Walter (T.?) Steele

ID Number: T06945

Biographical Data
Basic Identification

Gender: male



Attributed Race: white

Free or Enslaved: free

Birth & Family

Birth Date: c.1860/00/00

Birthplace: Canada (?)

Mother: unknown

Father: unknown

1st Spouse: Nellie Steele

2nd Spouse: male

Age Details

Age: about 37

Age Group: adult (20-59)

Life Details

Occupation(s): aeronaut, traveling circus/fair performer

Last Church:

Military Service:

Last Residence: Columbus, Ohio (?)

Last Address:


Death Date: 1897/06/22

Death Note: none

Place of Death: Rivermont Park (Villa Maria grounds)

Cause of Death: fall from balloon (see newspaper article)

Burial & Undertaking

Burial Date: 1897/06/25

Funeral Home: Diuguid

Diuguid ID Number: D1115201

Indigent?: pauper interment

Gravesite and Grave Marker Data

Grave Marker or Marker Fragment: none

Section: C106

Confirmation Source for Location: Diuguid records

Grave Marker Erector(s):

Confirmation Source for Interment: Diuguid records

Obituary and Biographical Detials

“Professor Walter Steele”

1890 Columbus, Ohio, City Directory:
Walter Steele, aeronaut, residence 240 South High Street

1892 Columbus, Ohio, City Directory:
Walter T. Steele, aeronaut, residence 240 South High Street

[He does not appear in the 1888-89 or 1893 Columbus directories.]