Hmmmmmmmmm....... not looking great. Looks like he was the only child of Robert E Steele & Bertha Ellen Chedister, and despite marrying Betty Whitman Jermack who was 10 years his junior, didn't have any children.
Struggling a little to track down his paternal grandfather. (Robert Steele not a super uncommon name). But he did at least have an aunt & uncle on his mom's side.
So not all hope is lost, but I might put a pin in this research for today. 5/5
It is 100% Everett. Check out the data from this draft card. Born in El Paso, Texas. Where this photo is from. Born in 1906 tracks with that findagrave page.
HELLO. I have found my boy! Now let's see if he procreated. Or if he had siblings.
OKAY. FULL STOP. The first name on the back of this photo looked like Eldon to me....
....BUT IS IT ACTUALLY EVERETT??? I think it might be Everett. 3/?
Hmmm.... usually I don't start with findagrave and phone/address directories, but it is worth noting that this E Eldon Steele seemed to live in Arizona for a while... I purchased this photo in Arizona... so that would make sense.
Also, what the kiddo is wearing definitely looks like it's something a 2 year old would have worn in 1908 .
Good morning Fediverse! It's been a super long time since I did any antique store purchase genealogy photo research, so let's do a little something something on this cheery Saturday morning.
Meet Ernell Eldon Steele. I don't know anything about him besides he's 2 years & 1 month old in this photo. The photographer's mark is from El Paso, TX.
TV show hoarder. Nail polish queen. Halloween fanatic. Genealogist. Pluviophile. (Parentheses abuser.) Crazy person. Awkward pineapple.
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