Jasper Alonzo Strunk

Male10 July 1859–13 March 1911

Brief Life History of Jasper Alonzo

When Jasper Alonzo Strunk was born on 10 July 1859, in Unionville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States, his father, Daniel J. Strunk, was 21 and his mother, Sarah J Cox, was 17. He married Martha Alice Swank on 8 March 1883, in Unionville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Douglas Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Webster Township, Woodward, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. He died on 13 March 1911, in Woodward Township, Woodward, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Woodward, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jasper Alonzo Strunk
Martha Alice Swank
Marriage: 8 March 1883
Clifton Elmer Strunk
Susie Strunk
Laura Strunk
Floyd Harrison Strunk
Violet Elizabeth Strunk
Anna Belle Strunk
Daniel Harold Strunk
Ernest Vernon Strunk
Olga Juanita Strunk
Angiwanetta Strunk
Oakley Virgil Strunk

Sources (18)

  • Jasper A Strunk in household of Daniel J Strunk, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J L Strunk, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Jasper Alonzo Strunk, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 March 1883Unionville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · The Burtis Opera House

    Age 8

    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 16

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    North German: from Middle Low German strunk ‘stalk, stump’, hence a nickname for a short, stout, ungainly person, or a topographic name for someone who lived in an area with tree trunks.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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