Thursday, August 26, 2010

Oscar Steele and Florence Dulaney

After reading an earlier post, Cousin Don Dulaney remembered sharing the above photograph of Oscar Steele and Florence Dulaney with me. The photograph, which was originally shared with Don by Karen Blue, is a perfect follow-up to the posts last week.   Karen's grandfather, Charlie, was Florence Dulaney Steele's brother.

Oscar Steele was the son of Joshua Taylor Steele and Melvina Raper while Florence was the daughter of Joseph Benjamin Dulaney and Martha Johnson. Oscar and Florence had thirteen children: Martha Melvina, Rhoda Velmer, Cecil, Norma Ester, Clyde, Berlin, Exie, Trumal McCleland, Ralph Wayne, Willa Dean, Emma Jean, J. T., and Grady.

In the 1930 census, the family can be found in Mississippi County, Arkansas:

1930 Census
Mississippi County, Arkansas
Clear Lake
Oscar Steel 47 MS MS MS farmer, married at age 23
Florence 40 MS MS MS, married at age 18
Roda 19 MS
Cecil 17 MS
Norma 15 MS
Clyde 13 MS
Exa 10 MS
Mack 8 MS
Ralph 5 MS
Willa Dean 8 MS
Emma Gene 1 1/2 MS


Anonymous said...

Oscar Steele was my grandfather's brother. I have never seen a picture of him before. Thanks for sharing. sf

margaret said...

I am Margaret Ann Steele,daughter of Trumal M Steele (Mack) and grand daughter of Oscar (Bud) Steele and Florence (Dulaney) Steele, I haven't seen this picture since I was a child, Thank You so.....much for sharing it!!