Stephen John HEAD 1853

Stephen John HEAD was born 16 APR 1853 Plumstead, Kent, England; m. Susannah
AVERY 4 May 1876 St. Mary's church in the parish of Lewisham, Kent, England; died 14 OCT 1918 Shooter's Hill Gardens, Eltham.

Stephen John HEAD and Susannah HEAD nee AVERY

Stephen John HEAD retired from the Royal Arsenal Woolwich as the Assist. Foreman of the Royal Carriage Department in NOV 1917 after 42 years of service.

The children of Stephen John Head and Susannah (Avery) Head are:

Ethel Mary HEAD was born in Woolwich, England Mar 1877. She was a dress maker.

ii. Florence Susannah HEAD was born in Woolwich, England Jun 1878; m. Henry Clements WALKEM(N) - Qrt Jun 1908 - District: Woolwich - Vol: 1d - Pg: 2013. Henry was born abt 1882 in Plumstead, London, England.

iii. Constance May A. "Connie" HEAD was born in Woolwich, England Sep 1880; m. HARRIS, Unknown about 1902.

Lilian Mabel HEAD was born in Plumstead, England Sep 1882; m. Frederick Crawford - Qrt Sep 1908 - District: Woolwich - Vol: 1d - Pg: 2272. Frederick was born abt 1887 in Chatham, Kent, England.

Annie Leighton "Nance" HEAD was born in Plumstead, England Dec 1884.

Edith Maria HEAD was born in Plumstead, England Jun 1887; m. William H Dumbrill 1911.

Stephen William HEAD was born 20 MAY 1889, in Plumstead; m. Annie McNEIL 1913 in Detroit, MI, USA

viii. Herbert Henry HEAD was born 11 APR 1893, in Plumstead, Kent, England. Herbert emigrated to the USA in 1912. In 1915 Amy Daisy Glide joined Herbert in the USA - they married the day she arrived! Herbert died 12 Dec 1949 in California.

Herbert and Daisy had 3 children:

Harold F. Head
b. 2 Oct 1916
d. 17 Jan 2000 - 48170, Plymouth, Wayne,

John "Jack" H Head
b. 25 Sep 1919
d. 6 Feb 2004
Wilfred "Bill" J Head
abt 1922

They had 12 grandchildren.

Susannah AVERY Head

d/o William AVERY (b. abt 1818 Hastings, Sussex, England)


Family legend has it that Stephen John HEAD died about 1918 as a result of injuries from a WWI German Zeppelin raid over Plumstead. The story goes that he was a Civil Defense Warden and got everyone in a shelter except himself. He survived the air raid, but died sometime later from his injuries.

1881 Census living at 39 Walmer Road, Plumstead, England
1891 Census living at 116 Orchard Road, Plumstead, England
1901 Census living at 25417 Manthorpe Road, Plumstead, England
1920 Ship Manifest living at 36 Admaston Road, Plumstead, England

At time of their marriage both bride and groom were residents at Exchequer Place, Lewisham.

Stephen's death certificate information: died 14 OCT 1918 at 36 Admaston R; Stephen John Head; 65 years; assistant foreman RCD Arsenal; cause: mitral incompetence,anasarca 6 months 'no pm'; informant: F. Crawford, son-in-law in attendance of 37 Shooter's Hill Gardens, Eltham.

Susannah's death certificate reveals that she died 5 MAR 1921 at 8 Porthall Place, Preston, Brighton Susannah Head 70 years, widow of Stephen John Head, foreman coppersmith. Cause of death: cerebral hemorrhage, informant: Ethel M Head, daughter present at the death and of the same address.

obituary for Stephen John Head


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