Roberta Joy Steele

17 November 1907–17 January 1995 (Age 87)
Cass, Iowa, United States

The Life of Roberta Joy

When Roberta Joy Steele was born on 17 November 1907, in Cass, Iowa, United States, her father, James Robert Steele, was 25 and her mother, Mabel Pearl Shreves, was 21. She married Ralph A. Gerratt on 21 May 1925, in Shelby, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Leroy Township, Audubon, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 17 January 1995, in Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Loveland Burial Park, Loveland, Larimer, Colorado, United States.

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Ralph A. Gerratt
Roberta Joy Steele
Marriage: 21 May 1925
Deloris Lorraine Gerratt
Patricia E Gerratt

Spouse and Children

21 May 1925
Shelby, Iowa, United States


    Deloris Lorraine Gerratt



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World Events (8)

1909 · Garden of the Gods Park

Age 2

In 1879, railroad tycoon, Charles Elliott Perkins bought 240 acres whrere The Garden of the Gods is located, and planned to use it as a summer home. Perkins died in 1907 before he could establish it as a public park. Perkin's children donated the now 480 acres to the city of Colorado Springs, to become a public park.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 6

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 27

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

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)

  • Roberta J Steele in household of George L Shreves, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Roberta Gerratt in household of Mattie J Events, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roberta J Gerratt in household of Ralph Gerratt, "United States Census, 1930"

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