William J Stenning was my grandfather. His mother's name was Laura Karaskeviscz(?) she later shortened that to Laura Karas. She was born in New York to Polish parents. She is somewhat of a mystery as she ended up in Detroit, Michigan and married at least twice. it has been said that my grandfather's original name was William James Bradley, but that he was later adopted by Laura's 2nd(?) husband, Stenning.
William had a brother, Fred, and a sister, Mary (Samaras). William and Fred spent time in an orphanage in Detroit during hard times, but we're later retrieved by their mother. Unfortunately, not much more is known about either Bradley nor Stenning, as they both went on their way leaving Laura and her children behind in Detroit.
William joined the U.S. Army Aircorp and served during WWII. He later married my grandmother, Marjorie Ford Nicholson and had two girls, Gail and Carol while living in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He retired from the Ypsilanti Police department in 1984.
William passed away Oct 21, 2001 in Grant county, Kentucky.