Henry August Strate

9 August 1895–11 February 1954 (Age 58)
Knox, Indiana, United States

The Life of Henry August

When Henry August Strate was born on 9 August 1895, in Knox, Indiana, United States, his father, Henry H Strate, was 41 and his mother, Johanna "Anna" Prussner, was 36. He married Laura Lena Grabbe on 15 May 1917, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Widner Township, Knox, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Jefferson Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 February 1954, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Freelandville, Widner Township, Knox, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry August Strate
Laura Lena Grabbe
Marriage: 15 May 1917
Melvin Roscoe Strate
Harold Strate

Spouse and Children

15 May 1917
Sullivan, Indiana, United States


    Melvin Roscoe Strate


    Harold Strate


Parents and Siblings

    Henry H Strate


    Johanna "Anna" Prussner




    Ernest Strate


    Mary Strate



    Louisa Strate


    Annie Strate


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 11

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

North German and Dutch (van de Strate, van der Strate): habitational name for someone from any of the places called Strate or Ter Strate ‘at the road’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Henry A Strete, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry A Strate, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry Strate in household of Henry Strate, "United States Census, 1910"

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