Baylis Steele was born December 4, 1862, in Henry
County, Missouri. He was reared on a farm, and received his
education in the district schools and afterwards in the High School at
Sedalia, where his parents moved. He traveled for a book and
stationary house after leaving school, but came to Kansas City in
1884, and engaged in the real estate business, in which he has ever
since been continuously engaged.
Mr. Steele was elected to the Upper House in
the spring election of 1902, and is making a splendid official record.
He is a member of the Kansas City Club, and
Few men have more right to be proud of their
ancestry than Mr. Steele. His great grandmother was George
Washington's sister, and his great grandfather, William Baylis, was a
captain in the Revolutionary war, and was on General Washington's
staff at Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered.