Stella May Onstead

19 October 1903–3 February 1997 (Age 93)
Napier Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Stella May

When Stella May Onstead was born on 19 October 1903, in Napier Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Adam Henry Onstead, was 26 and her mother, Ada Bell Dull, was 18. She married Burton Elwood Crawford on 5 February 1935. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Napier, Napier Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. She died on 3 February 1997, at the age of 93, and was buried in Helixville Cemetery, Napier, Napier Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Burton Elwood Crawford
Stella May Onstead
Marriage: 5 February 1935
Anna Mae Crawford
H. Donald Crawford

Spouse and Children

    Burton Elwood Crawford



5 February 1935


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 2

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Age 26

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of German Anstett .2 English: of uncertain derivation; perhaps a variant of Hampstead, a habitational name for someone from Hampstead in Greater London, Hampstead Norreys or Hampstead Marshall in Berkshire, or either of two places called Hamstead, in the West Midlands and the Isle of Wight. All are named as ‘the homestead’, from Old English hām-stede.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Stella Crawford in household of Berton Crawford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Stella M Onstead in household of Samuel S Dull, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Stella M Anstead in household of Adam H Anstead, "United States Census, 1910"

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