John Stay

4 September 1868–1933 (Age 64)
Christchurch, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Stay was born on 4 September 1868, in Christchurch, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Stay, was 54 and his mother, Elizabeth Pomeroy, was 42. He married Rachel Sarah Mussel on 11 December 1895, in Christchurch, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Ellis Island, New York City, New York, United States in 1920 and lived in Summertown, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911 and Thatcham, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1920. He died in 1933, in Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 65.

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John Stay
Rachel Sarah Mussel
Marriage: 11 December 1895
Helen Janet Stay
Edyth Elizabeth Stay
John Pomeroy Stay

Spouse and Children

11 December 1895
Christchurch, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom


    Helen Janet Stay



    John Pomeroy Stay


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 12

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 18

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McStay .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Stay in household of Charles Stay, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • John Stay in household of Charles Stay, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • John Stay, "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924"

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