1930 U.S. Census for California State, Los Angeles City
In his youth Pharoah played hockey with the Lucknow team. A small item in the Lucknow Sentinel in May 1905 mentioned Pharoah’s contribution to the Lucknow team and announced his departure the previous Monday for Brandon, Manitoba. Pharoah must not have stayed long in Brandon, for in the same year, 1905, he emigrated to the United States.
Perhaps Pharoah had been impressed with stories about his prospector cousin Anthony Humble Hedley’s discoveries in mineral-rich Montana (Chap.4,9) or by the successes of his second cousin John R. Hedley in Montana mining and real estate investments (Chap.4,6 a) " In any case, by 1917 Pharoah was living in Cascade County, Montana, employed by the Anaconda Copper Mining Company, Great Falls. Anthony Humble Hedley had discovered the Golden Sunlight vein about four miles east of Whitehall, Montana in April of 1890. The Sunlight properties still continue to produce after a century of intermittent activity. In 1935 the Anaconda Copper Mining Company acquired an option on the Sunlight property. (Discovering Montana; Montana Department of the Environment Website). The Anaconda Copper Company’s Smelter Smokestack, completed in 1909, was the tallest in the world, towering 585 feet high and measuring 86 feet in diameter at the base. At peak production the Anaconda Co. employed more than 2000 workers (See Addendum # 4 at the end of this chapter).
Pharoah, 34 and single, was required, in 1918, while an employee of Anaconda, to fill out a draft card for possible service in World War I, 1814-1818 (See Addendum #5 at the end of this chapter).Pharoah Hedley married May R. Wandell in 1925. Pharoah was 41 years old and May was 32. May, born May 30, 1893 in Illinois, was the daughter of Emily (Shavman), who was born in France, and John Wandell, born in Wisconsin, both of German parentage. Please see addendum #6 for further information about May's forebears. About 1896 the Wandell family moved from Illinois to Indiana. The 1900 census listed the Wandells with their six children, of which the eldest was May. We are unable to speculate on how or when May and Pharoah met, but they apparently agreed to make Los Angeles their home. They had at least two children (gen. v):(1) Joan A. Hedley b. 1930 (1930 Los Angeles Census)(2) Hometh Earl Hedley b. Feb. 8, 1932; d. Feb. 12, 1985 at age 53 in Placer, California. (California Death Index)The family of Pharoah Hedley appeared on the 1930 Census for Los Angeles :
|Hedley||Alexander||28||b. in Ont.||fa. Ire.||mo. Ire.||Methodist||Stone Mason|
|Thomisine||28||b. in Ont.||fa. Ont.||mo. Scot.||Methodist|
|Pharoah||5||b. in Ont.||fa. Ont.||mo. Ont.||Methodist|
|Russel||4||b. in Ont.||fa. Ont.||mo. Ont.||Methodist|
|Martha||2||b. in Ont.||fa. Ont.||mo. Ont.||Methodist|
|Nelson||3/12||b. in Ont.||fa. Ont.||mo. Ont.||Methodist|
|HEADLEY||Alexander, head||b. 1862, in Ont.||age 38||English||Methodist||Stone Mason|
|Thomisina, wife||b. May 12, 1862, in Ont.||age 38||Scottish||Methodist|
|Pharoah, son||b. June 5, 1885, in Ont.||age 15||English||Methodist|
|Russel, son||b. Jan. 11, 1888, in Ont.||age 13||English||Methodist|
|Corline, d.||b. Dec. 26, 1888, in Ont.||age 12||English||Methodist|
|Nelson, son||b. Jan. 19, 1891, in Ont.||age 10||English||Methodist|
|Nicholas, son||b. Nov. 2 1893, in Ont.||age 8|
|Jennetta d.||b. Feb. 5, 1895, in Ont.||age 6|
|Rosanne d.||b. Nov. 11, 1897, in Ont.||age 3|
|Celia d.||b. Nov. 23, 1899, in Ont.||age 1|
|Jane, mo, widow||b. 1819 in Ireland||age 82||Irish|
A. Hedley, former publisher and general manager of The
Daily, winner of numerous prestigious newspaper awards, died Jan. 19 at
the Wallingford Nursing Home in Wallingford, Pa. He was 86.
Hedley was publisher of The Macomb Daily
from December 1975 until
his retirement from the newspaper industry in 1982. Hedley was named
Panax Corp. "Publisher of the Year" in 1979 and was credited with then
Managing Editor Mitch Kehetian for increasing The Macomb Daily's
circulation by 20,000.
"Ron Hedley was one of the most knowledgeable newspaper persons I have ever worked with," said Ken Kish, managing editor of The Macomb Daily. "His newspaper background included stints in every newspaper department, with the exception of editorial, but he never forgot that the primary reason people subscribe to a daily paper is to read the news."
Hedley was publisher of The Macomb Daily during bad economic times that stifled growth in southeastern Michigan and the entire country.
"Ron was from the old school of newspapering when he came here with an impressive track record," Kehetian said. "I personally enjoyed working for Ron because he inspired everyone associated with him to take that one extra step."
Kehetian said he vividly remembers his first meeting with Hedley when the Brantford, Ontario, native came to Mount Clemens from the Chester (Pa.) Daily Times. When asked what Hedley expected of Kehetian, Hedley said, "Just get the news staff headed in the direction of publishing the best local daily newspaper our subscribers want and deserve. We need to become the watchdog over local government so that our readers can count on us to keep them informed about what's going on in their communities."
Hedley started in the circulation department of the London (Ontario) Free Press in 1936 and then moved to the display advertising department. He joined the Thomson Co. Ltd. in 1948, where he held four managerial positions, one being national advertising manager of the 24-company newspaper.
In 1955, he became advertising director of the Vancouver (B.C.) News-Herald and two years later joined the Chester Daily Times as its advertising manager.
He said one of the proudest moments in his life came in 1967 when he and his late wife, Anne, were naturalized as U.S. citizens. He was the featured speaker at a naturalization ceremony in Media, Pa.
Hedley became general manager of the Chester Daily Times in 1969, increasing its circulation by 13,000. In 1972 Hedley was promoted to Daily Times publisher and also became chairman of the Chester Bicentennial Committee.
He was named "Man of the Year" by the Chester Business Men's Association in 1972. Three years later he came to Macomb County.
Hedley enjoyed playing golf with his many business associates including Maury Vincent, a retired editor of the newspaper who now makes his home in Seminole, Fla.
"I've always wondered what Ron could have accomplished had he been publisher in better economic times," said Kish, a longtime friend. "He was a true leader who had the knack of recognizing talent in every department of a newspaper."
Hedley was predeceased by his wife, Anne. He is survived by his daughters, Judge Patricia Jenkins of Newtown Square, Del., Mary Ann Vogel of Boxborough, Mass. and two grandsons.
Funeral services will be held Jan. 31 in Middletown Presbyterian Church, Middletown, Pa., with a private burial. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, 100 N. 17th St., Philadelphia, PA, 19103.
Arrangements are being handled by the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home, Media, Pa.
Nicholas Kent Hedley passed away suddenly at Wingham and District Hospital on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 in his 68th year. Born on December 25, 1936 in Lucknow, Ontario he was the dear son of Helen Florence Wraight (Hedley) and the late Nicholas Hedley. Beloved husband of Marian Hedley of Utterson, who he married on August 13, 1960 in Thessalon, Ontario.Loving father of Heather Mason, Sherry Peddie, Bill Hedley and Karen Hedley, and cherished grandfather to Ryan Mason, Krista Mason, Bryna Peddie, Brendon Peddie and Juslee Hedley.Nicholas worked as an electrician and plumber and was a dedicated volunteer firefighter for 22 years. He was a recreational director of the Utterson Community Centre and also served as a baseball coach.The funeral service was held on Saturday, June 19, 2004 at Reynolds Funeral Home "Turner Chapel" in Bracebridge with the Venerable Eric Patterson officiating. Interment followed at Stephenson Cemetery in Port Sydney.
||• WRAIGHT Helen Florence (Gibbons) Hedley Wraight passed away on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, one day before her 93rd birthday, at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Lucknow. She was born on Jan. 14, 1912 to Harry C. Gibbons and Louise (Brittaff) Gibbons. Helen is survived by her daughter-in-law Marian Hedley, Utterson, and brother George Gibbons, Wingham. She is also survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Helen was predeceased by her two husbands, Nick Hedley and Albert Wraight. She was also predeceased by her only son Kent Hedley in 2004, and brother Gomer Gibbons. Visitation was at the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, one hour prior to the funeral service which was held Sunday, Jan. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Officiating was the Rev. G. Lazaro. Spring interment will be in Greenhill Cemetery. Donations of sympathy may be made to Lucknow United Church.|
|Anaconda Copper Co. Smelter
In 1980, the Anaconda Company shut down its smelter operation in Anaconda, putting an end to the town's historic economic base. The idle smokestack, which can be seen from the interstate, stands more than 585 feet high and measures 86 feet in diameter at the base. It is the tallest freestanding masonry structure in the world. The stack was declared a state monument by the 1985 Montana Legislature.
Family of May's grandparents
1870 Census for Indiana, La Porte County, Scipio Township.
Wandell, William 50, farm laborer, born in Wurtemburg
Anna 44, born in Wurtemburg
Nicholas 18, b. in Wisconsin; age 9: b. in Illinois; fa. b. Wisconsin; mo. b. France
William 16, born in Wisconsin
John 10, born in Wisconsin
Mary 15, born in Wisconsin
Catherine 6, born in Wisconsin
Eliza 1, born in Wisconsin
Family of May's Parents
1900 Census for Indiana, La Porte County, Center Township -
Wandell, John b. Apr.1860, age 40, marr.10 yr; b. in Wis; fa. b. Germ; mo. b. Germ.
Emily b. July 1869, age 39, marr.10 yr; 6 children (6 living); b. in Fr;; fa. b. Germ.;
mo. b. in Germany; Emily emigrated from France to USA in infancy (1869).
Mary R. b. Mar. 1891; age 9: b. in Illinois; fa. b. Wisconsin; mo. b. France
Florence b. June 1892; age 8: b. in Illinois; fa. b. Wisconsin; mo. b. France
Agatha b. Nov. 1893; age 6: b. in Illinois; fa. b. Wisconsin; mo. b. France
Rose b. May 1895; age 4: b. in Illinois; fa. b. Wisconsin; mo. b. France
John Jr. b. Sept.1897; age 2: b. in Indiana; fa. b. Wisconsin; mo. b. France
Dorothy K. b. 1900; age 4/12: b. in Indiana; fa. b. Wisconsin; mo. b. France
|Our thanks to *John R. Adley of Port Credit,
*Nicholas William Hedley and
* Marian Hedley for their assistance with information for this chapter.
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