Amos E. Steele, Sr

Amos E. Steele, Sr

Birth
Queensbury, Warren County, New York, USA
Death 15 Mar 1878 (aged 71)
Mason, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Burial Mason, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Plot Sec A, Lot 73
Memorial ID 19478500 · View Source
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Obituary of Amos E Steele, Sr:
"Amos E. Steele was born at Queensbury, Warren Co., N. Y., June 28, 1806. He was married to Rozana Cranson at Lockport, N. Y., May 1, 1834. They emigrated to Michigan and settled in the township of Onondaga, Ingham Co., in the month of August, 1836, and were among the pioneers of the new county of Ingham. At a special election, held in 1838, Mr. Steele was elected associate judge of the Circuit Court for Ingham County. At the general election in December, 1839, he was elected as representative in the State Legislature from the representative district composed of the counties of Ingham and Livingston. In 1840 he was appointed United States marshal to take the census that year in Ingham County. At a special election for that purpose, held on the 10th of February, 1846, he was elected to the office of judge of Probate, to fill a vacancy in that office caused by the death of Hon. Henry Fiske. In April, 1844, he removed to Mason, where he continued to reside until his death. During his life of more than forty years in Ingham County he was frequently called upon to fill various offices of responsibility and trust in his township and village, and held the office of justice of the peace twenty-seven years. He was widely known and universally respected. His official duties were discharged with fidelty. He was a kind and good neighbor, a devoted husband and father, and as a companion and friend always courteous and genial. During the last eight years of his life he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and maintained a consistent Christian life. He gave liberally for the support of the gospel and the various claims of charity and benevolence.

"His family consisted of seven children, four sons and three daughters. His youngest son and the three daughters were spared to bless and assist him in his declining years. His first born died in his youth, at his home in Mason. His next two sons sacrificed their lives for the preservation of the Union in the late war of the Rebellion. Col. A. E. Steele fell at the battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, and Capt. Henry V. Steele in one of the Battles of the Wilderness, May 24, 1864. These were the saddest events of his life; but, being a man of strong force of character, he was enabled to bear the severe loss with fortitude and becoming resignation.

"He died at his residence on the morning of the 15th of March, 1878. The funeral service was performed by Rev. William Reilly, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, assisted by Rev. G. W. Barlow, of the Presbyterian Church, amid a large circle of sympathizing and mourning friends."


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  • Created by: Mike Beard
  • Added: 21 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19478500
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Amos E. Steele, Sr (28 Jun 1806–15 Mar 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19478500, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Mason, Ingham County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Mike Beard (contributor 46772843) .