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William I Greathead1

#17926, b. 21 October 1923, d. December 1972
Last Edited=15 Oct 2016
Relationship
4th great-grandson of Joseph Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 21 - Joseph Greathead
     William I Greathead was born on 21 October 1923 in Michigan, USA.2,3 He was the son of William Greathead and Annie Elizabeth Shular.1 In the census of 1 April 1940 in 11356 Yosemite, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA, he was listed as the son of William Greathead.4 He married Dorothy V Fowler on 17 October 1947 in Lucas, Ohio, USA.5 William died in December 1972 in Michigan, USA, aged 49.3

Sources of Information

  1. [S10633] Emails between Linda Ransome née Shallhorn and Jan Cooper from 7 August 2006.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S40029] The Genealogist websiteUS Social Security Death Records.
  4. [S41940] US Census 1940 (T627) - 1 April 1940 T627-1864 Page 6a Enumeration District 84-822.
  5. [S40000] Website Fiind my past - United States Marriages.

Edna Amanda Greathead1,2

#17927, b. March 1903
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
3rd great-granddaughter of Joseph Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 21 - Joseph Greathead
     Edna Amanda Greathead was born in March 1903 in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.3,4 She was the daughter of William Greathead and Amanda Schatz.1 In the census of 1 June 1911 in Saugeen, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, she was listed as the daughter of William Greathead.5 In the census of 1 June 1921 in Lot 67 L R, Saugeen, Ontario, Canada, she was listed as the daughter of William Greathead.6 Edna arrived in Detroit, Michigan on 14 December 1924 accompanied by Meredith Ruttle who was her boyfriend.4 She married Meredith Lawrence Ruttle.1 Meredith was listed as a soldier in 1935 in Ward 312, Trinity, Ontario. Mrs Meredith Ruttle was listed as a patient in Mountain Sanitorium. Interestingly Viola, Meredith's former wife was listed as a nurse in Mountain Sanitorium in 1940.7 Charles was listed as a barber living with Mrs Ruttle, presumably Edna and Austin a painter in 1945 in King Street West, Hamilton.7 Meredith was listed in 1949 as a barber living in King Street, Hamilton with Edna Ruttle and Austin who was a knitter.7 Edna and Austin a press operator were living in Wellington Street South, Hamilton in 1963 and 1969.7

Children of Edna Amanda Greathead and Meredith Lawrence Ruttle

Sources of Information

  1. [S10633] Emails between Linda Ransome née Shallhorn and Jan Cooper from 7 August 2006.
  2. [S114] E-mails between Peter Wooster and Jan Cooper from 12 December 2013 www.canadianobituaries.com/phyllis-cole-obituary-june-19-2013.html.
  3. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - Detroit Border Crossings and Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905-1957 M1478_26.
  5. [S41913] Canada Census 1911 - 1 June 1911Ontario District 59 Saugeen, Bruce North Sub District 40 Page 7 Family no 27.
  6. [S41921] Canada Census 1921 - 1 June 1921RG31 District 69 Sub district 35 folder 51 Page 2.
  7. [S7] Ancestry.com - Canadian Voters lists 1935-1980.
  8. [S114] E-mails between Peter Wooster and Jan Cooper from 12 December 2013.

Meredith Lawrence Ruttle1

#17928, b. 6 December 1890
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 21 - Joseph Greathead
     Meredith Lawrence Ruttle was born on 6 December 1890 in Kincardine, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, and was the son of George and Eliza Ruttle née Wood.1,2,3 He married Viola Saloma Lowry on 15 April 1914 in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, Meredith was a book keeper. They had two children but sadly split shortly after the second child was born in 1920.1,4 He gave his next of kin as his wife Viola Ruttle who was living at 442 Sumerset Street, Ontario on his attestation papers when he signed on on 25 May 1915 to join the 4th Infantry Brigade Head Quarters. He seems to have given an incorrect date of birth, he gave 4 December 1892. He was 5 foot 4½ inches tall with fair complexion, brown eyes and fair hair and a chest of 36 inches an dof the Methodsit faith. He had a scar on the front of his left leg.2 Edna arrived in Detroit, Michigan on 14 December 1924 accompanied by Meredith Ruttle who was her boyfriend.5 Meredith and Viola were divorced on 28 December 1933 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.1,4 He married Edna Amanda Greathead, daughter of William Greathead and Amanda Schatz.6 Meredith was listed as a soldier in 1935 in Ward 312, Trinity, Ontario. Mrs Meredith Ruttle was listed as a patient in Mountain Sanitorium. Interestingly Viola, Meredith's former wife was listed as a nurse in Mountain Sanitorium in 1940.7 Charles was listed as a barber living with Mrs Ruttle, presumably Edna and Austin a painter in 1945 in King Street West, Hamilton.7 Meredith was listed in 1949 as a barber living in King Street, Hamilton with Edna Ruttle and Austin who was a knitter.7

Children of Meredith Lawrence Ruttle and Edna Amanda Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S114] E-mails between Peter Wooster and Jan Cooper from 12 December 2013.
  2. [S7] Ancestry.com - Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918.
  3. [S7] Ancestry.com - Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928.
  5. [S7] Ancestry.com - Detroit Border Crossings and Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905-1957 M1478_26.
  6. [S10633] Emails between Linda Ransome née Shallhorn and Jan Cooper from 7 August 2006.
  7. [S7] Ancestry.com - Canadian Voters lists 1935-1980.

Rita Ella Greathead1

#17929, b. 22 January 1905
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
3rd great-granddaughter of Joseph Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 21 - Joseph Greathead
     Rita Ella Greathead was born on 22 January 1905 in Bruce, Southampton, Ontario, Canada.2 She was the daughter of William Greathead and Amanda Schatz.1 In the census of 1 June 1911 in Saugeen, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, she was listed as the daughter of William Greathead.3 She married George Edward Starling on 30 November 1927 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, They had two daughters and a son and lived in Windsor.1,4

Sources of Information

  1. [S10633] Emails between Linda Ransome née Shallhorn and Jan Cooper from 7 August 2006.
  2. [S45000] General Records Office, I hold a copy of birth certificate MS929-172 Bruce, Southampton.
  3. [S41913] Canada Census 1911 - 1 June 1911Ontario District 59 Saugeen, Bruce North Sub District 40 Page 7 Family no 27.
  4. [S7] Ancestry.com - Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928.

George Edward Starling1

#17930, b. about 1905
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 21 - Joseph Greathead
     George Edward Starling was born about 1905 in England his parents were Henry Walter Starling and Amelia Elliot.2 He married Rita Ella Greathead, daughter of William Greathead and Amanda Schatz, on 30 November 1927 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, They had two daughters and a son and lived in Windsor.1,2

Sources of Information

  1. [S10633] Emails between Linda Ransome née Shallhorn and Jan Cooper from 7 August 2006.
  2. [S7] Ancestry.com - Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928.

Bess Steward1

#17931
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 21 - Joseph Greathead
     Bess Steward married Joseph George Greathead, son of William Greathead and Amanda Schatz, They lived in Bimbo Ontario.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S10633] Emails between Linda Ransome née Shallhorn and Jan Cooper from 7 August 2006.

Marian Laurean Greathead1

#17932, b. 5 March 1910
Last Edited=14 Oct 2016
Relationship
3rd great-granddaughter of Joseph Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 21 - Joseph Greathead
     Marian Laurean Greathead was born on 5 March 1910 in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada.2,3 She was the daughter of William Greathead and Amanda Schatz.1 In the census of 1 June 1911 in Saugeen, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, she was listed as the daughter of William Greathead.4 In the census of 1 June 1921 in Lot 67 L R, Saugeen, Ontario, Canada, she was listed as the daughter of William Greathead.5 She married Gordon Dobson They lived in Hamilton and had one daughter.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S10633] Emails between Linda Ransome née Shallhorn and Jan Cooper from 7 August 2006.
  2. [S7] Ancestry.com - Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1911 - MS929_208.
  3. [S47012] Find my past Ontario Birth Index 1860-1920.
  4. [S41913] Canada Census 1911 - 1 June 1911Ontario District 59 Saugeen, Bruce North Sub District 40 Page 7 Family no 27.
  5. [S41921] Canada Census 1921 - 1 June 1921RG31 District 69 Sub district 35 folder 51 Page 2.

Gordon Dobson1

#17933
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Appears on charts:
Chart 21 - Joseph Greathead
     Gordon Dobson married Marian Laurean Greathead, daughter of William Greathead and Amanda Schatz, They lived in Hamilton and had one daughter.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S10633] Emails between Linda Ransome née Shallhorn and Jan Cooper from 7 August 2006.

Hersal Elmer Greathead1,2

#17934, b. 15 May 1912, d. about 1966
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
3rd great-grandson of Joseph Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 21 - Joseph Greathead
     Hersal Elmer Greathead was born on 15 May 1912 in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada.3,2 He was the son of William Greathead and Amanda Schatz.1 In the census of 1 June 1921 in Lot 67 L R, Saugeen, Ontario, Canada, he was listed as the son of William Greathead.4 On the Hamilton list of voters Hersal was in 1940 listed as a labourer.5 Hersal died about 1966.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S10633] Emails between Linda Ransome née Shallhorn and Jan Cooper from 7 August 2006.
  2. [S7] Ancestry.com - Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913.
  3. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  4. [S41921] Canada Census 1921 - 1 June 1921RG31 District 69 Sub district 35 folder 51 Page 2.
  5. [S7] Ancestry.com - Canada Voters List 1935-1980.

Helena Johanna Olivier1

#17936, b. 12 September 1918, d. 2002
Last Edited=5 Nov 2017
     Helena Johanna Olivier was born on 12 September 1918.2 She married Ernest Gerald Greathead, son of Gerald Ernest Greathead and Johanna Ewildena Brandt, on 12 December 1941.1,2 Her husband Ernest died on 15 March 1954 aged 36 when he sustained a head injury in a motorcycle accident. Sadly the family lost contact with Helena after the funeral.1,2,3 Helena died in 2002.2

Children of Helena Johanna Olivier and Ernest Gerald Greathead

  • Gerald Ernest Greathead
  • Elizabeth Caroline Greathead

Sources of Information

  1. [S17896] Emails between Alison Amos née Greathead and Jan Cooper from 25 October 2006.
  2. [S17913] Emails between Diane Daphne Greathead née Burness and Jan Cooper from 21 January 2007.
  3. [S9724] Emails between Erina Cresswell and Jan Cooper from 30 April 2002.

Jane Brown1

#17947, b. 20 July 1823
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
3rd great-aunt of Janet Susan Greathead
     Jane Brown was baptised on 20 July 1823 in Parish Church, Tanfield, Durham, England, with her brother Edward their father was listed as a labourer living in Cleugh Dean.2,1 She was the daughter of Peter Brown and Isabella Baker.1 In the census of 6 June 1841 in Chapel Row, Shildon, Durham, England, she was listed as the daughter of Peter Brown.3

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Parish registers, 1710-1948 Church of England. Chapelry of Tanfield (Durham) Film 0091139 and BTs.
  3. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO017 Piece 307/19 Folio 30 Page 17.

Isabella Brown1

#17948, b. 12 June 1825, d. 1904
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
3rd great-aunt of Janet Susan Greathead
     Isabella Brown was baptised on 12 June 1825 in Parish Church, Tanfield, Durham, England, her father was listed as a labourer living in Cleugh Dean.2 She was the daughter of Peter Brown and Isabella Baker.1 In the census of 6 June 1841 in Chapel Row, Shildon, Durham, England, she was listed as the daughter of Peter Brown.3 She married Cuthbert Emerson, son of Jonathan C Emerson and Sarah Hopper, on 16 April 1843 in Stockton on Tees, Durham, England.4,5 In the census of 30 March 1851 at Stripes, Hartlepool, Durham, England, she was listed as the wife of Cuthbert Emerson.6 In the census of 7 April 1861 in Garden House, Stranton, West Hartlepool, Durham, England, she was listed as the wife of Cuthbert Emerson.7 In the census of 2 April 1871 in Fountain Terrace, West Hartlepool, Durham, England, she was listed as the wife of Cuthbert Emerson.8 In the census of 3 April 1881 in Montague House, Fountain Terrace, Hartlepool, Durham, England, she was listed as the wife of Cuthbert Emerson.9 Her husband Cuthbert died on 8 February 1888 in Montague House, Fountain Terrace, Hartlepool, Durham, England, from an enlargement of the glands of the liver. He also suffered from Jaundice, caused by a former ailment. He finally took to his bed about three weeks before his death falling into unconciousness three days befoore his death and finally passing away quietly in his sleep.1,10,11 Isabella was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 5 April 1891 in York Road, Hartlepool, Durham, England, Isabella is living on her own means. Her son Frederick, a joiner is living with her.12 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Cairnsmore, Eldon Grove, Hartlepool, Durham, England, she was listed as the mother in law of Francis Stephen Hogg Isabella is boarding with her daughter Louisa Hogg and her family. Her sons Francis and George are also boarding.13 Isabella died in 1904 in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England.14

Children of Isabella Brown and Cuthbert Emerson

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Parish registers, 1710-1948 Church of England. Chapelry of Tanfield (Durham) Film 0091139.
  3. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO017 Piece 307/19 Folio 30 Page 17.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1843/Q2 Stockton Volume 4 Page 197.
  5. [S22833] Emails between Wendy Davies née Bailey and Jan Cooper from 26 May 2009.
  6. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 2384 Folio 39 Page 34.
  7. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 3702 Foio 10 Page 13.
  8. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 4918 Folio 18 Page 29.
  9. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 4908 Folio 118 Page 30.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1888/Q1 Hartlepool Volume 10a Page 77 age 65.
  11. [S9] Wills Index in TNA and Probate Office.
  12. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 4064 Folio 44 Page 30.
  13. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 439 Folio 165 Page 36.
  14. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1904/Q4 Knaresbro Volume 9a Page 68 age 86.

Margaret Cecily Routledge1

#17949, b. 19 December 1898
Last Edited=29 Jan 2017
Relationship
6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Margaret Cecily Routledge was born on 19 December 1898 in Sefton, Yorkshire, England.1,2 She was the daughter of John Brechan Thompson Routledge and Sarah Greathead.1 In the census of 31 March 1901 in 5 Doncaster Road, Darfield, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of John Brechan Thompson Routledge.3 She married George Philip Rostance in 1936 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England.4 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register Margaret was listed as living at 54 Edderthorpe Lane, Darfield, Yorkshire, England with her husband George. Geroge was a colliery hewer who worked below ground, living with his wife.5

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1899/Q1 Huddersfield Volume 9a Page 291.
  3. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4319 Folio 19 Page 28.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1936/Q3 Barnsley Volume 9c Page 593.
  5. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/3628K/022.

Florence Routledge1

#17950, b. 1900
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
6th great-granddaughter of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 2 - Lifeboat and 1820 settlers Greathead families
     Florence Routledge was born in 1900 in Sefton, Yorkshire, England.1,2 She was the daughter of John Brechan Thompson Routledge and Sarah Greathead.1 In the census of 31 March 1901 in 5 Doncaster Road, Darfield, Yorkshire, England, she was listed as the daughter of John Brechan Thompson Routledge.3

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1900/Q2 Huddersfield Volume 9a Page 307.
  3. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 4319 Folio 19 Page 28.