Obituaries - John STEELE
Macomb Daily Journal, October 4, 1944 - John O. Steele, 86, Dies At Hospital Here
John Oliver Steele, 86, 1428 East Wheeler Street, died at the Phelps Hospital about 5:15 a.m. today following an illness of two years. Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Dodsworth-Pipe Funeral Home. The Rev. J. O. Roach will officiate with burial at Oakwood Cemetery. He was born March 28, 1858 in Boone County, Missouri to Franklin and Mary (Murphy) Steele, deceased. For the past 52 years he has lived in Macomb, having moved here from Burlington, Iowa. He was married in 1890 to Mary C. Stoneking, who survives with five children, Mrs. Nellie Rebman, George and Caroline Steele of Moline and Clifton Steele of Rock Island, and one sister, Mrs. Lucy Wellever of Milltown, Montana. He also leaves a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home.
[Additional Information: Mary (Murphy) was also known as Mary Arnold to the best of my knowledge. John Oliver Steele was a brother to my great grandfather, Alex Andrew Steele. His marriage license gives the maiden name of Mary as Arnold, as do other documents I have in my possession.
Contributed by Shirley J. Steele Thielbar