Dr. Samuel S. Strayer

Brief Life History of Samuel S.

When Dr. Samuel S. Strayer was born on 7 March 1845, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Levi Strayer, was 32 and his mother, Fanny Smith, was 35. He married Martha J. Crosier on 20 April 1871, in DuPage, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Wayne Township, Wayne, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Lisle Township, DuPage, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 18 August 1904, in Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Naperville Cemetery, Naperville Township, DuPage, Illinois, United States.

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Dr. Samuel S. Strayer
1845–1904
Martha J. Crosier
1848–1924
Marriage: 20 April 1871
Ella Givler
1874–1920
Mary Gertrude Strayer
1877–1909

Sources (7)

  • S. S. Strazer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Samuel S. Strayer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • S.s. Strayer in entry for Ella Winfield Strayer, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

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World Events (8)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Ströher: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Ströh in Westphalia and Lower Saxony.

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

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