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Stead Family in Ohio

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Stead Family in Ohio

Posted: 1230688350000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stead; Grunder; Bowman; Toole; Stidd

My name is Teresa and I am helping my 4th cousin 2x removed find out information about her Father's side of the family. The information I have is:

Andrew Jackson Stead
b: 5 Oct 1865
Bens Run, Tyler, West Virginia
d: 24 Dec 1928
Stockton, Rooks, Kansas
he fell and broke his neck

he married

Eva Minerva Stidd
b; 14 Aug 1867
Wayne, Belmont, OH
d: 6 Jan 1916
Shadyside, Belmont, OH

their children were:

Jonathan Everett Wheeler Stead (my cousin's father)
aka Edward J Stead
b: 12 Sep 1886
Long Reach, West Virginia
d: 6 Sep 1940
Wooster, OH

Mabel Elizabeth Stead
b: 13 Jul 1888

Earl Edward Stead
b; 3 Jan 1891

Ethel Fern Stead
b; 30 Jan 1892
d: buried in Woodlawn Cem, Detroit, MI

Laura Pearl Stead
B: 19 Nov 1899
d: 2 nov 1980
Las Angelas, CA

Ora Blanche Stead
b: 26 Jan 1901

Ray "Lamar" A Stead
b; around 1901

Kenneth Welday Stead
b: 9 Mar 1905
Martins Ferry, Belmont, OH
d: 24 Aug 2000
Steubenville, Jefferson, OH

Harold L Stead
b: 26 Sep 1906
d: 22 Oct 1989
Steubenville, Jefferson, OH

Paul Frederick Stead
b: 11 Nov 1915
Belmont, OH
d: 6 Aug 1994
Steubenville, Jefferson, OH

Primarily we are interested in information on Jay Everette Wheeler Stead and the other families he had.

His first wife was Atha Virginia Bowman and they had a child named Virginia Ruth Stead.

His second wife was Barbara Raydette Toole and with her, he had 4 children according to the 1930 census:

Betty Jane Stead
b; Oct 1916
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH

Fern Stead
b: 1918
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH

Dorothy Lois Stead
b: 24 Apr 1919
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH
d: 9 Jul 1999
Westlake, Cuyahoga, OH


Fred J Stead
b: 16 Jun 1920
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH
d; 19 Dec 1998
Bridgeport, Saginaw, MI

Jay's third wife was Ona Katherine Grunder and their children were:

Frederick Lee Stead
b: 20 Dec 1923

(Yes, he named both of his sons the same name)


Polly Jane Stead (my cousin, whom I'm helping)
b: 26 Nov 1925
Toledo, Lucas, OH

Does any of this information sound familiar? Polly would very much like to talk with the descendents of her father's other families.

Thank you for your time in reading all of this and please consider getting in touch with me if any of you have information you can share.

Thank you,


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