John William Wilson Steele

27 February 1881–21 December 1940 (Age 59)
Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John William Wilson

When John William Wilson Steele was born on 27 February 1881, in Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Andrew Steele, was 23 and his mother, Margaret Kerr, was 31. He married Charlotte Eliza Miller on 20 January 1900, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 21 December 1940, in Monkton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 59.

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John William Wilson Steele
Charlotte Eliza Miller
Marriage: 20 January 1900
John Miller Steele

Spouse and Children

20 January 1900
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Age 4

The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 21

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English stele ‘steel’, hence a nickname for someone considered as hard and durable as steel, or metonymic occupational name for a foundry worker.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Steele in household of Margaret Steele, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • John W Steele in household of Andrew Steele, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • John-William-Wilson Steele, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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