Hi Kimberly, I would be happy to share what I have on the Blades family. Jane Blades, b. 13 Dec 1857 in Hutton Buscel, Yorkshire married Robert Elliott on 7 Mar 1874 in Hutton Buscel. They had the following children: William b 6 Jul 1874; m Fredericka Krueger abt. 1899 James b 17 Feb 1876; m Rhoada Thompson Gertrude b 28 Mar 1878; d 9 Sep 1893 in Chicago Polly b Mar 1879; d 1879 Maude Mary b 31 Mar 1881; m Lawrence H. Mann Leonard Blades b 15 Jun 1883 John Thomas b May 1885; d. 15 May 1885 Roseline b Feb 1887; d 1887 Thomas b 16 Feb 1889; m Minnie Spier 1912 Sophia b 14 Feb 1891; d 5 Sep 1892 in Chicago Robert Akins b 23 Jul 1893 in Chicago Frederick b 15 Sep 1895 Chicago Elizabeth b 7 Mar 1897; d 7 Mar 1897 Nellie Helen b 20 Mar 1899; m Harvey G Parson (div.); m. Samuel Holt Ruth b 22 Apr 1902; m John R. Buri (he died in 1939); she remarried to someone with the last name of Miller
Robert was born 1 Nov 1854 in Ebberston, Yorkshire.He came to America on the S S Bothnia in Sep 1891 landing in N.Y.My great grandfather, William, came to the U.S. on 11 Apr 1892, along with his brother James, aboard the S S Servia.Jane came later with the younger children.I believe Robert stayed with her brother John Jackson Blades (married to Elizabeth Ann Tindall) because his destination listed on the ship log is "Chicago" and that's where John Jackson Blades lived.
After staying in Cook County, IL for some time, they moved to Iowa and that's where Jane died, in 1919.
I hope this is helpful to you.I have more information.If there is anything else I can help with, please let me know.Please let me know about your research. Mary