|Birth: ||May 17, 1848|
|Death: ||Dec. 14, 1902|
From the Burlington Independent, December 19, 1902
STEELE--Near Gridley, Kansas, December 14, 1902, from pneumonia, Hugh H. Steele; aged 54 years, 6 months and 28 days.
Hugh Henderson Steele was born in White county, Indiana, May 17, 1848. Shortly after the close of the war Hugh Steele came with his parents to Coffey county and Liberty township was his home up to his death. He was a specimen of noble manhood. He came to us a poor boy. By his honesty, industry and frugality he accumulated much of this world's goods and for some years was rated among the wealthiest men of his locality. His word was as good as his bond and he was esteemed and respected by all who knew him. He was a good neighbor and a loyal and patriotic citizen. He was married to Alice Bryant March 8, 1876, and their married life was as pleasant one for nineteen years, when Mrs. Steele died. Several years later he was married to Minnie M. Fletcher, who survives him. Mr. Steele was a member of the Masonic order and a member of the Presbyterian church. His funeral, notwithstanding the inclement weather, was largely attended by sorrowing neighbors and friends.
From the Burlington Independent, December 26, 1902
Tom Steele, of Liberty township, is dead Saturday night after a manly fight for life he gave up to the inevitable, pneumonia. On Nov. 27, an infant child of his passed away with the same disease. Dec. 2 his wife, Maggie, died from the same cause, and his brother Hugh, a stalwart farmer also was a victim of this disease, pneumonia, on the 14th of Dec. It is a peculiar circumstance, these four deaths all of the same family, and all of the same disease within a few weeks of each other. There are eight children left orphans in the Tom. Steele family who have the heartfelt sympathy of all.
Hugh Henderson Steele was the son of Samuel Lawson & Elizabeth Carson Steele.
Minnie M. Fletcher Steele*
Alice Bryant Steele (1855 - 1894)*
Big Creek Cemetery
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Record added: Jul 05, 2009
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