look for their early return to Alexandria and wish them all the joy possible.8,9 And the Alexandria Post News reported on Thursday 9 February 1899 that Mr. W. K. Barnes left on Monday for McGregor, Iowa, where yesterday he was married, his bride being Miss Frances Greathead, former principal of the Alexandria high school. Mr. and Mrs. Barnes will visit New Orleans and other southern cities before returning to Alexandria, when they will occupy the N. W. Hicks cottage.10 And on Thursday 1 March 1899 the Alexandria Post News reported that Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Barnes returned Monday from their wedding journey. They found the Mardi Gras at New Orleans frozen up and had to come back north to find warm weather. They are now at the Letson but will be housekeeping in the N. W. Hicks cottage next week.11 Frances died on 21 November 1899 in USA aged 32.12,4 The Alexandria Post News wrote on 23 November 1899. Seldom does a death so touch the hearts of an entire community as has that of Mrs. William K. Barnes. Seldom does such a wealth of sympathy go out to any as is offered to the husband and mother. While it was known that Mrs. Barnes's condition was very serious, it did not seem possible it meant death; the heart refused to believe it. But death came and the precious life that had been so full of usefulness and that was so full of promise went out.

Francis [sic] S. Greathead was born July 19 1867, at Elkader, Iowa, and died Tuesday evening Nov 21, 1899. When fourteen years old, she became a member of the family of Mr. and Mrs. Barron of McGregor, Ia., and their home became hers. She was graduated from the McGregor high school and from Holyoke college. After teaching in Iowa and Moorhead, she came to Alexandria about two years ago to take the position of principal of the high school. She was a young woman of exceptional ability. As a teacher she ranked very high, having not only the mental power and training necessary but marked executive ability and force of character. In December of last year she resigned her position and on Feb. 8 last was married at McGregor to Mr. Barnes. Returning here they took the Hicks cottage and made it a most delightful home. Mrs. Barnes's brightness and energy made her at once a prominent part of the social life of the village. She was made a member of the library board and through her efforts, the Woman's club was organized she being its first president. In church work she was also active. So that with her youth, strength and energy she promises to give to Alexandria's social and intellectual life an inpetus [sic] and added vigor. Her death is a sad loss not only to her intimates but to the entire community.

The funeral occurs this afternoon at three o'clock, the Rev. W. H. Medlar of the Congregational church of which she was a member, officiating. The pall bearers will be, W. T. Cowing, Tollef Jacobson, Dr. Hensel, N. W. Hicks, M. E. Stricker, Dr. Good. Those who have come from away to be present are Mrs. Greathead of Hull, Ia., Mr. Wm. Greathead of Little Rock, Ia., Miss Mary Greathead of Elkader, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. Barron, and Mr. and Mrs. J. U. Barnes and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Barnes of Minneapolis.13

Sources of Information

  1. [S7130] Thomas Greathead ID 7130, Jan found on web on 27 May 2003.
  2. [S10] Family Record Family Search.
  3. [S26623] E-mails between Eric Langhorst and Jan Cooper from 8 September 2012.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - Greathead message boards.
  5. [S41870] US Census 1870 - 20 June 1870 T593 Roll 383 Page 144 Image 11.
  6. [S41880] US Census 1880 - 10 June 1880 FHLF 1254333, NA film no T9-0333, Page no 464B.
  7. [S40000] Website http://www.rootsweb.com/~iaclayto/school/mhs_1.htm
  8. [S7] Ancestry.com - Greathead message boards - Alexandria Citizen, Thursday, February 9, 1899, page 5, column 2.
  9. [S40000] Website Fiind my past - United States Marriages.
  10. [S7] Ancestry.com - Greathead message boards - Alexandria Post News, Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota - Thursday, February 9, 1899, page 8, col. 4.
  11. [S7] Ancestry.com - Greathead message boards - Alexandria Post News, Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota - Thursday, March 2, 1899, page 1, col. 3.
  12. [S40000] Website http://www.rootsweb.com/~iafayett/fgreat.htm
  13. [S7] Ancestry.com - Greathead message boards - Alexandria Post News, Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota - Thursday, November 23, 1899, page 3, col. 4.

William Davis Greathead1,2,3

#7134, b. 10 April 1871, d. 13 July 1956
Last Edited=26 Mar 2016
Relationship
3rd great-grandson of Francis Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 28 - Francis Greathead
     William Davis Greathead was born on 10 April 1871 in McGregor, Clayton County, Iowa, USA.2 He was the son of William Edward Greathead and Mary Ann Davis. In the census of 10 June 1880 in Mendon, Clayton County, Iowa, USA, he was listed as the son of William Edward Greathead.4 William was listed as the head of the family on the census of 20 April 1910 in Fayette County, Iowa, USA, William's mother was living with him. He was working as a general farmer.5 He married Beryl Eda Shepard, daughter of Samuel Shepard and Blanche Foster, on 24 April 1914 in Fayette County, Iowa, USA, after a licence had been issued.2,3,6 William was listed as the head of the family on the census of 5 January 1920 in Westfield, Fayette County, Iowa, USA, William was a farmer.7 William was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 2 April 1930 in Hater Street, Fayette County, Iowa, USA.8 William was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 1 April 1940 in Fayette County, Iowa, USA, William was a farmer on his own farm living with his wife and son who also worked on the farm.9 His wife Beryl died on 23 March 1950 in Fayette County, Iowa, USA, aged 54.2,10 William died on 13 July 1956 in Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa, USA, aged 85.2

Children of William Davis Greathead and Beryl Eda Shepard

Sources of Information

  1. [S7130] Thomas Greathead ID 7130, Jan found on web on 27 May 2003.
  2. [S54] Letters between Ken Usher and Jan Cooper from 6 April 2004.
  3. [S7] Ancestry.com - Family data collection - marriages.
  4. [S41880] US Census 1880 - 10 June 1880 FHLF 1254333, NA film no T9-0333, Page no 464B.
  5. [S41910] US Census 1910 - 20 April 1910 T624 Roll 402 Page 24A Enumeration District 99 Part 3 Line 7.
  6. [S40000] Website World Vital records - Oelwein Register (Oelwein, Iowa) 4 May 1914.
  7. [S41920] US Census 1920 (T625) - 5 January 1920 T625 Roll 489 Page 5B Image 107 Enumeration District 1204.
  8. [S41930] US Census 1930 (T626) - 2 April 1930 T626 Roll 654 Page 10B Enumeration District 15 Image 903.
  9. [S41940] US Census 1940 (T627) - 1 April 1940 T627-1160 Page 1a Enumeration District 33-35.
  10. [S26623] E-mails between Eric Langhorst and Jan Cooper from 8 September 2012.
  11. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.

Fletcher Scott Greathead1,2

#7135, b. 1 December 1875, d. 22 December 1946
Last Edited=26 Mar 2016
Relationship
3rd great-grandson of Francis Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 28 - Francis Greathead
     Fletcher Scott Greathead was born on 1 December 1875 in Fayette County, Iowa, USA.3 He was the son of William Edward Greathead and Mary Ann Davis. In the census of 10 June 1880 in Mendon, Clayton County, Iowa, USA, he was listed as the son of William Edward Greathead.4 He was an Instructor in the manual training department of the public schools in Olwein. Thomas his wife Inez and his brother Fletcher appeared on the Iowa State census of 1895, living in Fayette County, Iowa.5 In the census of 1 June 1900 in Fayette County, Iowa, USA, he was listed as the brother of Thomas Greathead.6 In the census of 1 June 1900 in Boardman, Clayton County, Iowa, USA, he was listed as the nephew of Otkey and Elsie Davis and was working as a carpenter also enumerated as a lodger in Fayette.7 Fletcher graduated from Upper Iowa in 1903 and taught in the Oelwein schools for a number of years. He was also a contractor and designer building a number of homes in Oelwein.8 He married Nora Belle Ulstad on 4 September 1907 in Fifth Avenue, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa, USA.9,10 Fletcher was listed as the head of the family on the census of 20 April 1910 in Fayette County, Iowa, USA, Fletcher was a Car Inspector on the Steam Rail Road.11 Fletcher was described on his WW1 registration card dated 12 September 1918 as tall in height, slender in build with grey eyes and brown hair. He was a contractor working for himself and he gave his wife as the next of kin.12 Fletcher was listed as the head of the family on the census of 5 January 1920 in Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa, USA, Scott is enumerated as Fletcher and was a house contractor.13 Fletcher was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 2 April 1930 in 8th Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA, Scott was a construction builder.14 Fletcher was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 1 April 1940 in 7317, 8th Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA, Fletcher was a contract builder living with his wife and children.15 Fletcher died on 22 December 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA, aged 71 at home. Fletcher and his family had been in California for about 22 years.16,8,17

Children of Fletcher Scott Greathead and Nora Belle Ulstad

Sources of Information

  1. [S7130] Thomas Greathead ID 7130, Jan found on web on 27 May 2003.
  2. [S10] Family Record Family Search.
  3. [S26623] E-mails between Eric Langhorst and Jan Cooper from 8 September 2012.
  4. [S41880] US Census 1880 - 10 June 1880 FHLF 1254333, NA film no T9-0333, Page no 464B.
  5. [S40000] Website www.ancestry.com - Iowa state census 1895.
  6. [S41900] US Census 1900 (T623) - 1 June 1900 T623 Roll 432 Page 7B Enumeration District 7b also Fletcher in T623 - 432 Page 9B Enumeration District 73 in Fayette, Iowa as a lodger.
  7. [S41900] US Census 1900 (T623) - 1 June 1900 T623-425 Page 15B Enumeration District 43 and T623 - 432 Page 9B Enumeration District 73 in Fayette, Iowa as a lodger and T623 Roll 432 Page 7B Enumeration District 7B Brother Layette.
  8. [S40045] Newspapers Oelwein Daily Register - 28 December 1946.
  9. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  10. [S40000] Website World Vital records - Oelwein Register (Oelwein, Iowa) September 11, 1907.
  11. [S41910] US Census 1910 - 20 April 1910 T624 Roll 402 Page 190A Enumeration District 90 Part 2 Page 4.
  12. [S7] Ancestry.com - WW1 registration card.
  13. [S41920] US Census 1920 (T625) - 5 January 1920 T625 Roll 489 Page 10B Enumeration District 96 Image 913.
  14. [S41930] US Census 1930 (T626) - 2 April 1930 T626 Roll 153 Page 22A Enumeration District 545 Image 213.
  15. [S41940] US Census 1940 (T627) - 1 April 1940 T627-383 Page 8a Enumeration District 60-437.
  16. [S40000] Website www.familytreelegends.com.
  17. [S40000] Website Proquest.

Mary E Greathead1

#7136, b. about 1877
Last Edited=26 Mar 2016
Relationship
3rd great-granddaughter of Francis Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 28 - Francis Greathead
     Mary E Greathead was born about 1877 in Iowa, USA.2 She was the daughter of William Edward Greathead and Mary Ann Davis. In the census of 10 June 1880 in Mendon, Clayton County, Iowa, USA, she was listed as the daughter of William Edward Greathead.3 She married William J Whitson.

Child of Mary E Greathead and William J Whitson

Sources of Information

  1. [S7130] Thomas Greathead ID 7130, Jan found on web on 27 May 2003.
  2. [S10] Family Record Family Search.
  3. [S41880] US Census 1880 - 10 June 1880 FHLF 1254333, NA film no T9-0333, Page no 464B.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

William J Whitson1,2

#7137
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 28 - Francis Greathead
     William J Whitson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.1 He married Mary E Greathead, daughter of William Edward Greathead and Mary Ann Davis.

Child of William J Whitson and Mary E Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S7130] Thomas Greathead ID 7130, Jan found on web on 27 May 2003.
  2. [S7] Ancestry.com - U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Inez E May1

#7138, b. 19 August 1868, d. 23 March 1913
Last Edited=26 Mar 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 28 - Francis Greathead
Inez E Greathead née May
     Inez E May was born on 19 August 1868 in Fayette County, Iowa, USA.1,2 She was the daughter of Robert H May and Martha Alcorn. She married Thomas Greathead, son of William Edward Greathead and Mary Ann Davis, on 11 January 1894 in Fayette, Iowa, USA, Thomas was a farmer and after their marriage they moved to Dubuque, where they lived for a year or two before returning to Elkader. There were no children from the marriage.1,3 Thomas his wife Inez and his brother Fletcher appeared on the Iowa State census of 1895, living in Fayette County, Iowa.4 Thomas was listed as the head of the family on the census of 1 June 1900 in Fayette County, Iowa, USA, Fletcher his brother was also enumerated as staying with Charles and Inez.5 In the census of 20 April 1910 in Fayette County, Iowa, USA, she was listed as the wife of Thomas Greathead.6 Inez died on 23 March 1913 in USA aged 44.7,8

Sources of Information

  1. [S7130] Thomas Greathead ID 7130, Jan found on web on 27 May 2003.
  2. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Past and present of Fayette County, Iowa, Vol. 2.
  3. [S40000] Website Fiind my past - United States Marriages.
  4. [S40000] Website www.ancestry.com - Iowa state census 1895.
  5. [S41900] US Census 1900 (T623) - 1 June 1900 T623 Roll 432 Page 7B Enumeration District 7b also Fletcher in T623 - 432 Page 9B Enumeration District 73 in Fayette, Iowa as a lodger.
  6. [S41910] US Census 1910 - 20 April 1910 T624 Roll 402 Page 140B Enumeration District 86 Part 2 Line 23.
  7. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  8. [S26623] E-mails between Eric Langhorst and Jan Cooper from 8 September 2012.

Robert H May1

#7139, b. 11 October 1820, d. 27 August 1910
Last Edited=1 Oct 2007
     Robert H May was born on 11 October 1820 on the Indian Ocean during a three day's sail from Cape of Good Hope. He was the son of Robert H May and Mary A Campbell. Robert H. May spent his boyhood and youth in County Wicklow, Ireland, and received a good education there, in fact he was educated for the Episcopalian priesthood, consequently his text-book training was very broad and complete. When seventeen years of age he went to sea with an uncle, serving for three years as steward. The first vessel on which he sailed was caught in a storm on the Irish channel and driven shoreward and finally shattered to pieces on a sand-bar, but all on board were saved. After three years of "life on the ocean wave," he made a trip to Canada, in 1841, and after a year moved to Ohio, thence to Pennsylvania, where, for a time, he engaged in mining. He married Martha Alcorn, daughter of William Alcorn and Elizabeth Callehan, on 18 January 1849 in Mercer County, USA, Robert and Martha had eleven children, two of whom died in infancy. Upon his arrival in Fayette county in the fall of 1854, Robert H. May purchased eighty acres of land, which was covered with brush, this being his first possession of real estate. He set to work and soon developed a fine farm and a good home, adding to his original purchased until he had one of the best farms in the township, consisting of two hundred and forty acres, he having cleared one hundred and seventy acres of brush and timber. This place is well watered by three excellent springs and everything about the place indicates good management and splendid taste. The dwelling is substantial, comfortable and neatly kept. Mr. May made what he had through his individual enterprise and was long rated as one of the leading citizens of Illyria township. Robert died on 27 August 1910 aged 89 Robert was progressive in everything to which he turned his attention. In politics he was a Democrat, and he always kept well posted on current topics. He was a member of the Illyria township school board for a number of years, and district member of the county board, and as such he was always an advocate of better schools, of higher and better educational advantages, better paid and better educated teachers for county schools.

Children of Robert H May and Martha Alcorn

Sources of Information

  1. [S7130] Thomas Greathead ID 7130, Jan found on web on 27 May 2003.

Martha Alcorn1

#7140, b. 2 October 1829
Last Edited=1 Oct 2007
     Martha Alcorn was born on 2 October 1829 in Ohio, USA. She was the daughter of William Alcorn and Elizabeth Callehan. She married Robert H May, son of Robert H May and Mary A Campbell, on 18 January 1849 in Mercer County, USA, Robert and Martha had eleven children, two of whom died in infancy. Her husband Robert died on 27 August 1910 aged 89 Robert was progressive in everything to which he turned his attention. In politics he was a Democrat, and he always kept well posted on current topics. He was a member of the Illyria township school board for a number of years, and district member of the county board, and as such he was always an advocate of better schools, of higher and better educational advantages, better paid and better educated teachers for county schools.

Children of Martha Alcorn and Robert H May

Sources of Information

  1. [S7130] Thomas Greathead ID 7130, Jan found on web on 27 May 2003.

Lilian Greathead1

#7141, b. 29 April 1902, d. 1961
Last Edited=29 Apr 2016
Relationship
3rd great-granddaughter of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
     Lilian Greathead was born on 29 April 1902 in 26 Court, 2 Brearley Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.2 She was the daughter of William George Greathead and Georgina Probin. She was baptised on 14 May 1902 in St George, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, her family loived in 26C 2H Brearley Street and her father was a castor.3 In the census of 2 April 1911 in Court 11 No 6 Hospital Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of William George Greathead Lily was at school.4 She married Thomas James Worrallo on 25 December 1921 in St George, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by George Brown and Maud Greathead. Thomas was a coal carter and Lilian a polisher.5,6 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Lilian was listed as living at 39 Kimble Grove, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England with her husband Thomas. Thomas was listed as a motor driver living with hisw wife and children.7 Lilian was living at the same address with her parents, husband and Georgina Greathead, Lilian's grandma in 1950 and shown on the elctoral rolls as living at 39 Kimble Grove in Erdington.8 Lilian died in 1961 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.9

Children of Lilian Greathead and Thomas James Worrallo

Sources of Information

  1. [S7103] Emails between Anne Hallam and Jan Cooper from 16 March 2003.
  2. [S45000] General Records Office, I hold a copy of birth certificate 1902/Q2 Birmingham Volume 6d Page 135.
  3. [S7] Ancestry.com - Birmingham Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  4. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 18096 RG78 Piece 1097 Registration district 384 Sub district 3 enumeration district 36 schedule number 52.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1921/Q4 Birmingham Volume 6d Page 442.
  6. [S7] Ancestry.com - Birmingham, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937.
  7. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/5496H/016 and RG101/5496H/017.
  8. [S7] Ancestry.com - Midlands, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1955.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1961/Q2 Birmingham Volume 9c Page 52.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1926/Q4 Birmingham Volume d Page 645a.

Henry Greathead

#7142, b. 1854, d. 21 November 1907
Last Edited=6 Nov 2016
Relationship
6th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
     Henry Greathead was born in 1854 in St George in the East, London, England.1 He was the son of John Greathead and Elizabeth Seaman. In the census of 7 April 1861 in 46 Lodging House, Crown of Seven Lense Bath House, Tower Hamlets, London, England, he was listed as the son of John Greathead Henry was a scholar.2 Henry took out a licence on 30 August 1877 giving his address as within the New Parish of Saint Stephens, Stepney.3 He married Emma Elizabeth Coates, daughter of William Coates and Emma Elizabeth Lee, on 2 September 1877 in St Philips, Stepney, London, England, after a licence was issued. The ceremony was witnessed by J Widday and Amelia Wilkes?. Both Henry and Emma gave their address as 29 Baker Street. Henry was a soldier, maybe he was about to be posted and that was why they took out a licence. Both Emma and Amelia signed the register with an X.4,5 Henry was listed as the head of the family on the census of 3 April 1881 in 8 Clark Street, Mile End, London, England, Henry was a carman living with his wife. The enumerator spelt their surname as Grated.6 Henry was listed as the head of the family on the census of 5 April 1891 in 30 Bill Street, Limehouse, London, England, Henry was a stevador docker.7 Henry was listed as head of household in the census of 31 March 1901 in 52 Jubilee buildings, Block B, St George in the East, London, England, He was a waterside labourer.8 He died at 10:12am on 21 November 1907 in Saint George in the East Infirmary, St George in the East, London, England, Henry had been admitted on 13 November. His address was listed on the hospital records as 5 Red Mead Lane. His body was released for a private burial.9,10

Children of Henry Greathead and Emma Elizabeth Coates

Sources of Information

  1. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901.
  2. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 274 Folio 161 Page 4.
  3. [S7] Ancestry.com - London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921.
  4. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1877/Q3 Mile End Volume 1c page 929 - - Kindly supplied as part of the GOON Marriage challenge by Howard Benbrook.
  5. [S7] Ancestry.com - Historical London Marriages.
  6. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 471 Folio 38 Page 17.
  7. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 296 Folio 103 Page 6.
  8. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 315 folio 15 Page 21.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1907/Q4 St Geo E Volume 1c Page 204.
  10. [S7] Ancestry.com - Historical London Parishes - Saint George in the East Infirmary: Register of deaths.

Edward Greathed

#7143, b. about 1743, d. 18 January 1803
Last Edited=29 Nov 2016
Relationship
2nd great-grandson of Edward Greathed
Appears on charts:
Chart 20 - Edward Greathead
     Edward Greathed was born about 1743. He was the son of John Greathead and Ann Wilberforce. Edward of Spilsby, Thorpe and Grainthorpe, Lincolnshire bought the Manors of Uddens from Gundrey, and of Hampreston from Lord Arundell of Wardour. He left these estates to his nephew Edward.1 He married Jane Glover on 4 November 1795 in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England, after a licence had been issued. The ceremony was witnessed by Ann Glover and Mary Harris. It would seem her father was Phillis Glover.2,3,4 Edward died on 18 January 1803 Edward spent the preceeding day in company and appeared to have no signs of ill health, being remarkably cheerful and pleasant. He died in his sleep.5,6,4 Edward left a will on 16 February 1803 leaving his estates in Lincoln and Dorset to his nephew, Edward Harris, son of Rev John Harris and Mary Greathead.7,8 There is a monument to Edward in Hampreston Church.4

Sources of Information

  1. [S147] E-mails between Nick Deacon and Jan Cooper from 13 April 2006 Burke 1952 Great Britain Oldfield.
  2. [S10] Family Record Family Search - The register of Sturminster-Marshall, Dorset, 1563-1812 Church of England. Parish Church of Sturminster-Marshall Film 0459651.
  3. [S40000] Website www.findmypast.com - parish record collection, marriages.
  4. [S316] Emails between Alan Miller and Jan Cooper from 4 December 2010.
  5. [S7] Ancestry.com - Cat ref PROB11/ 1386 - Marriott Quire Numbers 58 - 119.
  6. [S40050] The Original Records website and Originaldatabases websiteDeaths, Marriages, and Marine Accidents (1802-1803).
  7. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office Cat ref PROB11/ 1386 - Marriott Quire Numbers 58 - 119.
  8. [S8618] Emails between Peter Greathead and Jan Cooper from 21 May 1996.

Eliza Anita Greathead1

#7144, b. 1886
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
7th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
Eliza Anita Greathead
     Eliza Anita Greathead was also known by the name of Anita Greathead. She was born in 1886 in Mile End, London, England.2,3 She was the daughter of Henry Greathead and Emma Elizabeth Coates. She was baptised on 29 September 1886 in St Philip, Stepney, London, England, Her address was 99 Nelson Street and her father was described as a carman.4 In the census of 5 April 1891 in 30 Bill Street, Limehouse, London, England, she was listed as the daughter of Henry Greathead.5 In the census of 31 March 1901 in 52 Jubilee buildings, Block B, St George in the East, London, England, she was listed as the daughter of Henry Greathead.6 In the census of 2 April 1911 in 5 Red Mead Lane, Wapping, London, England, she was listed as the daughter of Emma Elizabeth Greathead Eliza was a dressmaker.7 It would appear that when William Henry returned from WW1 a party was held, the flags were flown and this picture was taken.8 She married Alfred J Green in 1926 in St Olave, London, England.9

Sources of Information

  1. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1886/Q4 Mile End Volume 1c Page 450.
  3. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - Historical London Parishes - London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Philip, Stepney, Register of baptisms, P93/PHI, Item 005.
  5. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 296 Folio 103 Page 6.
  6. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 315 folio 15 Page 21.
  7. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 1524 RG78 Piece 53 Registration district 19 sub district 1 enumeration district 26 schedule number 128.
  8. [S17725] Emails between Tony Randall and Jan Cooper from 5 July 2006.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1926/Q3 St Olave Volume 1d Page 438.

William Henry Greathead1

#7145, b. 19 November 1889, d. 3 April 1952
Last Edited=20 Feb 2016
Relationship
7th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
William Henry Greathead
     William Henry Greathead was born on 19 November 1889 in Stepney, London, England.2,1,3 He was the son of Henry Greathead and Emma Elizabeth Coates. He was baptised on 4 December 1889 in St Philip, Stepney, London, England, his usual address was 19 Newbold Street, Bromshead Street.4 In the census of 5 April 1891 in 30 Bill Street, Limehouse, London, England, he was listed as the son of Henry Greathead.5 In the census of 31 March 1901 in 52 Jubilee buildings, Block B, St George in the East, London, England, he was listed as the son of Henry Greathead.6 In the census of 2 April 1911 in 5 Red Mead Lane, Wapping, London, England, he was listed as the son of Emma Elizabeth Greathead William was a plumber.7 He married Holdina Mary Gattung, daughter of Philip Gattung and Mary Ann Adrian, on 31 December 1916 in St Patrick's, Stepney, London, England.8,9 It would appear that when William Henry returned from WW1 a party was held, the flags were flown and this picture was taken.9 His wife Holdina died on 19 July 1931 in Islington, London, England, aged 37.10,9 He married Millicent N Reast in 1935 in Pancras, London, England.11,12 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register William was listed as living at 102 Hampstead Road, St Pancras, London, England with his wife Millicent. Two other occupants were listed in the household, being Andrew P Fraser and Alzbeta Freud. William was a Building Foreman Heavy worker and his wife Millicent was a Tobacco Manageress.3 William died on 3 April 1952 in St Marys Hospital, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England, aged 62 from coronary thrombosis and myocarditus. His occupation was listed as a builder of 2 Goldsmiths Lane, Wallingford.13 William was buried on 7 April 1952 in St Leonard, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England.14

Children of William Henry Greathead and Holdina Mary Gattung

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1889/Q4 Mile End Volume 1c Page 484.
  3. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/0472D/005/31.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - Historical London Parishes - London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Philip, Stepney, Register of baptisms, P93/PHI, Item 006.
  5. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 296 Folio 103 Page 6.
  6. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 315 folio 15 Page 21.
  7. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 1524 RG78 Piece 53 Registration district 19 sub district 1 enumeration district 26 schedule number 128.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1916/Q4 Stepney Volume 1c Page 530.
  9. [S17725] Emails between Tony Randall and Jan Cooper from 5 July 2006.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1931/Q3 Islington Volume 1b Page 186 Age 37.
  11. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my past.
  12. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1935/Q4 Pancras Volume 1b Page 203.
  13. [S47000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of death certificate 1952/Q2 Wallingford Volume 6a Page 127.
  14. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Heather Hicks.

Holdina Mary Gattung

#7146, b. 26 June 1894, d. 19 July 1931
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
Holdina Mary Greathead née Gattung
     Holdina Mary Gattung was born on 26 June 1894 in 7 Great Suffolk Street, Bermondsey, London, England.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Philip Gattung and Mary Ann Adrian.1 In the census of 31 March 1901 in 51 Hawley Road, St Pancras, London, England, she was listed as the daughter of Philip Gattung.4 In the census of 2 April 1911 in 32 Great Hermitage Street, Wapping, London, England, she was listed as the daughter of Philip Gattung.5 She married William Henry Greathead, son of Henry Greathead and Emma Elizabeth Coates, on 31 December 1916 in St Patrick's, Stepney, London, England.6,1 Philip Gattung snr owned and ran a bakers shop in Wapping, East London. His daughter Mary and son Philip helped in the shop. Little Francis clearly visited the shop as can be seen on this picture.1 Holdina died on 19 July 1931 in Islington, London, England, aged 37.7,1

Children of Holdina Mary Gattung and William Henry Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S17725] Emails between Tony Randall and Jan Cooper from 5 July 2006.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1894/Q4 St Saviour Volume 1a Page 47.
  3. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/0472D/005/31.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 134 Folio 27 Page 44.
  5. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 1524 RG78 Piece 19 Reg District 19 Sub Reg District 1 Enumeration district 26 Schedule number 239.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1916/Q4 Stepney Volume 1c Page 530.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1931/Q3 Islington Volume 1b Page 186 Age 37.

Francis Philip Greathead1

#7147, b. 3 May 1918, d. December 1996
Last Edited=15 Sep 2017
Relationship
8th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
Francis Philip Greathead
     Francis Philip Greathead was born on 3 May 1918 in St George in the East, London, England.2 He was the son of William Henry Greathead and Holdina Mary Gattung. Philip Gattung snr owned and ran a bakers shop in Wapping, East London. His daughter Mary and son Philip helped in the shop. Little Francis clearly visited the shop as can be seen on this picture.3 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Francis was listed as living at 97 Castle Road, St Pancras, London, England Frank was a motor driver and was living withhis future wife's uncle Philip Gattung.4 He married Sylvia E Joan Hitchens in 1948 in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England.5 Francis and Sylvia at one time ran a Thameside pub called the Rowbarge at Wallingford.3 Francis died in December 1996 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, aged 78.6,7

Children of Francis Philip Greathead and Sylvia E Joan Hitchens

  • Michael Francis Greathead
  • David William Greathead
  • Elizabeth A Greathead
  • Andrew P Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S7147] Letters between Frank Greathead and Jan Cooper 30 September 2002.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1918/Q2 St Geo East Volume 1c Page 291.
  3. [S17725] Emails between Tony Randall and Jan Cooper from 5 July 2006.
  4. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/0476H/009.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1948/Q4 Wallingford Volume 6a Page 319.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - Oxford December 1996 7021D - D48D - 126 - 1296.
  7. [S11] Electoral listings from many sources.

Sylvia E Joan Hitchens1

#7148, b. about 1910
Last Edited=15 Sep 2017
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
Sylvia E Joan Greathead née Hitchens
     Sylvia E Joan Hitchens was born about 1910.2,3 She married Francis Philip Greathead, son of William Henry Greathead and Holdina Mary Gattung, in 1948 in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England.4 Francis and Sylvia at one time ran a Thameside pub called the Rowbarge at Wallingford.1

Children of Sylvia E Joan Hitchens and Francis Philip Greathead

  • Michael Francis Greathead
  • David William Greathead
  • Elizabeth A Greathead
  • Andrew P Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S17725] Emails between Tony Randall and Jan Cooper from 5 July 2006.
  2. [S7147] Letters between Frank Greathead and Jan Cooper 30 September 2002.
  3. [S11] Electoral listings from many sources.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1948/Q4 Wallingford Volume 6a Page 319.