Augustus Hopkins Strong

Male3 August 1836–29 November 1921

Brief Life History of Augustus Hopkins

When Augustus Hopkins Strong was born on 3 August 1836, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, Alvah Strong, was 27 and his mother, Catharine Hopkins, was 28. He married Harriet Louisa Savage on 7 November 1861, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Monroe, New York, United States in 1900 and Pasadena Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920. He died on 29 November 1921, in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Augustus Hopkins Strong
Harriet Louisa Savage
Marriage: 7 November 1861
Charles Augustus Strong
Mary Belle Strong
John Henry Strong
Kate Louise Strong
Cora Harriet Strong
Laura Rockefeller Strong

Sources (29)

  • Augeston H Strong, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dr. A. H. Strong in entry for Edmunt H. Lewis and Laura R. Strong, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Augustin H Strong, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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  • Marriage
    7 November 1861Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Mount Hope Cemetery was formally dedicated on October 3 1838 on 40 acres of ground purchased from Silas Andrus. Today it covers almost 200 acres and has over a third of a million permanent residents including many of Rochester's most prominent pioneers, inventors, politicians and industrialists. It is one of America's oldest active municipal burial grounds, continuing to grow at a rate of 200-300 burials per year. It is a geologically diverse site with dramatic natural features formed during the post-Ice Age melt, and is a haven for wildlife which is demonstrated most dramatically in early Fall when it turns into a natural rookery and the trees are dark with the roosting birds. There is a wide variety of trees and plants on the grounds, some of which date back to the 1850's when the adjacent Ellwanger & Barry Nursery donated many of its hybrids and specialty plants to the cemetery.

    1848 · The California Gold Rush

    Age 12

    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 


    Age 27

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

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English strong(e), strang(e) ‘strong, powerful’ (Old English strang).

    Americanized form of French Trahan .

    Americanized form (translation into English) of Jewish Stark .

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

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