Bob Steele, well-known
barber in Atlanta was born in Milledgeville in 1843.
He was the son of Carrie
Steele Logan (1829-1900) founder of the Carrie Steele Orphans Home
August 31, 1899
BOB STEELE IS DEAD
Well-Known Negro Barber Died of Consumption
at His Home Last Night
Bob Steele, on the the best know
negroes in the city, died at his home, 175 North Butler street, last night
at 11:30 o'clock from consumption of the throat, after an illness of about
Bob Steele was one of the best
known members of his race in Atlanta and had many friends among both the
whites and negroes, who will learn of his death with much regret. He had
lived in the city for about thirty-five years, all of which time he has
worked as a barber.
He was fifty-six years
of age, and leaves a wife and five children, all boys, of whom two are
living in Atlanta, two in Chicago and one in New York. He was born in Milledgeville,
but came to this city thirty five years ago. His mother was the founder
of the famous Carrie Steel Orphans' home, and one of the best-known colored
Christian workers in the state.
Bob Steele was a great admirer
and friend of the late Henry Grady, and was carried by him on many of his
long trips. he was with Mr. Grady on the trip to Boston, when he contracted
the cold that resulted in his death. He was also with him on many other
trips, and was a frequent visitor to his office while living.
His shop at 13 Marietta street was
for years patronized by the best citizens of Atlanta, and he was able to
amass quite a good sized sum of money, most of which he invested in real
estate. He owned at the time of his death several pieces of property, including
The funeral arrangements have not
been arranged, but it will be conducted from his home tomorrow.
September 1st, 1899
FUNERAL OF BOB STEELE
Services of Well-Known Negro Will Be Conducted
from Big Bethel
The funeral of Bob Steele, the
well-known negro barber, who died at his home Wednesday night, will be
conducted from Bethel Methodist church this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The services will be conducted by
Dr. Alexander, Rev. Carter and Father Greene.
The pallbearers will be Rufus Cooper,
Samuel Ware, Henry White, Albert Nash(?), M. Rowell and
Eileen Babb McAdams copyright 2004