|Birth: ||Jan. 14, 1888|
|Death: ||Sep. 5, 1903|
South Dakota, USA
Albert J. Steele
Born Jan. 14, 1888
Sept. 5, 1903
Lead Daily Call newspaper, September 5, 1903 - "This morning James Halloran and Albert Steele, two boys about 15 years of age, went over in the direction of Yellow Creek for the purpose of hunting. Shortly after noon A.G. McShane, who was on his way to Lead, discovered young Steele on the railroad track a short distance beyond Kirk, he having been accidentally shot by his companion, the load taking effect in his right temple. Mr. McShane came to town and reported the case and as soon as possible Joseph Marchoux's undertaking wagon, with Mr. Jamison in charge, and accompanied by Sheriff Doten, went over to the scene of the accident, and within a short time thereafter he returned with the wounded boy. Just how the accident occurred is not known, as young Halloran is so beside himself that he is unable to give an account of it. The boy is badly injured, so much so in fact that it is thought he cannot survive more than a few hours at the most."
Lead Daily Call, September 7, 1903 - "The funeral of Albert Steele, who died Saturday evening from the accidental discharge of a gun while out hunting Saturdeay morning with young Jimmy Halloran, will be held tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock from the Catholic church. Requiem high mass services will be conducted by Father Chasse. Friends of the family invited. Interment in the Catholic cemetery in South Lead. Deceased was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Steele, and his death is deplored by a large circle of acquaintances of the family here in Lead. He was 15 years of age the 14th of January last."
The 1900 U.S. Census finds Albert Steele, age 12, residing in Lead, Lawrence County, South Dakota with his parents, Albert and Mary A. Steele. Also included in the household were five brothers and sisters - Lilly 15, Carrie 13, Katie 10, Leonard 8 and Cecilia 6. The document notes that Albert Steele Sr. was a foreman in the mills (Homestake Mining Company).
Mary Ann Leonard Steele (1853 - 1916)
South Lead Cemetery
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Don Toms
Record added: Apr 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89006298