Steeples Family History & Genealogy

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Steeples Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Dec 05, 2019

Summary

Steeples is an English surname that can be traced as far back as the late 1500's.

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.

Name Origin

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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.

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Early Steepleses

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

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

Steeples Family Members

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

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Sample of 20 Steeples Biographies

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

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.

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