Ophelia Steele was born to Mary Louisa Peart and Joseph Boston Steele in March 1879.
Elizabeth A. Steele was born to Mary Louisa Peart and Joseph Boston Steele in November 1869.
Mary Louisa was born on September 7, 1844 in Kaw Township, Jackson County, Missouri. Her mother, Oney Biggs, died when she was five years old. Mary and her brothers went to live with William and Rebecca Oney Corel and their family. I could not find Mary Louisa in the 1855 Kansas Territorial Census, she and her older brother, Stewart, may have stayed in Missouri with their father. In 1860 there is a 17 year old Mary L. Peart living in Westport, Jackson County, Missouri who is employed as a servant.