Biography of Aaron Steele
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





AARON STEELE, agent for the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western railroad at Apalachin, was born at that place January 9, 1835, a son of Ranson and Rebecca (Dean) Steele. Aaron was educated in the public schools at Apalachin and studied at the Owego academy, and afterward took a more advanced course at the Collegiate Institute at Towanda, Pa. He left school in 1855 and entered his father's store at Apalachin and was its manager until 1860. On the death of his parents he became proprietor. Mr. Steele remained in Apalachin until 1876, when he removed with his family to Binghamton, where they remained one year and returned to their native home. Mr. Steele was appointed postmaster of Apalachin in 1860, succeeding his father, and held that office until 1884. He served one term as town supervisor, elected in 1884. Mr. Steele was married on April 29, 1856, with Anna C. Camp, a daughter of Asa and Margarette Camp, of Owego. Mr. and Mrs. Steele have nine children; Mary, Helen Gertrude, Laura A. (Mrs. Frank J. Knapp), Grace B., Clara S. (Mrs. Frank Holmes), Charles B., Raymond D., Leonore F., and Florence B. Mr. Steele was appointed agent of the D., L. & W. railroad at the opening of the Buffalo division in 1880. He is also agent for the Scranton Coal Company and the U. S. Express Co.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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