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Kent Darr Steadley
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1889
Carroll County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 3, 1960
La Jolla (San Diego County)
San Diego County
California, USA

h/o Mary Loehr

The trust Mary & Kent established to benefit Carthage, has been ranked among the top 50 in Missouri and has thus far contributed over $22,000,000.00 on behalf of Carthagians.

Birth: 2nd of two known children in Carollton, Carroll county, Missouri

Census: 1900, age 11, Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with father, step-mother & older brother at 930 Oak street.

Mary had a female infant born in 1915 who lived less than one day.

Census: 1920, age 30, Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with wife at 114 Centennial, as salesman at stone quarry.

Husband Kent Darr Steadley was first president of March 1, 1927 newly formed Carthage Marble Corpoartion, created from his family's 300 acre plus five other local quarrys. His family then bought into Lacorni Marble company also took control of the Carthage Superior Spring Bed Manufaturing Company, renaming it The Steadley Company so he shortly resigned his position at The Carthage Marble Corporation (Geo Busboom, the organizer, became 2nd president with his older brother John Busboom as general manager) to manage the new bed spring company, in 1928 re-located to east side of River street near Central avenue, in old Juvenile shoe factory's building, just south of George Busboom's NuCarth Brick & Stone company.

Census: 1930, age 40, Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with wife, manager of bedspring factory.

From his 4 JAN 1960 obituary in Carthage Press, furnished by N Brewer:

"Despite his removal to Califorina, Mr Steadley retained his interests in Carthage and his Carthage friends and made frequent visits here.

"Mr Steadley long had been a member of the board of directors of the Bank of Carthage. He served five years as a member of the Board of Public Works and was active in forming the United Fund organization here.

"Mr Steadley made numerious gifts to McCune-Brooks hospital, Carthage Humane society and to various charitable organizations."

They had lived at 1645 Grand avenue in Carthage which he sold to Alfred D Locarni & wife when he moved to La Jolla, San Diego county, Califorina to his hillside home overlooking the cove at La Jolla and Pacific ocean, shared with wife's long time friend and traveling companion, widow Mrs Helen Ayers, who was to become his private secretary, but his death prevented such. They had spent two years in Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego county, Califorina prior to the La Jolla home.

Death: in La Jolla, San Diego county, Califorina two months following wife's death.

Honorary pallbearers: Roy E Mayes, Thomas E Taylor, Wiliam H Woestman, Roger Lawrence, Mills Anderson, Rex Carter, Minford Potter, R C Jarell, S R Morrow,sr, W T Morrow,sr, H M Cornell,sr, L E Koken, H E Williams, C T Miller,sr, E L Dale, A D Locarni, John Platt, George S Beimdiek,jr, Dr Russell Smith, Clayton Smith, and George Bowser, of K C, MO.

Active pallbearers: Herbert Smith, W L Burnett, Harry Morton, J T Brown, Frank Struewing, and J T Prigmore.

Father: Frederick W Steadley b: 25 OCT 1857 in Galena, Jo Daviess county, Illinois
Mother: Mary H Darr b: about 1859, location currently unknown, believed to be Carroll county, Missouri

Marriage: Mary Loehr b: 19 JUL 1892 in Jasper county, Missouri
Married: 1914, most likely in Jasper county, Missouri

Known Child

Infant female b: 12 NOV 1915, Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri


From minutes: Meeting Of The City Council of the City Of Carthage, Missouri, January 27, 2009

The Carthage City Council met in regular session on the above date at 7:30 PM in the City Hall Council Chambers with Mayor James G. Woestman presiding. The invocation was given by Fire Chief John Cooper and the flag salute was led by Police Chief Greg Dagnan.

Mayor Woestman [his father or grandfather, W H Woestman, had been vice president in charge of production at the Steadley Company] reported on meetings he had attended since the last Council Meeting. The Mayor announced that the Chamber of Commerce recently honored as Citizens of theYear, Kent and Mary Steadley. The award was accepted by Shirley and Bob Locarni [s/o A D Locarni]. The Steadley Trust has provided over 22 million dollars to Carthage organizations and projects.

Second day of first regular sesson of the Missouri Senate, January 8, 2009, as the fifth Resolution offered, Number 11, by Senators Nodler & Engler was adopted regarding the late Kent and Mary Steadley.

Bio information in part by Bill Boggess.
Family links: 
  Frederick W Steadley (1857 - 1928)
  May H Darr Steadley (1859 - 1898)
  Mary Loehr Steadley (1892 - 1959)
  Infant female Steadley (1915 - 1915)*
  Rea Palmer Steadley (1886 - 1949)*
  Kent Darr Steadley (1889 - 1960)
*Calculated relationship
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Jasper County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Feb 26, 2011
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