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Harry Earl STRONG

  • Kenneth Charles STRONG
  • Robert Earl STRONG+
  • Gerald Eugene STRONG
  • Geraldine Ruth STRONG+

Alice Helen JABLONSKY 1 2

  • Born: 28 Dec 1891, St. Louis, Missouri 1 2
  • Christened: Salem's Reformed Church, St. Louis, Missouri 1
  • Marriage: Harry Earl STRONG on 24 Jul 1912 in St. Louis, Missouri 1
  • Died: 22 Aug 1937, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California 1 2 3
  • Buried: 26 Aug 1937, Greenwood Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 1

bullet  Death Notes:

Prinicpal cause of death per death certificate was mesenteric thombosis, which is a blood clot in one of the mesenteric veins that drains blood from the intestine resulting in intestinal gangrene. A contributory cause was an abcess in a Douglas' cul-de-sac, a peritoneal fold.

Arizona Republic Obituary:

"Phoenix Woman Dies on Coast
Alice Strong, 44 years old, wife of H. E. Strong, manager of Strong's News Agency here died yesterday in a Long Beach, Calif. clinic.
Mrs. Strong was born in St. Louis. She came to Phoenix eight years ago from Long Beach with her husband.
She is survived by her husband; her mother, Mrs. M. Jablonsky, and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Cross, both of St. Louis, who are on their way to attend the services; and four children, Kenneth, 22, Earl, 20, and Gerald and Geraldine, both 14.
Services will be held here this week."

Arizona Republic Funeral Notice:

"STRONG, Mrs. Harry E., 1129 West Palm Lane, passed away in Long Beach, Calif., Sunday. Funeral will be conducted from the Grimshaw-Acton chapel Wednesday afternoon.

bullet  Burial Notes:

Now Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery, 719 North 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009; buried in Sec. Forest Lawn, Block 134, Lot 1, Space 4.


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: 1900, St. Louis, Missouri. 4

Household of Charles Jablonsky:
Jablonsky, Alice; daughter; white; female; born Dec 1891; age 8; single; born in Missouri; father and mother born in Germany; at school.

2. Census: 1910, St. Louis, Missouri. 5

Household of Charley Jablonsky:
Jablonsky, Helen; daughter; female; white; age 19; single; born in Missouri; father and mother born in Germany; speaks English; piano teacher; self-employed; can read and write.

3. Census: 1920, St. Louis, Missouri. 6

Household of Harry Strong:
Strong, Alice; wife; female; white; age 28; married; can read and write; born in Missouri; father born in Germany; mother born in Germany; speaks English; none for occupation.

4. Census: 1930, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. 7

Household of Harry E. Strong:
Strong, Alice H.; wife; female; white; age 38; married at age 20; can read and write; born in Missouri; father born in E. Prussia; mother born in C. Prussia; speaks English; no occupation.


Alice married Harry Earl STRONG, son of James Riley STRONG and Polly Roberson LEGG, on 24 Jul 1912 in St. Louis, Missouri.1 (Harry Earl STRONG was born on 7 Jan 1890 in Stotesbury, Vernon County, Missouri,8 9 died on 7 Mar 1943 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 9 10 11 and was buried on 9 Mar 1943 in Greenwood Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 9 11.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

License issued 23 Jul 1912 to Harry E. Strong. 12



1 Family Records of Ruth Dorothy Cross nee Jablonsky.

2 Standard Certificate of Death for Alice Helen Strong, Certified Copy dated 16 May 2003, State of California Department of Health Services, File No. 37-053211. Informant was Harry E. Strong.

3 Obituary and Funeral Notice for Alice Strong, Arizona Republic, 23 Aug 1937 (copies provided by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records).

4 1900 Census, St. Louis, Missouri, FHL Film No. 1,240,896, Ward 17, Vol. 96, E. D. 269; Sheet 9, Family 174 at Lines 30-34.

5 1910 Census, St. Louis, Missouri, FHL Film No. 1,374,833, Ward 18, Vol. 110, E. D. 294, Sheet 15, Family 339 at Lines 66-70.

6 1920 Census, St. Louis, Missouri, Roll T625_954, E. D. 205, Sheet 2A, Family 38 at Lines 35-38 ( image 3 of 32).

7 1930 Census, Maricopa County, Arizona, Roll T626_57, E. D. 9, Page 2A, Family 33 at Lines 20-25 ( image 3 of 21).

8 Strong Family Bible. It would appear the Strong Family Bible may have originally belonged to Eli and Elizabeth Strong, for the births of their children appear to have been entered before the births of the children of J. R. and Polly Strong. This bible may have been the bible that was purchased in 1876 from the Estate of Eli Strong, Dec'd by Sarah Legg, mother of Elizabeth (Barry) Strong and Polly (Legg) Strong, which upon her death probably passed to Polly. Beginning with the birth of Eli and Elizabeth's daughter, Betty, in 1873 (Elizabeth died a week later), the entries appear to have been made by Polly until she died in 1916, at which time the handwriting noticeably changes and thereafter is presumed to be that of Bertha (Strong) Young, Polly's youngest daughter and the possessor of the bible, or at least the Family Record pages, at the time of her death in 1963. It thus appears that before Polly started maintaining the Family Records, the bible only contained entries for the family of Eli and Elizabeth Strong. Once Polly took over, she appears to have added the entries for the J. R. and Polly Strong family. [While Elizabeth's and Polly's handwriting is similar, there are some subtle differences. For example, the "B" in "Born" begins with a loop in the case of the entries for the family of Eli and Elizabeth, while it begins with a straight stroke for the family of J. R. and Polly. Also, the names of J. R. and Polly's children are listed separately in a column on the first page that was originally intended for deaths.] One possible exception to this scenario concerns the marriage information for Eli and Elizabeth - that may have been added by Polly at the same time she added her own marriage information. The handwriting for both marriage entries seems to be identical and it also matches the death entries for Eli and Elizabeth, which were probably made by Polly. Moreover, both marriage entries spell "married" as "maried." The Family Record pages have been removed from the bible, which appears to no longer exist. Originally, these pages immediately followed the end of the Old Testament. It is not known when or by whom the Family Record pages were removed. They may or may not have still been part of the bible when Bertha Dell Young nee Strong died in 1963. After Bertha's death, only the Family Record pages were passed on to her grand-nephew, Robert E. Strong, Jr.

9 Standard Certificate of Death for Harry Earl Strong, Arizona State Department of Health, State File No. 186, Registrar's No. 407. Informant was Mrs. Georgia Strong, widow.

10 Strong Family Bible.

11 Obituary and Funeral Notice for Harry Strong, Arizona Republic, 8 Mar 1943 and 10 Mar 1943 (copies provided by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records).

12 Index to Marriages, St. Louis, Male A-Z, 1912-1917, FHL Film No. 528,152, License No. 174219, Vol. 77, Page 408.

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