1856 - 1948 (91 years)
||Ralph William Strong [1, 2, 3, 4] |
||1 Jul 1856
||Willoughby Twp, Lake County, Ohio [1, 3, 4]
||28 Jan 1948
||East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio [1, 2, 3, 4]
||Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 
- 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.
Name: Ralph W Strong
Titles & Terms:
Event Date: 28 Jan 1948
Death Age: 91y6m27d
Birth Date: 01 Jul 1856
Birthplace: Willoughby, Ohio
Estimated Birth Year: 1857
Father: Lemuel Strong
Father's Titles & Terms:
Mother: Sarah Schram
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Spouse: Weltha A. Strong
Spouse's Titles & Terms:
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
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
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
||Strong Family Tree
||17 Aug 2014 |
||Lemuel B. Strong, b. Abt 1832, Ohio , d. 10 Apr 1902, Willoughby Twp, Lake County, Ohio (Age ~ 70 years) |
||Sarah A. Schram, b. Abt 1833, Ohio , d. 13 Jan 1862, Ohio (Age ~ 29 years) |
||21 May 1853
||Lake County, Ohio
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||Weltha Adelaide French, b. Abt 1864, Ohio , d. 16 Oct 1940, East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio (Age ~ 76 years) |
| ||1. Grace Strong, b. Between 1884 and 1900, Ohio , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||2. Harold E. "Harry" Strong, b. Abt 1894, Ohio , d. Aft 1940, Virginia (Age ~ 47 years)|
| ||3. Virginia Strong, b. 4 Jan 1908, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio , d. Yes, date unknown|
||9 Dec 2006 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||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.
- [S248] Ohio Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death.
- [S661] Cleveland (Ohio) Public Library, Cleveland Necrology Index Online File http://genref.cpl.org/.
- [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.).
- [S888] FamilySearch.org, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953.