Horace Gilbert Steele

11 October 1846–27 May 1895 (Age 48)
Elk Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States

The Life of Horace Gilbert

When Horace Gilbert Steele was born on 11 October 1846, in Elk Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States, his father, Edwin Steele, was 38 and his mother, Caroline Stuart, was 24. He married Mary May Annis on 22 September 1868, in Delaware, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Guttenberg, Clayton, Iowa, United States in 1885 and Clayton, Iowa, United States in 1895. He died on 27 May 1895, in Lodomillo Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Edgewood Cemetery, Edgewood, Delaware, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horace Gilbert Steele
Mary May Annis
Marriage: 22 September 1868
Lillian May Steele
Almond Wilber Steele

Spouse and Children

22 September 1868
Delaware, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Caroline Stuart




    Rhoda Steele



    Charlotte Steele


    Orsemus Steele


    Lucinda Ellen Steele


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made

Age 1

The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 11

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 17

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

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)

  • Horace G Steele, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Horace G Steele, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • H G Steel in household of Edwin Steel, "United States Census, 1860"

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