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Frank Albert Steadley
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1861
Lafayette County
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 1943
Shelby County
Texas, USA

h/o Ollie Thompson

NOTE: Much of his early information is gleaned from C E Lacy who also furnished the gravestone photo, and is a descendent of older half brother Gustave Meyer.

Birth: in Lexington, LaFayette county, Missouri, the year of Civil War Battle of Lexington, but several months earlier, surname Stuedie, some spelled it Stuedle, later changed to Steadley.

Frank reportedly lost his mother in 1865 and is found in Freedom township, LaFayette, Missouri in 1870, next in 1880 where he likely learned saddle making with his ten year older half brother, Gustave Meyer, in Henderson, Rusk county, Texas, then he is found in Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri where he and his brother Fred W had in 1890, bought Alexander J Kirke's jewelry store at north end of west side of the square. In 1899 Frank & Fred became involved in the stone mining industry to wit:

  Reportedly, from an article in Carthage Evening Press copied by this magazine's Vol 19, July 1899, the following regarding new Carthage Quarry north of Carthage, Missouri west from Carthage Stone company of Curtis Wright, John W Ground & Wm R Logan, to wit:

Eugene O'Keefe, president, F A Steadley, vice-president, F W Steadley, secretary-treasure with Martin McNerney general manager, brother P J McNerney and Col W H Phelps stockholders. Bob O'Brien was Quarry Boss.

It went on to say that Martin McNerney was first to use the Carthage stone in 1881, when constructing Missouri-Pacific RR bridges.

Frank then moved on to eastern Texas for some unknown reason, where we find he married and had three children while pursuing his craft of saddle making in the county that later bordered upon Toledo Bend Lake with its dedication ceremony October 11, 1969, and town Timpson on senic U S Highway #59. south of Carthage, Texas.

Census: 1870, age 9 Freedom Townsip, LaFayette county, Missouri with Dankenbring family, his name spelled Stuedle/Stuedie, father a wagon maker.

Census: 1880, age 19, Henderson, Rusk county, Texas in ten year older, half brother's household.

Census: 1900, age 39 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri boarding with the Ruhn family listed a jeweler.

Census: 1910, age 46 Shelby county, Texas with wife & three kids, as a Saddle Maker.

Census: 1920, age 58 Shelby county, Texas with wife & three kids, with a Saddle Store.

Census: 1930, age 69 Shelby county, Texas with wife and youngest child, with a Harness Shop.

Census: 1940, age 79 Timpson, Shelby county, Texas with wife, with a Harness Shop
Death: in Timpson, Shelby county, Texas

Father: Baithazar Stuedie/Stuedle b: 1825 in Germany
Mother: Catherine (unknown) b: 1827 in Germany

Reportedly his father remarried following mother's death in 1865, raising another family under his German surname of Stuedle.

Marriage: Ollie Thompson b: 5 MAR 1875 in Texas
Married: about 1903 most likely in Texas

Known Children

  Floyd Milton Steadley b: about 1904 in Shelby county, Texas

  Alfred Miller Steadley b: 1 DEC 1906 in Shelby, county, Texas

  Oleta Steadley b: about 1910 in Shelby county, Texas

REVISED: 01-04-2015.

Bio information in part by Bill Boggess.
Family links: 
  Ollie Thompson Steadley (1875 - 1968)
Woodlawn Cemetery
Shelby County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: NJBrewer
Originally Created by: Annette Epps Alva
Record added: Jul 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20617222
Frank Albert Steadley
Added by: Cindy Lacy
Frank Albert Steadley
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Larry Hume
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From your older half brother Gustave Meyer's decendants.
- Dianne H. Wylie
 Added: Oct. 2, 2015

- Michelle Lieberman
 Added: Sep. 15, 2015

- Bill
 Added: May. 28, 2012

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