Mary Edna WINSLOW

Female 1842 - 1911  (69 years)


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  • Name Mary Edna WINSLOW  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 23 Aug 1842  Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Died 31 Dec 1911  Orchard Lake, Oakland, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 9, 10
    Buried Jan 1912  East Bloomfield Cemetery/East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I622  Steele Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 May 2014 

    Father Spencer WINSLOW,   b. Abt 1810, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1892, West Bloomfield, Oakland, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Selina NORTON,   b. Abt 1809, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F128  Group Sheet

    Family Edward STEELE,   b. 27 May 1836, East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1888, or 11 Jul 1888/East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1869  or 10 June 1869/ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 May 2014 
    Family ID F374  Group Sheet

  • Histories
    History of William Steele and Eliza Pitkin family
    History of William Steele and Eliza Pitkin family
    Written by Emily Rebecca Headlee Peery

    William Steele was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and came to East Bloomfield, New York as a young man. William’s brother, Joel, was one of the first settlers of East Bloomfield—the town was established in 1789, and Joel built the town’s first grist (corn or flour) mill in 1795. Joel was also co-founder of The First Bank, along with Henry W Hamlin.

    Eliza Pitkin was also born in Connecticut, and must have come to East Bloomfield, New York as a young woman, because they were married 8 March 1822, when she was 23 years old and William was 40. Eliza was a strongly religious woman and the oldest member of the Congregational church when she passed away.

    They had seven children in fairly rapid succession: Eliza (1823), William (1825), Joseph Stanley (1826), Alfred (1828), Abigail (1831), Henry Goodwin (1833), and Edward (1836). All of the children were born in East Bloomfield, New York.

    William was a farmer, and purchased 500 acres of land. He later gave land to each of his four living sons William, Joseph, Henry, and Edward.

    Alfred Steele died as a young child in 1830.

    William Steele (the son) married Aseneth Speaker in 1849. They had 3 children: Homer Russell (1850), Frank (1862), and William Sherman (1865). Frank died as an infant. Aseneth died suddenly from heart disease at age 75.


    Abigail Steele died as a young woman, age 19, in 1850, and was buried in the East Bloomfield Cemetery.

    Joseph Stanley Steele married Elizabeth Smith in January 1858. They had seven children: Stanley (1858), William (1859), Emily (1861), Anna (1862), James (1864), Luther (1868), and Elizabeth (1872). Joseph built the blue farm house on County Road 30, which was lived in by six generations of Steeles. More information about this family is covered at length elsewhere in this book.

    Just 3 months after Joseph’s marriage, William Steele, father of this family, passed away at the age of 77. He was buried in the East Bloomfield Cemetery.

    Eliza Steele married Russell Belden Goodwin in 1859, when she was 36 years old. They had no children of their own, but were very involved in the church, community, and extended family. Eliza was a key personality in the establishment of the East Bloomfield Historical Society, served as its secretary, and taught Sunday school. Several of her birthday and social parties were highlighted in the local newspapers.

    Russell was a tailor, and lived in St Louis for about 10 years. He also worked as a book keeper, fruit grower, gardener, and a farmer.

    Henry Goodwin Steele married Lydia Lucretia Hudson in 1861. They lived in the yellow house across the street from the blue house built by Joseph Stanley Steele.

    Henry and Lucretia had three children: Abigail (1862), Grant (1864) and Lincoln (1867). Lincoln died as an infant, and was buried with his parents in the East Bloomfield Cemetery.

    When Joseph Stanley Steele’s wife Elizabeth died in childbirth, Henry and Lucretia cared for baby Elizabeth until she was old enough to be returned to the care of her father. Fittingly, this daughter Elizabeth Lucretia Steele shares her aunt’s name.

    In her youth, their daughter Abigail won a walnut as a prize for having perfect attendance at Sunday school. The walnut was planted, and grew to be a large tree.

    Henry was very active in public affairs, and served as a trustee of the East Bloomfield Congregational church and the East Bloomfield Cemetery association. When Henry died, Lucretia moved to Michigan to be with her children. She lived with her daughter and son-in-law (Abigail Steele and Charles H Pittinger). She died in Michigan, but was returned to East Bloomfield to be buried with her husband in the East Bloomfield Cemetery.

    Note: Abby Steele Pittenger helped provide many details about her family line to the authors of this book.

    Edward Steele married Mary Edna Winslow in 1869. They did not have any children.

    Eliza Pitkin Steele died in 1886, at the age of 88. She lived with her daughter and son-in-law (Eliza Steele and Russell Belden Goodwin) for the last 20 years of her life, and passed away in their home.

  • Sources 
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      Birth date: 1843 Birth place: Michigan Residence date: 1910 Residence place: West Bloomfield, Oakland, Michigan

    2. [S16] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records;), Year: 1860; Census Place: West Bloomfield, Oakland, Michigan; Roll: ; Page: 895; Image: 895..
      Birth date: abt 1843 Birth place: Michigan Residence date: 1860 Residence place: West Bloomfield, Oakland, Michigan, United States

    3. [S87] Michigan, Death Records, 1897-1920, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Michigan Death Records, 1897-1920. Microfilm publication, 302 rolls. Library of Michigan. Lansing, Michigan. http://seekingmichigan.org.Original data: Michigan Death R;).
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      Death date: 1 Jan 1912
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    4. [S15] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Record;), Year: 1870; Census Place: East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: ..
      Birth date: abt 1841 Birth place: New York Residence date: 1870 Residence place: East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, United States

    5. [S18] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the;), Year: 1850; Census Place: West Bloomfield, Oakland, Michigan; Roll: M432_359; Page: 53A; Image: ..
      Birth date: abt 1843 Birth place: Michigan Residence date: 1850 Residence place: West Bloomfield, Oakland, Michigan

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      Birth date: abt 1843
      Birth place: N.Y.
      Death date: 1 Jan 1912
      Death place: West Bloomfield, Oakland, Michigan
      Residence date:
      Residence place: Michigan, United States

    7. [S17] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited;), Year: 1880; Census Place: East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York; Roll: 908; Family History Film: 1254908; Page: 121C; Enumeration District: 120; Image: 0618..
      Birth date: abt 1843 Birth place: Michigan Residence date: 1880 Residence place: East Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, United States

    8. [S10] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 18;), Year: 1900; Census Place: West Bloomfield, Oakland, Michigan; Roll: T623_735; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 110..
      Birth date: Aug 1842 Birth place: Michigan Residence date: 1900 Residence place: West Bloomfield township, Oakland, Michigan

    9. [S20] Internet Search, Ontario County Marriage and Death Notices.
      5 January 1912
      DIED
      At Orchard Lake, Mich., Dec. 31, 1911, Mrs. Edna Steele, formerly of East Bloomfield, aged 69 years.

    10. [S20] Internet Search, East Bloomfield Cemetery Index.
      Steele
      Edward; 1836-1888;
      Mary E. Winslow; 1842-1911;