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Mary J. Stockbridge

Mary J. Stockbridge

Female 1858 - 1940  (82 years)

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  • Name Mary J. Stockbridge 
    Born 2 Feb 1858  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Jul 1940  Olustee, Jackson County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Erin Cemetery, Jackson County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Mary and her sister Celia Stockbridge were both Schoolteachers. They were homesteaders on adjacent plots of land in Olustee, Greer (now Jackson) County, O.T. They built a cabin across the property line, which they shared. In fact their dining room table was directly over their property line.

      After her marriage to Ralph, they moved to the New Mexico Territory. She remained there after his death. At the time of the 1930 census, she was still in Roosevelt County, Precinct 24, ED 27 and listed as: Mrs. R.B. Strong O $800 F W 72 Wd 49 Va Maine TN

      When Charles Strong visited Roosevelt County, New Mexico in October, 2000, he met J.T. and Lilly Belle Toombs of Pep, New Mexico. Both of them remembered Mary Strong. In fact, they still had a book they had received as a gift from her. The book was titled "One Hundred and One Famous Poems" an anthology compiled by Roy J. Cook. It had a copyright date of 1929, and was inscribed "From Mrs. R.B. Strong  To J.T. Toombs April 24, 1937."

      She apparently moved back to Oklahoma shortly after this, as the history of Roosevelt County New Mexico indicates she died in Praire Hill, Oklahoma. This is approximately five miles north of Creta, Oklahoma. Her certificate of death shows she actually died in Olustee, and was buried in Prarie Hill. The informant was Mrs. R.F. Mitchell (her sister Celia). The certificate of death also shows she was born in Virginia. Mary's early reponse to the federal census instead has her place of birth as Tennessee. Charles Strong spoke to Darline Irby, who has records of Jackson County cemeteries. She said that Mary was not buried in Prairie Hill, but rather in Erin Cemetery, located 2 miles north and 2 and 1/2 miles west of Olustee, OK.
    Person ID I8861  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Ebenezer Stockbridge,   b. 15 Oct 1807, Freeport, Cumberland County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1892, Quanah, Hardeman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Mary C. Goodin,   b. 5 May 1828, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1889, McKinney, Collin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Bef 1857 
    Family ID F4104  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 3 Mar 1907  Greer County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Application For Marriage License from the Territory of Oklahoma, Greer County for Ralph B. Strong of Geronomo, Comanche County, Territory of Oklahoma, age 51 years and born in Ohio; and Miss Mary J. Stockbridge of Olustee, Greer County, Territory of Oklahoma, age 48, and born in Tennessee. The couple was married by W.A. Nash, Clergyman of Creta in Greer County, Oklahoma Territory on the 3rd day of March A.D. 1907 in the presence of J. M. Stockbridge and Frank Mitchell of Creta. Witnesses who signed the license were H.H. Duncan and D.A. Shaw.
    Photos
    Strong, Ralph Brainerd ca 1917 with his new bride, Mary Stockbridge
    Strong, Ralph Brainerd ca 1917 with his new bride, Mary Stockbridge
    The widowed Ralph Strong was married second to Mary Stockbridge in 1917
    Documents
    Strong, Ralph letter to Mary Stockbridge, February 1907, Page 1
    Strong, Ralph letter to Mary Stockbridge, February 1907, Page 1
    This letter was written by the widowed Ralph Strong to Mary Stockbridge while they were still courting, concerning their impending wedding, Page 1 of 6
    Strong, Ralph letter to Mary Stockbridge, February 1907, Page 2
    Strong, Ralph letter to Mary Stockbridge, February 1907, Page 2
    Page 2 of 6
    Strong, Ralph letter to Mary Stockbridge, February 1907, Page 3
    Strong, Ralph letter to Mary Stockbridge, February 1907, Page 3
    Page 3 of 6
    Strong, Ralph letter to Mary Stockbridge, February 1907, Page 4
    Strong, Ralph letter to Mary Stockbridge, February 1907, Page 4
    Page 4 of 6
    Strong, Ralph letter to Mary Stockbridge, February 1907, Page 5
    Strong, Ralph letter to Mary Stockbridge, February 1907, Page 5
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    Strong, Ralph letter to Mary Stockbridge, February 1907, Page 6
    Strong, Ralph letter to Mary Stockbridge, February 1907, Page 6
    Page 6 of 6
    Stockbridge, Mary J 1907 marriage to Ralph B. Strong
    Stockbridge, Mary J 1907 marriage to Ralph B. Strong
    Application and license of marriage as filed in Greer County, Oklahoma, March 3, 1907
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Feb 1858 - Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Mar 1907 - Greer County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Jul 1940 - Olustee, Jackson County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Erin Cemetery, Jackson County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Strong, Ralph Brainerd Family ca.1913
    Strong, Ralph Brainerd Family ca.1913
    Ralph Brainerd Strong Family circa 1913, Oklahoma

    Standing, Back row (L to R): UNKNOWN--Either Burt OR Claude Strong, Annie Eva (CHOATE) Strong, Lee S. Strong, Earnest Strong,Tessie Rose (SOUKUP) Strong, Walter Winfield Strong, Mary Gertrude (GAY) Strong, Augustus Homer Strong

    Seated, Front row (L to R): Homer Richard Strong (grandson), Ralph Brainerd Strong, Viola May Strong (granddaughter), Mary (STOCKBRIDGE) Strong (Second wife), Agnes Ivy Strong (granddaughter)

    Not pictured: Rolla or Earl

    PLEASE HELP US POSTIVELY IDENTIFY whether the young man standing on the left at the back is Burt or Claude!
    _Stockbridge, Mary J.
    _Stockbridge, Mary J.
    Second wife of Ralph Brainerd Strong
    B. 1858 Tennessee D. 1940 Oklahoma
    Stockbridge, Mary around or after 1880
    Stockbridge, Mary around or after 1880
    Mary as a young woman

    Documents
    Stockbridge, Mary (Mrs. Ralph B. Strong)
    Stockbridge, Mary (Mrs. Ralph B. Strong)
    State of Oklahoma Death Certificate for the second wife of Ralph Strong

  • Sources 
    1. [S389] State of Oklahoma, Department of Health, Certificate of Death.