May Ashland Steece

27 February 1897–
Hartley, O'Brien, Iowa, United States

The Life of May Ashland

When May Ashland Steece was born on 27 February 1897, in Hartley, O'Brien, Iowa, United States, her father, Edward Birkett Steece, was 37 and her mother, Francelia C Means, was 37. She married Maurice Brown on 10 March 1920, in Woodbury, Iowa, United States. She lived in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Sloan, Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1925.

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Lawrence Lorenz
1898–
May Ashland Steece
1897–
Marriage: 9 November 1929

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 November 1929
Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States

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siblings

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 16

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1929

Age 32

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Variant of Steer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mae A St?Ece in household of Edward B St?Ece, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mae E Brown in household of E B Steece, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • May Steece in household of Edward B Steece, "United States Census, 1900"

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