Margaret Steele

11 March 1906–30 September 1998 (Age 92)
Shelburne, Dufferin, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Steele was born on 11 March 1906, in Shelburne, Dufferin, Ontario, Canada, her father, Alexander Thomas Steele, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Rowland Burrell, was 25. She married Arthur Duane Howard on 4 September 1929, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1940. She died on 30 September 1998, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 92.

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Arthur Duane Howard
Margaret Steele
Marriage: 4 September 1929

Spouse and Children

4 September 1929
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 13

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.
1930 · The First Planetarium in the Western Hemisphere

Age 24

The Adler Planetarium was founded by Max Adler as a public museum dedicated to the study of astronomy and astrophysics. It was the first planetarium in the United States and is part of Chicago's Museum Campus. The Adler is home to three theaters, a space science exhibition, and a collection of scientific instruments and printed materials. The Adler also is home to one of the only research-active, public urban observatories.

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 Howard in household of Elizabeth R Reed, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Margaret Reed in household of William ? Reed, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Annie Amelia Margar* Steele, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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