Rebecca Eldora Steele

16 September 1887–14 February 1953 (Age 65)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Rebecca Eldora

When Rebecca Eldora Steele was born on 16 September 1887, in Iowa, United States, her father, Robert Blakely Steele, was 29 and her mother, Mary Matilda Durham, was 27. She lived in Carson, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 14 February 1953, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Carson Cemetery, Carson, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Robert Blakely Steele
Mary Matilda Durham
William Eaton Steele
Rebecca Eldora Steele
Arthur Enos Steele

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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 (2)

  • Aldora Steele in household of Robert B Steele, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rebecca L Steele in household of Robert B Steele, "United States Census, 1900"

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