James Thomas Strong

2 September 1841–7 January 1912 (Age 70)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of James Thomas

When James Thomas Strong was born on 2 September 1841, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Jacob Strong, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Hill, was 35. He married Elisabeth Katrine Jørgensen Svane on 17 April 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. In 1900, at the age of 59, his occupation is listed as jeweler in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 7 January 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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James Thomas Strong
Elisabeth Katrine Jørgensen Svane
Marriage: 17 April 1861
James William Strong
John Albert Strong
Susan Lucinda Strong
Mary Elizabeth Strong
Henry Alfred Strong
Julia Ann Strong
Arthur Ephraim Strong
Ernest James Strong
Alvin Charles Strong
Ettie Irene Strong
Clarence Thomas Strong

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 April 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1842 · Relief Society Organized
    Age 1
    The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on March 17, 1842. Emma Smith was the first Relief Society president. It was established as a way to help strengthen and serve other women.
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 19
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Employees on the Transcontinetal Railroad 1868-1869 by Harriet Speirs

    Descendants of Jacob and Sarah (Hill) Strong, Pioneers to Utah in 1849, who worked on the Transcontinental Railroad, in Echo and Weber Canyons. Sons; William Strong, 1827-1888, Member of the Mormon Ba …

    Sources (102)

    • 1870 US Census for James Strong, "United States Census, 1870"
    • 1958 death record for Ernest James Strong, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • 1860 US Census for James Strong in household of Sarah Strong, "United States Census, 1860"

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