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Barney Frank Strong

Barney Frank Strong

Male 1914 - 2011  (96 years)

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  • Name Barney Frank Strong  [1
    Born 5 Jan 1914  Prague, Lincoln County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jan 2011  Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Fairview Cemetery, Gainsville, Cooke County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Charles R. Strong of Edinburg called his uncle Barney on March 24, 2005 to ask him what his given name was. Barney said it was "Something strange" that he had never liked much, so he had always gone by Barney. Both Robert Strong and Viola Weaver confirmed this. In his mother's obiturary, he was listed as "Branyard," so he presumably was named Brainerd in honor of his grandfather, Ralph Brainerd and great-grandfather David Brainerd. He was a veteran of World War II, later working as a welder.

      BARNEY FRANK STRONG

      Funeral services for Barney Frank Strong, 96, of Gainesville are set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at the Grand Avenue Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bill Black officiating.

      Burial will follow with military honors in Fairview Cemetery, under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home.

      Barney went to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 at his residence.

      Barney was born in Prague, Okla. to Walter and Bessie (sic) Strong. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 and served in the Burma India Theater during World War II and then was honorably discharged in 1946. He married Violet Stanley on Jan. 27, 1946 in Lawton, Okla. and then moved to Gainesville in 1951. Barney was the owner of Strong's Welding Service for many years and a member of Grand Avenue Baptist Church for over 50 years. He loved to play golf, fish and most of all play dominoes at the Stanford House.

      Barney is survived by his daughter, Jeanie and her husband Harry Gootas; son, Benny and his wife Pam Strong; grandchildren, Chris and his wife Amy Kuhn, Todd and his wife Julianne Kuhn, Juli and her husband Phil Metzler, Jennifer Barna, Alyssa Strong and Amber Strong; 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

      Barney was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Homer, Jack and Bob Strong, Cecil Lewis and Roy West and sister, Viola Weaver.

      Pallbearers will be grandsons, Chris and Todd Kuhn and Phil Metzler; great-grandson, Ty Kuhn and nephews, Charles and Tommy Lewis.

      The family will receive friends and loved ones this evening, Jan. 5, 2011 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

      Memorial contributions may be made to Home Hospice of Cooke County.

      <http://www.gainesvilleregister.com/obituaries/x1961025184/1-5-2010> 
    Person ID I1289  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Walter Winfield Strong,   b. 10 May 1881, Farmersville, Collin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1961, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Terezie Rose "Tessie" Soukup,   b. 4 Jun 1886, Milligan, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1916, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 4 Aug 1907  Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married by Oliver R. Land, Minister of the first Congregational Church of Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Territory. Witnesses were Harry Soukup and Mrs. S.G. Royl. She was listed as Tessa on the marriage license.

      Rhodene Frederick found the following burial records for Highland Cemetery in Lawton:

      Strong, Tessie R., b. 1886, d. Jun 3, 1916, 30y, NE-Frank Sankeans (sic)
      Strong, Walter W., b. 1881, d. Apr 4, 1961, 80y, TN-Ralph Strong
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Violet Evaline Stanley,   b. 6 Feb 1921, Arthur, Parks Township, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 2004, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1946  Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F891  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jan 1914 - Prague, Lincoln County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jan 1946 - Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jan 2011 - Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairview Cemetery, Gainsville, Cooke County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Strong, Walter Winfield ca 1916, with his children
    Strong, Walter Winfield ca 1916, with his children
    This photo of Walter and his children appears to have been taken after his wife, Tessie Soukup, died of kidney failure. The family was living in Southern Oklahoma at the time. From left to right, Viola, baby Jack, Homer, Walter and Barney Strong.
    Strong, Walter and Tessie (Soukup) Children
    Strong, Walter and Tessie (Soukup) Children
    This picture of Viola, Homer, Barney and baby Jack was taken in 1916, shortly after their mother, Tessie died.
    Strong, Barney ca 1920's
    Strong, Barney ca 1920's
    Barney as a young boy, ca 1920's
    Strong, Viola Mae ca 1921, Cecil Lewis, Homer Strong, Roy West, and Barney Strong
    Strong, Viola Mae ca 1921, Cecil Lewis, Homer Strong, Roy West, and Barney Strong
    This picture of the blended family of Walter Strong and Stella Crouch was taken in 1921 in Bison, Oklahoma, shortly after their marriage. Pictured are Viola Strong, Cecil Lewis (Stella's son by her second marriage), Homer Strong, Roy West (Stella's son by her first marriage), and Barney Strong.
    Strong, Homer ca 1923-1925 with Barney and Viola (R to L)
    Strong, Homer ca 1923-1925 with Barney and Viola (R to L)
    Several years after he remarried, Walter took his three children from Oklahoma to his father's home in New Mexico. Barney recalls that each time they passed a large cotton field, Walter would stop and offer their services. The money they earned paid not only for the expenses of the trip, but for the new clothes that the children were wearing in this photo. Barney said that this was the first pair of long pants that he ever owned. Barney and Homer lived for a time in New Mexico, but it is not known if it was at this time, or at a later date.
    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, Barney
    _Strong, Barney
    Husband of Violet Stanley
    B. 1914 Oklahoma
    Barney was a Veteran of World War II.
    Strong Men Go to War, 1941-1945
    Strong Men Go to War, 1941-1945
    Cecil Lewis, Homer Strong, Barney Strong, and Robert Strong (left to right), sons of Walter Winfield Strong. As Cecil had already been drafted, he borrowed an extra uniform from Barney in order to be in the picture. As it turned out, health issues caused him to be classified as 4-F, so he was unable to join his brothers in the service. Jack Neill Strong was in the military, but was not in Oklahoma when the photo was taken. Some years later he had his image, superimposed beside those of his brothers. This is the original version of the photo, without him.
    Strong Men go to War, 1941-1945, with Jack
    Strong Men go to War, 1941-1945, with Jack
    Cecil Lewis, Homer Strong, Barney Strong, Robert Strong, and Jack Strong (left to right), sons of Walter Winfield Strong. As Cecil had already been drafted, he borrowed an extra uniform from Barney in order to be in the picture. As it turned out, health issues caused him to be classified as 4-F, so he was unable to join his brothers in the service. Jack Neill Strong was in the military, but was not in Oklahoma when the photo was taken. Some years later he had his image, on the far right, superimposed beside those of his brothers.
    Strong, Barney photo and World War II service medals and badges
    Strong, Barney photo and World War II service medals and badges
    Shadow Box Display with a photo of Barney, his Sargeant stripes, and the various decorations he was awarded in the service of his country. These include the Combat Infantryman Badge, markmanship badge, sharpshooter badges for both machine gun and rifle, American Campaign medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, a World War II Victory Medal, and the Bronze Star Medal for distinguished or heroic or meritorious achievement or service in connection with military operations against an armed enemy.
    Strong, Barney at Fort Brown, Brownsville
    Strong, Barney at Fort Brown, Brownsville
    Barney was stationed at Fort Brown in Brownsville, Texas, as part of the Calvary. Note that he was wearing his own pair of blue jeans, as was allowed by the calvary. They patrolled the U.S. Mexican Border.
    Strong, Barney ca 1943
    Strong, Barney ca 1943
    Barney, in the Calvary with his horse Fishhook, ca 1943
    Strong, Barney ca 1943
    Strong, Barney ca 1943
    Strong, Barney ca 1943
    Strong, Barney ca 1943
    With his Calvary unit on patrol at the Texas Border near Marfa
    Strong, Barney ca 1943
    Strong, Barney ca 1943
    Barney with other members of the Calvary
    Strong, Barney ca 1959, with his children on Easter Sunday
    Strong, Barney ca 1959, with his children on Easter Sunday
    Easter Sunday, 1959
    Barney Strong with his son Benny and daughter, Jeannie.
    Weavers and Strongs in Gainesville, 1959
    Weavers and Strongs in Gainesville, 1959
    Back Row, L to R:
    Barney Strong, Rolla Strong, Burt Strong, Leroy "Snip" Weaver
    Front Row: Violet (Stanley) Strong, UNKNOWN woman holding Bennie Strong (???), Viola Strong Weaver.

    PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY THE UNKNOWN WOMAN.
    Weavers and Strongs in Gainesville, 1959
    Weavers and Strongs in Gainesville, 1959
    Leroy and Viola (Strong) Weaver; Violet (Stanley) Strong and her husband, Barney. Violet is holding their son, Benny.
    Strong Welding Service
    Strong Welding Service
    Barney Strong's welding shop in Gainesville, Texas
    Strong, Homer ca 1962 with family and friends
    Strong, Homer ca 1962 with family and friends
    On sofa, seated, L to R: Cecil Lewis, Bob Strong, Donald Joe Weaver, Homer Strong, Leroy Weaver, and Jack Strong. Standing behind Jack are Tommy Lewis (left) and Barney Strong. Seated on the floor is Charles Strong, and seated on a footstool to his right is his brother Bill. This picture was taken in the home of Homer and Anna Laura Strong in Duncan.
    Strong, Jack ca 1960's with Snip Weaver and Barney Strong
    Strong, Jack ca 1960's with Snip Weaver and Barney Strong
    Jack with his brother and brother in law
    Strong Siblings, Christmas, 1963
    Strong Siblings, Christmas, 1963
    This picture, which appears to have been taken in the home of Viola Weaver of Gainesville, Texas. It was is one of the few times that all the Strong Siblings were together as adults. From Left to Right are Homer Strong, Cecil Lewis, Viola Weaver, Barney Strong, Jack Strong, and Bob Strong. They were all the children of Walter Winfield Strong.
    Strong, Barney ca 1974 with wife, Violet and their children
    Strong, Barney ca 1974 with wife, Violet and their children
    This picture was taken in February, 1974. Barney and his wife, Violet (Stanley) Strong, are standing. Seated are their children, Benny and Jeannie.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Sources 
    1. [S411] Strong, Charles Richard and Pat (McGuire)--Family Members (Interviews and correspondence).