Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Remembering One of Charlotte's First Meter Maids

Elizabeth McKnight Steele, 91, of Midland, formerly of Charlotte, died Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Lawyers Glen Assisted Living.

Her funeral service was held on Saturday, August 20 and her burial was completed in Sharon Memorial Park.

Born December 31, 1919 in Mecklenburg County, NC, Mrs. Steele was a daughter of the late Samuel Walter McKnight and Rose Belle Hewitt McKnight. She was one of the first and original meter maids for the Charlotte Police Department.

That's Lib Steele doing a back side inspection checking for "wiggly seams" along with Traffic Captain Lloyd Henkel. Lib also put together the ladies temporary uniforms as the newspaper photo from 1950 shows.

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