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ASHBLE JOHN STEELE, farmer, was born at Chicago, Ill., April 15, 1842, his father, Ashble Steele, was Sheriff of Cook County at that time, and at the expiration of his term of office in 1843, returned to his farm in Proviso Township. The subject of this sketch was reared on his fatherís farm, and has always devoted a considerable portion of his time to agricultural pursuits He has resided on his present farm adjoining Maywood since 1872. Mr. Steele has for some fifteen years done considerable business in agricultural implements, and is now, in connection with other pursuits, acting as agent for the Champion Reaper. His father was a very early settler, having located here in 1833. He died in 1861, but his widow still resides on the old place.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.