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Stansbury family Blackpool 1900's

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philip Report 27 Mar 2013 23:31

Hi, Please can any one help me find members of the above , William Henry Stansbury born 1864 Hope under Dinmere Hereford married Margeret Naylor of Saltaire Bradford Yorks. They are in 1911 census at 22 Shaw rd, Blackpool, thanks Philip. :-)


patchem Report 27 Mar 2013 23:41

Could you post the 1911 census, please?

Have you looked to see if anyone on here has your family members in their trees, and contacted them?

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 27 Mar 2013 23:54

1911 census for info

William Hery Stansbury
Age in 1911: 46
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Hereford, England
Civil parish: Blackpool
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street Address: 22 Shaw Road Blackpool
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 25
Estimated Marriage Year: 1886
Occupation: Asphalter Buttiactor...possibly Contractor
Registration district: Fylde
Registration District Number: 477
Sub-registration district: Blackpool

Name Age
William Hery Stansbury 46
Margeret Stansbury 44
Mary Stansbury 18
Florence A Stansbury 16 ....EDIT Florence Adelaide from FreeBMD
William Stevenson Stansbury 12
Bessie Alfred Stansbury 9 - Basil Alfred? (son) EDIT - Cecil Alfred as per LancsBMD
Derris Stansbury 7 - ...........Edit - Doris as per naturalization record
Endnor Stansbury 3 - Grandaughter ...Edit Edna Aldred Stansbury as per FreeBMD
John Dunne 24 - Boarder

9 children born to this marriage, 7 still living

Awful writing!


philip Report 28 Mar 2013 00:03

My writing is not so bad for someone who works 7 days a week and is a down to earth sort of bloke, and yes i have all the census data for 1911 and the years preceding. Thank you for messaging me now move on to the next one please! :-P


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 28 Mar 2013 00:10

Hang on! Did you know he emmigrated?

Pennsylvania, U.S. Naturalization Originals, 1795-1930 about William Henry Stansbury

William Henry Stansbury
Age: 55
Birth Date: 26 Feb 1865
Birth Location: England
Naturalization Date: 10 Aug 1920
Spouse Name: Dorothy
Children: Florence, William, Doris
Arrival Year: 1914
Court Type: District Court
Court Location: Eastern District, Pennsylvania

Details from the image

Arrived May 1 1914 into Boston
Residence in the US – 6236 Woodland
Occupation Roadway Contractor
Born 26 Feb 1865 in Hereford
Emmigrated from Liverpool 21 Apr 1914
Arrived Boston 1 May 1914
Wife Dorothy born 9 Nov 1877 in Kendall (2nd marriage?)
Children applied for
Florence born 20 Jun 1898
William born 10 Jun 1900
Doris born 1 Aug 1904

He swore the oath of allegiance on 10 Aug 1920

No, not your writing - the writing on the 1911 image!



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 28 Mar 2013 00:14

There's an image of his headstone here on the Findagrave website

Birth: Feb. 26, 1863
Death: Jul. 26, 1949

Sweetly sleeping

Branchs Baptist Church Cemetery
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

Created by: sassytazzy
Record added: Apr 16, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26058136


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 28 Mar 2013 00:31

1920 United States Federal Census
Wm H Stansbury
[Wm H Stansbary]
Age: 54
Birth Year: abt 1866
Birthplace: England
Home in 1920: Philadelphia Ward 40, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(address 6336 Woodland Avenue)
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1914
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Dorothy Stansbury
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Home owned: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Wm H Stansbury 54
Dorothy Stansbury 40
Doris Stansbury 15
1930 United States Federal Census
William H Stansbury
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1865
Birthplace: England
Race: White
Home in 1930: Aldan, Delaware, Pennsylvania

Marital Status: Married
Immigration Year: 1914
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Dorothy Stansbury
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Name Age
William H Stansbury 65
Dorothy Stansbury 50
James Nuthall 31 - he is also married and born in England, but I can't make out the relationship

1940 United States Federal Census

William Stansbury
Age: 73
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: England
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Ocean Grove, Monmouth, New Jersey
Street: Stockton Avenue
House Number: 73
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Richwood, Virginia
Residence in 1935: Richwood, Virginia
Citizenship: Naturalized
Sheet Number: 9A

Occupation: Partner (Road building)
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 3500
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Duration of Unemployment: 14
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Weeks Worked in 1939: 21
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes

Name Age
William Stansbury 73
William H Stansbury 42 - Son
Nora Stansbury 38 - Daughter in law
Alfred Stansbury 17 - Grandson
William Stansbury 14 - Grandson


SylviaInCanada Report 28 Mar 2013 00:40


If the information found by DET has answered your question, could you please acknowledge that .................. so that other helpers do not waste time looking for more information.

Alternatively, if this information has not answered all your questions, could you please remove the tick from the posting of the 1911 Census ...........

.................. the tick implies that no further research is needed. Therefore, no other helpers will open the thread.

Thank you



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 28 Mar 2013 00:44

Boston Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1943

Stanley Wm Stansbury
Arrival Date: 1 May 1914
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: English
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Ship Name: Cymric
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Burnslins Tony - No, Mother Mrs Stansbury of 6336 Woodland Avenue
Last Residence: England
Birthplace: Bradford, England (looks like Wallasey)


SylviaInCanada Report 28 Mar 2013 00:44

BTW ..................

DET asked you for the 1911 Census for one reason only ..........................

so that any helper could see all the information for the family.

You may know everything about them, but we are coming to it cold, and need to get our heads around the people involved.

Only when we know the names of all members of the family, their birth dates and places, can we be sure that anything we find for a later date is really "yours".

There was absolutely no need for you to be so rude to her .................... any of the rest of us would have asked the same question!

I'm only surprised that she continued to help you.



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 28 Mar 2013 00:50

Sorry - didn't spot your post Sylvia.

There is a tree on Ancestry which gives details of their daughter Mary as
Mary Stansbury
Birth 14 April 1893 in Shipley, Yorks, England
Death 22 April 1982 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States of America

Quite a number of sources attached, but it may be best to wait until Philip returns to see if he wants to persue this line of enquiry


patchem Report 28 Mar 2013 08:36

I asked for the 1911 census data, as Sylvia explained, so we could see what family you were talking about.
I did not message you, so do not know what that refers to. Who did?
You are not the only person who works 7 days a week.
If you were aware that they had emigrated it would have been useful to mention it in your opening post.
If you were not aware, then why that comment about 'move on'?

Interesting that his naturalization record has birth year of 1865, and his gravestone has year 1863.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 28 Mar 2013 09:10

Patchem - now you mention it! Perhaps who ever arranged the burial didn't know his exact yob?

The Bessie Alfred Stansbury has been bothering me, so from

Lancashire Birth indexes for the years: 1902

Surname Forename(s) Sub-District Registers At Mother's Maiden Name
STANSBURY Cecil Alfred Blackpool A Blackpool NAYLOR
With a number of children born in Lancashire, it's well worth adding LancsBMD to your favourites

To ensure that Cecil's registration was found, I made a 'wide search' of 1900-1904. The results threw up 2 other children of this couple, one of whom may have been one of the children who died. Well worth looking at.


Reggie Report 28 Mar 2013 09:12


You need to be aware of how this site works........or you'll end up alienating the very people who help you

The comment about 'awful writing' referred to the census on earth do you imagine anyone would know what your writing is like? Think about it!

And think before putting rude emoticons at the end of your messages.........

If you have all the census data, why are you asking for help? What do you want to know?

If you are looking for info in England/Wales AFTER 1911.....use freebmd.