Isabella County, MI

A branch of Michigan Staveleys was established by the widow and children of John Staveley, who was born at Rivling Farm, Dent, Yorkshire in 1835. John and his brother Anthony emigrated to Ontario Canada in 1857 and settled near Norwood in Peterborough County.  John was a farmer and stone mason.

In March 1860, at Peterborough, John married Evangeline Lillian Brogden. Between 1860 and 1877 they had eight children: Annie 1860, George William 1863, Frances Agnes, 1866, Albert 1868, Lillian Marguerite 1870, John Albert 1871, Frank Isaac 1873 and Ethel Arminta 1877.

John Staveley died in Norwood in late 1881 and about three years later his wife and children began relocating to Two Rivers, Wisconsin, and then Genesee and Isabella counties, Michigan.

Daughter Annie married Frederick Walter Bolton in Peterborough in 1883

Daughter Frances Agnes married John Porier about 1904.

Son Albert, born in 1868, died in 1871.

Daughter Lillian Marguerite died in 1870, in infancy.

Frank Isaac removed to Idaho and then Oregon. He was a miner; he never married.

Ethel Arminta married John "Jack" Walsh, brother of U.S. Senator Thomas James Walsh.

Son George William married (1) unknown and (2) Rose Bovine in 1899.  By 1900 we find George as follows:

1900: Coldwater Twp, Isabella County, Michigan

 George W. STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   35   Canada Eng.  Farmer
 Rose STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   28  Michigan    
 Gertruda ARMSTRONG  S. Daughter  U   Female  8  Michigan  


1910: Lincoln Twp, Isabella County, Michigan

 George W. STAVELEY   Head   M   Male   45   Canada Eng.  Farmer
 Rosa STAVELEY   Wife   M   Female   38  Michigan    
 Manuel MOYENA  Hired Man  U   Male  40  Michigan  Laborer


John Albert married Isabell Morrison in 1907 in Rosebush, Michigan

1910: Isabella Twp, Isabella County, Michigan

 John A. STAVELY   Head   M  Male   39  Can - English  Farmer
 Isabella STAVELY   Wife  M  Female  33  Michigan   
 Mary A. STAVELY  Daur  U  Female  2  Michigan  
 Lillian M. STAVELY  Daur  U  Female  7 mo  Michigan  
 Lillian L. STAVELY  Mother  W  Female  62  New York  


1920: Isabella Twp, Isabella County, Michigan

 Albert J. STAVLEY   Head   M  Male   46  Can - English  Farmer  - Own Farm
 Belle STAVLEY   Wife  M  Female  42  Michigan   
 Minta STAVLEY  Daur  U  Female  11  Michigan  
 Marguarite STAVLEY  Daur  U  Female  10  Michigan  
 John Donald STAVLEY  Son  U  Male  8  Michigan  
 Mrs. E. L. STAVLEY  Mother  W  Female  70  New York  


1930: Isabella Twp, Isabella County, Michigan

 John A. STAVELEY   Head   M  Male   58  Can - English  Farmer
 Isabella STAVELEY   Wife  M  Female  55  Michigan   
 John D. STAVELEY  Son  M  Male  19  Michigan  Laborer


In the 1930 census John Donald Staveley reports that he was married at the age of 18.  In the same census for Isabella county a Margaret Staveley, aged 18 and presumably John's wife,  is found staying with her parents James and Sarah RADEY in Isabella Twp.


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