Steeples Family History & Genealogy

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Steeples Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Dec 05, 2019

History

The surname Steeples originates from the Derbyshire area of England.   The earliest finding of the name is a William Steeples, born 1593 in Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire.  The name was prolific in the areas of Hopton, Wirksworth and Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire.  The surname spread to East Lothian, Scotland in the laste 1700's when a Stephen Steeples (often spelled Stables in Scottish records) remained in the area to marry a Scottish woman upon his discharge from the English army.  Many of Stephen Steeples descendants are found in both Haddington and Musselburgh, Scotland. Steeples is an English surname that can be traced as far back as the late 1500's. Steeples is an English surname that can be traced as far back as the late 1500's.

Name Origin

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Spellings & Pronunciations

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Nationality & Ethnicity

The name originates in the Derbyshire area of England and is found as early as the 1550's. Originally English, many times considered Scottish at a later date.

Early Steepleses

These are the earliest records we have of the Steeples family.

1897 - 1969
1901 - 1985
c. 1885 - Apr 12, 1915
c. 1887 - Jul 1, 1916
c. 1896 - Oct 26, 1917
c. 1899 - Apr 15, 1918
c. 1920 - Apr 24, 1943
c. 1923 - May 9, 1944
Jun 3, 1927 - Apr 9, 1989

Steeples Family Members

Sep 27, 1879 - Unknown
c. 1923 - May 9, 1944
Unknown - Unknown
Dec 18, 1911 - Jan 23, 2004
Oct 24, 1900 - March 1979
Aug 13, 1885 - November 1973
Feb 27, 1970 - Oct 8, 2009
Aug 12, 1908 - Nov 8, 1995
Jul 29, 1901 - June 1974
Feb 21, 1941 - Mar 6, 2013
Sep 30, 1925 - Sep 5, 1998
May 21, 1889 - December 1980
c. 1922 - Unknown
Oct 25, 1942 - December 1978
Nov 30, 1946 - July 1977
Jul 17, 1907 - November 1981
Apr 23, 1916 - July 1988
Dec 1, 1902 - May 1981
Unknown - Unknown
Jul 4, 1951 - July 1979
Aug 7, 1926 - April 1975
Unknown - Unknown
Jan 27, 1873 - April 1953
c. 1956 - Unknown
Nov 22, 1955 - Nov 3, 2008
Aug 20, 1898 - May 8, 1993
Aug 13, 1948 - Jan 28, 1998
Jul 5, 1937 - Jan 15, 2008
c. 1945 - Unknown
Apr 1, 1939 - Jan 23, 2008
Jun 15, 1910 - Nov 18, 2010
Jun 18, 1925 - Feb 23, 2003
c. 1912 - Feb 24, 1913
Unknown - Unknown
Apr 1, 1908 - Feb 22, 2005
Jul 7, 1897 - March 1968
Sep 1, 1878 - July 1971
Jan 8, 1933 - Mar 21, 1992
Mar 1, 1887 - February 1971
Unknown - Unknown
Nov 18, 1923 - Mar 16, 2006
c. 1932 - Unknown
c. 1956 - Unknown
Oct 26, 1906 - December 1977
Mar 2, 1911 - Jun 6, 2011
Aug 14, 1902 - July 1972
1897 - 1969
1901 - 1985
Jul 30, 1932 - Jun 22, 2003
Mar 16, 1917 - Aug 27, 2006
May 16, 1915 - Sep 30, 2008
Feb 27, 1892 - December 1979
c. 1916 - Unknown
Mar 4, 1843 - Apr 28, 1881
c. 1890 - Jul 30, 1916
Dec 11, 1944 - Mar 18, 1999
Jan 20, 1917 - August 1986
May 28, 1940 - Jun 22, 1999
Unknown - Apr 18, 1941
c. 1885 - Apr 12, 1915
Mar 30, 1907 - Dec 21, 2001
Aug 3, 1923 - Nov 17, 2006
Jun 6, 1884 - August 1962
Feb 25, 1883 - November 1973
Oct 18, 1919 - January 1976
c. 1895 - Nov 6, 1916
May 26, 1955 - Sep 19, 2009
c. 1912 - Unknown
Aug 25, 1916 - January 1979
Jun 20, 1910 - Jan 29, 1991
Unknown - Apr 11, 1916
Unknown - Aug 16, 1918
Unknown - Unknown
c. 1887 - Jul 1, 1916
May 18, 1916 - May 1994
May 6, 1910 - November 1983
Sep 27, 1879 - Sep 27, 1968
Unknown - Dec 31, 1969
Mar 20, 1913 - February 1981
Mar 31, 1920 - Jun 25, 1994
Unknown - Apr 12, 1917
Jan 7, 1916 - Mar 26, 2002
Unknown - Oct 16, 1918
c. 1920 - Apr 24, 1943
Aug 25, 1932 - Sep 16, 1995
Unknown - Unknown
c. 1917 - Unknown
c. 1959 - Unknown
c. 1959 - Unknown
Mar 14, 1917 - October 1979
Aug 28, 1923 - May 2, 1988
Mar 2, 1929 - Mar 16, 2006
Dec 17, 1929 - Oct 29, 2001
Unknown - Jan 13, 1916
Feb 5, 1927 - July 1969
Sep 15, 1909 - Aug 19, 1990
Dec 21, 1939 - Feb 24, 2001
Jun 20, 1921 - Nov 17, 2001
Dec 31, 1936 - Feb 3, 1987
c. 1954 - Unknown
May 25, 1956 - March 1980
Nov 2, 1931 - Feb 10, 2005
c. 1946 - Unknown
Dec 15, 1910 - Feb 10, 2002
c. 1940 - Jan 12, 1941
Mar 12, 1903 - December 1977
Oct 17, 1888 - November 1973
Aug 4, 1953 - Jan 2, 2011
Aug 17, 1906 - Jan 10, 2002
Aug 7, 1906 - February 1967
Oct 23, 1908 - February 1996
c. 1959 - Unknown
Oct 20, 1847 - Jun 11, 1929
Jul 3, 1917 - Oct 7, 1996
c. 1959 - Unknown
Apr 13, 1908 - Oct 6, 1996
Apr 2, 1936 - April 1978
Nov 7, 1886 - April 1978
Sep 28, 1999 - Jun 1, 2000
Jan 26, 1907 - Nov 9, 1988
c. 1907 - Unknown
Jul 27, 1908 - February 1996
Unknown - Unknown
September 1879 - Unknown
Nov 9, 1902 - October 1983
Apr 3, 1926 - Feb 7, 2007
Aug 10, 1900 - October 1994
Apr 1, 1899 - January 1991
Aug 18, 1902 - April 1968
Dec 24, 1929 - Jun 12, 2002
Oct 21, 1905 - May 1974
Jul 1, 1921 - Oct 2, 1999
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Jan 29, 1918 - Jun 4, 2006
Unknown - Unknown
Aug 24, 1898 - May 1987
Jul 27, 1929 - Jun 20, 2002
Jul 28, 1923 - Aug 26, 1976
Jan 19, 1963 - Jan 8, 2006
c. 1919 - Unknown
c. 1912 - Unknown
Nov 23, 1912 - November 1975
Dec 25, 1919 - April 1987
Oct 2, 1918 - Dec 11, 2003
Sep 12, 1898 - January 1981
Apr 22, 1904 - April 1983
May 30, 1941 - May 6, 2010
c. 1927 - Unknown
Jun 3, 1927 - Apr 9, 1989
Jan 23, 1890 - February 1979
c. 1962 - Unknown
Mar 14, 1961 - September 1984
Sep 12, 1963 - August 1986
c. 1962 - Unknown
Oct 3, 1944 - August 1994
c. 1921 - Unknown
May 23, 1921 - Nov 14, 1991
c. 1921 - Unknown
c. 1896 - Oct 26, 1917
Aug 22, 1904 - May 26, 1996
Jun 16, 1950 - April 1992
c. 1899 - Apr 15, 1918
Sep 2, 1921 - November 1973
Dec 20, 1935 - February 1973
Feb 3, 1904 - July 1966
Dec 20, 1907 - March 1977
Unknown - Unknown
May 17, 1909 - October 1983
Jun 24, 1912 - March 1987

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Sample of 20 Steeples Biographies

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Sep 27, 1879 - Sep 27, 1968
Jun 16, 1950 - April 1992
Dec 17, 1929 - Oct 29, 2001
Oct 25, 1942 - December 1978
Oct 3, 1944 - August 1994
May 17, 1909 - October 1983
Sep 1, 1878 - July 1971
Dec 20, 1907 - March 1977
Mar 2, 1929 - Mar 16, 2006
Sep 15, 1909 - Aug 19, 1990
Mar 16, 1917 - Aug 27, 2006
Jul 28, 1923 - Aug 26, 1976
Aug 14, 1902 - July 1972
Jun 20, 1910 - Jan 29, 1991
Feb 3, 1904 - July 1966
c. 1956 - Unknown
Aug 13, 1948 - Jan 28, 1998
Unknown - Unknown
c. 1916 - Unknown

Steeples Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Steeples family member is 66.6 years old according to our database of 126 people with the last name Steeples that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

66.6 years

Oldest Steepleses

These are the longest-lived members of the Steeples family on AncientFaces.

Mar 2, 1911 - Jun 6, 2011
100 years
Jun 15, 1910 - Nov 18, 2010
100 years
Aug 10, 1900 - October 1994
94 years
May 21, 1889 - December 1980
91 years
Aug 22, 1904 - May 26, 1996
91 years
Feb 27, 1892 - December 1979
87 years
Oct 2, 1918 - Dec 11, 2003
85 years
1901 - 1985
84 years
Jun 20, 1910 - Jan 29, 1991
80 years

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Pam Marks
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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.
Mar 01, 2006 · Reply
Pam Marks
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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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