John Steele

Coshocton, Coshocton, Ohio, United States

The Life of John

When John Steele was born in 1847, in Coshocton, Coshocton, Ohio, United States, his father, Phillip Steele, was 18 and his mother, Mary Luter, was 22. He lived in Mill Creek, Coshocton, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Mill Creek Township, Coshocton, Ohio, United States in 1860.

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Phillip Steele
Mary Luter
John Steele
Catherine Steele

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    Mary Luter





    Catherine Steele


World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 13

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 34

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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 (2)

  • John Steel in household of Phil Steel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Steele in household of Philip Steele, "United States Census, 1850"

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