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Colin Greathead1

#14179, b. 25 June 1948, d. 3 November 2007
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
8th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Colin Greathead was born on 25 June 1948.1 He was the son of Cecil Arthur Greathead and Thelma Cross.1 Colin died on 3 November 2007 aged 59.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S14176] E-mails between Andrew Greathead and Jan Cooper from 30 January 2008.

Geoffrey Cail

#14180, b. 1892
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
2nd great-grandson of John Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 6 - John Greathead
     Geoffrey Cail was born in 1892 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, England.1 He was the son of John Cail and Margaret Greathead. In the census of 31 March 1901 in Seascale Preparatory School, Gosforth, Northumberland, England, he was listed as a boarder and scholar. His mother had died in 1892 and his father lived in Newcastle.2 Her Uncle Alice died on 1 May 1936.3,4 The will of Alice was proved by Geoffrey Cail her nephew on 15 June 1936.4 Geoffrey received probate on his Aunt Alice's effects on 15 June 1936 together with Ellen Louise Ligertwood who was wife of Alexander Douglas Hunter Ligertwood. Geoffrey was a printer like his father John.4

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1892/Q2 Newcastle Volume 10b Page 29.
  2. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4897 Folio 73 Page 5.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1936/Q2 Knaresborough Volume 9a Page 132.
  4. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.

Audrey P Pincher1

#14181, b. 10 August 1921, d. 27 August 2001
Last Edited=26 Mar 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 28 - Francis Greathead
     Audrey P Pincher was born on 10 August 1921 in Spennymoor, Durham, England.1,2,3,4,5 She was the daughter of James Henry Pincher and Elizabeth Hannah Scott.1 Audrey was educated at the Wimbledon School for Girls, London, England. She served during World War II with the Womenís Royal Naval Service as a visual signaler on the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. After the war, she went to America.1 She married John Wesley Greathead, son of Wellesley Hux Greathead and Estell Sipes, on 1 January 1947 in United Methodist Church, McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, John was Audrey's first husband. They met during the war. He was in the 4th armoured division. She was in the Royal Navy, a signalman.1,6,7 Her Social Security Number was 161-22-6109 in 1956 in Pennsylvania, USA.2 Her husband John died on 31 December 1958 in Pennsylvania, USA, aged 44.1,8,9,5 She married Radford C Locke, son of Howard V Locke and Mayme Comerer, in 1975 Dr Locke was Audrey's second husband. Their marriage lasted about ten years although they remained friends.1 Audrey died on 27 August 2001 in Chambersburg Hospital, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA, aged 80 from heart failure due to complications of lung cancer.1,2,10,11,6,5 The obituary for Audrey appeared in The Patriot News of 29 August 2001. It read: McCONNELLSBURG -- Audrey Pincher Greathead, 80, longtime editor and publisher of the Fulton County News, died Monday in Chambersburg Hospital.
In 1958, she stepped in as editor of the weekly upon the sudden death of her husband. While raising three children, she was publisher until her semiretirement in 1984, when her son, Jamie, took over the business. She continued working several days each week.
During her tenure, circulation more than doubled, and she installed a pioneering Goss Comet web newspaper press. In addition to being publisher and editor, she covered major stories, including the Peggy Ann Bradnick kidnapping case.
She was a native of County Durham, England, and attended the Wimbledon School for Girls, London. During World War II, she served with the Women's Royal Naval Service as a visual signaler on the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. She married John W. Greathead in McConnellsburg in 1947 and became a U.S. citizen in 1954.
She served for a time as a Red Cross executive director and a Girl Scout leader; was a member of the board of directors of the McConnellsburg Sewage Authority when it was formed; a member of the Selective Service System Board in Fulton County during the Vietnam War; and member of the Emergency Management Agency.
She was active in the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association; a member of the American Legion Post 561 Auxiliary, VFW Post 65 Auxiliary and the Limbury Royal British Legion; a former member and director of the Great Cove Golf Club; and a past president of the Great Cove Women's Club, McConnellsburg.
In semiretirement, she enjoyed bird watching, golf and bingo, read at three books a week, completed a crossword puzzle every day, and handicapped horses.
She was the widow of John W. Greathead. Surviving are a former husband, Dr. Radford Locke of Orbisonia; two sons, Jamie S. and John W. Greathead, both of McConnellsburg; a daughter, Nancy J. Janko of San Anselmo, Calif; a sister, Elsie Glasse of Welwyn Garden City, Kent, England; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Friday in Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, McConnellsburg. In accordance with her wishes, her body was donated to the Humanity Gift Center for anatomical research at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Burial of ashes will be in Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fulton County Library, 227 N. First St., McConnellsburg 17233.12 Audrey was buried in 2001 in Fulton Cemetery - Union, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA, The inscription on her grave read:
Women's Royal British Naval Serv. WWII.1,13

Children of Audrey P Pincher and John Wesley Greathead

  • Jamie Scott Greathead
  • John Wellesley Greathead
  • Nancy Louise Greathead14

Sources of Information

  1. [S14185] Emails between John W Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 July 2005.
  2. [S40000] Website www.familytreelegends.com.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1921/Q3 Auckland Volume 10a Page 455.
  4. [S40047] US Social Security Death Index.
  5. [S7] Ancestry.com - U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  6. [S40045] Newspapers The Daily News, Huntingdon 28 August 2001.
  7. [S40000] Website Fiind my past - United States Marriages.
  8. [S40047] US Social Security Death Index 44 years, 1 months.
  9. [S7] Ancestry.com - Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999.
  10. [S40047] US Social Security Death Index aged 80 years17 days.
  11. [S260] Emails between C-G Magnusson and Jan Cooper from 23 March 2009.
  12. [S40045] Newspapers The Patriot News (Harrisburg, PA).
  13. [S40000] Website Find a grave.
  14. [S2] Jan's thoughts, guesses and supositions.

James Henry Pincher1

#14182
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     James Henry Pincher married Elizabeth Hannah Scott.1

Child of James Henry Pincher and Elizabeth Hannah Scott

Sources of Information

  1. [S14185] Emails between John W Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 July 2005.

Elizabeth Hannah Scott1,2

#14183
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Elizabeth Hannah Scott was born in England.1 She married James Henry Pincher.1

Child of Elizabeth Hannah Scott and James Henry Pincher

Sources of Information

  1. [S14185] Emails between John W Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 July 2005.
  2. [S7] Ancestry.com - U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Radford C Locke1

#14184, b. 12 February 1920, d. 25 February 2002
Last Edited=5 Jul 2008
     Radford C Locke was born on 12 February 1920 in Orbisonia, Pennsylvania, USA.1 He was the son of Howard V Locke and Mayme Comerer.1 He married Audrey P Greathead, daughter of James Henry Pincher and Elizabeth Hannah Scott, in 1975 Dr Locke was Audrey's second husband. Their marriage lasted about ten years although they remained friends.1 His wife Audrey died on 27 August 2001 in Chambersburg Hospital, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA, aged 80 from heart failure due to complications of lung cancer.1,2,3,4,5,6 Radford died on 25 February 2002 in Jupiter Hospital, Jupiter, Florida, USA, aged 82.1 Radford was buried on 6 April 2002 in Orbisonia United Methodist Church, Cromwell and Maple Street, Orbisonia, Pennsylvania, USA, after a memorial service hed at 2pm conducted by Rev Dr John W Stamm.1 Radford was preceded in death by his wives, Elinor Huston Locke, the mother of his children and Audrey Greathead, McConnellsburg. Dr. Locke is survived by his children: Howard Van Locke II, Mechanicsburg; Diane Locke Woodward, Huntingdon; Paula Darby, Shippensburg; and Lyn Locke, Davidsonville, Md. There are nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. One sister, Gwen Locke Gibson of Towson, Md., and one brother, Howard V. Locke Jr. of Fayetteville, survive. Dr. Locke was a dentist in the Orbisonia and McConnellsburg areas for over 50 years. He taught at many dental conventions and conducted seminars throughout the country, and his work was highly regarded by his peers. In addition, for many years he served as the school dentist for the Orbisonia and Saltillo school districts. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a captain in the United States Air Force. Dr. Locke was a graduate of Mercersburg Academy, Temple University and Franklin & Marshall. Dr. Locke was a former member of the United Methodist Church in Orbisonia, where he served as a Sunday school teacher and leader; in addition, he served as a member on various church boards. When the Community State Bank of Orbisonia opened on Jan. 10, 1951, Dr. Locke was one of the directors and incorporators of the bank, which he remained active in for many years. Over the years, he was involved in and supported many organizations such as the Orbisonia Lions Club, The Masonic Lodge, The Community State Bank and many professional organizations such as the Huntingdon Dental Association. He was a member of the Orbisonia Deer Camp, and was an avid hunter, gardener, fisherman and golfer. Additionally, he enjoyed traveling. An admirer of Winston Churchill, Dr. Locke lived life to the fullest. He was passionate about everything. Winston's words encapsulate his life: "I have nothing to offer but love, blood, toil, tears and sweat."1

Sources of Information

  1. [S14185] Emails between John W Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 July 2005.
  2. [S40000] Website www.familytreelegends.com.
  3. [S40047] US Social Security Death Index aged 80 years17 days.
  4. [S260] Emails between C-G Magnusson and Jan Cooper from 23 March 2009.
  5. [S40045] Newspapers The Daily News, Huntingdon 28 August 2001.
  6. [S7] Ancestry.com - U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

John Nelson Sipes1

#14186, b. 23 April 1837, d. 31 October 1915
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     John Nelson Sipes was born on 23 April 1837 in Licking Creek Twp, Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA.1 He married Minerva Sipes, daughter of Jacob Sipes and Nancy Lodge, on 28 March 1863 it is thought Minerva and John were related in some way.1 His wife Minerva died on 28 June 1911 in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, aged 70 shortly after noon at the residence of her daughter Mrs Kennedy.2 John died on 31 October 1915 in Pennsylvania, USA, aged 78 John was an Attorney at Law in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania.1 John was buried in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA.1

Child of John Nelson Sipes and Minerva Sipes

Sources of Information

  1. [S14185] Emails between John W Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 July 2005.
  2. [S14185] Emails between John W Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 July 2005 Fulton County News 6 July 1911.

Minerva Sipes1

#14187, b. 18 August 1840, d. 28 June 1911
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Minerva Sipes was born on 18 August 1840 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA.1 She was the daughter of Jacob Sipes and Nancy Lodge.1 She married John Nelson Sipes on 28 March 1863 it is thought Minerva and John were related in some way.1 Minerva died on 28 June 1911 in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, aged 70 shortly after noon at the residence of her daughter Mrs Kennedy.2 Minerva was buried in Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA, her pall bearers selected by her some time before her death were her three sons Brooks Lodge of Pittsburg, Clarence Lesley of Bellvue, Horace Nelson of Blairsville, Pensylvania, her son in law W R Keller of Philladelphia, and two of her Sunday school class Horace U and Wilson L Nace. Her children were all at the funeral except her daughter Mary living in Homestead, Pensylvania, who was detained at her home on account of the illness of one of her children.2

Child of Minerva Sipes and John Nelson Sipes

Sources of Information

  1. [S14185] Emails between John W Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 July 2005.
  2. [S14185] Emails between John W Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 July 2005 Fulton County News 6 July 1911.

Hephzibah Greathead1

#14188, b. 1831, d. 1897
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
2nd great-granddaughter of Francis Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 28 - Francis Greathead
     Hephzibah Greathead was born in 1831 in Pennsylvania, USA.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Williams Greathead and Frances Sarah Hux.1 In the census of 1 June 1840 in McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA, she was listed as the daughter 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 30-40.2 In the census of 1 June 1850 in McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA, she was listed as the daughter of Thomas Williams Greathead.3,4 In the census of 1 June 1860 in McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA, she was listed as the daughter of Thomas Williams Greathead Hephzibah was working as a domestic and living with her parents.5 In the census of 1 June 1870 in Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA, she was listed as the daughter of Thomas Williams Greathead.6 In the census of 10 June 1880 in McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA, she was listed as the sister of Sarah Greathead Ettie was living with her sister Sarah and was listed as helping in the house.7 Hephzibah died in 1897 in Pennsylvania, USA.1,8 Hephzibah was buried in 1897 in Fulton Cemetery - McConnellsburg Methodist, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA.1,8

Sources of Information

  1. [S14185] Emails between John W Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 July 2005.
  2. [S41840] US Census 1840 - 1 June 1840 McConnels Borough, Bedford, Pennsylvania Roll 445 Page 414.
  3. [S41850] US Census 1850 - 1 June 1850 M432 Roll 783 Page 3 Image 7 taken on 19 July 1850.
  4. [S41850] US Census 1850 - 1 June 1850 M432 Roll 781 Page 235 Image 474.
  5. [S41860] US Census 1860 - 1 June 1860 M653 Roll 1113 Page 216 Image 217.
  6. [S41870] US Census 1870 - 20 June 1870 M593-1347 Page 109A Image 221.
  7. [S41880] US Census 1880 - 10 June 1880 FHL film 1255133 NA film number T9-1333 Page 94C.
  8. [S40000] Website Find a grave.

Sarah Greathead1

#14189, b. 1820, d. 1899
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
2nd great-granddaughter of Francis Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 28 - Francis Greathead
     Sarah Greathead was born in 1820 in Dublin, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA.1,2 She was the daughter of Thomas Williams Greathead and Frances Sarah Hux.1 In the census of 1 June 1830 in Dublin, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA, she was listed as the daughter 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 5-10.3 In the census of 1 June 1840 in McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA, she was listed as the daughter 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 30-40.4 In the census of 1 June 1850 in McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA, she was listed as the daughter of Thomas Williams Greathead.5,6 In the census of 1 June 1860 in McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA, she was listed as the daughter of Thomas Williams Greathead.7 In the census of 1 June 1870 in Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA, she was listed as the daughter of Thomas Williams Greathead Sarah was keeping house.8 Sarah was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 10 June 1880 in McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA, Sarah was living with her sister Ettie and was listed as keeping house.9 Sarah died in 1899 in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.1 Sarah was buried in 1899 in Fulton Cemetery - McConnellsburg Methodist, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA.1,10

Sources of Information

  1. [S14185] Emails between John W Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 July 2005.
  2. [S26623] E-mails between Eric Langhorst and Jan Cooper from 8 September 2012.
  3. [S41830] US Census 1830 - 1 June 1830 Roll 152 Page 19.
  4. [S41840] US Census 1840 - 1 June 1840 McConnels Borough, Bedford, Pennsylvania Roll 445 Page 414.
  5. [S41850] US Census 1850 - 1 June 1850 M432 Roll 783 Page 3 Image 7 taken on 19 July 1850.
  6. [S41850] US Census 1850 - 1 June 1850 M432 Roll 781 Page 235 Image 474.
  7. [S41860] US Census 1860 - 1 June 1860 M653 Roll 1113 Page 216 Image 217.
  8. [S41870] US Census 1870 - 20 June 1870 M593-1347 Page 109A Image 221.
  9. [S41880] US Census 1880 - 10 June 1880 FHL film 1255133 NA film number T9-1333 Page 94C.
  10. [S40000] Website Find a grave.

Thomas A Greathead1

#14190, b. 17 October 1844, d. 16 September 1867
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
2nd great-grandson of Francis Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 28 - Francis Greathead
     Thomas A Greathead was born on 17 October 1844 in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.1,2 He was the son of Thomas Williams Greathead and Frances Sarah Hux.1 Thomas died on 16 September 1867 in Pennsylvania, USA, aged 22.1 Thomas was buried in 1867 in Fulton Cemetery - McConnellsburg Methodist, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA.1,3

Sources of Information

  1. [S14185] Emails between John W Greathead and Jan Cooper from 2 July 2005.
  2. [S26623] E-mails between Eric Langhorst and Jan Cooper from 8 September 2012.
  3. [S40000] Website Find a grave.

William Smith

#14191
Last Edited=6 Oct 2009
     William was a Police Sergeant in 1884 when his daughter Jeannie married Thomas Greathead.1,2

Child of William Smith

Sources of Information

  1. [S46001] General Register Office, Information taken from Marriage certificate of daughter.
  2. [S7] Ancestry.com - Historical London Marriages -London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Philip, Stepney, Register of marriages, P93/PHI, Item 016.

James Walker1

#14192
Last Edited=5 Oct 2009
     In 1890 when James son James marriaed Sarah he was described as a labourer.1,2

Child of James Walker

Sources of Information

  1. [S46001] General Register Office, Information taken from Marriage certificate of daughter.
  2. [S7] Ancestry.com - Historical London Marriages -London Metropolitan Archives, Saint James, Ratcliffe, Register of marriages, P93/JS, Item 007.

Eleanor Wilson Highmoor

#14193, b. about 1853
Last Edited=19 May 2013
     Eleanor Wilson Highmoor was born about 1853 in Westmoreland, England.1 She married Ernest George Whitelock, son of Matthew Whitelock and Jane Ann Mary Harland, in 1896.2 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Cogden Hall, Grinton, Richmond, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the wife of Ernest George Whitelock.3 In the census of 2 April 1911 in Bryn House, Atlow Atlow, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, she was listed as the wife of Ernest George Whitelock.4

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1896/Q1 Richmond Y Volume 9d Page 915.
  3. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4608 Folio 20 Page 1.
  4. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 21043 RG78 Piece1255 Registration District 437 Sub District 2 Enumeration District 7 Schedule Number 86.

Ben Whitwell1

#14194, b. 1920
Last Edited=7 Jul 2005
     Ben Whitwell was born in 1920 in Australia.1 He was the son of Clifford Stevenson Whitwell and Martha Jessie McLennan.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S14199] Emails between Michael Whitwell and Jan Cooper from 5 March 2005.

Dorothy Whitwell1

#14195, b. 1921
Last Edited=8 Jul 2011
     Dorothy Whitwell was born in 1921 in Australia.1 She was the daughter of Clifford Stevenson Whitwell and Martha Jessie McLennan.1 She married William Yardley.2

Children of Dorothy Whitwell and William Yardley

Sources of Information

  1. [S14199] Emails between Michael Whitwell and Jan Cooper from 5 March 2005.
  2. [S26963] Emails between Jason van Stam and Jan Cooper from 8 July 2011.

Beryl Whitwell1

#14196, b. 1924
Last Edited=7 Jul 2005
     Beryl Whitwell was born in 1924 in Australia.1 She was the daughter of Clifford Stevenson Whitwell and Martha Jessie McLennan.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S14199] Emails between Michael Whitwell and Jan Cooper from 5 March 2005.

Lindsay Whitwell1

#14197, b. 1927
Last Edited=7 Jul 2005
     Lindsay Whitwell was born in 1927 in Australia.1 She was the daughter of Clifford Stevenson Whitwell and Martha Jessie McLennan.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S14199] Emails between Michael Whitwell and Jan Cooper from 5 March 2005.

Norman Clifford Whitwell1

#14198, b. 25 April 1934, d. 9 September 1989
Last Edited=7 Jul 2005
     Norman Clifford Whitwell was born on 25 April 1934 in Australia.1 He was the son of Clifford Stevenson Whitwell and Martha Jessie McLennan.1 He married Patricia Mary Jackson on 17 September 1955 in Toorak, Victoria, Australia.1 Norman died on 9 September 1989 in Australia aged 55.1

Children of Norman Clifford Whitwell and Patricia Mary Jackson

  • Michaela Whitwell1
  • David Whitwell1
  • Michael Whitwell1
  • Chris Whitwell1
  • Andrew Whitwell1

Sources of Information

  1. [S14199] Emails between Michael Whitwell and Jan Cooper from 5 March 2005.