Margaret Steele

26 June 1873–before 1930 (Age 56)
Boisdale, Cape Breton, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Steele was born on 26 June 1873, in Boisdale, Cape Breton, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Alexander Steele, was 48 and her mother, Catherine MacKinnon, was 40. She married Freeman DeGaust on 10 July 1898, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 2 years and Boston Ward 1, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1920. In 1898, at the age of 25, her occupation is listed as domestic in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died before 1930, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 55.

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Freeman DeGaust
Margaret Steele
Marriage: 10 July 1898
Marion Deguast
Lawrence Paul Degaust
Anna DeGaust
Andrew Henry Degeau
May Steele
Freeman A. De Gaust
Catherine De Gaust
Margaret Elizabeth DeGaust
Isabelle Almedia DeGaust
Charles Degaust

Spouse and Children

10 July 1898
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Elizabeth Steele



    Hugh Joseph Steele


    Mary Ann Steele


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 17

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Margaret De Gaust in household of Freeman De Gaust, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Margaret Steele in household of Alexander Steele, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Margaret Degaust in household of Freeman Degaust, "United States Census, 1900"

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