Biography of Reuben F. Steel
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Steele, Reuben F., was born in the town of Hounsfield, September 14, 1844, a son of Reuben Steele, who came from Vermont with his parents and settled in the town of Clayton, in an early day. Reuben Steele was a contractor and builder, and was respected by all who knew him; he married Juliette Boyden and died in 1878. Reuben F. Steele was educated in Brownville and Syracuse; he learned telegraphy in Watertown, and in 1866 came to Adams, where he engaged in the jewelry business, continuingin such for sixteen years, during which time he went to Alexandria Bay and conducted the Westminster Park Hotel for four years. In 1882 he was one of the organizers of the A. B. Cleveland Seed Co., and in January, 1886, purchased the Adams Electric Light Co., which under his management is in successful operation. In 1876 he married Jennie, daughter of Dr. John J. Rockwell, and they have two sons, Mark B. and Ray R.

 

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