Niagara County

1897 Biography - Frank C. Steele

Steele, Frank C., was born in Youngstown, N. Y., September 23, 1851, a son of William and Amanda (Clark) Steele. William Steele was born in Castleton, N. Y., and came to Youngstown about 1844, and was a blacksmith by trade. He and his wife reside with the subject and they had four children, Minnie and Lizzie (both deceased), and F. C, and Josephine living. F. C. Steele was educated in the schools of Youngstown and graduated from Empire State Business College in 1867. He began life as a clerk in Youngstown and went to Rochester as bookkeeper for some years in Levi & Swarts's wholesale clothing house. In 1891 he built the Eldorado House at Youngstown and has since been proprietor. July 21, 1883, he married Ada, daughter of Dr. Havill of Rochester, and they have three sons, Frank A., George C, and William T. Mr. Steele is a Democrat and president of the village for the last two years. The Eldorado Hotel is open the year round, with special attention given to summer guests. It is modern in architecture and supplied with gas, running water, bath rooms, etc., and commands a fine view of old Fort Niagara and the mouth of the river.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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