Leightty Steen

Male7 May 1853–28 December 1917

Brief Life History of Leightty

When Leightty Steen was born on 7 May 1853, in West Newton, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William D. Steen, was 29 and his mother, Susan Musgrave, was 20. He married Martha Ann Beeler on 5 May 1878, in Webster, Rostraver Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and North Belle Vernon, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 28 December 1917, at the age of 64, and was buried in North Belle Vernon, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Leightty Steen
Martha Ann Beeler
Marriage: 5 May 1878
Frank Hall Steen
Earle Hazlett Steen
Lillian Beeler
Harriet Catherine Steen

Sources (11)

  • Leighty Steen in household of Wm Steen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Leighty Steen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Leighty Steen in entry for Frank Hall Steen and Ada Griffith Teggart, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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  • Marriage
    5 May 1878Webster, Rostraver Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 10

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

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 10

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 17

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    North German, Norwegian, and Danish; Swedish (also Steén and Stéen); Dutch and Flemish (also Van der Steen): from Middle Low German stēn, Old Norse steinn (Danish and Swedish sten) ‘stone’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on stony ground, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked with stone (quarryman, stonecutter, or stonemason). As a Swedish name it is mainly habitational name from a placename, such as Stenby, containing the word sten ‘stone’; it can also be from the personal name Sten, with the same meaning. Compare Sten .

    English: from the Middle English personal name Steyne (Old Norse Steinn, Sten, meaning ‘stone’).

    English: habitational name from any of various minor places in northern England and Scotland named with Old English stān ‘stone, rock’ (northern Middle English stayn), or in the rest of England with Old English stǣne ‘stony place’ (Middle English stane, stayne, stene), including Steane (Northamptonshire), Stein Farm in East Dean (Sussex), Stains in Funtington (Sussex), what is now Old Steine in Brighton (Sussex), and Steyne in Chale (Isle of Wight). Compare Staines .

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

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