James Franklin Strunk

24 April 1865–15 June 1953 (Age 88)
Marion Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James Franklin

When James Franklin Strunk was born on 24 April 1865, in Marion Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Robert D. Strunk, was 27 and his mother, Levina Reish, was 22. He married Cora Mary Harvey in 1886, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Spring Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Howard, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 15 June 1953, in State College, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Pine Hall Cemetery, State College, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Franklin Strunk
Cora Mary Harvey
Marriage: 1886
Florence Ethel Strunk
Carrie M Strunk
Walter Harvey Strunk
Arthur H Strunk
Esther Y Strunk
Gilbert Milford Strunk

Spouse and Children

Pennsylvania, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Robert D. Strunk


    Levina Reish





    Harry Milford Strunk



    Anna Mae Strunk


    John Marvin Strunk


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 12

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 25

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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.

Sources (3)

  • James Strunk, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Francklin Strunk, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James F Strunk in household of Edward J Warner, "United States Census, 1880"

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