Chester Hillman Stradley Sr.

Male8 April 1881–6 August 1944

Brief Life History of Chester Hillman

When Chester Hillman Stradley Sr. was born on 8 April 1881, in Swan, Marion, Iowa, United States, his father, Edward Lee Stradley, was 30 and his mother, Mariah Henry, was 25. He married Georgia Eliot Kerr on 8 March 1905, in Marion, Iowa, United States. He lived in Strauss Township, Cotton, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 2, Wichita, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 August 1944, in Burkburnett, Wichita, Texas, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery, Burkburnett, Wichita, Texas, United States.

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Chester Hillman Stradley Sr.
Dora Bell Michael
Kenneth Ralph Stradley
Claude William Stradley
Claude William Stradley
Edward Stradley
Chester Hillman Stradley Jr.
Wallace R. Stradley
Infant Stradley
Lillie Ann Stradley

Sources (28)

  • Chester H Stradley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Stradley, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Chester H. Stradley, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 3

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 17

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Possibly English: habitational name from a lost orunidentified place.

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

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