I realize you posted this many years ago, but I have just begun researching the Read side of my family for my elderly aunt.
I see one of my relatives, Charles Read (b. 1848) is the last child of Stephen and Ellen. Charles was my grandfather's father. My grandfather was Kenneth Bernard Read, born Sept 17, 1893 in Essex, Ontario to Charles and Julia Read. His birth registration shows Kenneth B. Reid. Kenneth had many siblings, of which he was the youngest. Kenneth emigrated to the United States in 1920 and married Florence Freiberg. They had 2 daughters: Sally Lou Read (Bacon) and Jill Ann Read (Baciulis). I am the oldest daughter of Jill. Kenneth died on my parents' 1st wedding anniversary: 3 December 1956.
Do you have any other information about Stephen Read's parents or Ellen McDonald? I thought I saw one wedding registration with a George Read signing as father of Stephen.
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you very much, Laurel Baciulis Smith