Biography of Aaron W. Steele
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





AARON W. STEELE was a native of Owego and was nine years old when his father, Aaron Steele, came to the town. In his business life he was both a farmer and lumberman, a successful man and one who accumulated a fair property. His wife was Marinda Ross, a native of Pennsylvania, by whom he had four children: Philetus, who lives on the old homestead farm; Lesbia and Annette L., both of whom stifi live on the farm, and Gregory O., a merchant in the village. Aaron W. Steele died in December, 1880, at the age of 69 years. He was a strong democrat, but not a prominent figure in political affairs. He was commissioner of highways for several years. Gregory O. Steele opened a grocery store in Owego in 1882, but previous to that time had acquired a knowledge of the business in the employ of B. L. Truman. On October, 20, 1880, Mr. Steele married Jennie Mayor. They have two children.

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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