Steelman, Edwin Oscar
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Birth : 28 September 1857 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio
Death : 5 December 1916 in Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington
Burial : 12 March 1918 in Greenwood Cemetery, Spokane, Washington
Robert Corkins, great grandson of Edwin Steelman has records of the Steelman ancestors and descendants. Joan has copies in her file. Robert believes Edwin and Kate (Keturah Wright) Steelman were the first 'Wright' family to come to Idaho. He mentions the Blackfoot Indians were in that area.
Per his death certificate, his death date was December 5, 1916, age 59 yrs, 2 mos, 7 ds. This calculates to a birth date of September 28, 1857. This agrees with my grandmother's records. However, his tombstone shows the birth date as 1854. -- Robert
Family:Marriage: 9 July 1876 in Willmar, Minnesota
Spouse:Wright, Keturah AliceChildren:
Birth : 4 April 1853 in Geliad (Miami Co.) Indiana
Death : 8 April 1924 in Bonners Ferry, Boundary County, Idaho
Burial : 11 April 1924 in Greenwood Cemetery, Spokane, Washington
Keturah must have been named for her paternal grandmother as was common in those days. She is listed in Minnesota state census of 1875 in New London, living with her parents. Joan keeps in touch with Robert E. Corkins who is descended from Keturah. His mother also lived in Arvilla, North Dakota (apparently next to William and Mary (Tilden) Wrights' property and has her listed in the 1880 Orange Twp, Grand Forks, North Dakota census. Keturah and Edwin Oscar Steelman moved to Northern Idaho and eventually Spokane, Washington (c. late 1890's). She was a school teacher in Kandiyohi County and was the first teacher of the Norway Lake, MN school (see appended notes). Joyce Swanson (Joan's sister) remembers family members referring to her as "Aunt Kate".
Parents:Father: Wright, William R.
Mother: Tilden, Mary
Steelman, Margaret Elnora May
Steelman, William Edwin Thomas
Steelman, Charles Francis Peter
Steelman, Mary Arvilla Pearl
Birth : 10 May 1890 in Arvilla, North Dakota
Death : 27 July 1891 in Arvilla, North Dakota
Burial : Arvilla Cemetery, Arvilla, Grand Forks Co. Arvilla, ND
Steelman, Edna Vada Lano
Birth : 27 March 1896 in Arvilla, Grand Forks Co. North Dakota
Death : 31 December 1917 in Spokane, Spokane Co. , Washington
Burial : 3 January 1918 in Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane, Washington
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