William Henry Steele

Male20 October 1850–17 October 1912

Brief Life History of William Henry

When William Henry Steele was born on 20 October 1850, in Miami, Indiana, United States, his father, Ira Curry Steele, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Hilligoss, was 23. He married Mary Ann Huddleston on 7 April 1870, in Jefferson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Jefferson Township, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Polk Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 October 1912, in Jefferson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Prairie Center Cemetery, Packwood, Jefferson, Iowa, United States.

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William Henry Steele
Mary Ann Huddleston
Marriage: 7 April 1870
Clarinda Steele
Rolla Smith Steele
Ella Steele
Lee Albert Steele
John William Steele
Otto Steele
Franklin Pierce Steele

Sources (32)

  • Wm Steel in household of Ira C Steel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Steele, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • William Henry Steele, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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  • Marriage
    7 April 1870Jefferson, Iowa, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1851 · Constitution of 1851

    Age 1

    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.


    Age 13

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 17

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English stel(e) ‘steel’, perhaps used for someone considered as hard and durable as steel, or for a foundry worker.

    English: variant of Stile .

    Scottish: habitational name from one or more of the places called Steel(e) or Steill in Ayrshire, Berwickshire, and Dumfriesshire, from Scots steel ‘steep bank, spur of a ridge’.

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

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