Monday, April 30, 2018

The Reeder Family

ᕗ Sometimes it's better to work backward than forward when reporting on families.  This is one of those times.  I don't have a single earliest ancestor, but several, for my aunt, BetteRuth Reeder.  

BetteRuth was born 11 August 1926, in Bison, Garfield Co, Oklahoma.  She died the 21st of November 2007.  Aunt Bette was married twice.  Her first husband was my uncle Don Simmons.  After his death she married Jack Peyton.

Engagement announcement, unidentified newspaper clipping
"December Nuptials Slated by Couple"
     December 19 is the date chosen for their wedding by Miss Bette Ruth Reeder, 1104½ N Geary, and Donald George Simmons, 118 SW 24. the bride-elect is the daughter of Mr and Mrs T H Reeder, Bison, and the prospective bridegroom is the son of Mrs Amelia Simmons, also of 118 SW 24, and Earl Simmons, El Reno.
     Vows will be solemnized for the betrothed couple at 8 pm in the Immanuel Baptist church with Rev J Paul Carleton officiating.  He will be assisted by Dr N M Stigler, professor of bible at Oklahoma Baptist university, Shawnee.
     Miss Reeder was graduated from Hennessey high school and received her BS degree in secondary education from Oklahoma Baptist university, where she was a member of the Orian social club, Theta Alpha Phi drama society and Kappa Delta Pi education fraternity. She did graduate work at Phillips university, Enid, and now is educational director of Immanuel Baptist church.
     Mr Simmons is a graduate of El Reno high school and now is a senior in the school of business administration of the University of Oklahoma.  He served in the army [sic - should be Navy] during World War II and was employed for 24 months in  Saudi-Arabia by  an oil company.

Wedding announcement; El Reno Daily Tribune, Tuesday, 23 December 1950
"Miss Reeder, Donald Simmons are Married in Oklahoma City"
     Miss Betty Ruth Reeder, daughter of Mr and Mrs T H Reeder of Bison, and Donald George Simmons, son of Mrs Amelia Simmons of Oklahoma City, and E A Simmons, 602 S Hadden, exchanged wedding vows at 8 o'clock Friday evening [December 19] at the Immanuel Baptist church in Oklahoma City.
     Rev J Paul Carleton, pastor, assisted by Dr N M Stigler, professor of Bible at Oklahoma Baptist university in Shawnee, officiated at the ceremony . . . .
     The candles were lighted by Miss Jonnie Ethridge, cousin of the bride . . . .  Mary Sue Smith, flower girl . . . . Mrs J S Frank, organist, played a medley of nuptial music preceding the ceremony and accompanied Miss Anne Roberts when she sang "All for you", "The Pledge", and "The Lord's Prayer". Mrs Frank also played the traditional wedding marches.
     . . . Miss Inez Frazier, maid of honor . . . . Bridesmaids were Mrs Merle Tufford, sister of the bridegroom, and Mrs Harry Barnes. . . . Al Hollenbeck was best man for the bridegroom and ushers were Ted Reeder of Stillwater, a brother of the bride, Art McElmurry and Merle Tufford.
     A  reception  was  held  in the fellowship hall of the church immediately after the ceremony. . . . 
     Following a wedding trip through the southern states, Mr and Mrs Simmons will be at home at 423 Northeast 10, Oklahoma City.
     The bride was graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University and is now  educational director of the Immanuel Baptist church in Oklahoma City.
     The bridegroom attended the El Reno schools and is a senior at the University of Oklahoma, majoring in business administration. . . . 

[This is a lengthy article and I chose to leave out the extensive descriptions of clothing, tables, flowers.]
                                                         Don and BetteRuth Simmons

Obituary: Arizona Republic newspaper, Phoenix, Maricopa Co, Arizona, Sunday, 
November 25, 2007, photographs; BetteRuth (Reeder) Simmons-Peyton

    BetteRuth (Reeder) Simmons-Peyton was born in 1926 at her parents farm home about 7 miles northeast of Hennessey, OK. She attended Hennessey High School and graduated valedictorian of her senior class. 
     She next completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education at Oklahoma Baptist University. She taught 2 years in high school at Hitchcock, OK. She then went to Oklahoma City to work as a full-time church secretary. While in that position she met and married Donald George Simmons. They had 2 sons, Timothy Donald and Stephen Earl. Don's work required him to be transferred often. They were first transferred to Roswell, NM. Several transfers later they were transferred to Phoenix, AZ. 
     BetteRuth went back to school and earned her Master's degree in Education after which she began teaching at Phoenix College, one of the schools in the Maricopa Community College system. BetteRuth taught in this system for 31 years until retirement. 
     Don died of a massive heart attack in 1993. 
     BetteRuth continued to teach until 1997 when she fully retired.

     In 2004, BetteRuth went on a church mission trip to China where she met Jack Peyton. On April 23, 2005, BetteRuth and Jack were married. They were fortunate to have each other for several years even though they weren't the kind of years that they had envisioned when they wed, but God blessed them with this; His Holy Spirit and drawn them ever closer to Him and each other. 
     BetteRuth is survived by her husband, Jack; 2 sons . . . .  Services will be held at Apollo Baptist Church at 11611 N 51st Avenue, Phoenix, on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 10 AM. Interment will follow at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

ᕙ Jack and BetteRuth Peyton



This article appeared in the February 2008 edition of the Delta Kappa Gamma newsletter
     Past State President Bette Ruth Simmons-Peyton Dies
     Omicron State Past President Bette Ruth Simmons-Peyton died November 21, 2007.
     Bette Ruth was a charter member of Alpha Delta Chapter and served as its president during the 1984-1986 biennium.  She was the Omicron State President, 2001-2003.  She enjoyed public speaking and was the keynote or banquet speaker at several Regional Conferences and state conventions.
     In 1995 she attended the Society Leadership/Management Seminar at the University of Texas. She was a member of the International World Fellowships Committee. When she was
Omicron State World Fellowships Chairman, she chaired the project that developed the World Fellowship Quilt.
     Her Bachelor of Science degree is from Oklahoma Baptist University and her M A in Education, from Arizona State University. She was a teacher/professor in the department of Business at Phoenix College for many years.

ᕗ Aunt Bette's mother was Wilma Ivy Tuggle, born 26 January 1907 in Oklahoma.  Wilma died 29 May 1982 and is buried in Hennessey Cemetery, Kingfisher Co, Oklahoma.  At one time Wilma was Postmistress in Bison.

RootsWeb, Oklahoma Cemeteries, Hennessey-Calvary Cemetery, Kingfisher Co, Oklahoma
*Cain Willis Reeder, 1894-1976, married 3 Oct 1925
*Stella June Reeder, 1904-1996, married 3 Oct 1925
Willis Reeder, 1928, son of CW
*Jimmy Reeder, 1930-1931, son of CW
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*Theodosia Foster Reeder, 30 May 1869 - 26 April 1947, Mother
*Timothy Levi Reeder, 26 March 1865 - 4 Jan 1939, Father  [should TL's death date be 1929?]
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* Thomas H Reeder, 24 Nov 1900 - 1 Aug 1967
*Wilma Reeder, 26 Jan 1907 - 29 May 1982

ᕗ Stella and Wilma are sisters, both Tuggles.  I didn't have anything else about the Tuggle Family until just now.  Find a Grave has come to the rescue with some information about them, including the parents and other siblings.  The link to Wilma, though, only gives information about her daughter, Bette Ruth, and not about her son, Ted, Aunt Bette's brother who was a veterinarian.  He died many years ago. 

The Find a Grave memorial for Wilma is 20047167; for her parents: George Leroy Tuggle memorial 20046023 and her mother Melissa Saunders Tuggle memorial 20046061.  The Find a Grave page for Melissa also gives a hint as to the Etheridge mentioned in the wedding party of Bette Ruth and Don.

BetteRuth's grandparents are Timothy Levi Reeder and Theodosia Foster.  Here are their family records:

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Timothy Levi REEDER
Born: 1865 March 26, Ohio
Died: 1939 January 4
Buried: Hennessey Cemetery, Kingfisher Co, Oklahoma
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Marriage:                              
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Theodosia FOSTER
Born: 1869 May 30, Arkansas
Died: 1947 April 26
Buried: Hennessey Cemetery, Kingfisher Co, Oklahoma
Father: Achiles FOSTER
Mother: Martha BOOKOUT
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Children
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Inez REEDER
Born: October 1890, Arkansas
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Olive REEDER
Born: May 1892, Arkansas
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Cain Willis REEDER
Born: 1894 April 8, Gravette, Benton Co, Arkansas
Died: 1976
Buried: Hennessey Cemetery, Kingfisher Co, Oklahoma
Spouse: Stella June TUGGLE
Marr Date: 1925 October 3, Hennessey, Kingfisher Co, Oklahoma
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Ernest Oren REEDER
Born: 1897 January, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
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Dewey Frates REEDER
Born: 1898 October 18, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory
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Thomas H REEDER
Born: 1900 November 24
Died: 1967 August 1
Buried: Hennessey Cemetery, Kingfisher Co, Oklahoma
Spouse: Wilma Ivy TUGGLE
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Bessie REEDER
Born abt 1903, Arkansas
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ᕗ About Cain Reeder:  Every paper record I have gives his name as Cain.  Yet his tombstone shows Coin.  I don't know if that is in error or if every other record of him that I have found is wrong.  The likelihood that the marker is wrong is not unimaginable.  Many markers have mistakes on them.   Perhaps someone in his family can let me know about his name and the marker.

Records for this Reeder Family:

1870 Arkansas, Benton Co, Round Prairie Twp, Boudiville, 26 August
418  Foster, Achiles, 57, farmer, vore 1000 vope 800, b North Carolina / Martha, 35, keeping house, b Georgia // Nancy, 18, b Georgia; John, 13, school, b Georgia; Virginia, 10, school, b Georgia; Francis, 8, female, b Texas; Sarah, 6, b Texas; Thomas, 4, b Texas; Ada, 2, b Texas; Docio, 1, b Arkansas /// Bookout, Nancy, 54, at home, vore 1000 vope 400, b Georgia; Narcissas, 18, housekeeper, b Georgia

1880 Arkansas, Benton Co, Batie Twp, 16-17 June
327/331  Foster, Achilles, 60, farmer, b North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina  / Martha J, 44, wife, keeping house, b Georgia North Carolina South Carolina // John, 22, son, single, farming, b Texas North Carolina, Georgia; Laura V, 20, dau, single, works at home, b Texas North Carolina, Georgia; Frances, 18, dau, school, b Texas North Carolina, Georgia; Sarah E, 17, dau, school, b Texas North Carolina, Georgia; Thomas, 15, son, school, works on the farm, b Texas North Carolina, Georgia; Ada J, 14, dau, school, b Texas North Carolina, Georgia; Theodocia, 11, dau, school, b Arkansas North Carolina Georgia; Martha, 8, dau, b Arkansas North Carolina Georgia; Emma, 4, dau, b Arkansas North Carolina Georgia; Lizza, 2, dau, b Arkansas North Carolina Georgia /// Bookout, Nancy, 64, mother-in-law, b South Carolina (Florida) (Florida)

1900 Indian Territory, Cherokee Nation, T22N R25E, 8 June
49/50  Reeder, T L, head, b Mar 1865, 35, m 11 yrs, farmer - farm 42, b Indiana ? Arkansas / Theodosia, wife, b May 1869, 31, m 11 yrs, b Arkansas North Carolina Georgia // Inez, dau, b Oct 1890, 10, Arkansas Indiana Arkansas; Ollive, dau, b May 1892, 8, b Arkansas Indiana Arkansas; Cain, son, b Apr 1894, 6, b Arkansas Indiana Arkansas; Ernest, son, b January 1897, 3, b Indian Territory Indiana Arkansas; Dewey, son, b Oct 1898, 1, b Indian Territory Indiana Arkansas

1910 Oklahoma, Kingfisher Co, Hennessey Twp, 18 April
24/26  Reeder, Levy T, head, 45, marr 1, m 18 yrs, farmer - general farm 26, b Ohio Ohio Ohio / Isidore, wife, 41, marr 1, m 18 yrs, 8 ch 7 liv, b Arkansas Pennsylvania England // Olive?, dau, 16, b Arkansas Ohio Arkansas; Caine, son, 15, school, b Arkansas Ohio Arkansas; Ernest, son, 13, school, b Oklahoma Ohio Arkansas; Dewey, son, 11, school, b Oklahoma Ohio Arkansas; Thomas, son, 9, school, b Arkansas Ohio Arkansas; Bessie, dau, 7, school, b Arkansas Ohio Arkansas

1920 Oklahoma, Garfield Co, Sumner Twp, 31 January
14/17  Reeder, Cain W, head, 25, single, farmer - general farming - farm 14, b Arkansas Ohio Arkansas /// Theodeia, mother, 49, wd, b Arkansas England Holland

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Cain Willis REEDER

1930 Oklahoma, Garfield Co, Sumner Twp, 4 April
15/15  Reeder, Cain W, head, 35, first marr at 31, farmer, general farm 15, b Arkansas Ohio Arkansas / Setlla, wife, 26, first marr at 21, b Oklahoma Arkansas Missouri // Jamie, son, 2/12, b Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma

1940 Oklahoma, Garfield Co, Sumner Twp, 9 April
  /53  Reeder, Cain W, head, 46, b Arkansas, farmer - farm 21 / Stella, wife, 36, b Oklahoma, in 1935 same house

WWI Draft Registration Card
Cain Willis Reeder, 23, single, of Bison, Oklahoma, b 8 April 1894, Gravette, Arkansas.  Farming for self, Garfield Co, Oklahoma.  Dependents mother and sister.  Description: medium height, slender build, dark blue eyes, light hair, no disabilities.  Registration: 5 June 1917, Garfield Co, Oklahoma.

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Ernest Oren REEDER

Kingfisher Co Marriage Records, Book 7, p 123
Ernest Oren Reeder and Hazel Laura Fisher married 28 Sept 1922, Kingfisher Co, Oklahoma

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Dewey Frates REEDER

WWI Draft Registration Cards
Dewey Frates Reeder, 19, of RFD No 1, Bison, Garfield Co, Oklahoma, b 18 Oct 1898.  Occupation: SATC, A & M College, Boys Dormitory, Stillwater, Payne Co, Oklahoma. Nearest relative: Mrs Theodosia Reeder, No 1, Bison, Garfield Co, Oklahoma.  Description: medium height, medium build, blue eyes, medium brown hair.  Registration, 11 Sept 1918, Stillwater, Payne Co, Oklahoma.

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Thomas H REEDER

1930 Oklahoma, Garfield Co, Sumner Twp, 4 April
14/14  Reeder, Thomas H, head, 29, first marr at 25, farmer - general farm 14, b Oklahoma Ohio Arkansas / Wilma, wife, 23, first marr at 19, b Oklahoma Arkansas Missouri // Bettie, dau, 3, b Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma

1940 Oklahoma, Garfield Co, Sumner Twp, 9 April
  /54  Reeder, Tom H, head, 39, b Oklahoma, in 1935 same house, farmer - farm 22 / Wilma I, wife, 33, b Oklahoma, in 1935 same house // Betty Ruth, dau, 13, school, b Oklahoma, in 1935 same house; Teddy R, son, 9, school, b Oklahoma, in 1935 same house

The Hennessey Clipper, Hennessey, Oklahoma, 23 May 1991
Service Men and Women buried in Hennessey Cemetery
Reeder, Thomas H

ᕗ Theodosia Foster's parents:

Achilles FOSTER
Born: 7 April 1817, North Carolina
Died: 11 February 1892, Arkansas
Buried: McCraw Cemetery, Gravette, Benton Co, Arkansas
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Married
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Martha BOOKOUT
Born: 11 August 1836, Georgia
Died 11 December 1910, Maysville, Benton Co, Arkansas
Buried: McCraw Cemetery, Gravette, Benton Co, Arkansas
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Records for Achilles and Martha:

1860 Texas, Hill Co, the Division, Aquilla, 12 July
467/456  A Foster, 35, farmer, vore 765 vope 900, b North Carolina / Martha J, 24, b Georgia // Nancy A, 9, school, b Georgia; Mary C?, 5, b Texas; John A, 3, b Texas; Laura V, 1, b Texas

1870 Arkansas, Benton Co, Round Prairie Twp, Boudiville, 26 August
418  Foster, Achiles, 57, farmer, vore 1000 vope 800, b North Carolina / Martha, 35, keeping house, b Georgia // Nancy, 18, b Georgia; John, 13, school, b Georgia; Virginia, 10, school, b Georgia; Francis, 8, female, b Texas; Sarah, 6, b Texas; Thomas, 4, b Texas; Ada, 2, b Texas; Docio, 1, b Arkansas /// Bookout, Nancy, 54, at home, vore 1000 vope 400, b Georgia; Narcissas, 18, housekeeper, b Georgia

1880 Arkansas, Benton Co, Batie Twp, 16-17 June
327/331  Foster, Achilles, 60, farmer, b North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina  / Martha J, 44, wife, keeping house, b Georgia North Carolina South Carolina // John, 22, son, single, farming, b Texas North Carolina, Georgia; Laura V, 20, dau, single, works at home, b Texas North Carolina, Georgia; Frances, 18, dau, school, b Texas North Carolina, Georgia; Sarah E, 17, dau, school, b Texas North Carolina, Georgia; Thomas, 15, son, school, works on the farm, b Texas North Carolina, Georgia; Ada J, 14, dau, school, b Texas North Carolina, Georgia; Theodocia, 11, dau, school, b Arkansas North Carolina Georgia; Martha, 8, dau, b Arkansas North Carolina Georgia; Emma, 4, dau, b Arkansas North Carolina Georgia; Lizza, 2, dau, b Arkansas North Carolina Georgia /// Bookout, Nancy, 64, mother-in-law, b South Carolina (Florida) (Florida)

Find a Grave has memorials and a good photo of monument in McCraw Cemetery, Gravette, Benton Co, Arkansas
for Achilles - 5083082 
for Martha - 34652059

ᕗThis is all I have for the Reeder Family.

BetteRuth Simmons, sister-in-law
Peggy Simmons, and their 
mother-in-law's sister, 
Eryetha (Heintz) Mayberry

Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Strosnider Family, part 3


     This photograph of Wesley Strosnider is later than the one in my earlier post - the wedding picture of Eliza and Wesley.  Eliza died in 1905, in Blackburn, Pawnee Co, Oklahoma Territory.  

     This photograph is marked with the photographer's name - R B Cooper, Blackburn, Oklahoma.  I would guess, then, that the photo is after November 1907 when Oklahoma was no longer a territory.  

These are additional records for Wesley "Dock" Strosnider:

1910 Oklahoma, Pawnee Co, Blackburn Twp, 16 April
14/14  Strosnider, Wesley, head, 36, marr 2, m 1 yr, owner free, farmer - farm 14, b West Virginia Virginia Germany / Ona, wife, 19, marr 1, m 1 yr, 1 ch 1 liv, b Kansas Ohio Illinois // Wesley R, son, 4/12, b Oklahoma West Virginia Kansas /// Armstrong, Ralph, brother-in-law, 20, single, working out - farm, b Kansas Ohio Illinois

1920 Oklahoma, Pawnee Co, Valley Twp, 8 January
31/32  Armstrong, Noah, head, 59, wd, owner free, farmer - general farm 29, b Ohio Ohio Ohio // Win?, son, 8, b Oklahoma Ohio Kansas /// Strosnider, Wesley, son-in-law, 45, farm labor, b West Virginia Pennsylvania Germany / Strosnider, Ona, dau, 28, b Kansas Ohio Illinois // Strosnider, Catherine, grdau, 7, b Oklahoma West Virginia Kansas; Grace, grdau, 5, b Oklahoma West Virginia Kansas; Alice, grdau, 3 2/12, b Oklahoma West Virginia Kansas; Edna, grdau, 9?/12, b Oklahoma West Virginia Kansas

1940 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, April 18
59  Geyer, William, head, b Kansas, res in 1935 same house, farmer - farm 45 / Ella, wife, b Kansas, res in 1935 same house /// Strosnider, Wesley, hired hand, 66, divorced, b Kansas, res in 1935 same house, farm laborer - farm

The Onaga Herald, 26 Sept 1946
     Word was received here of the death of Wesley Strosnider at the home of his eldest daughter in Fornseit, Mo, on Thursday of last week. He suffered a stroke last January and had been ill since that time. Mr Strosnider was born in Wetzel county, West Virginia, and was about 73 years of age at the time of his death. He had made his home here at the Wm Geyer home for many years before going to Missouri in November of last year. Funeral services and burial were at Fornseit.

WWI Draft Registration Cards
     Wesley Strosnider, R1, Valley, Pawnee Co, Oklahoma, age 45 years, b June 9, 1873, farming, R1, Valley, Pawnee Co, Oklahoma.  Nearest relative: Ona Strosnider, R1, Valley, Pawnee Co, Oklahoma.  Description:  tall, medium build, grey eyes, brown hair, no disabilities.  Registered: 12 Sept 1918, Pawnee, Oklahoma.

The Havensville [Kansas] Review, 5 Jan 1905
Wesley Strosnider and wife of Blackburn, Ok, are visiting the former's parents, I N Strosnider.

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Florence "Flora" STROSNIDER

Florence was the other Strosnider who married into the Berry Family.  In addition to census records with her parents, Flora appears on these records:

1895 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, St Clare
44/44  E D Berry, 36, b Ohio, to Kansas from Iowa, farmer / Flora Berry, 26, b West Virginia, to Kansas from West Virginia // Ira Berry, 5, b Kansas

1900 Kansas, Jackson Co, Grant Twp, 5 June
47/49  Berry, James O, b May 1873, 28, single, farmer, b Ohio West Virginia Ohio /// Viola J, sister, b Sept 1875, 24, single, b Ohio West Virginia Ohio; Debora J, mother, b May 1835, 65, wd, 9 ch 8 liv, b Ohio Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
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48/50  Berry, Everett D, b July 1868, 31, mar 1 yr, farmer - farm 51, b Ohio West Virginia Ohio / Florence, b June 1878, 21, 1 ch 1 liv, b West Virginia West Virginia Germany // Ira N, b Oct 1899, 7/12, b Kansas Ohio West Virginia

1910 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, 15 April
[no numbers]   Berry, Everett D, head, 41, marr 1, m 11 yrs, farmer - general farm 43, b Ohio West Virginia Ohio / Florence, wife, 31, marr 1, m 11 yrs, 1 ch 1 liv, b West Virginia West Virginia Germany // Ira N, son, 10, b Kansas Ohio West Virginia

1920 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, 27 March
76/76  Berry, Everett D, head, 51, farmer - general farm 65, b Ohio West Virginia Ohio / Florence, wife, 41, b West Virginia West Virginia Germany // Ira N, son, 20, single, b Kansas Ohio West Virginia



1930 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, 8 April
25/25  Berry, Everett D, head, 61, first marr at 30, farmer - grain - stock, farm 25, b Ohio West Virginia Ohio / Florence, wife, 51, first marr at 20, b West Virginia West Virginia Germany /// Strosnider, Catherine, mother in law, 87, wd, emig 1852, naturalized, b Germany Germany Germany
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26/26  Berry, Ira N, head, 30, first marr at 25, farmer - grain - stock - farm 26, b Kansas Ohio West Virginia / Lola M, wife, 28, first marr at 23, b Kansas Ohio Pennsylvania // Roy Everett, son, 2 9/12, b Kansas Kansas Kansas


ᕗ Everett and Florence (Strosnider) Berry, Kansas

1940 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, April 15
25  Berry, Everett D, head, 71,  b Ohio, res in 1935 same house / Florence, wife, 61, b West Virginia, res in 1935 same house

West Virginia Vital Records Online, Births, Wetzel Co
     Clary Strosnider, female, b 3 June 1878, Wetzel Co, parents I N Strosnider and C Strosnider; informant J N Strosnider, father.

State of Kansas, Jackson Co, marriage records
     Everett D Berry and Florence Strosnider, 21 Dec 1898, Holton, Jackson  Co, Kansas

RootsWeb, Havensville, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas area database by Merrie Pinnick
from Donald H Grob / Kansas Historical Society / Microfilm Roll O127; Obituary of Florence Berry
The Onaga Herald / August 30, 1956        Mrs Everett Berry Dies
     Mrs Florence Berry, 78, of Havensville, died Friday morning at the Onaga Hospital. Mrs Berry was born in West Virginia and came to Kansas as a small child.
     On December 21, 1898 she married Everett D Berry, who died in January, 1955.
     Mrs Berry is survived by one son, Ira Berry of Havensville; two grandchildren, and two brothers, Frank Strosnider of Onaga, and Luther Strosnider of Havensville.
     Funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m. Sunday, August 26, at the Tessendorf Funeral Chapel in Onaga. Burial was at Havensville.
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The Onaga Herald / September 6, 1956     Florence Berry Obituary
     Florence Strosnider, daughter of Israel and Catherine Strosnider, was born June 3, 1878 in Wetzel County, West Virginia, and passed away at the Onaga hospital on August 24, 1956, at the age of 78 years, 2 months and 21 days.  When she was one year old, the family moved to Kansas and located on a farm south of Havensville.
     On December 21, 1898, she married Everett D Berry. After living on a farm near Avoca for five years they moved to the farm where they enjoyed the remainder of 56 years together until her husband's death on January 28, 1955.
     She will be remembered as devoting her life and labors to her family.
     She is survived by one son, Ira; two grandchildren, Roy of Winthrop Harbor, Ill; and Ruby of Topeka; five great grandchildren, Jane Louise, Judith Ann and Edward Roy Berry, and Betty Lou and Larry Dean Gifford. Also out of a family of nine, she leaves two brothers, Frank Strosnider of Onaga and Luther Strosnider of Havensville, and many nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m. Sunday, August 26, at the Tessendorf Funeral Chapel in Onaga with Rev Alex Eckert of Holton officiating. Burial was at Havensville.

Alta and Oatis Berry, Everett and Flora Berry, (unknown woman)
Woodward, Oklahoma, 1940s

ᕗ  I don't remember if this article is from a county book or is one posted by Merrie and created by her.  There are articles for other family members, both Strosnider and Berry.  Everett and Flora Berry and Oatis and Alta Berry visited back and forth from northeastern Kansas to mid-central Oklahoma.  I have photographs of them in both places.

World Connect, Havensville, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas area, posted by Merrie Pinick
*OUR HERITAGE      Berry - Strosnider


     Everett Berry and his mother, brother Oatis and two sisters, Viola and Eliza came from Ohio, with a few years' stop in Iowa, to Kansas in 1892, and first made their home south of Havensville. Later they moved to the Avoca neighborhood. While farming there, Everett married Florence Strosnider and their son Ira was born there.  In 1907, they built a house on their farm five and one half miles south of Havensville where they lived out their lives. They lived to celebrate fifty-six years of marriage. Everett died in 1955 and Florence in 1956.
     Israel Strosnider and his wife Catherine came from West Virginia in 1881 and settled five miles south of Havensville. Israel was a Civil War veteran and his health was impaired as a result of injuries. Israel was active in community affairs, serving in township offices for many terms. Their children were: Helen, John, Wesley, Florence, Frank and Luther. 
     Their eldest child, Helen married Adam Geyer, they built a new house which was their home the rest of their days, in the neighborhood. They had three children: Alice who never married; William married Ella Brunner; Fred who married May Perry and they had one daughter. She married Robert Davies and they live in Indiana and have four children: Kathleen, Daniel, Joel and John. 
     John Strosnider became a lawyer, married Myrtle Franklin, practiced law and was county attorney in Oklahoma. They had one daughter, Ruth. 
     Wesley (Dock) went to Oklahoma where he married and raised Catherine, Alice, Edna, Grace, Julia and John. 
     Florence married Everett Berry, they had one son Ira. 
     After Israel's death in 1906, Frank made a home for his mother for many years. He married Mary Pinick and later moved to her parents' home near Onaga. 
     Luther married Zilda Ewing, lived on the home place and they had two daughters, Lucille and Hazel.  
     Ira Berry married Lola Reed in 1925 and they continued on his father's farm.  Ira died in 1966 and Lola remained on the farm for ten years, which her daughter Ruby and her husband, Gary Tannahill have operated. Gary and Ruby have six children: Betty, Larry, John, Martin, Roberta and Barbara. Roy, son of Ira and Lola, entered the teaching profession. After two years of service in the Korean War, Roy married Marty Mitchell and they live at Winthrop Harbor, Illinois. They have six children: Jane, Judy, Edward, David, Susan and Carol.

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Strosnider Family, part 2

ᕗ When I make a text file with the Family Group Sheets and the documentation records for Israel's family, the information takes up 28 pages.  Don't worry, I'm not putting all of that here.  Some is duplication - rather, plenty is duplication - because of my method of documenting.  I will edit carefully.  

ᕗ The Strosnider family will be in three parts.  Two of the children married into my husband's family and I will list them separately.  That's why the Strosniders are in my file since we have no direct relationship to them.

Here begins the family of Israel and Catherine:

Israel N STROSNIDER
Born: 1840 March 21, Wetzel Co, West Virginia
Died: 1906 June 11, Havensville, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas
Buried: 1906 June 12, Lincoln Twp: Fairview Cemetery, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas
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Marriage: 1861 March 5          Place: Steubenville, Jefferson Co, Ohio
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Catharine RITTER
Born: 1842 April 10, Staufenberg, Hessen: Darm Stradt, Germany
Died: 1938 August 24, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas
Buried:  Lincoln Twp: Fairview Cemetery, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas
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Children
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Helen Ella STROSNIDER
Born: 1862 January 16, Wetzel Co, West Virginia
Died: 1928 October 5, Topeka, Shawnee Co, Kansas
Buried: St Clere Cemetery, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas
Spouse: George Adam GUYER
Marr Date: 1884 March 6, Kansas
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Alice STROSNIDER
Born: 1867 March, Wetzel Co, West Virginia
Died: 1869 March 12, Wetzel Co, West Virginia
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John STROSNIDER
Born: 1871 February 20, Wetzel Co, West Virginia
Died: 1926 May 18, Pawnee, Pawnee Co, Oklahoma
Buried: 1926 June 1, Blackburn Cemetery, Pawnee Co, Oklahoma
Spouse: Iva Myrtle ______
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Wesley "Dock" STROSNIDER
Born: 1872 or 1873 June, Wetzel Co, West Virginia
Died: 1946 September, Fornfelt, Scott Co, Missouri
Buried: Fornfelt, Scott Co, Missouri
Spouse: Eliza Alma BERRY
Marr Date: 1903 April 13
Spouse: Ona ARMSTRONG
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Hori STROSNIDER  [male]
Born: 1875 October 27, Wetzel Co, West Virginia
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Florence "Flora" STROSNIDER
Born: 1878 June 3, Wetzel Co, West Virginia
Died: 1956 August 24, Onaga, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas
Buried: 1956 August 25, Havensville, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas
Spouse: Everett Dally BERRY
Marr Date: 1898 December 21, Holton, Jackson Co, Kansas
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Frank STROSNIDER
Born: 1882 February 23, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas
Died: 1959 June 27, Onaga, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas
Buried: 1959 June 30, Onaga Cemetery, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas
Spouse: Mary Saphronia PINICK
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Luther STROSNIDER
Born: 1884 June, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas
Died: 1960 March 14, Topeka, Shawnee Co, Kansas
Buried: 1960 March, Lincoln Twp: Fairview Cemetery, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas
Spouse: Zilda Irene EWING
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Israel and Catherine and their family appear on these census records:

1880 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln,  12 June
57/57  Strosnyder, Israel, 40, farmer, b West Virginia East Virginia [sic] Pennsylvania / Catharine, 38, wife, keeping house, b Prussia Prussia Prussia // Ella, 18, dau, school, b West Virginia West Virginia Prussia; John, 10, son, school, b West Virginia West Virginia Prussia; Wesley, son, 6, school, b West Virginia West Virginia Prussia; Florence, dau, 2, b West Virginia West Virginia Prussia /// Strosnyder, Elymas, 26, nephew, laborer, b West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia

1885 Kansas State Census, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, Havensville
16/16  I N Strosnider, 45, farmer, b West Virginia, to Kansas from West Virginia; military service - West Virginia, Co K, 14th Infantry / Catherine, 43, b Hesse Darnstadt, to Kansas from West Virginia // John, 14, b West Virginia, to Kansas from West Virginia; Wesly, 11, b Kansas, to Kansas from West Virginia; Florence, 7, b West Virginia, to Kansas from West Virginia; Frank, 4, b Kansas, to Kansas from West Virginia; Luther, 11 m, b Kansas, to Kansas from West Virginia

1895 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, St Clare
33/33  W A Strosnider, 58, b West Virginia, farmer, to Kansas from West Virginia, military: honorable discharge, Ohio Co D, 14th Infantry, prison Little Rock / Elizabeth, 54, b Ohio, to Kansas from West Virginia // Elymas, 16, b Kansas
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46/46  I N Strosnider, 65, b West Virginia, to Kansas from West Virginia, farmer, military - West Virginia Co K 14th Infantry / Kate, 63, b Germany, to Kansas from West Virginia // Frank, 23, b Kansas, farmer; Luther, 20, b Kansas, farmer

1900 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, 1-4 June
8/9  Strosnyder, Israel N, head, b Mar 1840, 60, marr 1, m 39 yrs, owner free, farmer - farm 9, b West Virginia Virginia Germany / Catherine, wife, b Apr 1842, 58, m 39 yrs, 9 ch 6 liv, b Germany Germany Germany // Wesley, son, b June 1872, 27, single, farmer, b West Virginia West Virginia Germany; Frank, son, b Feb 1882, 18, school, farm laborer, b Kansas West Virginia Germany; Luther, son, b June 1884, 15, school, farm laborer, b Kansas West Virginia Germany

1910 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, 15 April
[no numbers]  Strosnider, Luther, head, 24, marr 1, m 3 yrs, farmer - farm 37, b Kansas West Virginia Germany / Zilda, wife, 26, marr 1, m 3 yrs, 2 ch 2 liv, b Kansas Pennsylvania Sweden // Arvilla S, dau, 2, b Kansas Kansas Kansas; not named, dau, 2/12, b Kansas Kansas Kansas /// Frank, brother, 28, single, farmer - farm, b Kansas West Virginia Germany; Catherine, mother, 68, wd, b Germany Germany Germany

1915 Kansas State Census, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp
53/53 Strosnider, Frank, 33, b Kansas, farmer / Catharine, 73, b Germany, to Kansas from West Virginia

1920 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, 27 March
70/70  Strosnider, Catherine, head, 77, wd, immig 1831, naturalized, owner free, b Hessian Darnstadt Germany Hessian Darnstadt Germany Hessian Darnstadt Germany // Frank, son, 38, single, farmer - general farm 59, b Kansas West Virginia Hessian Darnstadt Germany

1925 Kansas State Census, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp
line 5  Strosnider, Frank, head, owner free, 43, b Kansas, farmer / Mary, wife, 40, b Kansas /// Catherine, mother, 82, b Germany, to Kansas from West Virginia

1930 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, 8 April
25/25  Berry, Everett D, head, 61, first marr at 30, farmer - grain - stock, farm 25, b Ohio West Virginia Ohio / Florence, wife, 51, first marr at 20, b West Virginia West Virginia Germany /// Strosnider, Catherine, mother in law, 87, wd, emig 1852, naturalized, b Germany Germany Germany

ᕗ For Israel, himself, Merrie Pinick has posted these items on the Havensville website:

The Havensville Torchlight, 26 Nov 1891
     I N Strosnider has made a purchase of 160 acres of land, formerly owned by Mr Sprague. The place is noted for its large crop of Cockle burs but I N can knock the burs and make a good trustee at the same time.

 The Havensville Torchlight, May 28, 1896
     A train load of fourteen cars of cattle left this place last night to Chicago.   M S Knox went with eight loads, William and Owen Harries three and Hugh Rawlins, John Davis and I N Strosnider with one load each.  It is believed by many that yesterday's shipment was the finest train load of cattle that ever went out of Havensville. It represented about fifteen thousand dollars in cold cash. Can you fully comprehend the benefit to the community this amount of money will be?

From Donald H Grob, Kansas Historical Society, Microfilm Roll O111
The Onaga Herald, June 1, 1906:     Found Dead in Bed
     Last Monday I N Strosnider, one of the old and respected citizens of Lincoln township was found dead in his bed. His family called him for breakfast, but on receiving no response to the summons, went into the room and found him dead.  The funeral services were held Tuesday.

Obituary: Havensville Review, Havensville, Kansas, June 14, 1906
     Israel Niclon Strosnider was born in Wetzel County, West Virginia, March 21, 1840, and died at his home south of Havensville, June 11, 1906, at the age of 66 years, 2 months and 20 days. He was married to Cathrine Riter, March 5, 1861, and to this union was born nine children, of that number 6 are still living: Mrs  G A Geyer, and Mrs E D Berry, who live in the vicinity; John, who lives in Oklahoma; Wesley, Frank and Luther who are living at home.  After his marriage Mr Strosnider enlisted in the Union army, Company K, 14th, Regiment, West Virginia Volunteers, and after serving his country faithfully for three years, received an honorable discharge.  He moved to Kansas in the year 1879 and to the place where he died in 1880.  While not rich he had accumulated enough of this world's goods to live comfortably, having good farm property well stocked and was one of the directors of the First National Rank at this place. He was a good neighbor and will be missed in the county.
     Mr Strosnider had been seriously affected with heart trouble for the past year or so, and it was apparent to members of the family that the end might come at anytime, although he was visiting at one of the neighbors Sunday and was in fairly good health, but on arising Monday morning Mrs Strosnider found his lifeless body on the floor at the foot of her bed. He was probably attempting to call her when the summons came.
     The funeral services were held Tuesday forenoon conducted by the members of the Havensville Post, and sermon by Rev Kuhn of the M E church. The burial was in the Fairview cemetery.

ᕗ Catharine's life is recorded in this obituary posted by Merrie Pinick on WorldConnect; from Donald H. Grob, Kansas Historical Society, Microfilm Roll O121

The Onaga Herald, September 1, 1938, Strosnider
     Catherine Riter was born in the little village of Strovensberg in Hessen, Darm Stradt, Germany, on April 10th, 1842. She died August 24, 1938, aged 96 years, 4 months and 14 days.
     The little village nestled at the foot of a hill upon which stood the ruins of an ancient castle, under which shadow of this evidence of former grandeur, Catherine spent her early girlhood.  She received three years of schooling here. Hearing of better wages and better working conditions in America, her father, a stone cutter by trade, decided to seek this new field of opportunity, and in the year 1851 they took passage on a French sailing vessel, where they experienced many hardships. The ship was blown out of its course by storms, and was continuously baffled by cross currents and contrary winds until supply of drinking water was depleted to such an extent that it was doled out to the passengers in such insufficient quantities as to cause actual suffering.
     Catherine was nine years old at that time, but the recollection off that voyage was so vividly impressed upon her child mind that it continued to be a theme for reminiscence the remainder of her life. She landed in America 61 days after the date of embarkment.
     In America her father found immediate employment as a stone mason on the B & O railway that was then being built through West Virginia. It was here, after she could speak a few words of English, that Catherine entered American schools, greatly to her embarrass-ment, she said, as she referred to it in later years.  The family then moved to a farm in Wetzel county, West Virginia, and here amidst the foot hills of the Alleghenys, Catherine grew to womanhood.
     On March 5, 1861 she married Israel N Strosnider. To this union were born nine children, three of them passing to the Great Beyond while quite young. In 1879 she, with her husband and four children moved to Kansas and located on a farm south of Havensville. It was on this farm and in the vicinity where she spent the remainder of her life. Her long life was dedicated to the welfare of her family and home. To this end she gave full measure of devotion. Many trials and sorrows came to her those 96 years. From her little log cabin in the mountains of West Va. She watched her husband departing to serve 3 years in the rebellion, leaving her and baby daughter behind. Again she witnessed the passing of her three children. Later, in 1906, her soldier husband answered his last roll call. And in her old age she was called on again to give up her oldest child, Ellen Geyer, also her son John.
     She is survived by 3 sons and one daughter; Mrs Florence Berry, Wesley, Frank and Luther, all of the vicinity. In addition to this, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and aged sister, Mrs Anna Cumbledge, of West Virginia.
     She often expressed a desire to be called home before age had enfeebled mind and body. Her wish was not granted, and she died at the home of her daughter, Florence Berry, after many years of feebleness.
     Funeral services were conducted by Dr Thos C Hinkle, at the Congregational church. Burial was at Fairview cemetery.

ᕗ  The little bits of information about the children of Israel and Catherine are here.  The two children who will be included in part 3 are Wesley "Dock" Strosnider, who is also in another post, and Florence "Flora" Strosnider.  The brother and sister married a sister and a brother in the Berry Family, my mother-in-law's family.  

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 Helen Ella STROSNIDER

1910 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, 15 April
[no numbers]  Guyer, George A, head, 56, marr 1, m 26 yrs, owner free, farmer - farm 24, b Ohio Germany Germany / Ella, wife, 45, marr 1, m 26 yrs, 3 ch 3 liv, b West Virginia West Virginia Germany // Alice, dau, 25, farm laborer - home farm, b Kansas Ohio West Virginia; William S, son, 23, farm laborer - home farm, b Kansas Ohio West Virginia; Fredie H, son, 9, school, b Kansas Ohio West Virginia

1920 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, 27 March
79/79  Geyer, George A, head, 65, owner free, farmer - general farm 68, b Ohio Bavaria Bavaria / Helen, wife, 58, b West Virginia West Virginia Hessian Ger // Alice, dau, 35, single, b Kansas Ohio West Virginia; William S, son, 33 single, works - home farm, b Kansas Ohio West Virginia; Fred H, 19, single, school, works - home farm, b Kansas Ohio West Virginia

1940 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, April 18
59  Geyer, William, head, b Kansas, res in 1935 same house, farmer - farm 45 / Ella, wife, b Kansas, res in 1935 same house /// Strosnider, Wesley, hired hand, 66, divorced, b Kansas, res in 1935 same house, farm laborer - farm

Obituary: Onaga Herald, 11 Oct 1928, Onaga, Kansas
     Helen Strosnider was born in Wetzel county, West Virginia, January 16, 1862. She was the oldest of a family of nine children, four having preceded her in death. Her childhood, until the age of 16 was spent among the rugged hills and valleys of her birthplace. Responding to the call of the west, she with her parents, two small brothers and a baby sister bade farewell to the picturesque mountains of their Virginia home. Moving westward to that new land of opportunity, they located near Onaga, Ks, in the fall of 1879. She spent the remainder of her life in this vicinity. In this new land she was instrumental in building a home and wrestling a living from the virgin land.
     On March 6, 1884, she was married to Adam Geyer. To this union a daughter and two sons were born. The birth of her children opened up a new field of endeavor. To develop them into good industrious citizens, from then on, was her life work. To this cause she gave, at all times, a full measure of devotion -- a devotion that only a good mother can give. Her affection for her sister and brothers was always above question. She rejoiced in time of their successes: was sympathetic in time of their reverses. As a neighbor her unbounded hospitality was limited only by the extent of her acquaintance. She made and held, all through her life, a host of friends. She died at St Francis hospital Topeka, Kansas, October 5, 1928 at the age of 66 years, 8 months and 19 days after an illness of less than two days. She leaves to morn their loss a husband, a daughter and two sons. William and Alice living at home and Fred at Emporia, Ks. She also leaves an aged mother, one sister, and three brothers relatives and many friends.

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Alice STROSNIDER

West Virginia Vital Records Online, Deaths, Wetzel Co
A Strosnider, female, d 12 March 1869, Wetzel Co, age 2 years [even], cause of death - croup, parents Israel Strosnider; informant parent.

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John STROSNIDER

1900 Oklahoma, Pawnee Co, McElroy Twp, 19 June
136/135  Strosnider, John, head, b Feb 1872, 28, m 2 yrs, owner free, farmer - farm 173, b West Virginia Virginia Germany / Myrtle, wife, b Nov 1878, 21, m 2 yrs, 0 ch 0 liv, farmer, b Virginia Virginia Virginia

1910 Oklahoma, Pawnee Co, Burnham Twp, 23 April
68/70  Strosnider, John, head, 39, marr 1, m 12 yrs, farmer - general farm 56, b West Virginia Pennsylvania Germany / Iva M, wife, 31, marr 1, m 12 yrs, 3 ch 1 liv, b Virginia Virginia Virginia // Ruth, dau, 1, b Oklahoma West Virginia West Virginia

1920 Oklahoma, Pawnee Co, Pawnee Twp
15/15  Strosnider, John, head, 44, lawyer - office, farm 15, b West Virginia Virginia Germany // Myrtle, wife, 41, b Virginia Virginia Virginia // Ruth, dau, 11, school, b Oklahoma West Virginia Virginia

West Virginia Vital Records Online, Births, Wetzel Co
John Strosnider, b 20 Feb 1871, Wetzel Co, parents I N Strosnider and Cath Strosnider; informant J N Strosnider, father.

The Havensville Review, 27 May 1926
     Relatives here received work Tuesday that John Strosnider had passed away Tuesday morning.  Frank Strosnider left for Pawnee, Oklahoma, that afternoon to attend the funeral.  He returned Friday.

The Havensville Review, 2 June 1926, OBITUARY; Pawnee, (Okla) Courier-Dispatch
     In the death of John Strosnider, which occurred early Tuesday morning, May 18, 1926, it is but the simple truth to state that a very large majority of the people of Pawnee county feel the touch of a personal loss. For over a quarter of a century he was an honored and honorable citizen of this county, enjoying to the fullest extent the trust and esteem of those who knew him.
     He was not a seeker after office, yet he was called from the private life he preferred to serve his county in the official positions of County Superintendent, and later two terms as County Attorney. In each of these positions he gave the highest service a man can give -- unquestioned fidelity to the trust imposed in him.
     The outstanding characteristics of John Strosnider were his unswerving honesty, locality to friends, kindliness and cheerfulness. The latter trait was little short of marvelous in the face of the physical suffering he endured nearly all of his lifetime in this country. During all these years of pain he was never heard to complain, only questioning the uselessness of a life prolonged under such circumstances. He went ahead with his daily tasks with such strength as he had, maintaining his standard of living -- clean personally, politically and morally, in public duty and private thinking. Tender and loving to wife and daughter, he waited as patiently as was humanly possible for his release, and at the break of day on Tuesday of this week his eyes closed with a smile as his soul; strong and unafraid, went out to meet the Dawn, and his tired and worn body was at rest.
     Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church yesterday afternoon by Revs Ingraham and Hornbaker. The large auditorium was filled with people from all over the county, whose attendance showed the affection in which he was held. After the services the body was taken to Blackburn for burial.

Oklahoma, Pawnee Co, Blackburn Cemetery
*Strosnider, Eliza / 22 May 1877 - 18 Oct 1905 / w of Wesley
*Strosnider, Iva Myrtle / 7 Nov 1878 - 18 Apr 1955 / w of John
*Strosnider, John / 64y 2m 23d / d 18 May 1926 / h of Iva
*Strosnider, Wesley Jr / 17 Dec 1909 - 22 Feb 1914 / s of Wesley

WWI Draft Registration Cards
     John Strosnider, Pawnee, Pawnee Co, Oklahoma, age 43 years, b Feb 20, 1875, lawyer for Pawnee Co, Pawnee, Pawnee Co, Oklahoma.  Nearest relative: Myrtle Strosnider, Pawnee, Pawnee Co, Oklahoma.  Description: medium height, medium build, brown eyes, brown hair, no disabilities.  Registered: 12 Sept 1918, Pawnee, Oklahoma.

The Havensville Torchlight, 26 Nov 1891, Fairview items:
     John Strosnider, the efficient teacher of Stone school, has resumed his work after corn husking. He is doing good work.

The Havensville Torchlight, 12 Dec 1898
     John Strosnider, son of I N Strosnider of Lincoln township and a graduate of the law department of the Kansas State University has gone to Texas to transact some legal business and to permanently locate there if he finds an opening that suits him. John is a bright young man, a gentle man thoroughly reliable in every respect, and we wish him well.

Pawnee Courier-Dispatch and Times-Democrat
     January 1, 1920,  John STROSNIDER was in attendance at the republican state convention at Oklahoma City, the first of the week.
     February 5, 1920, Spraying Demonstration.  There will be a pruning and spraying demonstration at the orchard on John STROSNIDER's place, one-half mile north of Pawnee, Tuesday, February 10th, beginning just after noon. This work is to be put on by a government orchard specialist, Mr D C MOORING. We would like for all those interested to be present. M T MAUDLIN, County Agent.

Oklahoma Supreme Court Cases:
One Dodge Touring Car v State, 1924 OK 35; 97 Okla 21, 222 P. 662
Case Number: 14391; Decided: 01/15/1924; Supreme Court of Oklahoma
Appeal and Error--Reversal on Confession of Error.  Error from County Court Pawnee County.
McCollum & McCollum, for plaintiffs in error.  George F Short, Atty Gen, Leon S Hirsh, Asst Atty Gen., and John Strosnider, Co Atty, for defendant in error.
-. . . "Comes now the state of Oklahoma, by John Strosnider, county attorney of Pawnee county . . .

Oklahoma Supreme Court Cases:
Intertype Corp v Strosnider; 1923 OK 5; 211 P. 1022; 88 Okla. 68, 211 P. 1022
Case Number: 10808; Decided: 01/02/1923; Supreme Court of Oklahoma
This was an action brought by the Intertype Corporation, as plaintiff, against John Strosnider, as defendant, for the possession of one Intertype machine. From judgment in favor of the defendant, the plaintiff has prosecuted this appeal. The record shows that defendant formerly owned the Times-Democrat at Pawnee, Okla, and in 1917 sold the plant . . .

Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals
George v State, 231 P. 318; 28 Okl.Cr. 388; Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals
Complaint for Maintaining a Place for the Unlawful Sale of Intoxicating Liquor.
State of Oklahoma, Pawnee County ss:
Before me, L N Kimrey, county judge of Pawnee county, State of Oklahoma, appeared John Strosnider, who, being first duly sworn, upon oath deposes and says: . . .

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Wesley "Dock" STROSNIDER  
see Strosnider Family part 3 
and previous post for Eliza Berry and Dock Strosnider here

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Hori STROSNIDER

West Virginia Vital Records Online, Births, Wetzel Co
     Hori Strosnider, male, b 27 Oct 1875, Wetzel Co, parents I N Strosnider and Catharine Strosnider; informant I N Strosnider, father.

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Florence "Flora" STROSNIDER

Look for Flora in the Strosnider Family, part 3

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Frank STROSNIDER

1925 Kansas State Census, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp
Strosnider, Frank, head, owner free, 43, b Kansas, farmer / Mary, wife, 40, b Kansas /// Catherine, mother, 82, b Germany, to Kansas from West Virginia

1930 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, 8 April
27/27  Strosnider, Frank, head, 48, first marr at 41, farmer - grain - stock - farm 27, b Kansas West Virginia Germany / Mary S, wife, 45, first marr at 38, b Kansas Wisconsin Indiana

Newspaper announcement: from Donald H Grob, Kansas Historical Society, Microfilm Roll O116,
The Onaga Herald, January 3, 1924, Pinick-Strosnider
-Miss Mary Pinick and Mr Frank Strosnider were married at Holton, Kansas, December 26th, 1923. Miss Pinick has been a popular teacher in this county for several years, graduating from the Wamego High School. Mr Strosnider is one of the successful farmers of the Fairview neighborhood. Both of them are among our best young people, and many friends wish them unbounded success and happiness.

Obituary: from Donald H Grob, Kansas Historical Society, Microfilm Roll O127
The Onaga Herald, July 2, 1959      Heart Attack is Fatal for Frank Strosnider
     Mr Frank Strosnider, 77, farmer of the Pleasant Valley community north of Onaga, suffered a fatal heart attack Saturday night, June 27, at his home. He had not been feeling well for some months but had been up and around and had watched TV the night of his death. He was preparing for bed when he suddenly became ill. A physician was called immediately and Mr Strosnider was taken to Community Hospital. He died enroute.
     Mr Strosnider was a life-long resident of the Onaga vicinity, being born on a farm in the Fairview community. He attended grade school at the old Grand View school and the Onaga High School. He was a member of the Lone Mound Grange.
     Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home; one brother, Luther, who is in a nursing home in St Marys, and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 30, at the Onaga Congregational Church, conducted by the Rev Milliard Marshall. Burial was in Onaga cemetery.

Obituary:
     Services for Frank Strosnider, 77, will be at 2 pm Tuesday in the Congregational church at Onaga with burial in the cemetery there. He died Saturday night at his home north of Onaga. He was born Feb 23, 1882, near Onaga, and was a lifelong resident of that community. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Mary Strosnider of the home. The Tessendorf funeral home of Onaga is in charge of arrangements.

RootsWeb freepages, Kansas, Onaga        STROSNIDER, FRANK (NO DATE)
     Frank Strosnider was born on a farm south of Havensville, Kansas, February 23, 1882. He was the eighth child of a family of nine children born to I N and Catherine Strosnider. All have preceded him in death except Luther.  Frank died of a heart attack on June 27, 1959, on the farm near Onaga at the age of 77 years, 4 months and 4 days.
     Frank spent his entire life in this county and community. He was a fine husband, neighbor, friend and community worker. He was a charter member and first master of Fairview Grange Post 1603. He served a number of years as clerk on the Lincoln Township Board.
     Frank is survived by his widow, Mary, his brother, Luther, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Nephews served as pallbearers.
     Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church Tuesday, June 30. Burial was in Onaga Cemetery.

WWI Draft Registration Cards
     Frank Strosnider, Rt 4, Onaga, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas, age 36 years, b Feb 23, 1882, farmer.  Nearest relative: Catherene Strosnider, 4, Onaga, Pott Co, Kansas.  Description:  medium height, [build not marked], brown eyes, brown hair.  Registered: 12 Sept 1918, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas

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Luther STROSNIDER

1915 Kansas State Census, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp
54/54  Strosnider, Luther, 30, b Kansas, farmer / Zelda, 30, b Kansas // Lucile, 7, b Kansas, school; Hazel, 5, b Kansas

1920 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, 27 March
73/73  Strosnider, Luther, head, 35, farmer - general farm 62, b Kansas West Virginia Hessian Darnstadt Germany / Felva I, wife, 35, b Kansas Pennsylvania Sweden // Lucile A, dau, 11, school, b Kansas Kansas Kansas; Hazel A, dau, 9, school, b Kansas Kansas Kansas

1925 Kansas State Census, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp
Strosnider, Luther, head, 40, b Kansas, farmer / Zilda, wife, 40, b Kansas // Lucile, dau, 16, b Kansas; Hazel, dau, 15, b Kansas

1925 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, Agricultural Schedule
Luther Strosnider, Onaga
total acres: 320, corn: 15, irish potatoes: 1/2, sorghum for forage: 5, kafir for forage and grain: 15, alfalfa: 10, native prairie grass pasture: 150, prairie grass for hay: 80, Production:  corn raised: 700 bushels, Dairy: butter made in family: 100 lbs, value of milk and cream sold to creameries, etc: $150, Apiculture: stands of bees: 6, Poultry: hens: 240, value of poultry and eggs sold: $650, value of animals sold for slaughter: $850, [ no livestock listed on next two pages], Farm Equipment: cream separators: 1

1940 Kansas, Pottawatomie Co, Lincoln Twp, April 15
23  Strosnider, Luther, head, 55, b Kansas, res in 1935 same house, farmer - farm 16 / Zilda, wife, 55, b Kansas, res in 1935 same house

World Connect, Havensville, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas area, posted by Merrie Pinick
from Donald H Grob, Kansas Historical Society, Microfilm Roll O128
*The Onaga Herald, March 17, 1960, Luther Strosnider, 75, Dies Monday in Topeka
     Mr Luther Strosnider, 75, of the Fairview community passed away on Monday morning, March 14, in a Topeka hospital.
     Mr Strosnider was a native of Pottawatomie county, having been born on the farm which was his home until the time of his death. He was a prominent farmer and also operated a rock quarry on Highway 63 south of Havensville.
     Survivors include his wife, Zilda of the home; two daughters, Mrs Pete Schilling of Mayetta, and Mrs William Palmer of Nashville, Tennessee, and four grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at the Verschelden Funeral Home at St Marys, with burial in the Fairview cemetery, depending on weather conditions.

WWI Draft Registration Cards
     Luther Strosnider, Rt 4, Onaga, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas, age 34 years, b June 13, 1884, farmer.  Nearest relative: Zilda Strosnider, RFD 4, Onaga, Pott Co, Kansas.  Description: medium height, [build not marked], brown eyes, brown hair.  Registered: 12 Sept 1918, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas.

ᕗ The Strosnider Family continues in part 3 
with Dock Strosnider and Florence Strosnider, 
children of Israel and Catharine.