Rodney Lewis Steele

Male28 January 1903–December 1987

Brief Life History of Rodney Lewis

When Rodney Lewis Steele was born on 28 January 1903, in Wilmot Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Clark Hollenbeck Steele, was 28 and his mother, Bertha Louise Morningstar, was 20. He married Beatrice P. Abrams on 2 October 1926, in Chenango, New York, United States. He lived in Wilmot, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Endicott, Union, Broome, New York, United States in 1930. He died in December 1987, in Broome, New York, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Rodney Lewis Steele
Beatrice P. Abrams
Marriage: 2 October 1926

Sources (4)

  • Rodney Steele, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rodney Steele, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Rodney Steel in household of Clark Steel, "United States Census, 1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 October 1926Chenango, New York, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

    Age 14

    Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.


    Age 24

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    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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