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Mary Ball

#8851, b. 29 April 1883
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Mary Ball was born on 29 April 1883 The National Register gives her year of birth as 1873, I believe this should be 1883, she was listed as age 27 in 1911 census.1,2 She married Walter Greathead, son of John Cartwright Greathead and Hannah Nicholls, in 1903 in Ruiton United Reformed Church, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England.3,4 In the census of 2 April 1911 in 30 Kent Street, Upper Gornal, Dudley, Staffordshire, England, she was listed as the wife of Walter Greathead.5 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Mary was listed as living at 46 Ruiton Street, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, with her husband Walter. And their son John. Walter was a bellows maker.2 Her husband Walter died on 12 December 1942 in Guest Hospital, Dudley, Staffordshire, England, aged 64 His usual address was 46 Ruiton Street, Lower Gornal, Staffordshire.6,7,8 Mary received Administration in Llandudno on her husbands estate on 8 May 1943. She was living at 46 Ruiton Street, Lower Gornal, Staffordshire.7 She married Stephen Taylor in 1951 in Register Office, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England.9,10

Children of Mary Ball and Walter Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/5422G/009/10.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1903/Q2 Dudley Volume 6c Page 189.
  4. [S40000] Website www.westmidlandsbmd.org.uk - 020/001/41.
  5. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 17396 RG78 Piece 1066 Registration district 372 subdistrict 3 enumeration district 4 schedule number 77.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1942/Q4 Dudley Volume 6c Page 27.
  7. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  8. [S40000] Website www.westmidlandsbmd.org.uk - SEG/11A/398.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1951/Q4 Rowley R Volume 9b Page 724.
  10. [S40000] Website www.westmidlandsbmd.org.uk - ROW/23C/153.

John Greathead

#8852, b. 1923, d. 22 February 1945
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
3rd great-grandson of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
     John Greathead was born in 1923 in Lower Gornal, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England.1,2 He was the son of Walter Greathead and Mary Ball. On 29 September 1939 in the National Register John Greathead was listed as living at 46 Ruiton Street, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, with his parents.3 He married Beatrice May, daughter of John May and Beatrice Fewtrell, in 1942 in St Matthew, Tipton, Staffordshire, England.4,5 John was Trooper No 14201756, 52nd Regt., Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.6 He died on 22 February 1945 in Holland while in active service on the Western Europe Campaign. John's home address was 46 Ruiton Street, Lower Gornal, Dudley, Worcestershire.7,8,6 John was buried in Milsbeek War Cemetery, Milsbeek, Limburg, Holland, Plot 1D 10.7,9 The will of John was proved on 30 August 1945 in Llandudno to his brother William who was a boot and shoe repairer. His effects were valued at £220 14s 3d.8

Child of John Greathead and Beatrice May

  • John Lewis Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1923/Q2 Dudley Volume 6b Page 1676.
  2. [S40000] Website www.westmidlandsbmd.org.uk - SEG/241/381.
  3. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/5422G/009/10.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1942/Q4 Wednesbury Volume 6b Page 1885.
  5. [S40000] Website www.westmidlandsbmd.org.uk - 37/5/453.
  6. [S40000] Website Find my past - Army Roll of Honour 1939-45.
  7. [S40021] Commonwealth Graves website.
  8. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  9. [S40010] Family History Resource File - Vital Records Index - British Isles/Australia CD Find a grave.

John Cartwright Greathead1,2

#8853, b. 1839, d. 1911
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
Great-grandson of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
     John Cartwright Greathead was born in 1839 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.3,4 He was the son of Peter Greathead and Frances Turley. He was baptised on 25 October 1841 in St Martin, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, with his brothers Edward Turley Greathead and Joseph Cartwright Greathead the family lived in Hanley Street and their father was a bellowsmaker.5,6 In the census of 30 March 1851 at Dudley Road, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, he was listed as the son of Peter Greathead John was a scholar.7 He married Mary Holland, daughter of John Holland and Sarah ..., on 29 April 1860 in St Edmund, Dudley, Staffordshire, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by Edward Tuley and Mary Jane Greathead John brother and sister in law.8,9 In the census of 7 April 1861 in Pail Piece, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, he was listed as the son in law of John Holland John was a bellows maker.10 His wife Mary died on 1870 in Dudley, Staffordshire, England.11,12 John was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1871 in 17 Pale Street, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, John was a bellows maker and a widower.13 He married Hannah Nicholls, daughter of Enoch Nicholls, on 23 November 1874 in St Paul, Tipton, Staffordshire, England, after the banns had been read. John was a bellows maker. The ceremony was witnessed by Thomas and Hannah Turley.14,15,16,17,18 He witnessed the marriage of Samuel F Greathead and Elizabeth Hyde on 29 March 1875 in St Paul, Tipton, Staffordshire, England.19,20,21,22,18 John was listed as the head of the family on the census of 3 April 1881 in 17 Pale Street, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, John was a bellowsmaker.23 John was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 5 April 1891 in 17 Pale Street, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, John was a bellows maker finisher.24 John was listed as head of household in the census of 31 March 1901 at 17 Pale Street, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, John was a bellows maker.25 John was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1911 in 17 Pale Street, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, John was a bellow maker living with his wife and three of their children in their four roomed home.26 John died in 1911 in Dudley, Staffordshire, England.27,28

Child of John Cartwright Greathead and Mary Holland

Children of John Cartwright Greathead and Hannah Nicholls

Sources of Information

  1. [S6038] Emails between Martin Greathead and Jan Cooper from 15 May 2003.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes -.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1839/Q1 Birmingham Volume XVI Page 237.
  4. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  5. [S49] E-mails between Barbara Corcoran and Jan Cooper from 23 February 2004.
  6. [S7] Ancestry.com - Birmingham Baptisms, 1813-1912.
  7. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2030 Folio 177 Page 7.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1860/Q2 Dudley Volume 6c Page 28 - marriage challenge.
  9. [S40000] Website www.westmidlandsbmd.org.uk - 201/003/345.
  10. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 2047 Folio 26 Page 14.
  11. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1870/Q2 Dudley Volume 6c Page 43.
  12. [S40000] Website www.westmidlandsbmd.org.uk - SEG/054/391.
  13. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 3004 Folio 144 Page 6.
  14. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1874/Q4 Dudley Volume 6c Page 267 - marriage challenge.
  15. [S10] Family Record Family Search - FHL Film 1526191.
  16. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 Tipton, St Paul - Sandwell 40/2/140.
  17. [S40000] Website www.westmidlandsbmd.org.uk - 40/2/140.
  18. [S40000] Website Find my past - Staffordshire marriages.
  19. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1875/Q1 Dudley Volume 6c Page 176 - marriage challenge.
  20. [S40010] Family History Resource File - Vital Records Index - British Isles/Australia CD FHL Film 1526191.
  21. [S4500] Emails between Tony Goggins and Jan Cooper from 11 March 2003 St Paul, Tipton - Sandwell 40/2/159.
  22. [S40000] Website www.westmidlandsbmd.org.uk - 40/2/159.
  23. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 2868 Folio 142 Page 6.
  24. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 2287 Folio 139 Page 28.
  25. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 2738 Folio 123 Page 7.
  26. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 17398 RG78 Piece 1066 Registration district 32 sub district 3 enumeration district 6 schedule number 65.
  27. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1911/Q3 Dudley Volume 6c Page 88.
  28. [S40000] Website www.westmidlandsbmd.org.uk - SEG/121/267.

Hannah Greathead1

#8854, b. 10 November 1885, d. 19 August 1971
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
2nd great-granddaughter of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
     Hannah Greathead was born on 10 November 1885 in Dudley, Staffordshire, England.2,1,3,4,5 She was the daughter of John Cartwright Greathead and Hannah Nicholls. In the census of 5 April 1891 in 17 Pale Street, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of John Cartwright Greathead.6 In the census of 31 March 1901 in 51 Livermore Place, Aston, Warwickshire, England, she was listed as the servant of Joseph Stonehouse Hannah was a domestic nurse.7 In the census of 2 April 1911 in 17 Pale Street, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of John Cartwright Greathead William was a quarry man.8 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Hannah was listed as living at 17 Pale Street, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, Hannah was a daily general.5 Her sister Phoebe died on 25 May 1944 aged 56.9,10,11 Hannah received probate on her estate on 19 July 1944. Both girls were spinsters.10 Hannah died on 19 August 1971 in 33 Hermit Street, Upper Gornal, Dudley, Staffordshire, England, aged 85.12,10,13 Administration papers were issued with a will on 3 November 1971 in Birmingham. Her effects were valued at £1,807.10 Hannah attended Tudor Primary School in Upper Gornal from 18 June 1994 until 25 November 1998 with good attendance. Her address was Pale Street.14

Sources of Information

  1. [S6038] Emails between Martin Greathead and Jan Cooper from 15 May 2003.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1885/Q4 Dudley Volume 6c Page 100.
  3. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  4. [S40000] Website www.westmidlandsbmd.org.uk - SEG/145/325.
  5. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/5422F/010.
  6. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 2287 Folio 139 Page 28.
  7. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 2883 Folio 122 Page 7.
  8. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 17398 RG78 Piece 1066 Registration district 32 sub district 3 enumeration district 6 schedule number 65.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1944/Q2 Rowley R Volume 6c Page 790.
  10. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  11. [S40000] Website www.westmidlandsbmd.org.uk - SEG/13A/52.
  12. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1971/Q3 Dudley Volume 9b Page 443.
  13. [S40000] Website www.westmidlandsbmd.org.uk - SEG/15C/109.
  14. [S40000] Website Find my past - National School Admission Registers & Log-books 1870-1914.

William Henry Cartwright Greathead1

#8855, b. September 1875, d. 1934
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
2nd great-grandson of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
     William Henry Cartwright Greathead was born in September 1875 in Dudley, Staffordshire, England.2,1,3,4 He was the son of John Cartwright Greathead and Hannah Nicholls. He was baptised on 4 January 1876 in Sedgley, Staffordshire, England.5,6 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 17 Pale Street, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, he was listed as the son of John Cartwright Greathead.7 In the census of 5 April 1891 in 17 Pale Street, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, he was listed as the son of John Cartwright Greathead William was a store labourer.8 In the census of 31 March 1901 in 17 Pale Street, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, he was listed as the son of John Cartwright Greathead Will was a baker bread maker.9 In the census of 2 April 1911 in 17 Pale Street, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England, he was listed as the son of John Cartwright Greathead John was a bellow maker living with his wife and three of their children in their four roomed home.10 William died in 1934 in Dudley, Staffordshire, England.11,12

Sources of Information

  1. [S6038] Emails between Martin Greathead and Jan Cooper from 15 May 2003.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1875/Q4 Dudley Volume 6d Page 86.
  3. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  4. [S40000] Website www.westmidlandsbmd.org.uk - SEG/115/191.
  5. [S49] E-mails between Barbara Corcoran and Jan Cooper from 23 February 2004 FHL Film 1040790 dates 1853-1876.
  6. [S40010] Family History Resource File - Vital Records Index - British Isles/Australia CD FHL Film 1040790.
  7. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 2868 Folio 142 Page 6.
  8. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 2287 Folio 139 Page 28.
  9. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 2738 Folio 123 Page 7.
  10. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 17398 RG78 Piece 1066 Registration district 32 sub district 3 enumeration district 6 schedule number 65.
  11. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1934/Q1 Dudley Volume 6b Page 1044.
  12. [S40000] Website www.westmidlandsbmd.org.uk - SEG/14B/167.

Alice M Jones

#8856, b. 1887, d. 1968
Last Edited=17 Nov 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 14 - Thomas Greathead
     Alice M Jones was born in 1887. She married Arthur Greathead, son of Hutton Johnson Greathead and Mary Jane Inwood, in 1911 in Darlington, Durham, England.1 Her husband Arthur died on 12 July 1953 in 36 The Green, Bishopton, Stockton on Tees, Durham, England, although his address was listed as 37 The Green.2,3 Alice together with her son Arthur received Probate on her husbands effects on 18 November 1953 in York. Arthur was a local government officer.3 Alice died in 1968 in Durham, England.4 Alice was buried in Bishopton, Durham, England.5

Children of Alice M Jones and Arthur Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1911/Q2 Darlington Volume 10a Page 55.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1953/Q3 Durham W Volume 1a Page 591.
  3. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1968/Q4 Durham S E Volume 1a Page 603.
  5. [S40000] Website www.clevelandfhs.org.uk.

Esther Maria Hollingsworth

#8859, b. 25 January 1863, d. 2 August 1956
Last Edited=2 Mar 2019
     Esther Maria Hollingsworth was born on 25 January 1863 in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England.1 She married John Joseph Greathead, son of John Greathead and Ann Smith, in 1893 in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England.2,3 She was baptised on 15 January 1894 in St Paulinus, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, she was baptised as an adult. her parents were Benjamin Hollingsworth and Esther Hawkrige.1 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Catterick, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the wife of John Joseph Greathead.4 In the census of 2 April 1911 in Catterick, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the wife of John Joseph Greathead.5 Her husband John died on 1920 in Richmond, Yorkshire, England.6 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Esther was listed as living at Richmond, Yorkshire, England, and two other people.7 She died on 2 August 1956 in Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, Yorkshire, England, aged 93 her usual address was High Green, Catterick, Yorkshire.8,9 Esther did not leave a will. Administration papers were issued on 26 February 1957 to George William Windsor who was a shop assistant. Her effects were valued at £140 9s 5d.9

Sources of Information

  1. [S47012] Find my past England Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1893/Q3 Knaresboro Volume 9a Page 163.
  3. [S40000] Website www.yorkshirebmd.org.uk - ROKN/14/148.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4611 Folio 36 Page 10.
  5. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 29478 RG78 Piece 1711 Registration District 542 Sub District 2 Enumeration District 4 Schedule Number 55.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1920/Q4 Richmond Y Volume 9d Page 285.
  7. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/3291F/004/7.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1956/Q3 Northallerton Volume 1b- Page 631.
  9. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.

Andrew James Ferris1

#8861
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Andrew James Ferris was a musician.

Child of Andrew James Ferris

Sources of Information

  1. [S46001] General Register Office, Information taken from Marriage certificate of daughter.

James Thresher1

#8862, b. 3 December 1879, d. before 1949
Last Edited=24 Nov 2016
     James Thresher was born on 3 December 1879.2 He married Ada ... He was a stoker engineer. On 29 September 1939 in the National Register James was listed as living at 2 College Place, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, with his wife Ada. James was a stoker at the gas works living with his children.3 James died before 1949.1

Child of James Thresher and Ada ...

Sources of Information

  1. [S46001] General Register Office, Information taken from Marriage certificate of daughter.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/2192H/006.

Albert Charles Watts1

#8865, b. about 1891
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Albert Charles Watts was born about 1891.2 He married Lily Miranda Greathead, daughter of Samuel F Greathead and Elizabeth Hyde, on 1 June 1914 in St Saviour's, Dartmouth, Devon, England, after the banns had been read. Albert was a Royal Navy ship's cook on HMS Pomone stationed in Dartmouth at the time. Lily gave her address as 2 Woodbine Villas, South Ford Road, Dartmouth. The ceremony was witnessed by Margaret Coak and M L Cohim?3

Children of Albert Charles Watts and Lily Miranda Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S8592] Letters between Iris Campbell née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 26 September 2003.
  2. [S40000] Website Find my past register - marriage register.
  3. [S45000] General Records Office, I hold a copy of birth certificate 1914/Q2 Totness Volume 5b Page 409 - Find my past register.

Charles D B Watts1

#8866, b. 1918, d. 1940
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
3rd great-grandson of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
     Charles D B Watts was born in 1918 in Bristol, Somerset, England.2 He was the son of Albert Charles Watts and Lily Miranda Greathead. Charles died in 1940 in Plymouth Harbour, Devon, England.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S8592] Letters between Iris Campbell née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 26 September 2003.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1918/Q4 Bristol Volume 6a Page 127.

Edith Florence Anderson1

#8867, b. 9 May 1900, d. 18 January 1978
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Edith Florence Greathead née Anderson
     Edith Florence Anderson was born on 9 May 1900 in Mile End Old Town Workhouse, Mile End, London, England, Her mother admitted herself into Mile End Old Town workhouse on 9 May 1900 being pregnant and gave birth to a female child (Edith) on that day. She gave her address as 21 Arbour Square. They were both discharged on 25 May 1900.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Daisy Florence Anderson. In the census of 31 March 1901 in 23 Hudson Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England, she was listed as the grandaughter of the widowed Sarah Anderson who was listed as a needlewoman. Her Aunt Violet, a domestic servant was with them. Her mother Daisy was living at 11 Market Place, Kingston.4 Reuben and Edith were two of the "home children" and were sent to Canada by Bernardo Homes. Reuben went on the ship Dominion leaving Liverpool on 24 May 1906. He arrived in Quebec on 3 June 1906. They met on the same farm and later married.1,5,6,7 She married Reuben Francis Greathead, son of Samuel F Greathead and Elizabeth Hyde, on 8 April 1921 in Brant, Ontario, Canada, Interestingly, Reuben stated the incorrect name of his father on his marriage certificate he said George, he also stated he thought his mother was called Julia but did not know her maiden name. I guess leaving England aged six was difficult for him to remember family names. Both George and Julia were names of his siblings. He was described as a labourer and Edith as a maid on their marriage certificate. The methodist ceremony was witnessed by Jane Schofield of 29 Terrace Hill Street, Brantford and Eleanor Smythe of 23 Terrace Hill Street, Brantford.1,8 In the census of 1 June 1921 in 297 Rawdon, Brantford County, Ontario, Canada, she was listed as the wife of Reuben Francis Greathead.9 She was employed at Dr Holbrook Hamilton's, Sanitorium. Edith died on 18 January 1978 in Canada aged 77.1

Children of Edith Florence Anderson and Reuben Francis Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S8592] Letters between Iris Campbell née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 26 September 2003.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1900/Q2 Mile End Volume 1c Page 609.
  3. [S7] Ancestry.com - London, England, Poor Law Records, 1430-1973.
  4. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 665 Folio 113 Page 55.
  5. [S40000] Website http://www.genealogy.gc.ca/06/06_e.html - Home children microfilm reel T-487 Reference RG76 C1a.
  6. [S40000] Website http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/…
  7. [S40000] Website www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases - RG76 C 1a Microfilm T487 Passenger lists.
  8. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate.
  9. [S41921] Canada Census 1921 - 1 June 1921RG31 District 68 sub district 32 folder 50 page 10.

Betty Irene Greathead1

#8868, b. 25 January 1922, d. 26 December 2002
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
3rd great-granddaughter of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
Betty Irene Speechley née Greathead
     Betty Irene Greathead was born on 25 January 1922 in Canada.1 She was the daughter of Reuben Francis Greathead and Edith Florence Anderson. She married Ronald Charles Speechley on 10 March 1951.1 Betty died on 26 December 2002 in Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada, aged 80 although her name was registered as Betty Irene Speechley (Greathead) b 25 Jan 1922.2 Betty was buried in Wilsonville Cemetery, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.2

Children of Betty Irene Greathead and Ronald Charles Speechley

  • Nancy Marlene Speechley
  • Beverley Suzanne Speechley

Sources of Information

  1. [S8592] Letters between Iris Campbell née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 26 September 2003.
  2. [S40000] Website www.interment.net.

Robert Earl Greathead1

#8869, b. 5 April 1927, d. 8 September 1988
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
3rd great-grandson of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
Robert Earl Greathead
     Robert Earl Greathead was born on 5 April 1927 in Waterford, Ontario, Canada.1,2 He was the son of Reuben Francis Greathead and Edith Florence Anderson. Robert appears on two border manifests. Both are dated 29 March 1949 and describe him as being a farmer, son of Reuben, and being five foot seven inches tall with blue eyes. The first going to Buffalo, New York, he arrived by bicycle at 5:30a.m at Peace Bridge and is described as having a fair complexion and red hair and wanting to visit for a day. There is a note stating he failed to appear. The second decribes him as having a ruddy complexion and light brown hair and being born a year earlier in 1926. On this manifest he stated he was visiting for one day his friend James Williams of unknown address but states he is going to Niagra Falls. Again there is a stamp on the manifest stating he failed to appear.2 Robert died on 8 September 1988 aged 61 Robert never married.1,3

Sources of Information

  1. [S8592] Letters between Iris Campbell née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 26 September 2003.
  2. [S7] Ancestry.com - Border crossing from Canada to US 1895-1956.
  3. [S8890] E-mails between Mark Douglas Greathead and Jan Cooper from 14 July 2008.

John Ernest Greathead1

#8870, b. 10 May 1930, d. 25 February 1998
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
3rd great-grandson of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
John Ernest Greathead
     John Ernest Greathead was born on 10 May 1930 in Canada.1 He was the son of Reuben Francis Greathead and Edith Florence Anderson. He married Eva Rolson on 10 October 1953.1 John and Eva were divorced.1 John died on 25 February 1998 in Brantford County, Ontario, Canada, aged 67 from a heart attack.2

Children of John Ernest Greathead and Eva Rolson

  • David John Greathead
  • Mark Douglas Greathead
  • Joanne Florence Greathead
  • Rosie Marie Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S8592] Letters between Iris Campbell née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 26 September 2003.
  2. [S8890] E-mails between Mark Douglas Greathead and Jan Cooper from 14 July 2008.

George Allen Greathead1

#8871, b. 22 December 1932, d. 9 September 2009
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
3rd great-grandson of William Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 26 - William Greathead
George Allen Greathead
     George Allen Greathead was born on 22 December 1932 in Canada.1 He was the son of Reuben Francis Greathead and Edith Florence Anderson. He married Melba Irene Waldbrook on 25 June 1960 in Canada.1 George died on 9 September 2009 in Brantford General Hospital, Brantford County, Ontario, Canada, aged 76 after a short illness, he loved boating, fishing and travelling. He had requested that there was no service or visitation and was cremated privately.2,3

Children of George Allen Greathead and Melba Irene Waldbrook

  • Lynn Marie Greathead
  • Lori Ann Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S8592] Letters between Iris Campbell née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 26 September 2003.
  2. [S40000] Website yourlifemoments.ca.
  3. [S40045] Newspapers Brantford Expositor - Wednesday, September 9, 2009 • Obituary.

Ronald Charles Speechley1,2

#8874, b. 18 September 1918, d. 2006
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Ronald Charles Speechley was born on 18 September 1918.1 He married Betty Irene Greathead, daughter of Reuben Francis Greathead and Edith Florence Anderson, on 10 March 1951.1 Ronald died in 2006 in Canada.2

Children of Ronald Charles Speechley and Betty Irene Greathead

  • Nancy Marlene Speechley
  • Beverley Suzanne Speechley

Sources of Information

  1. [S8592] Letters between Iris Campbell née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 26 September 2003.
  2. [S8890] E-mails between Mark Douglas Greathead and Jan Cooper from 14 July 2008.