Theodore Alexander Steele

Brief Life History of Theodore Alexander

When Theodore Alexander Steele was born about 17 December 1885, in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, his father, James Monroe Steele, was 31 and his mother, Adaline Levern Lenover, was 21. He married Esther Grace Daw on 10 March 1912, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Des Moines Township, Clark, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Clark, Missouri, United States in 1935. He died about 18 November 1962, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Theodore Alexander Steele
1885–1962
Esther Grace Daw
1886–1945
Marriage: 10 March 1912
Ralph Milton Steele
1913–1988
Lawrence Melvin Steele
1915–1982
Ernest Franklin Steele JR
1917–1980
Thomas Daw Steele
1919–1981
Sylvia Grace Steele
1920–2009
Mary Kathyrn Steele
1921–1970
Adeline Ethel Steele
1922–1968
Dorothy Aileen Steele
1923–2000
Esther Faye Steele
1925–1997
Theodore Alexander Steele
1926–1994
Jeanne Clair Steele
1929–1992
Russell 'Russ' Raymond Steele
1931–2014

Sources (37)

  • Theadoshia A Steele in household of James M Steele, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Iowa, delayed birth records; ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS3Y-F9HJ-7?cc=2527591&personaUrl=%2F
  • Theodosia A Steele, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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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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