Sunday, May 18, 2014

Lydia Frances Steele (1867-1941)

Lydia Frances "Lyd" Steele was born in Limestone County, Texas in 1867.

She was the second child born to the marriage of Francis "Frank" Marion Steele and Lucinda Chisum. 

Lydia's siblings included the following four sisters and one brother:

Isham Alfonso
Mary Allye
Lena Rhoda

The 1870 and 1880 U. S. Census records show Lydia living with her family in Limestone County, Texas.

1870 U. S. Census record

1880 U. S. Census record

Lydia married Silas Abraham "Abe" Greer circa 1883 and had the following children:
Robert Francis, 1885-1926; m. Florence Irene Jarrell
Albert Alphonso, 1887-1963; m. Ida Pearl Webb
Bonnie Dena, 1890-1976; m. Oscar Moss Bratcher
Lena Lucille, 1904-1984; m. Maurice Everett Phillips, Sr.
Lydia and family lived in Limestone County, Texas for several years before moving to Childress County and making their home there.

1900 U. S. Census
1910 U. S. Census

1920 U. S. Census

Abe Greer died on September 23, 1934.  Lydia Steele Greer died on December 24, 1941.  Both are believed to be buried in the Thornton Cemetery in Thornton, Limestone County, Texas.

Lydia Frances "Lyd" Steele Greer was my great grand aunt through her brother, Isham Alfonso Steele, who was my great grandfather. 

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