Dallas, TX

The following Staveley family appears to have spent almost as much time in  Dallas Texas in the early 1900's, as they did in England.  Census records and ship's manifests show this family originated from West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.  They appear to have arrived for the first time at Ellis Island, New York aboard the S.S. Campania in August 1903.  Thomas Staveley and his brother George sailed back and forth between Liverpool and Ellis Island New York between 1903 and 1924 numerous times.

In fact, it seems that either Thomas or George traversed the Atlantic each year during this time.  The Ellis Island records suggest this family came originally from Liverpool, and settled in Dallas, Texas.

1903: The S.S. Campania's 1903 manifest reads as follows:

    Occ Nat Last Residence Destination Address  
Thomas E. Staveley 31 Cotton Buyer English Birkenhead Dallas, TX "Going Home" 308 Leonard St., Dallas, Texas $100
Mrs. Staveley 26 " " " " "  
Dorothy Staveley 4 " " " " " "
George Staveley 29 " " " " " "

 

1904: George arrived in New York from Liverpool on board the S.S. Oceanic August 17, 1904.

    Occ Nat Last Residence Destination Address
George Staveley 30 Cotton Buyer English Birkenhead Dallas, TX Dallas, Texas

 

1905: Thomas again sailed from Liverpool to Ellis Island, arriving again aboard the S.S. Campania on August 19, 1905.  This time the manifest provides us with his wife's first name of Agnes.

    Occ Nat Last Residence Destination Address
Thomas Edward Staveley 33 Cotton Buyer English Birkenhead Dallas, TX Home to 203 Thomas Ave, Dallas, TX
Agnes Jane Staveley 28 Wife " " " "
Dorothy Staveley 6 Daughter " " " "

 

1906: Thomas and his brother George sailed aboard the S.S. Caronia, arriving in New York July 31, 1906

    Occ Nat Last Residence Destination Address
George Staveley 32 Cotton Buyer English Liverpool Dallas, TX Home to 203 Thomas Ave, Dallas, TX
Thomas Edw. Staveley 34 Cotton Buyer English Birkenhead Dallas, TX "

 

1908: Arriving August 12, 1908 aboard the S.S. Caronia at Ellis Island with his wife Agnes and daughter Dorothy.

    Occ Nat Last Residence Nearest Relative Destination Address Place of Birth
Thomas Edw. Staveley 36 Cotton Buyer English Birkenhead G. Staveley 55 Derby Lane Liverpool Dallas, TX Home to 203 Thomas Ave, Dallas, TX Liverpool
Agnes Staveley 31 Wife English Liverpool   Dallas, TX " Birkenhead
Dorothy Staveley 9 Child English Birkenhead   Dallas, TX " Birkenhead

 

Thomas' brother George arrived on the S.S. Lucania just a few days later on August 15, 1908:

    Occ Nat Last Residence Nearest Relative Destination Address Place of Birth
George Staveley 33 Cotton Buyer English Stoneycroft Ada Staveley 55 Derby Ln Stoneycroft Dallas, TX Home to 203 Thomas Ave, Dallas, TX Liverpool

 

1909: On August 28, 1909  Thomas sailed on board Cunard's S.S. Lusitania, arriving at Ellis Island on September 2, 1909.  Here he gives the last name of his Father-in-law as "Rowland", presumably Agnes' father.  George has just recently married, confirmed by a GRO index entry for the June quarter of 1909, and is traveling with his new wife Clara.

    Occupation Nationality Nearest Relative Destination Address Place of Birth
Thomas Staveley 38 Cotton Buyer English Father in law Mr. Rowland 49 Upton Rd, Birkenhead Dallas, TX Home to 203 Thomas Ave, Dallas, TX Liverpool
George Staveley 35 Cotton Buyer English Sister Mary Shaw (?) 65 Derby Ln Stoneycroft " Home to 203 Thomas Ave, Dallas, TX Liverpool
Clara Staveley 23 H Wife English

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"   Liverpool

 

1910: Thomas arrived along with his brother George aboard the S.S. Mauretania August 25, 1910.

    Occ Nat Nearest Relative Destination Address Place of Birth
Thomas Staveley 38 Cotton Buyer English Mrs. Staveley 14 Buckingham Rd, Birkenhead Dallas, TX Home to 203 Thomas Ave, Dallas, TX Liverpool
George Staveley 35 Cotton Buyer English Mrs. Staveley 19 Cavendish Drive, Rock Ferry " Home to 203 Thomas Ave, Dallas, TX Liverpool

 

1911: Thomas, traveling with his brother George, again sailed the Atlantic on board the S.S. Lusitania, arriving September 2, 1911.  The Lusitania was sunk four years later by a  torpedo off the Irish coast in 1915 where 1,198 people on board were lost.

    Occ Nat Nearest Relative Destination Address Place of Birth
Thomas E. Staveley 39 Cotton Buyer English Home - 14 Buckingham Rd, Birkenhead Dallas, TX Business address - 219 Main St., Dallas, TX Liverpool
George Staveley 38 Cotton Buyer English Home - 19 Cavendish Dr., Rock Ferry Dallas, TX    

 

1912: Thomas traveled again through Ellis Island on his way to Dallas, this time aboard the S.S. Mauretania with his brother George.

    Occ Nat Nearest Relative Destination Ever before in US, Year or Period of Years Address Place of Birth
Thomas Staveley 40 Cotton Buyer English Wife Mrs. Staveley, Boundary Rd., Birkenhead Dallas, TX 21 Years Friend - Mr W?, 325 Fairmount Ave., Dallas TX Liverpool
George Staveley 38 Cotton Buyer English Wife Mrs. Staveley, 19 Cavendish Dr., Birkenhead " 16 Years

Business House, Dallas TX

Liverpool

 

1913: Thomas embarked the S.S. Mauretania on August 30, 1913 arriving at Ellis Island on September 5th.  This would be Thomas' last trip to the US until after World War I.  George however, would make at least three additional trips during war time.

    Occ Nat Nearest Relative Destination Ever before in US, Year or Period of Years Address Place of Birth
Thomas Staveley 41 Cotton Buyer English Wife Mrs. Staveley, Southland Bidston, Cheshire Dallas, TX 22 Years Cotton Ex. Buildings, Dallas, TX Liverpool
George Staveley 39 Cotton Buyer English Wife Mrs. Staveley, 19 Cavendish Dr., Birkenhead " 16 Years

"

Liverpool

 

1914: Aboard the S.S. Mauretania George arrived in New York from Liverpool on October 15, 1914. 

    Occ Nat Last Residence Nearest Relative Destination Ever before in US Address Place of Birth
George Staveley 41 Cotton Buyer English Liverpool Wife Mrs. G. Staveley, 19 Cavendish Dr., Rock Ferry, Cheshire Dallas, TX 17 years Friend A. Wilm? 227 N. Fairmount Dallas, TX Liverpool

 

1915: George appears to have been the only member of the family that engaged in trans-Atlantic travel during the first world war.  He arrived in New York aboard the S.S. Philadelphia from Liverpool on September 20, 1915.

    Occ Nat Last Residence Nearest Relative Destination Ever before in US Address Place of Birth
George Staveley 41 Cotton Buyer English Stoneycroft Wife Mrs. Staveley, 19 Cavendish Dr., Rock Ferry, Birkenhead Dallas, TX 1915 2270 Fairmount Dallas, TX Liverpool

 

1916: George made yet another trip during war time, alone, sailing from Falmouth aboard the S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam, arriving in New York July 06, 1916.

    Occ Nat Last Residence Nearest Relative Destination Address Place of Birth
George Staveley 42 Cotton Merchant English Stoneycroft Wife Mrs. C. Staveley, 19 Cavendish Dr., Liverpool Dallas, TX Going home - 2270 Fairmount Ave., Dallas, TX Liverpool

 

1919: On board the S.S. Orduna from Liverpool, Thomas here is found traveling with his brother Herbert.  Herbert is later found in the 1930 US census giving an immigration date of 1919, and this appears to be his first trip to the US.  Note that Thomas' last visit appears to have been in 1913, just before the outbreak of World War I.  This is likely his first trip across the Atlantic since the end of the war in 1918.

    Occ Nat Nearest Relative Destination Address Place of Birth
Thomas Staveley 47 Cotton Merchant English Wife Mrs. Staveley, Southland Bidston, Birkenhead Dallas, TX T. E. Stavely Cotton Ex. Buildings, Dallas, TX Liverpool
Herbert S. Staveley 24 Cotton Buyer English G.Staveley (brother), 14 Cavendish Dr., Birkenhead " Dallas, TX*** Liverpool

 

***There is a notation that Herbert expects to be in Dallas for a duration of 8 months on this visit.

Brother George arrived on S.S. Carmania from Liverpool on February 11, 1919 for a two month trip.

    Occ Nat Last Residence Nearest Relative Destination Address Place of Birth
George Staveley 44 Cotton Broker English Birkenhead Wife Mrs. C. Staveley, 19 Cavendish Dr., Rock Ferry Dallas, TX Southland Hotel, Dallas, TX Liverpool

 

1920: This is Herbert's second trip to the United States aboard the S.S. Aquitania, that departed from Southampton on August 14, arriving in New York August 21, 1920.

    Occ Nat Nearest Relative Destination Address Place of Birth
Herbert S. Staveley 25 Cotton Buyer English Brother Mr. Geo. Staveley 5 Rumford Place, Liverpool Dallas, TX Theo. Marins & Co. Dallas, TX Liverpool

 

1920: September 09, 1920 on board the S.S. Kaiserin Auguste Victoria from Liverpool, George arrives for another six month trip to Dallas.  

    Occ Nat Last Residence Nearest Relative Destination Address Place of Birth
George Staveley 47 Cotton Broker English Birkenhead Wife Mrs. George Staveley, Mersey Bank, Rock Ferry, B'Head Dallas, TX Business T. Staveley & Co. Dallas, TX Liverpool

 

1921: Herbert traveled separately from his brother Thomas in 1921, aboard the S.S. Carmania, arriving in Port of New York, via Queenstown and Halifax,  August 08, 1921.  Herbert expects to remain in the US for 8 months.

    Occ Nat Nearest Relative Destination Ever before in US, Year or Period of Years Address Place of Birth
Herbert Stanley Staveley 26 Cotton Buyer English Brother Mr. Geo. Staveley Mersey Bank, New Ferry, Birkenhead Dallas, TX 1919-1921 Business Address - 911 Commerce St., Dallas TX Liverpool

 

Thomas aboard the S.S. Carmania arriving port of New York from Liverpool September 4, 1921.

    Occ Nat Nearest Relative Destination Ever before in US, Year or Period of Years Address Place of Birth
Thomas Edward Staveley 49 Cotton Buyer English Wife Mrs. Staveley, Southland Bidston, Cheshire Dallas, TX 1892-1921*** Business Address Cotton Exchange Dallas, TX Liverpool

 

***Thomas suggests here that his first trip to the United States was in 1892, almost 30 years prior to this trip!  He gives a duration for this visit of 3 months.

1922: Herbert returns the following year aboard the S.S. Scythia from Liverpool arriving August 26, 1922

    Occ Nat Nearest Relative Destination Ever before in US, Year or Period of Years Address Place of Birth
Herbert Stanley Staveley 26 Cotton Exporter English Brother George Staveley 12 & 12a Rumford Place, Liverpool Dallas, TX 1921 T. Staveley & Co., Dallas TX Liverpool

 

Herbert's older brother George made a trip to Dallas a month later, arriving in New York September 08, 1922 on board the S.S. Carmania from Liverpool, with an expected stay of four months.

    Occ Nat Nearest Relative Destination Ever before in US, Year or Period of Years Address Place of Birth
George Staveley 49 Broker English Mrs. G. Staveley (wife) Mersey Bank, New Ferry Dallas, TX 1895-1912 Business Address - 606 Cotton Exchange, Dallas TX Liverpool

 

1923: Sailing aboard the S.S. Caronia, Herbert and his new wife Gladys arrive in New York on August 20, 1923.  Herbert gives the nearest relative as E. Latham (perhaps a member of Gladys' family?).  On the manifest is a handwritten notation under the section for duration of visit.  The notation reads "Permanent  see file 99284/298 & 99284/299".  Most likely a reference regarding their new "permanent" immigration status.

    Occ Nat Nearest Relative Destination Ever before in US, Year or Period of Years Address Place of Birth
Herbert Stanley Staveley 28 Cotton Merchant English E. Latham, 62 Maiden Ln, Clubmoor, Liverpool Dallas, TX 1919-1923 T. E. Staveley Co., Dallas TX Liverpool
Gladys Mary Staveley 25 H. Wife  

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Liverpool

 

One month later brother George arrives on S.S. Aquitania on September 07, 1923 from Southampton, but this time his final destination is New York for four months.

    Occ Nat Nearest Relative Destination Ever before in US, Year or Period of Years Address Place of Birth
George Staveley 49 Cotton Buyer English Wife Mrs. C. Staveley  Mersey Bank, New Ferry New York, NY 1887-1923 Penra Hotel, New York, NY Liverpool

 

1924: This is the last Ellis Island entry found for Herbert.  Sailing aboard the S.S. Berengaria from Southampton to New York, arriving August 08, 1924. They list their country of last "permanent residence" as "USA", with a duration of visit of 6 months.

    Occ Nat Nearest Relative Destination Ever before in US, Year or Period of Years Address Place of Birth
Herbert Stanley Staveley 29 Cotton Merchant English Geo. Stavely C/O Geo. Stavely & Co., Rumford Place, Liverpool Dallas, TX 1919-1924 T. E. Staveley & Co., Cotton Exchange, Dallas TX Liverpool
Gladys Mary Staveley 26 H. Wife English Brother-in-law

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      Liverpool

 

Again Herbert's brother George followed him out to Dallas about one month later arriving from Liverpool on the S.S. Franconia September 08, 1924.  George expected his trip to Dallas to be for 6 months duration.  This is the last Ellis Island entry found for George.

    Occ Nat Nearest Relative Destination Ever before in US, Year or Period of Years Address Place of Birth
George Staveley 50 Cotton Broker English Mrs. G. Staveley Mersey Bank, New Ferry, Birkenhead. Wife Dallas, TX 1923 606 Cotton Exchange, Dallas TX Liverpool

 

Few census records have been found relating to this Staveley family, perhaps due to their continued excursions between England and the US they were simply missed from most census records.  In 1930 we do find Herbert and Gladys as follows:

1930: Lindell, Dallas, Texas

 Herbert S. STAVELY   Head   M   Male   35   England   Merchant - Cotton
 Gladys M. STAVELY   Wife   M   Female   31  England    

 

Also in 1930, we find an entry for a James A. Stavely. James is a cousin of George and Thomas Stavely above, being the son of their uncle, Henry Pawson Stavely. James appears to have settled in Dallas, but apparently never had children of his own. The census implies that both had been married previously.

1930: Dallas, Dallas, Texas

 James A. STAVELY   Head   M   Male   41  England   Cotton Classer
 Mrs. James A. STAVELY   Wife   M   Female   41  Louisiana    

 

James Stavely died in 1959.

 

 

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