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Edgar Edward NEEDHAM
Edith Eva RASEY
Bertha J. COLLEY
Husband:  Edgar Edward "Ed" NEEDHAM
Birth:  Aug 1872 or 1873/4, NE
Occupation:  railroad worker
Other Kin(?):  Alonzo NEEDHAM, b. 1871/2, MI
Father:  George NEEDHAM
Mother:  Almeda KELLICUT
Marriage-1:  24 Mar 1891, Ionia, Ionia Co., MI; divorced by 1904
Wife-1:  Edith Eva RASEY
Birth:  Nov 1869, Benton Twp., Eaton Co., MI
Death:  aft. 1930 census
Occupation:  homemaker
Partner:  1901, Daniel POWELL
Other Spouses:  m2. 9 Jul 1904, Eaton Co., MI, William H. SMITH; m3. Mr. GOODMAN 
Father:  Bethuel RACY / RACEY / RASEY
Mother:  Esther A. MOODY
Marriage-2:  23 Oct 1907, Charlotte, Eaton Co., MI
Wife-2:  Bertha J. COLLEY / CALLY
Birth:  Jul 1879, Coldwater, Isabella Co., MI
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. William STOCKDALE (ended in divorce); m2. 12 Feb 1907, Big Rapids, Mecosta Co., MI, Fred CHAMBERS
Other Children:  Frederick P. "Fred" STOCKDALE (b. 1 Jul 1895, Coldwater, Isabella Co., MI); Norah / Nora STOCKDALE (b. Mar 1898, MI)
Brother:  Howard E. COLLEY (b. 1885/6, MI)
Father:  Joseph / Josiah COLLEY (b. 1838/9, NY)
Mother:  Martha HARPER (b. 1851/2, NY)
Children with Edith RASEY born in Benton Twp., Eaton Co., MI:
1.  Sidney NEEDHAM, b. Aug 1891
2.  Freal G. "Freely" NEEDHAM, b. Jun 1895; served in World War I
Children with Bertha J. COLLEY:
none
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; UK, United Kingdom, GBR, Great Britain; USA, US, United States, Michigan, Nebraska, New York

Sources (n.b., Eaton and Ionia Cos. are adjacent):

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Edger NEEDHAM
Birth: Nebraska
Father: George NEEDHAM; Mother: Almede KELLKET
Marriage: 24 Mar 1891, Ionia, Ionia, Michigan
Spouse: Edith RASEY
Birth: Michigan
Father: Bethewel RASEY; Mother: Esther MOODY
Source: "Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record."
Bertha CALLY STOCKDELL
Birth: Michigan
Father: John CALLY; Mother: Martha
Marriage: 12 Feb 1907, Big Rapids, Mecosta, Michigan
Spouse: Fred CHAMBERS
Birth: Michigan
Father: Abram CHAMBERS; Mother: Anna WINEGARDNER
Source
Ed NEEDHAM
Birth: Nebraska
Father: Geo. NEEDHAM; Mother: Elmeda KELLICUTT
Marriage: 23 Oct 1907, Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan
Spouse: Bertha CHAMBERS
Birth: Michigan
Father: Joseph COLLEY; Mother: Martha HARPER
Source: "Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record."

2.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Bertha COLLEY (æ 10m, b. July, MI) is living in Coldwater, Isabella Co., MI (p. 495D), with her parents, Josiah COLLEY (æ 41, b. NY) & Martha (æ 28, b. NY), plus siblings.

3.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

4a.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image ##25 of 31):  Benton Twp., Eaton Co., MI, Roll T623_709, p. 37A, SN 13, SD 3, ED 61, enumerated 27 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
313 320 Woodworth Hezikah Head W M Oct 1831 68 M 43     NB NS NS 1855 45 Farmer 0 Y Y Y O F F 174
    _________ Martha J Wife W F Jun 1839 60 M 43 6 5 Can(Go) Can(Go) NY         Y Y Y        
    Needham Edward Hired man W M Aug 1872 27 M 10     MI Un Un         Y Y Y        
Edward was born in Nebraska.  Hezekiah WOODWORTH (1831-1916) was married to Martha Jane DeCOO (1839-1909); see files at WorldConnect.

4b.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 31 indexed "Bethew c Kasey"):  Benton Twp., Eaton Co., MI, Roll T623_709, p. 32A, SN 8, SD 3, ED 61, enumerated 15 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
201 205 Rasey Bethewel Head W M Apr 1843 57 M 32     NY NY NY Farmer 0   Y Y Y O M F 61
    _____ Ester A Wife W F Jan 1845 55 M 32 9 7 MI NY NY Keeping House     Y Y Y        
    Needham Edith Dau W F Nov 1869 30 M  9 2 2 MI NY MI       Y Y Y        
    _______ Sidney GSon W M Aug 1891  8 S       MI NE MI at school   9              
    _______ Freely GSon W M Jun 1895  4 S       MI NE MI                    
    Rasey Blanche Dau W F Jul 1882 17 S       MI NY MI       Y Y Y        
    _____ Augusta Dau W F Nov 1886 13 S       MI NY MI at school   9 Y Y Y        
    _____ Carr Son W F Jun 1889 11 S       MI NY MI at school   9 Y Y Y        

4c.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Bertha STOCKDILL (æ 19, b. July 1880, MI; divorcée) and her daughter, Nora STOCKDILL (æ 2, b. Mar 1898, MI), are living in Cleon, Manistee Co., MI (p. 43A), with her widowed mother.  Where is her Bertha's son, Fred?

5a.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 30):  409 Henry? St., Charlotte City (Ward 3), Eaton Co., MI, Roll 624_645, p. 93A, SN 4A, SD 3, Ed 81, enumerated 18 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
* 409 93 96 Needham Edd Head M W 34 M2 2     NE NJ OH Eng Laborer Railroad W N 0 Y Y   O F H
      _______ Bertha Wife F W 31 M3 2 2 2 MI NY PA Eng None         Y Y        
      Stockdale Fred StepSon M W 15 S       MI MI MI Eng Laborer Farm W N 10 Y Y        
      _________ Norah StepDau F W 12 S       MI MI MI Eng None         Y Y Y      
*Henry? St
Ed's father as born in England and his mother in Michigan.

5b.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 25):  Burlington Twp., Calhoun Co., MI, Roll T624_639, p. 100A, SN 11A, SD 3, ED 55, enumerated 5/6 May 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
191 191 Smith William H Head M W 37 M2 6     MI Eng England NY Eng Operator Farm Ep?     Y Y   O M F 195
    _____ Edith Wife F W 39 M2 6 5 5 MI NY MI Eng None         Y Y          
    _____ Thomas T Son M W 21 S       MI MI MI Eng Laborer Farm W N 0 Y Y          
    _____ Paul C Son M W 17 S       MI MI MI Eng Laborer Farm W N 0 Y Y          
    _____ Irma Dau F W  4 S       MI MI MI E None                      
    _____ Andrew R Son M W  1 S       MI MI MI   None                      
    Needham Sidney Stepson M W 17 S       MI NE MI Eng Laborer Farm W N 0 Y Y          
    _______ Audrey Stepdau F W  8 S       MI NE MI E None         Y Y Y        
Where is Freal NEEDHAM?  Audrey is Edith's child with Daniel POWELL.

6a.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 25):  618 W Lawrence [Ave.], Charlotte City (Ward 2), Carmel Twp., Eaton Co., MI, Roll T625_763, p. 71B, SN 6B, SD 147, ED 93, enumerated 8 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 22 23 25 26 27 28
* 618 172 176 Needham Ed Head O F M W 45 M Y Y NE Eng Eng Unk Y Laborer Railroad W
      _______ Bertha J Wife     F W 40 M Y Y MI NY   PA Y None    
      Stockdale Fredrick P StepSon     M W 23 S Y Y MI MI   MI Y Machinist Auto accecory factory W
      Colley Howard E B-in-Law     M W 34 S Y Y MI NY   PA Y Finisher Furniture Factory W
*W Lawrence

6b.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 21):  Burlington Twp., Calhoun Co., MI, Roll T625_760, p. 54A, SN 7A, SD 3, ED 65, enumerated 12 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29
Fm 93 94 Smith Wm H Head O M M W 67 M   Y Y MI Eng Eng MI Y Farmer General farm Em 86
      _____ Edith Wife     F W 50 M   Y Y MI NY   MI Y None      
      _____ Erma Dau     F W 14 S Y Y Y MI MI   MI Y None      
      _____ Andrew R Son     M W 11 S Y Y Y MI MI   MI Y None      
      _____ F-E Dau     F W 9 8/12 S Y     MI MI   MI Y        
      Needham Freal G Stepson     M W 24 S   Y Y MI NE   MI Y None      

7a.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #29 of 30):  618 West Lawrence Avenue, Charlotte City (Ward 2), Eaton Co., MI, Roll 983, p. 203A, SN 15A, ED 23-8, SD 13, enumerated 17 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30
* 618 408 424 Needham Edward Head O $1000 R N M W 54 M 27 N Y NE Eng MI Y Street worker For City W Y N
      _______ Bertha Wife         F W 51 M 28 N Y MI NY PA Y None        
*West Lawrence Avenue
Edward finally got his parents' birthplaces correct.  Listed two households from Alonzo NEEDHAM (æ 58, b. MI/Eng/MI) and wife.

7b.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 21):  Coldwater Twp., Branch Co., MI, Roll 977, p. 150A, SN 8A, ED 12-12, SD 16, enumerated 30 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30 31
191 165a Collyer Raymond B Head R 96 Y M W 29 M 24 N Y MI MI MI Y Laborer Read Building W Y N  
    _______ Erma M Wife       F W 25 M 19 N Y MI NY MI Y none          
    _______ Evelyne L Dau       F W  4 S   N N MI MI MI Y none          
    _______ Elizabeth M Dau       F W  2 S   N N MI MI MI Y none          
    Needham Freal G ½Bro       M W 36 S   N N MI MI MI Y Farmer Truck Farm W Y Y WW
Erma (SMITH) COLLYER is Edith's daughter with William H. SMITH.

8.  Isabella County [Michigan] Births: 1895 (online at myfamilyhistory.org):  Fred STOCKDALE, b. 1 Jul 1895, Coldwater, s/o William STOCKDALE (of Indiana) & Bertha STOCKDALE (of Michigan).

9.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

10.  Email from Nancy McKinley.

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