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Claude E. Strong

Male 1891 - 1942  (50 years)


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  • Name Claude E. Strong  [1
    Born 30 Oct 1891  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Mar 1942  Hayden, Routt County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Apparently, Claude moved to Colorado, leaving his wife and children in Oklahoma, sometime in the 1930's, and lived there until his 1942 death. His exact whereabouts during this time period were unknown. His son Ralph, of Clinton, Oklahoma stated to Charles Strong (of Edinburg, Texas) that he saw Claude for a moment, he thinks in Anadarko, Oklahoma while he was driving an ambulance for the Civilian Conservation Corps.

      This appears as if it could be Claude's listing at the time of the 1930 census, despite the slight discrepency in the way his name was listed. He was shown as a veteran of World War I, which Charles Strong of Edinburg, Texas does not remember. This may or may not be the correct person, and/or the correct veteran information.

      Colorado, Mesa County, Grand Junction, District 15

      STRONG, C. Luther E. Lodger M W 36 S Texas Texas Missouri Manager Movie Theatre Veteran WW

      His wife and children were not located in the 1930 census index, but presumably were still in Oklahoma.

      CLAUDE E. STRONG, GREYSTONE RANCHER DIES IN HOSPITAL

      Claude E. Strong, Greystone rancher, died at the Solandt hospital in Hayden, March 18, following a serious illness of about two months.
      He was admitted to the hospital January 23. A ruptured stomach, combined with other ailments was given as the cause of death.
      Mr. Strong had been a resident of Greystone for the past two years.
      He was born October 30, 1891, in Collin county, Texas. He was raised in Oklahoma and lived there until he came to Moffat County to make his home with two of his brothers.
      He was married November 20, 1915, in Bureau (sic) County, Oklahoma, but had been separated from his wife for some time.
      He is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Powell, of Carter, Okla., and Ruby Smith, of Albuquerque, N. M.; two sons, Walter of Willa, Okla., and Ralph of Clinton, Okla.; two grandsons and one grand daughter; six brothers, Augustus and Rolla J. of Greystone, B. R. of Chickasha, Okla., W. W. of Lawton, Okla., E. E., who resides in California, and E. R. who lives in the state of Washington.
      Funeral services were held at the Baptist church here, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 with the Rev. Roy Walker in charge of the service.
      Interment was in Fairview Cemetery under direction of I. J. Robacker.

      From Craig (Moffat County) Colorado Empire Courier, Vol. 52. #1 Page 1, March 25, 1942

      NOTES by Charles Richard Strong, a Grand Nephew of Claude. This information obtained in July 2000 in Craig, Colorado.

      Through a library search in Craig, it was discovered that uncle Claude was buried in the old Fairview section of the town cemetery. Records show he was placed in section F (Fairview) lot 53. It was the South half of that lot. There is no head stone or marker of any kind.

      The local Funeral home helped me find this section. The North half contains the remains of Emma and John Easley. Claude is east of a Morris Family plot and next to the West Road.

      Peggy Patty Baker of Yukon, Oklahoma (Grand Daughter of Augustus Homer Strong) was in Craig and the ranch when she was a young lady. She said the "busted gut" was probably peritonitis. The ranch is at least 60 miles over rough mountain roads to Craig.

      Claude spent from January 23 to March 18th (54 days) in the Hospital. This long stay may have caused Rolla to sell part of his ranch to pay for hospital and burial of Claude. In July 1942, he sold about 70.65 acres of land out of the original 635.65 acres. Note that in April 1948, Rolla Changed the title to ranch to himself and Gus as joint tenancy and survivorship. Rolla and Gus sold the ranch of 560 acres to a R. F. Brown on May 10, 1956.
    • (Research):Census Listings:

      1920 Census
      Oklahoma, Grady County, Chickasha
      Enumerated 26 Jan 1920
      SD 64 ED 167-168 Sheet 8B
      219 North 10th Street
      415-469
      Strong, C.E. Head M W 28 Tx Tx Tx Section Hand Railway
      Strong, Della Wife F W 21 M Missouri TN Missouri
      Strong, Ralph Son M W 2 8/12 Ok Tx Missouri
      Strong, Ruby Dau F W 7/12 Ok Tx Missouri

      1011 Penn. Avenue
      416-470
      Strong, A.H. Head M W 41 M Tx Tx Tx Boiler Maker Railroad S
      hop
      Strong, Mary Wife F w 32 M Mississippi Alabama Mississippi
      Strong, Agnes Dau F w 12 S Ok Tx Miss
    Person ID I1281  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2016 

    Father Ralph Brainerd Strong,   b. 18 May 1857, Bristol Township, Trumbull County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1929, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Mary Ella Hall,   b. Abt 1858, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1905, Comanche County, Oklahoma Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 4 May 1878  Hunt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • Ralph and Mary Ella (Hall) Strong were the parents of nine sons. They were married in 1878 in Hunt County, Texas. According to a transcription of Hunt County Marriages, R.B. Strong married Ella "Wall." Charles Strong examined the actual marriage certificate, and noted that the last name of the bride was clearly HALL. The compiler of "Hunt County, Texas, Marriages 1847-1911" either misread the original, or made an error while transcribing the record. The license was issued on 4 October 1877, the marriage was on 4 May 1878, and the license was filed on 21 May 1878. Ralph and Mary Ella can be found in neighboring Collin County at the time of the 1880 Federal census.

      There were several other Strong bride and grooms listed in the transcription of Hunt County Marriages. R.B. Strong's marriage was the earliest however. It does not appear that any of the other Strong's were related to Ralph. Nor did there appear to be any other Strong families living in Hunt County at the time of the 1880 census,
    Family ID F144  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

    Family Della May Murley,   b. Abt 1898, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1915  Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ralph Wilford Strong,   b. 15 Apr 1917, Vinson, Harmon County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 2003, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Living
     3. Walter Ray Strong,   b. 2 Feb 1921, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1988, Potter County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     4. Dorothy May Strong,   b. 30 Jul 1925, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 2007  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F885  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Oct 1891 - Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Nov 1915 - Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Mar 1942 - Hayden, Routt County, Colorado Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Strong, Ralph Brainerd Family ca.1913
    Strong, Ralph Brainerd Family ca.1913
    The first individual pictured, on the left of the top row, is ASSUMED to be either Burt or Claude (based on their age and residences

    Documents
    Strong Brother's--Claude, Augustus and Rolla--Colorado Ranch, Fence Line
    Strong Brother's--Claude, Augustus and Rolla--Colorado Ranch, Fence Line
    Claude, along with his brothers Rolla and Gus, jointly operated this ranch near Greystone, Colorado, starting in the late 1930's. After Claude died in 1942, Rolla and Gus continued to operate the 560 acres until they sold it to R. F. Brown on May 10, 1956.
    Strong Brother's--Claude, Augustus and Rolla--Colorado Ranch, Horizon
    Strong Brother's--Claude, Augustus and Rolla--Colorado Ranch, Horizon
    Claude, along with his brothers Rolla and Gus, jointly operated this ranch near Greystone, Colorado, starting in the late 1930's. After Claude died in 1942, Rolla and Gus continued to operate the 560 acres until they sold it to R. F. Brown on May 10, 1956.

    Headstones
    Strong, Claude
    Strong, Claude
    NOTE: CLAUDE'S BURIAL SPACE WAS UNMARKED, AND IS IN THE TOP RIGHT HAD SIDE OF THIS PHOTO

    Through a library search in Craig, it was discovered that Claude was buried in the old Fairview section of the town cemetery. Records show he was placed in section F (Fairview) lot 53. It was the South half of that lot. There is no head stone or marker of any kind. The local Funeral home helped Charles Strong find this section. The North half contains the remains of Emma and John Easley. Claude is east of a Morris Family plot, and next to the West Road.

    Plot: Section F, Lot 53, South Half

  • Sources 
    1. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.).

    2. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Shows October 1892 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S139] Hunt County, Texas, Marriages 1847-1911, page449 (Reliability: 3).