Catherine Steele

FemaleAugust 1874–9 February 1953

Brief Life History of Catherine

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.

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Family Time Line

Donald Alexander "Daniel Schumalash" McDonald
Catherine Steele
Marriage: 15 January 1899
Margaret May MacDonald
Cecelia Catherine MacDonald
Joseph A MacDonald
John Theodore "Ted" MacDonald

Sources (16)

  • Catherine Steele in entry for Cecilia Catherine McDonald, "Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904"
  • Kate Steele in household of John Steele, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Catherine MacDonald, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 January 1899Bras d'Or, Cape Breton, Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (4)


    Age 5

    Oldest Grave Seen in the Memorials List

    1909 · First Canadian Flight

    Age 35

    The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

    1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

    Age 47

    The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.

    Name Meaning

    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’.

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

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