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Albert Richard Steeples
around 1923 - May 9, 1944
Alic Rosetta Steeples

Nobl, Australia
Aline Steeples
Dec 18, 1911 - Jan 23, 2004
Pasadena, TX
Alpha Steeples
Oct 24, 1900 - March 1979
Ottumwa, Iowa
Alva Steeples
Aug 13, 1885 - November 1973
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Andrea L Steeples
Feb 27, 1970 - Oct 8, 2009
Anthony Steeples
Aug 12, 1908 - Nov 8, 1995
Metamora, IL
Arthur Steeples
Jul 29, 1901 - June 1974
Fort Madison, Iowa
Arvell J Steeples Sr
Feb 21, 1941 - Mar 6, 2013
Audrey M Steeples
Sep 30, 1925 - Sep 5, 1998
Lynchburg, VA
Austin Steeples
May 21, 1889 - December 1980
Olympia, Washington
Benjamin F Steeples
Born: around 1922
Missouri, United States
Bennie Steeples
Oct 25, 1942 - December 1978
Bobby Steeples
Nov 30, 1946 - July 1977
Carrie Steeples
Jul 17, 1907 - November 1981
Ware Shoals, South Carolina
Charles W Steeples
Apr 23, 1916 - July 1988
Chester Steeples
Dec 1, 1902 - May 1981
Plainville, Kansas
Clamenza Steeples
Jul 4, 1951 - July 1979
Cleophas Steeples
Aug 7, 1926 - April 1975
Los Angeles, California
David James Steeples
Born: Jan 27, 1873
Deborah (Moore) Steeples
Born: around 1956
TX
Deborah Steeples
Nov 22, 1955 - Nov 3, 2008
Huffman, Texas
Delphia G Steeples
Aug 20, 1898 - May 8, 1993
Vallejo, CA
Dessie B Steeples
Aug 13, 1948 - Jan 28, 1998
Dolores Steeples
Jul 5, 1937 - Jan 15, 2008
Hackettstown, NJ
Donald Wallace Steeples
Born: around 1945
TX
Donna M Steeples
Apr 1, 1939 - Jan 23, 2008
Des Moines, IA
Dorothy A Steeples
Jun 18, 1925 - Feb 23, 2003
Sapulpa, OK
Dorothy A Steeples
Jun 15, 1910 - Nov 18, 2010
Tulsa, OK
Dorothy Steeples
around 1912 - Feb 24, 1913
Earl B Steeples
Apr 1, 1908 - Feb 22, 2005
Brighton, CO
Earl Steeples
Sep 1, 1878 - July 1971
Indianapolis, Indiana
Earl Steeples
Jul 7, 1897 - March 1968
Pocatello, Idaho
Earl T Steeples
Jan 8, 1933 - Mar 21, 1992
Clinton, IN
Earnest Steeples
Mar 1, 1887 - February 1971
Bloomfield, Iowa
Edith Steeples
Nov 18, 1923 - Mar 16, 2006
Saint Louis, MO
Eduardo L. Steeples
Born: around 1932
TX
Eileen P. (Stone) Steeples
Born: around 1956
TX
Elnora Steeples
Oct 26, 1906 - December 1977
Salmon, Idaho
Emma B Steeples
Mar 2, 1911 - Jun 6, 2011
Kokomo, MS
Emmett Steeples
Aug 14, 1902 - July 1972
Salmon, Idaho
Ernest Steeples
1897 - 1969
Fern, Australia
Ethel May Steeples
1901 - 1985
Nobl, Australia
Ethel May Steeples
1901 - 1985
Nobl, Australia
Everett L Steeples
Jul 30, 1932 - Jun 22, 2003
Tulsa, OK
Faye Lavaughn Steeples
Mar 16, 1917 - Aug 27, 2006
Houston, Texas
Fern R Steeples
May 16, 1915 - Sep 30, 2008
Broken Arrow, OK
Florence Steeples
Feb 27, 1892 - December 1979
Cheney, Kansas
Francis J Steeples
Born: around 1916
Oklahoma, United States
Frank Steeples
around 1890 - Jul 30, 1916
Frank S Steeples
Dec 11, 1944 - Mar 18, 1999
Frank Steeples
Jan 20, 1917 - August 1986
Detroit, Michigan
Gail R Steeples
May 28, 1940 - Jun 22, 1999
Geoffrey Steeples
Died: Apr 18, 1941
George Steeples
around 1885 - Apr 12, 1915
George A Steeples
Mar 30, 1907 - Dec 21, 2001
Casey, IL
George J Steeples
Aug 3, 1923 - Nov 17, 2006
Littleton, CO
George Steeples
Feb 25, 1883 - November 1973
Canon City, Colorado
George Steeples
Jun 6, 1884 - August 1962
Kansas
George Steeples
Oct 18, 1919 - January 1976
George W. Steeples
around 1895 - Nov 6, 1916
Gerald A Steeples
May 26, 1955 - Sep 19, 2009
Glenn R Steeples
Born: around 1912
Nevada, United States
Gordon Steeples
Aug 25, 1916 - January 1979
Guy L Steeples
Jun 20, 1910 - Jan 29, 1991
Canon City, CO
H Steeples
Died: Apr 11, 1916
H Steeples
Died: Aug 16, 1918
Harriet Steeples

Fern, Australia
Harry Steeples
around 1887 - Jul 1, 1916
Helen M Steeples
May 18, 1916 - May 1994
Ridge Farm, IL
Helen Steeples
May 6, 1910 - November 1983
La Grange, Illinois
Henry Steeples
Died: Dec 31, 1969
Howard Steeples
Mar 20, 1913 - February 1981
Bonaparte, Iowa
Idella Steeples
Mar 31, 1920 - Jun 25, 1994
Clarksdale, MS
J Steeples
Died: Apr 12, 1917
J F Steeples
Jan 7, 1916 - Mar 26, 2002
Ferriday, LA
J S Steeples
Died: Oct 16, 1918
Jack Steeples
around 1920 - Apr 24, 1943
Jack Steeples
Aug 25, 1932 - Sep 16, 1995
Paterson, NJ
Jack Steeples

Fern, Australia
James B Steeples
Born: around 1917
Missouri, United States
James K. Steeples
Born: around 1959
TX
James K. Steeples
Born: around 1959
TX
James Steeples
Mar 14, 1917 - October 1979
Macomb, Illinois
James Steeples
Aug 28, 1923 - May 2, 1988
Courtland, AL
Jeannine A Steeples
Mar 2, 1929 - Mar 16, 2006
Quincy, IL
Jewell E Steeples
Dec 17, 1929 - Oct 29, 2001
Clinton, IN
John Steeples
Died: Jan 13, 1916
Joyce Steeples
Feb 5, 1927 - July 1969
Juanita C Steeples
Sep 15, 1909 - Aug 19, 1990
Juanita Steeples
Dec 21, 1939 - Feb 24, 2001
Saint Louis, MO
Junne A Steeples
Jun 20, 1921 - Nov 17, 2001
Sun City Center, FL
Kenneth R Steeples
Dec 31, 1936 - Feb 3, 1987
Decatur, AL
Kenneth Steeples
Born: around 1954
TX
Lemuel Steeples
May 25, 1956 - March 1980
Lillian Steeples
Nov 2, 1931 - Feb 10, 2005
Saint Louis, MO
Lynn (Gaynier) Steeples
Born: around 1946
TX
Madelon H Steeples
Dec 15, 1910 - Feb 10, 2002
Denver, CO
Madelon Steeples
around 1940 - Jan 12, 1941
Maggie Steeples
Mar 12, 1903 - December 1977
Columbia, South Carolina
Margaret Steeples
Oct 17, 1888 - November 1973
Paterson, NJ
Maria F Steeples
Aug 4, 1953 - Jan 2, 2011
Greensboro, NC
Marie Steeples
Aug 17, 1906 - Jan 10, 2002
Hays, KS
Marion Steeples
Aug 7, 1906 - February 1967
Marjorie D Steeples
Oct 23, 1908 - February 1996
Prescott, AZ
Mary (Loonam) Steeples
Born: around 1959
TX
Mary Ann (Morrison) Steeples
Born: Oct 20, 1847
Mary B Steeples
Jul 3, 1917 - Oct 7, 1996
Macomb, IL
Mary E. (Loonam) Steeples
Born: around 1959
TX
Mary S Steeples
Apr 13, 1908 - Oct 6, 1996
Paris, IL
Mary Steeples
Apr 2, 1936 - April 1978
Maude Steeples
Nov 7, 1886 - April 1978
Toccoa, Georgia
Michael L Steeples
Sep 28, 1999 - Jun 1, 2000
Miles R Steeples
Jan 26, 1907 - Nov 9, 1988
Prescott, AZ
Miles R Steeples
Born: around 1907
California, United States
Murtrue Steeples
Jul 27, 1908 - February 1996
Memphis, TN
Nellie Steeples
Born: September 1879
Nelson Steeples
Nov 9, 1902 - October 1983
Saint Louis, Missouri
Norman Arnica Steeples
Apr 3, 1926 - Feb 7, 2007
Saint Louis, MO
Olive Steeples
Aug 10, 1900 - October 1994
Plainville, KS
Omie L Steeples
Apr 1, 1899 - January 1991
Moulton, AL
Ora Steeples
Aug 18, 1902 - April 1968
Ottumwa, Iowa
Otis L Steeples
Dec 24, 1929 - Jun 12, 2002
Fort Madison, IA
Otis Steeples
Oct 21, 1905 - May 1974
Illinois
Ozzie Steeples
Jul 1, 1921 - Oct 2, 1999
Lexington, SC
Parkinson Alber Steeples

Nobl, Australia
Parkuison Steeples

Nobl, Australia
Pauline Steeples
Jan 29, 1918 - Jun 4, 2006
Orlando, FL
Rachel Steeples
Aug 24, 1898 - May 1987
Casey, Illinois
Ramona Steeples
Jul 27, 1929 - Jun 20, 2002
Hays, KS
Raymond J Steeples
Jul 28, 1923 - Aug 26, 1976
Richard Steeples
Jan 19, 1963 - Jan 8, 2006
Robert E Steeples
Born: around 1919
Oklahoma, United States
Robert H Steeples
Born: around 1912
Missouri, United States
Robert Steeples
Dec 25, 1919 - April 1987
Wagoner, Oklahoma
Robert Steeples
Nov 23, 1912 - November 1975
Fort Worth, Texas
Ruby P Steeples
Oct 2, 1918 - Dec 11, 2003
Fort Collins, CO
Ruby Steeples
Sep 12, 1898 - January 1981
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Ruby Steeples
Apr 22, 1904 - April 1983
Fort Madison, Iowa
Sandra J Steeples
May 30, 1941 - May 6, 2010
Mukwonago, WI
Stanley J Steeples
Born: around 1927
Missouri, United States
Stanley M Steeples
Jun 3, 1927 - Apr 9, 1989
Stella Steeples
Jan 23, 1890 - February 1979
Canon City, Colorado
Stephen G. Steeples
Born: around 1962
TX
Stephen Steeples
Mar 14, 1961 - September 1984
Stephon Steeples
Sep 12, 1963 - August 1986
Sylven E. (Walker) Steeples
Born: around 1962
TX
T E Steeples
Oct 3, 1944 - August 1994
Ted L Steeples
Born: around 1921
Oklahoma, United States
Ted L Steeples
May 23, 1921 - Nov 14, 1991
Ted L Steeples
Born: around 1921
Oklahoma, United States
Thomas Frederick Steeples
around 1896 - Oct 26, 1917
Virginia Steeples
Aug 22, 1904 - May 26, 1996
Fresno, CA
Wilbert L Steeples
Jun 16, 1950 - April 1992
Lynchburg, VA
William Alfred James Steeples
around 1899 - Apr 15, 1918
William Steeples
Sep 2, 1921 - November 1973
William Steeples
Dec 20, 1935 - February 1973
William Steeples
Feb 3, 1904 - July 1966
William Steeples
Dec 20, 1907 - March 1977
Houston, Texas
Willie Steeples
May 17, 1909 - October 1983
Memphis, Tennessee
Willis Steeples
Jun 24, 1912 - March 1987
Ridge Farm, Illinois

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Per the book, "Lest We Forget", Vol 2, pgs 524-526;submitted by Edith Steeples Whisman, 1980:

Francis O Steeples:
Francis Oliphant (Frank) Steeples was born in Musselborough, Scotland, March 4, 1843. He grew to manhood, went to school and attended Oxford University for some time. While there he saved a schoolmate from drowning, and was awarded a medal for bravery, which had the head of a stag on it. He later had the stag's head made into a pin for his wife-to-be. This pin is still in the family.
The family were of the Protestant persuasion, and were members of the Christian Church.
He was a stonemason by trade, and came to America to work in 1871. He returned to Scotland, and married Mary Ann Morrison, April 5, 1872, in Edinburgh, sailing for America again that same evening. Mary Ann, born October 20, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland was the daughter of Andrew and Helen (Doig) Morrison.
Arriving back in America, they came west to settle in Chicago, where he had previously worked, arriving shortly before the great fire, after which he built the new post office building and also the government building.
David James was born there January 27, 1873, and on December 27, 1875 Helen Isabelle was born. She lived only two years, passing away on December 3, 1877.
The family then moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where he, being a stonemason, found work helping build the present state capitol building in Des Moines. He did much of the decorative stone work there. On March 31, 1878, Francis Oliphant, Jr. (Frankie) was born. In the winter time when work on the capitol was slack on account of cold and stormy weather, F.O. worked as end man with a minstrel show, much to the disgust of his wife.
Working with the stone so much, he took what the doctors then called "stone cutters consumption". He was advised to come to Kansas for his health, arriving in Rooks County in the spring of 1879, after coming to Fort Hays by train, purchasing a team and wagon there, and hauling all their worldly goods to the place he took as a homestead. They built a sod house on the southeast corner of the SE 1/4 of Section 25 in Northampton Township, Rooks County, Kansas.
Never having lived on a farm, he knew nothing about farming, so had to learn the best way he could, by trial and error, and from his neighbors. Farming became too much for him and in the early spring of 1881 he took pneumonia, and died April 29, 1881, leaving his wife and two little ones. Burial was in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Palco, Kansas. Frankie had died September 16, 1879 and that same year, just sixteen days later, Helen Isabelle (Nell) was born, September 27, 1879.
Not being able to keep farming and the household going, Mary Ann married again in 1882 to George Samuel Burns, a widower, who proved up on the claim.
They had three children, George Henry, born September 8, 1883, Mary Ethel, November 15, 1886, and Olive May on March 19, 1889.
Meanwhile David James Steeples had grown to manhood and had bought the south eighty acres of Section 36, the north eighty being, for some reason, called school land.
G.S. Burns acquired the north eighty acres some way, and they built a soddy on it, across the road from the other. They moved there and put up other buildings and lived there for a time. David James then bought the north eighty of Section 36 from G.S. Burns and they moved back to the original house.
David James then married Myrtle Fulcher, daughter of Franklin Douglas Fulcher, November 26, 1898 and they moved in with his mother and stepfather, while he was building a frame house on the north eighty acres of Section 36. Money being scarce and the laborers few, it took some time to get the house built, and their first child, a daughter, was born in the old sod house.
The original homestead land is still in the Steeples family and being farmed by the fourth and fifth generations of the family. David James later bought out his stepfather, and he and Mary Ann retired and moved to Plainville where they lived a good many years. Mary Ann died in June 1929 in Pueblo, Colorado. Burial was in Loveland, Colorado.
D.J. then bought the NW 1/4 of Section 25 which was mostly pasture land, and is now all pasture.
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After her first husband Francis died, Mary Ann Morison Steeples married George 'Samuel' Burns. The family story is that as George was really mean to Nellie and DJ, and they both left home. Many years later, Mary Ann and 'Sam' moved to Loveland, Colorado and opened a hotel. The family farm was left to DJ.

Children born to Mary Ann by Sam Burns verified by the book "Lest We Forget", a history of Rooks Co., KS. Article on the Steeples family submitted to the book by Mary Ann's granddaughter, Edith Whisman, stating the couple had 3 children; names and birth dates included.

Per the 1900 US Census, Plainville, Rooks Co., Kansas, George S. Burns is listed as 'head of household'...age 64 (born 8/1835), born in Kentucky, and married 17 years to "Emma M." (incorrectly recorded, should read "Mary Ann M") age 57, born in Scotland. Listed in household:

Ethel M. daughter age 13
Olive M. daughter age 11
Steeples, Helen step-daughter age 20
Also listed 6 boarders living in the house. Two of those boarders, Peter Peterson & Charles Holland, are listed in the household with George, Mary Ann, daughter Ethel and her family, in the 1920 US Census in Larimer Co., Colorado!
All children born in Kansas.

Per 1910 US Census, the couple were living in Plainville, Rooks Co., KS; Living in household:
George, age 75
Mary Ann 58
Nellie Steeples 25, divorced (dressmaker) (ACTUAL AGE SHOULD BE 30 or 31!)
Olive Burns 20, single, saleswoman
KRUTCH, "Wanita", 8 born in Idaho (name should read "Juanita")
Hollis 6 born in Idaho


Per 1920 census, George, age 84, and Mary Anne, age 71 (notice age discrepancy from 1910 census) were living with daughter Ethel (age 34) in Larimer Co., Precinct 31, Colorado. Roll T625-166, page 9A, ED 166, image 0476....Lliving in household:

Chamberlain, James 40 born in Iowa
Ethel (Burns) 34 Kansas
Dane 13 Kansas
Lowell 9 Kansas
Maxine 3 Colorado
Burns, George 84
Mary Ann 71
Peterson, Peter unk Denmark
Holland, Charles 64 England
both Peter and Charles listed as "friends" (were the same boarders that lived with the family in Plainville, Kansas in previous census).

Recv'd obit from Pueblo Co. Library on 7/20/04...from Pueblo newspaper dated 6/12/1929, page 15: "BURNS: Mrs. Mary, age 80 years, passed away at a local hospital early Tuesday morning following a long illness. She is survived by her husband, George S. Burns, of Loveland, and one daughter, Mrs. J.O. Chamberlain, of Denver. The body was forwarded Tuesday to Loveland for interment. George F. McCarthy service (the funeral home)".

Not mentioned in article:
At the time of her death, Mary Ann also had a living daughter and son by her marriage to Francis Steeples: Nell Steeples Kroetsch Abbott, living in Aberdeen, Washington and
David James Steeples, living in Palco, Kansas. It is unclear as to why these two children were not mentioned in Mary Ann's obit.
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