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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Family Time Line

Freeman DeGaust
1867–
Margaret Steele
1873–1930
Marriage: 10 July 1898
Marion Deguast
1899–
Lawrence Paul Degaust
1901–1954
Anna DeGaust
1902–1989
Andrew Henry Degeau
1905–
May Steele
1905–
Freeman A. De Gaust
1906–1984
Catherine De Gaust
1908–1910
Margaret Elizabeth DeGaust
1910–1911
Isabelle Almedia DeGaust
1912–1913
Charles Degaust
1918–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 July 1898
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Female1861–1945Female

    Elizabeth Steele

    Female1863–Female

    Female1866–Female

    Hugh Joseph Steele

    Male1867–Male

    Mary Ann Steele

    Female1869–Female

+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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