Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mary Allye "Madie" Steele (1872-1961)

Mary Allye "Madie" Steele was born on March 28, 1872 in Limestone County, Texas.

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

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

Lydia Frances
Louella "Ella"
Isham Alfonso
Lena Rhoda

1880 U. S. census
On February 22, 1888 Madie married Henry Robert Eaton who was born in Limestone County on December 12, 1864.  Henry was the son of Silas and Mary Watson Eaton.

Madie and Henry had one child, a son named Aubrey Glen who was born on November 17, 1896.  The 1900-1920 U. S. census records show the family living in Justice Precinct 8 of Limestone County.



Henry Robert Eaton died on December 17, 1932.  The 1940 U. S. Census shows Madie's marital status as widowed.

Mary Allye "Madie" Steele Eaton died on July 5, 1961.  She is buried alongside her husband in the Thornton Cemetery in Thornton, Limestone County, Texas.  Tombstone photograph was taken by FindAGrave member, couchpotato.

Mary Allye "Madie" Steele Eaton was my great grand aunt through her brother, Isham Alfonso Steele, who was my great grandfather.

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