Ethel Katherine Steele

Brief Life History of Ethel Katherine

When Ethel Katherine Steele was born on 31 May 1913, in Texas, United States, her father, Joseph Miller Steele, was 25 and her mother, Mickie Bell Draper, was 20. She lived in Wilson Township, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. She died in February 1966, in California, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in West Side District Cemetery, Taft, Kern, California, United States.

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Ethel Katherine Steele

Sources (24)

  • Ethel Steel in household of J M Steel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ethel Katherine Steele - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Ethel Katherine Steele
  • Ethel K Rea, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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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