Steele, Robert James

Regimental Number: 279888
Rank: Sergeant
Branch: Canadian Railway Troops

Robert was born in Creemore, Ontario on August 20, 1873. He came to Spirit River with a survey party in 1907. In 1910, he filed on a homestead at SE 26-71-10-W6. Robert enlisted in the Canadian Army in January of 1917. He was discharged on November 2, 1918 due to arteriosclerosis. In 1921, Robert married Irene Walton; they had one son named Jack. The Steeles retired to Beaverlodge, where Robert died on June 4, 1950.

Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 228; Feb. 1 1921 p. 1 c. 3; June 15 1950 p. 1 c. 6