Helen Bernerdean Steele

6 April 1918–21 January 1999 (Age 80)
Stowersville, Bland, Virginia, United States

The Life of Helen Bernerdean

Helen Bernerdean Steele was born on 6 April 1918, in Stowersville, Bland, Virginia, United States as the daughter of Mary D. She lived in Rocky Gap, Bland, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 21 January 1999, in Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Princeton, Mercer, West Virginia, United States.

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Paul Joseph Shrader
Helen Bernerdean Steele

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    Mary D




World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Helen B Steele in household of James F Steele, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hellen B Steele in household of Frank J Steele, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hellen Bernidene Shrader in entry for Paul Joseph Shrader, "Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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