- Born: 18 Sep 1812, Plainfield CT
- Marriage: Mary Ritter on 29 Aug 1837 in Hartford CT
- Died: 24 Nov 1875, Hartford CT
Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker
Events in his life were:
- He worked in 1836 as a silversmith in Boston MA 4
- He was a partner from 1841 to 1843 with Horace B. Crocker in Hartford CT as STEELE & CROCKER (not to be confused with STEELE & CROCKER of Syracuse NY). The firm ended with the death of Crocker on 29 Nov 1843. 4
- He worked from 1844 to 1866 as a silversmith, watchmaker, and jeweler in Hartford CT as THOMAS STEELE & Co, with a shop at 195 Main Street. 4
- Advertised in the Geer's City Directory (Hartford CT), 1845,
Thomas Steele, (late Steele & Crocker,) Dealer in Watches, Jewelry, Gold and Silver Spectacles, Silver Spoons, Plated and Britannia Ware. Exchange Buildings, 195 Main St. Watches of all kinds carefully repaired by experienced workmen, and warranted.
- Receipt, 1846
Historic New England
- He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Hartford CT, listed as a jeweler.
- Advertised in the Bangor Daily Whig and Courier (Bangor ME), 18 May 1861, as part of a group endorsement of the Waltham Watch Company.
- He was a partner from 1866 to 1875 with Thomas Sedgwick Steele in Hartford CT as THOMAS STEELE & SON, listed in the 1875 city directory at 340 Main Street. The firm also had an outlet at 50 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris. 4
- He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Hartford CT, listed as a jeweler.
- Tradecard, c 1870
Thomas married Mary Ritter on 29 Aug 1837 in Hartford CT. (Mary Ritter was born in 1814 in Hartford CT.)