Ila “Benton” Steele

Ila “Benton” Steele
b. 6 July 1866, Willow Branch, Hancock County, Indiana, to James Scott and Lydia Margaret (Waller) Steele
d. 30 December 1943, Newton, Harvey County, Kansas

m. 11 October 1894, Hancock County, Indiana
Emma C. Oren
b. 14 November 1874, Farmland, Randolph County, Indiana
d. 28 April 1957, Sedgwick, Harvey County, Kansas

Children with Emma C. Oren:
• Margaret M. (1896-1979)
• James Benton (1898-1900)
• John O. (1900-1959)
• Allen T. (1903-1981)
• Elizabeth N. (1906-1981)
• Edward V. (1909-1966)
• Marshall E. (1912-1974)

The family left Indiana in 1907 or 1908. Benton Steele was noted in A Round Indiana: Round Barns in the Hoosier State by John T. Hanou.

Submitted by:
Emily F. Steele
San Diego CA

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