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Ernest Richard Strong

Ernest Richard Strong

Male 1899 - 1961  (62 years)

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  • Name Ernest Richard Strong  [1
    Born 2 Apr 1899  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Oct 1961  Eugene, Lane County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • The youngest son of Ralph and Mary Ella was an infant at the time of the 1900 Hopkins County, Texas census. In 1910, he was living with his father and stepmother in Roosevelt County, New Mexico. He can' t be located at the time of the 1920 census. In 1930, he was living in Toledo, Lincoln County, Oregon. His wife was listed as Fay, and was shown as being born in 1894 in Oklahoma, which would make her some five years older than him. However, the death certificate for Dorothy Fay Strong instead shows her as being born in 1903, making her four years younger than Ernest.

      At one time, he was erroneously thought to have as died in California in 1965, based on the SSDI. However, that death was not for the correct Ernest Strong.

      Ernest actually died at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene, Oregon, approximately three weeks after being struck by a pickup at the cross walk of Broadway and Olive on September 30, at 5:15 p.m. The actual cause of death was listed as an accident, and was due to a pulmonary embolism of both lungs.

      The death certificate indicates he has moved to Eugene around 1955. His occupation was listed as Houseman at the Eugene Hotel. His place of birth was shown as Texas, and his parents were listed as Ralph and Mary Ellen Strong. The informant was his wife, Dorothy F(ay) Strong.
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1930 Census
      Oregon, Lincoln County, Toledo, District 6
      Strong, Ernest R. Head M W M 31 M 24 Oklahoma US US Laborer Mill
      Strong, Fay Wife F W 36 (sic) M 19 Oklahoma Ohio Illinois
    Person ID I1284  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 Dorothy Fay Gregory,   b. 4 Sep 1903, Davis, Murray County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1975, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1923  Greer County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Apr 1899 - Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Aug 1923 - Greer County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Oct 1961 - Eugene, Lane County, Oregon 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
    Assumed to be Ernest, based on his age. His glum expression reflects his opinion of his new stepmother
    Strong, Ernest, ca 1920's
    Strong, Ernest, ca 1920's
    This studio portrait has "Post Card" imprinted on its back, along with the notation "One of the Strong boys, Jack Strong's Uncle."
    Through careful comparision with other family photos, as well as his recollection of his seven Great Uncle's as older men, Charles Strong believes this to be a portrait of Ernest Strong from the 1920's. Ernest was the youngest son of Ralph Strong by his first wife, Mary Ella Hall. PLEASE HELP US VERIFY OR REFUTE THIS ASSUMPTION.
    _Strong, Ernest Richard
    _Strong, Ernest Richard
    Husband of Dorothy Gregory
    B. 1899 Texas D. 1961 Oregon
    Ernest worked in the Timber industry in Oregon for many years.
    Strong, Ernest Richard with his niece, Agnes Ivy Strong, ca 1926
    Strong, Ernest Richard with his niece, Agnes Ivy Strong, ca 1926
    Ernest was the youngest of nine sons born to Ralph and Ella Strong. This is a picture of Ernest with his niece, Agnes Ivy Strong, who was Ralph and Ella's first grandchild.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Documents
    Strong, Ernest Richard
    Strong, Ernest Richard
    State of Oregon Certificate of Death

  • 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. [S262] Oregon State Board of Health, Certificate of Death.

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