The Staveleys of Lowell, Massachusetts came to America sometime after 1881. This Staveley line originates in Stockton on the Forest, in Yorkshire. Benjamin Staveley was born in 1844 in York St. Margaret, to parents Thomas Staveley and Maria SCOTT. Benjamin is residing with his parents in 1861 in St. Mary Bishophill, York. Benjamin married Harriet ARMITAGE in 1864 and initially settled his family in Fixby, Yorkshire. The last we see this family in England is during the 1881 census in Fixby.
Some passenger records for this family have been found. Daughter Christiana is found sailing to Boston, Massachusetts August 25, 1895 on board the Scythia.
Her brother, Benjamin Armitage Staveley, married Elizabeth THORNTON in Huddersfield, Yorkshire. On March 24, 1891 both arrived in Boston aboard the Cephalonia (lower steerage) during a visit to the United States. At this time both are declared to be citizens of England. Benjamin declared his occupation as Blacksmith, and both were listed to be 21 years of age. Later on September 3, 1914 Benjamin, a Wheelwright by trade, and his wife Elizabeth arrive in Boston on board the Arabic (see Immigration Records), and settled in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Benjamin b. 1844 and his wife Harriet first settle in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. They are later found living in the City of Lowell during the 1910 US Federal Census:
1910: Lowell (City of), Massachusetts, USA
|Benjamin STAVELEY*||Head||M||Male||66||England||Own Income|
*Benjamin and Harriet list their year of Immigration as 1888.
Benjamin and Harriet's son Joseph is also residing in Lowell in 1910 with his wife Gertrude:
1910: Lowell (City of), Massachusetts, USA
|Joseph STAVELEY*||Head||M||Male||39||England||Moulder (Foundry)|
|Joseph E. STAVELEY||Son||U||Male||9||England|
|Guy Charles STAVELEY||Son||U||Male||6||England|
*Joseph lists his year of Immigration as 1887.
Benjamin and Harriet's sons Arthur and Mark are living in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1910.
Son Scott is living in Providence Rhode Island in 1910. By 1920 he is joined in Rhode Island by his brother Arthur.
Benjamin and Harriet's son Thomas married Emma BERKETT on August 30, 1899 in Tewksbury, Massachusetts and is living in Medford, Massachusetts in 1910.
1920: 29 Staveley Street, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
|Mark STAVELEY||Son||W||Male||45||England||Laborer Fertilizer Co.|
|Edith S. STAVELEY||Daur||U||Female||38||England||Sewer Worsted Mill|
|Eva STAVELEY||Daur||U||Female||33||England||Spooler Cotton Mill|
Benjamin's wife Harriet died in Lowell Massachusetts on March 15, 1927.
Benjamin and Harriet's eldest son, Benjamin Armitage Staveley, married Elizabeth THORNTON in 1891 and initially resided in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. By 1920 they have moved to Lowell:
1920: Middlesex Street, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
|Benjamin A. STAVELY||Head||M||Male||50||England||Blacksmith|
|Hilda H. STAVELY||Daur||U||Female||16||Massachusetts|
|Sarah H. STAVELY||Daur||U||Female||14||Massachusetts|
|Elsie M. STAVELY||Daur||U||Female||12||Massachusetts|
Daughter Elsie M. Staveley married Kenneth MOLLEUR.
Son Morris Staveley married Sarah Jane Welsh in 1922.
Benjamin Armitage Staveley died January 16, 1831 at the age of 61 years.
Benjamin Armitage Staveley and Elizabeth's sons Wilford and Ernest are living nearby. Ernest T. Staveley married Edith BROWN in 1912:
1920: Thorncliff Ave., Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
|Wilford STAVELY||Head||M||Male||25||Massachusetts||Draftsman, Machine Shop|
|Thorne STAVELY||Wife||M||Female||25||Nova Scotia, Can||Assembler, Machine Shop|
|Kenneth H. STAVELY||Son||U||Male||3 years 6 mo||Massachusetts|
|Arthur B. STAVELY||Son||U||Male||2 years 6 mo||Massachusetts|
|Ernest T. STAVELY||Brother||M||Male||28||Massachusetts||Blacksmith, Electric Railroad|
|Edith STAVELY||Sister-in-Law||M||Female||29||Ireland||Assembling, Machine Shop|
|Helen M. STAVELY||Niece||U||Female||7||Massachusetts|
|Ralph B. STAVELY||Nephew||U||Male||5||Massachusetts|
In 1930 Wilford and Thorne are living in Wakefield, Massachusetts. His brother Ernest stayed in Lowell:
1930: Edward Street, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
|Ernest F. STAVERLY||Head||M||Male||38||Massachusetts||Blacksmith, Railroad|
|Edith STAVERLY||Wife||M||Female||39||North Ireland|
|Helen M. STAVERLY||Daur||U||Female||17||Massachusetts|
|Ralph B. STAVERLY||Son||U||Male||16||Massachusetts|
|Dorothy E. STAVERLY||Daur||U||Female||8||Massachusetts|
|Richard A. STAVERLY||Son||U||Male||5||Massachusetts|
|Shirley E. STAVERLY||Daur||U||Female||3 mo||Massachusetts|
In 1942, at the time of the draft registration, Ernest Thornton Staveley was still residing with his wife Edith at 10 Edwards St in Lowell. At the time he states he was employed by Boston and Maine in North Billerica.
Ernest Staveley died in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1983.
Wilford and Ernest's brother Frank married Jennie MOORE in Lowell in 1926:
1930: Thom? Ave., Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
|Frank STAVERLY||Head||M||Male||32||Massachusetts||Upholsterer, Furniture|
Benjamin and Harriet's daughter Eva married Frank SHEPPARD and is found living with her father in 1930:
1930: 29 Staveley Street, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
|Frank SHEPPARD||Son-in-Law||M||Male||40||England||Cutter, Corduroy Mill|
Benjamin died in Lowell, MA on June 7, 1931 at the age of 87 years.
Benjamin's son Scott lived in Providence, Rhode Island for about 20 years, but by 1930 has returned to Lowell:
1930: 52 Staveley Street, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
|Scott STAVELEY||Head||M||Male||49||England||Delicatessen Store Proprietor|
|Lincoln S. STAVELEY||Son||U||Male||17||Massachusetts|
|Grace J. STAVELEY||Daur||U||Female||15||Massachusetts|
Based on records from 1942, Scott Staveley's delicatessen store was located at 692 Lawrence St in Lowell.
Scott's brother Mark married late in life, at the age of 48 years. He Lillian Chapman Neild, aged 43, in 1920:
1930: 51 Staveley Street, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
|Mark STAVELEY||Head||M||Male||55||England||Foundry Iron Molder|
|Lillian C. STAVELEY||Wife||M||Female||50||England|