Claude Motley Strickland

6 June 1885–12 September 1945 (Age 60)
Corn Hill, Williamson, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Claude Motley

When Claude Motley Strickland was born on 6 June 1885, in Corn Hill, Williamson, Texas, United States, his father, William Munson Strickland, was 26 and his mother, Nancy Jane Louisiana E Routon, was 32. He married Nettie Pearl Williams on 10 December 1905, in Williamson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, San Saba, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 1, Briscoe, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 12 September 1945, at the age of 60.

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Claude Motley Strickland
Nettie Pearl Williams
Marriage: 10 December 1905
Chester Ozias Strickland
J D Strickland
Mayvis P Strickland
William Alton Strickland
W Alton Strickland
Durene Nettye Strickland

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  • Marriage
    10 December 1905Williamson, Texas, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company
    Age 9
    Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
    1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered
    Age 16
    "Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Great and Little Strickland (Westmorland) or Strickland Ketel and Strickland Roger (also Westmorland). The placenames derive from Old English stīrc ‘stirk, young bullock or heifer’ + land ‘land’.

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

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    Sources (11)

    • C M Strickland, "United States Census, 1920"
    • C. M. Strickland, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
    • Claude Mot Strickland in entry for J D Strickland, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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