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Burt Rodney Strong

Burt Rodney Strong

Male 1890 - 1963  (72 years)

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  • Name Burt Rodney Strong  [1
    Born 2 Oct 1890  Hunt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Aug 1963  Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Burt was listed as Berthodne on the 1900 Texas census. His descendants were unfamiliar with the origin or accuracy of that name, having always known him simply as Burt. Burt lived in Duncan at the time of his father's death in 1929.

      While examining records in Collin County, Texas, Charles Strong located probate records of R.B. Strong, Guardian, Estate of Burton R. Strong, et al. It was in Vol A3, P656-666. The records indicate that "R.B. Strong, guardian of the estate of Burton R. Strong, Claud E. Strong, Raleigh J. Strong, Earl E. Strong, Ernest R. Strong, would respectfully show to the court that it is necessary to sell the real estate of said wards for the education and maintenance of said minors, for this that all of the personal property belonging to said estate has been sold, and the proceeds thereof, and insufficient there for, and he refers to the sworn exhibit hereto attached and made part of this application. He further show that the real estate desired to be sold belonging to each minor is described as follows; the one-eighty eighth (1/88) undivided interest of each of said minors in and to the following tracts of land-----situated in Collin County Texas part of the L.B. Outlaw survey-----First tract---part of that portion set apart to and known as the widows share in the N.E. Corner of the 1000 acre tract sold by S.M. & W.H. Horton to A.K., J.L., and M.B. Morrow and described as follows....Second tract---Being also a part of said 1000 acre tract out of the L.B. Outlaw survey...." R.B. (Ralph) had applied for the Letters, Guardinship on 3 October 1908.

      The guardianship detailed above pertained just to the minor children of R.B. Strong, and did not include Augustus, Walter, or Lee. Presumably they were above the age 18 and inherited their 1/88 share of land outright. Additional land records located by Charles Strong show that the land in question appears to have been originally purchased by Mash and Eliza Hall in 1862 in Collin County.

      I was not able to locate him at the time of the 1910 Census.

      At the time of the 1920 Census, he was living with his wife and daughter in the 167 District of Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma.

      The 1930 Census for Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma, King Township, lists the family as follows:

      216-232
      Strong, Burt Head Rents $15/monthly Not on Farm M W 39 Married age 26 Texas Ohio Texas Mechanic Employed Not a veteran
      ____,   Lucy wife F W 31 M 18 Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee
      ____,   Mildred daughter F W 11 S In School  Oklahoma Texas Tennessee

      He was a neighbor of Marvin and Grace Payne.
    • (Research):Census Listings:

      1920 Census1920 Census
      Oklahoma, Grady County, Chickasha
      Enumerated 26 Jan 1920
      SD 64 ED 167 Sheet 9A
      315 North Ninth Street
      424-428
      Strong, B. R. Hd M W 30  M Tx Oh Mo Machinist Railroad Shop
      Strong, Lucy Wf F W 21 M Tn Tn Tn
      Strong, Mildred Dtr F W 1 9/12 S Ok Tx Tn
    • (Medical):Corpulmonale & arteriosclerotic heart disease (2 years); bronchial asthma and emphysema
    Person ID I1280  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    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 Lucy Alice Brannan,   b. 8 Jun 1898, Franklin County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1989, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mildred Josephine Strong,   b. 25 Jun 1918, Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1982, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F884  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Oct 1890 - Hunt County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Aug 1963 - Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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    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)
    _Strong, Burt Rodney
    _Strong, Burt Rodney
    Husband of Lucy Alice Brannan
    B. 1890 Texas D. 1963 Oklahoma
    Strong Brother Reunion in Medicine Park, Oklahoma around 1941
    Strong Brother Reunion in Medicine Park, Oklahoma around 1941
    Four of the nine sons born to Ralph Strong and Mary Ella Hall, (l to r) Rolla Jefferson, Burt Rodney, Walter Winfield and Augustus Homer 'Gus'. This was taken at the Strong Family Reunion in Medicine Park, Oklahoma around 1941.
    Strong Brother Reunion, Medicine Park, Oklahoma, around 1941
    Strong Brother Reunion, Medicine Park, Oklahoma, around 1941
    This photo was one of a series of photos taken in the early 1940's at Medicine Park, Oklahoma, on the edge of the Wichita Wildlife Refuge, with Mt. Scott as a backdrop. This park began its life in 1908, the year following the return of the bison to Wildlife Refuge. It was the first planned resort town in Oklahoma, the red round cannonball sized stone is an unique naturally formation occurring in the Wichita Mountains. Pictured are (Left to Right) Back Row: UNKNOWN (Possibly Roy West), Leroy Weaver, Bob Strong, Barney Strong Middle Row: Burt Strong, Cecil Lewis holding Tommy Lewis, Gus Strong, Walter Strong, Rolla Strong Front Row: Jerrell Holt, Charles Lewis (Note: Identifications are not positive in all cases, but were based on the opinions of Jerrell Holt, Barney Strong and Benny Strong, who made some assumptions based on ages and family makeup).

    POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
    Strong Brother Reunion, Medicine Park, Oklahoma, around 1941
    Strong Brother Reunion, Medicine Park, Oklahoma, around 1941
    This was one in a series of photos taken at the Strong Family Reunion in Medicine Park, Oklahoma around 1941. From L to R: Lucy (Brannan) Strong, Burt Strong, Robert Strong, Walter Strong, Rolla Strong, Gus Strong and an unknown girl.

    PLEASE HELP US INDENTIFY THE GIRL IN THIS PICTURE.
    Strong Brothers in hats, Medicine Park Reunion, Oklahoma, around 1941
    Strong Brothers in hats, Medicine Park Reunion, Oklahoma, around 1941
    This was one in a series of photos taken at the Strong Family Reunion in Medicine Park, Oklahoma around 1941. From L to R: Rolla, Burt, Walter and Gus. They were sons of Ralph Brainerd Strong.
    Strong Brothers with hats in hand, Medicine Park Reunion, Oklahoma, around 1941
    Strong Brothers with hats in hand, Medicine Park Reunion, Oklahoma, around 1941
    This was one in a series of photos taken at the Strong Family Reunion in Medicine Park, Oklahoma around 1941. From l to r: Rolla, Burt, Walter, and Gus. They were sons of Ralph Brainerd Strong.
    Strong, Burt & Lucy with Stella & Walter early to mid 1940's
    Strong, Burt & Lucy with Stella & Walter early to mid 1940's
    L to R: Burt and Lucy (Brannan) Strong, Stella (Crouch) and Walter Strong
    Strong Brothers, Mid 1940's
    Strong Brothers, Mid 1940's
    (L to R): Gus, Walter, Burt and Rolla Strong, sons of Ralph Brainerd Strong.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Strong, Burt and Rolla, April 1959
    Strong, Burt and Rolla, April 1959
    Burt and his brother Rolla, April 1959
    Strong, Burt and Lucy, ca 1959
    Strong, Burt and Lucy, ca 1959
    Burt Strong and his wife, Lucy Alice Brannan Strong

    Documents
    Strong, Burt Rodney
    Strong, Burt Rodney
    Death Certificate as issued by the State of Oklahoma

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

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