When Catherine Steele was born in August 1874, in Frenchvale, Cape Breton, Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, John Steele, was 32 and her mother, Catherine McInnis, was 24. She married Donald Alexander "Daniel Schumalash" McDonald on 15 January 1899, in Bras d'Or, Cape Breton, Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Pictou, Nova Scotia, British Colonial America in 1901 and Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1911. She died on 9 February 1953, in Sydney, Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 78, and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney, Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English stel(e) ‘steel’, perhaps used for someone considered as hard and durable as steel, or for a foundry worker.
English: variant of Stile .
Scottish: habitational name from one or more of the places called Steel(e) or Steill in Ayrshire, Berwickshire, and Dumfriesshire, from Scots steel ‘steep bank, spur of a ridge’.
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