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Joseph Alexander Greathead

#14227, b. 6 January 1893, d. 1945
Last Edited=14 Oct 2016
Relationship
3rd great-grandson of Joseph Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 21 - Joseph Greathead
     Joseph Alexander Greathead was born on 6 January 1893 in Ontario, Canada, sadly a few months after his father died from drowning in Lake Huron.1,2,3,4 He was the son of Joseph George Greathead and Isabella Dunbar. In the census of 31 March 1901 in Southampton, Ontario, Canada, he was listed as the grandson of Elizabeth Dunbar.5,6 In the census of 1 June 1916 in 37 Edmonton West, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Canada, he was listed as the son of Isabella Greathead They were described as farmers.7,8 He married Almeda Grasser, daughter of Henry Grasser and Lucinda Wagner, on 26 December 1917 in Wellington, Ontario, Canada, Joseph was a grocer. The ceremony was witnessed by Flora Ronaldson of Palmerston and Erland Ronaldson of Palmerston.9,10 In the census of 1 June 1921 in High Street, Southampton, Ontario, Canada, he was listed as the son of Isabella Greathead Joseph was a factory packer.11 Joseph died in 1945 in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.12 Joseph was buried in Southampton, Ontario, Canada, Joseph George and his wife Isabella were buried under the same gravestone as their son Joseph and his wife Almeda.12

Children of Joseph Alexander Greathead and Almeda Grasser

  • Barry Greathead+2 b. 26 Jan 1918, d. 18 Jan 1968
  • John Douglas Greathead2
  • Peter Shand Dunbar Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S17871] Emails between Peter S D Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 December 2006.
  3. [S45000] General Records Office, I hold a copy of birth certificate M5929-114 Bruce, Southampton.
  4. [S47012] Find my past Ontario Birth Index 1860-1920.
  5. [S41902] Canada Census - 1901 - 31 March 1901T6462 Bruce Southampton Village Sub district j1 Page 13.
  6. [S10633] Emails between Linda Ransome née Shallhorn and Jan Cooper from 7 August 2006.
  7. [S40000] Website LDS Pilot site Canadian 1916 census.
  8. [S7] Ancestry.com - 1916 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, Alberta, Edmonton West - Year: 1916; Census Place: Alberta, Edmonton West, 21; Roll: T-21951; Page: 2; Family No: 34.
  9. [S180] E-mails between John Wright and Jan Cooper from 26 December 2006.
  10. [S7] Ancestry.com - Canadian Marriages.
  11. [S41921] Canada Census 1921 - 1 June 1921RG31 District 69 sub district 43 folder no 51 page 14.
  12. [S40000] Website Billion Graves.

Almeda Grasser

#14228, b. about 1894, d. 1992
Last Edited=15 Jul 2019
Appears on charts:
Chart 21 - Joseph Greathead
     Almeda Grasser was born about 1894 in Canada.1 She was the daughter of Henry Grasser and Lucinda Wagner.2 She married Joseph Alexander Greathead, son of Joseph George Greathead and Isabella Dunbar, on 26 December 1917 in Wellington, Ontario, Canada, Joseph was a grocer. The ceremony was witnessed by Flora Ronaldson of Palmerston and Erland Ronaldson of Palmerston.3,4 In the census of 1 June 1921 in High Street, Southampton, Ontario, Canada, she was listed as the daughter in law of Isabella Greathead.5 Her husband Joseph died on 1945 in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.6 Almeda started making Greathead suckers in 1987 and her grandaughter Jennifer Greathead has kept on the tradition to meet local and worldwide craving for candy. Greathead suckers evoke happy childhood memories and nostalgia for simpler times. The unique pulled toffee treat, light golden in colour, coloured with a dark stripe is craved near and far. It is known that suckers are sent to Japan, Switzerland, Mexico, South America and UK and beyond. There are five ingredients, Molasses, Corn Syrup, Brown Sugar, Vanilla and Water. Almeda died in 1992 in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.6 Almeda was buried in Southampton, Ontario, Canada, Joseph George and his wife Isabella were buried under the same gravestone as their son Joseph and his wife Almeda.6

Children of Almeda Grasser and Joseph Alexander Greathead

  • Barry Greathead+7 b. 26 Jan 1918, d. 18 Jan 1968
  • John Douglas Greathead7
  • Peter Shand Dunbar Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate.
  2. [S46001] General Register Office, Information taken from Marriage certificate of daughter.
  3. [S180] E-mails between John Wright and Jan Cooper from 26 December 2006.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - Canadian Marriages.
  5. [S41921] Canada Census 1921 - 1 June 1921RG31 District 69 sub district 43 folder no 51 page 14.
  6. [S40000] Website Billion Graves.
  7. [S17871] Emails between Peter S D Greathead and Jan Cooper from 27 December 2006.