Henry Rufus Steen

23 August 1886–11 August 1953 (Age 66)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Henry Rufus

When Henry Rufus Steen was born on 23 August 1886, in Ohio, United States, his father, Isaiah Steen, was 41 and his mother, Matilde Bollenbacher, was 30. He married Dora E. Porter on 26 April 1908, in Wood, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Liberty, Wood, Ohio, United States in 1910 and Bowling Green, Licking, Ohio, United States in 1935. He died on 11 August 1953, in Bowling Green, Wood, Ohio, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Bowling Green, Wood, Ohio, United States.

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Henry Rufus Steen
Dora E. Porter
Marriage: 26 April 1908
Marvin Henry Steen
Beulah Maxine Steen

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26 April 1908
Wood, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

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 4

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.

Age 18

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: from a reduced form of the personal name Steven .2 North German, Dutch, and Scandinavian: from sten ‘stone’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on stony ground, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked with stone: a quarryman, stonecutter, or stonemason. The Swedish surname probably originated as a soldier's name.3 Swedish: from the personal name Sten.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Rufus H Steen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry R Steen in household of Isaiah Steen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rufus H Steen, "United States Census, 1930"

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