Author Archives: Mike Settles

William Wallace and Marie Steeples

William Wallace (Wally) Steeples was born 03 February 1904 in Zurich, Kansas.  Wally married Vera Marie Kobler on 12/24/1926. He died 29 July 1966 in Hill City, KS.  Marie Kobler was born in Penokee, KS on 17 Aug 1906.  Marie Kobler Steeples died January 10, 2002 in Hays, KS.  Wallace and Marie Steeples are buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Palco, KS. Wallace and Marie Steeples had the following children: Jean Marie Steeples Joanne (Jo) Evelyn Steeples Lois Ellen Steeples Don Wallace […]

David James Steeples Book

By Douglas Steeples with Lois Steeples Settles. The book below is a fascinating account of Steeples history, written by Doug Steeples and Lois Settles.  The book actually contains much more than a biography of David James Steeples, offering the reader significant ancestral background from centuries past, as well as, overall world history from the period surrounding D.J.’s life.  Thank you to both authors for all their hard work, which will be a priceless resource for many future generations of Steeples. […]

Hillon and Monie Steeples

Hillon Steeples was born 02 Aug 1926 in Hays, Kansas.  Hillon married Ramona (Monie) Dodd on 12/27/1947. He died 15 Dec 2012 in Hays, KS. Photos A photo slide show was created by Judy Steeples Alston here in memory of Hillon Steeples. Hillon D. Steeples Obituary Hillon D. Steeples, 86, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at his home in Hays. He was born August 2, 1926, in Hays to Chester and Olive (Kobler) Steeples. He was a graduate of Kansas State […]

Chester and Olive Steeples

Chester Francis Steeples was born 01 Dec 1902 in Zurich, Kansas. Chester married Olive Irma Kobler on ??/??/19??. He died 23 May 1981 in Plainville, KS. Olive Kobler was born in Penokee, KS on 10 Aug 1900. Olive Kobler Steeples died Oct ??, 1994 in Plainville, KS. Chester and Olive Steeples are buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Palco, KS. Chester and Olive Steeples had the following children: Hillon Steeples Duane Steeples Donna Steeples Childs Photos

Francis Oliphant and Mary Ann Steeples

Additional content will be added later for Francis (Frank) and Mary Ann Morison Steeples.  However, the David James Steeples book, written by Douglas Steeples with Lois Steeples Settles already contains a wealth of biographical and historical information for Frank and Mary Ann.

Steeples Ancestor Family Tree

Eventually, I hope to improve this section with a more complete and useful family tree.  For now, here is an all-in-one tree in PDF format showing the ancestors of the Children of David James and Myrtle Steeples. David James and Myrtle Steeples Children Ancestor Tree (PDF)

Kobler Ancestry

Since two Steeples brothers married two Kobler sisters (Chester and Olive Kobler Steeples, Wallace and Marie Kobler Steeples), there is significant history between the two families.  The Kobler Family Ancestry website has been running for some time now, for anyone interested in Koblers or interested in seeing a more mature family ancestry website.

Photos of Steeples Ancestors

Rather than post all of my Steeples photos here, it is much easier to just provide a link to my Father’s website, where they are already available. There are some excellent old photos here, most of them with captions identifying the individual people. Steeples Ancestry Photos