David James Steeples

(1873 - 1953)

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David James Steeples
1873 - 1953
Born
January 27, 1873
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois United States
Death
April 1953
Palco, Rooks County, Kansas United States 67657
Other Names
D.J.
Summary
David James Steeples was born on January 27, 1873 in Chicago, Illinois. He was born to Mary Ann (Morrison) Steeples and Francis Oliphant Steeples, with sibling Hellen. He died in April 1953 in Palco, Kansas at age 80.
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David James Steeples
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David James Steeples
Full name
D.J.
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David Steeples was born on in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois United States
Birth
David Steeples died in in Palco, Rooks County, Kansas United States 67657
Death
David Steeples was born on in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois United States
David Steeples died in in Palco, Rooks County, Kansas United States 67657
Birth
Death
He was driving his tractor (on his farm) when it rolled over on him and killed him instantly.
Cause of death
at Pleasant View Cemetery in Palco, Kansas United States
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David James Steeples passed away in April 1953 in Palco, Kansas at age 80. He was buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Palco, Kansas. David was born on January 27, 1873 in Chicago, Illinois. He was born to Mary Ann (Morrison) Steeples and Francis Oliphant Steeples, with sibling Hellen.

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In 1873, in the year that David James Steeples was born, on March 4th, Ulysses S. Grant was inaugurated for a second time as President of the United States. Grant ran against Horace Greeley - "go West, young man" - and won 55.6% of the popular vote versus Greeley's 43.8%.

In 1886, at the age of merely 13 years old, David was alive when on January 5th, Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson's book the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was published. Immediately popular, the paperback book was sold for $1 in the U.S. - almost $25 today. Stevenson's stepson said that he wrote the first draft in under 3 days.

In 1928, he was 55 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1937, at the age of 64 years old, David was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1953, in the year of David James Steeples's passing, on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

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