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Ralph William Strong

Male 1856 - 1948  (91 years)


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  • Name Ralph William Strong  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 1 Jul 1856  Willoughby Twp, Lake County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jan 1948  East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Buried Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Ralph was born in Lake County, and moved with his parents to nearby Cleveland prior to the 1870 census. At the time of the 1880 Federal census, he had left home, and was living with John Webb, who ran a Meat Market. Ralph drove a delivery wagon.

      I was unable to locate him at the time of the 1900 census. He was still in Cleveland at the time of the 1910 census, however. Although he is listed as married, his wife and children are not present. He is living in a rooming home with several other single men. His son Harold was in the Navy. Son Harold was was listed on the 1910 census on the Military census, U.S. Navy, U.S.S. Conneticut, District 18, as STRONG, Harold J M W 18 Ohio Ohio Ohio.

      Sometime before the 1920 census, Ralph returned with his family to Lake County. It appears that he and his wife seperated before 1930, and that Ralph moved to Virginia with son Harry.

      However, Ralph eventually moved back to Ohio, living to the age of 88. His obituary appears below:

      Source: Plain Dealer; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #078 ID# 0351076 Strong, Ralph W. Date: Jan 29, 1948 Notes: Strong, Ralph W., beloved husband of the late Weltha; father of Mrs. Grace THOMAS of Cleveland, Mrs. Virginia SHANKS of Columbus, O., and the late Harry E. Strong of Falls Church, Va.; grandfather of Thomas Richard Strong, Robert William Strong, John William THOMAS; passed on Wednesday morning (Jan 28). Friends may call at Dodge's Funeral Home, 1331 Hayden Ave., corner of Elm, where services will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m.

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      Name: Ralph W Strong
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      Event: Death
      Event Date: 28 Jan 1948
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      Gender: Male
      Death Age: 91y6m27d
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      Race: White
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      Birth Date: 01 Jul 1856
      Birthplace: Willoughby, Ohio
      Estimated Birth Year: 1857
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      Father: Lemuel Strong
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      Mother: Sarah Schram
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      Spouse: Weltha A. Strong
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      Reference Number: certificate
      Film Number: 2246453
      Digital Folder Number: 4109082
      Image Number: 02150
      Collection: Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953
    • (Research):Census Information:

      1880 Federal Census

      John W.S. WEBB   Self   M   Male   W   28   ENG   Meat Market   ENG   ENG
      Nettie A. WEBB   Wife   M   Female   W   27   OH   Keeping House   NJ   OH
      Abby Z. WEBB   Dau   S   Female   W   6   OH   At School   ENG   OH
      Charles W. WEBB   Son   S   Male   W   2   OH      ENG   OH
      Harry K. WEBB   Son   S   Male   W   3M   OH      ENG   OH
      Lena WANGER   Other      Female   W   17   OH   Servant   PRUS   PRUS
      Belle SCELI   Other      Female   W   21   CAN   Servant   CAN   CAN
      Ralph STRONG   Other   S   Male   W   22   OH   Delivery Waggon   OH   OH

      Source Information:
        Census Place Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
        Family History Library Film   1255006
        NA Film Number   T9-1006
        Page Number   66A

      1910 Census, Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Ward 25, Dist.
      385 East 101 Street
      STRONG, Ralph W Roomer age 53 M1 19 Oh Oh Oh Salesman-Produce

      1920 Census, Ohio, Lake County, Willoughby Township
      STRONG, Ralph W Head age 63 M Oh Oh Oh Farmer
      STRONG, Weltha Wife age 56 M Oh Oh Oh
      STRONG, Harold Son age 26 M Oh Oh Oh Soldier
      STRONG, Virginia F Daug age 12 S Oh Oh Oh
      STRONG, Harold Jr. Grandson age 3 6/12 S Oh Oh Oh

      1930 Federal Census Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia
      128-129
      Strong, Harry E. Head $8000 R age 37 Oh Oh Oh Painter House
      Strong, Leliari P Wife age 36 Pa Pa Pa Stenographer
      Passley, Arthur Brother-in-law age 23 Pa Pa Pa
      Passley, Nellie E Sister-in-law age 20 Pa Pa Pa
      Passley, Mary N Sister-in-law age 19 Pa Pa Pa
      Strong, Ralph W Father age 74 Oh Oh Oh
    Person ID I20850  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Lemuel B. Strong,   b. Abt 1832, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1902, Willoughby Twp, Lake County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Sarah A. Schram,   b. Abt 1833, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1862, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married 21 May 1853  Lake County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Weltha Adelaide French,   b. Abt 1864, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1940, East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Children 
     1. Grace Strong,   b. Between 1884 and 1900, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Harold E. "Harry" Strong,   b. Abt 1894, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1940, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
     3. Virginia Strong,   b. 4 Jan 1908, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F8277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jul 1856 - Willoughby Twp, Lake County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jan 1948 - East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    A Strong Story : The Tale of Two Ralphs
    A Strong Story : The Tale of Two Ralphs
    Our ten year search to discover which Ralph Strong of Ohio was ours. Both were born circa 1855 - 1858, one to David and Leonora Strong of Trumbull County, and the other to Samuel and Sarah Strong of Lake County. Serialized in the Strong Family Association of America (SFAA) Newsletter beginning December, 2005.

  • Sources 
    1. [S248] Ohio Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death.

    2. [S661] Cleveland (Ohio) Public Library, Cleveland Necrology Index Online File http://genref.cpl.org/.

    3. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.).

    4. [S888] FamilySearch.org, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953.