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Laura Sower

Female 1859 - 1935  (75 years)


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  • Name Laura Sower  [1
    Born 5 Sep 1859  Marion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Jul 1935  West Liberty, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Fairview Cemetery, Lot 411, West Liberty, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3931  Our Back Rhodes Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Father Samuel Sower,   b. 31 Jan 1826, Tremont, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1891, West Liberty, Logan County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Mary Ellen King,   b. 17 Aug 1826, Tremont, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1893, West Liberty, Logan County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1851  Tremont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The marriage record for Samuel Sour is found on p. 241 of V
      ol. 3 of the Clark county marriage records.

      They applied for marriage on Dec. 28, 1850 as Sam'l Sour and Sarah Ellen King. The official certificate of marriage gives the correct name of Mary Ellen King. They were married by Rev. Jesse Goddard, minister of the M. E. church.
    Family ID F1227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Edward Strayer,   b. 15 Jul 1861, West Liberty, Logan County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1923, West Liberty, Logan County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Children 
     1. Alda Mae Strayer,   b. 28 Sep 1884,   d. 8 Sep 1916, Logan County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     2. Cecil Flossie Strayer,   b. 10 Oct 1888,   d. 26 Nov 1934, West Liberty, Logan County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     3. Addie Belle Strayer,   b. 26 Apr 1890, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1955, West Liberty, Logan County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Floyd Pearl Strayer,   b. 12 Sep 1893, West Liberty, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1961, Urbana Mercy Memorial Hospital, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     5. Willis Warrich Strayer,   b. 3 Jun 1895, West Liberty, Logan County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1971, North Palm Beach, Florida. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Ray Percy Strayer,   b. 30 Oct 1898,   d. 22 Mar 1971, Miami, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. Herschel Strayer,   b. 28 Jul 1902, West Liberty, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1959, West Liberty, Logan County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F1231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1900 Census, Ohio, Vol. 92 E.D. Sheet 3, Line 28, Liberty twsp., Logan County has John living with wife Laura; three daughters, May (Alda Mae, Cecil F., and Adda B. (Addie); three sons, Floyd P., Willis R., and Percy R.

      1920 Census, Ohio, Vol. 123, E.D. 191, Sheet 11, Line 75, 220 Oakland Square, Bellefontaine, Logan County has John living with wife Laura, four sons, Floyd P., Willis, Ray P., and Hershal R.; one granddaughter Dorothy I. Bolen

      1890 Census, Indiana, Richland twsp., Grant County, page 359, dwelling #826, has Laura living with her parents, age 9 month.

      OBITUARY - Bellefontaine Examiner, dtg Friday, July 8, 1935, Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio.

      PARALYSIS CAUSES DEATH - Funeral of Mrs. Laura Ellen Strayer To Be Held Saturday - Mrs. Laura Ellen Strayer died Thursday at 2:15 p.m. of paralysis after an illness of but a few days. She was stricken Tuesday at her family home, 220 Oaklanor some time. Living in the home with her were her son, Herschel Strayer, and wife and baby son and another son, Ray Strayer.
      Laura Ellen Sower-Strayer was born Sept. 5, 1859, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sower. When she was quite young they moved to a farm near Tremont City, later moving to the vicinity of West Liberty. She was the only daughter in a fafhhers having preceded her in death.
      She was united in marriage with John E. Strayer, July 11, 18885, his death occurring in August of 1923. They moved to a farm in the vicinity of West Liberty, later moving to West Liberty, then to Bellefontaine.
      The deceased was the mother of seven children. Those who remain are Mrs. Ernest Yoder, of West Liberty; Floyd P. Strayer, of Urbana; Willis W. Strayer, Ray Strayer and Herschel Strayer, of Bellefontaine. There are 12 grandchildren and threng. One granddaughter, Mrs. Dorothy Bolen Stevens, who now resides in Lima, was reared by Mrs. Strayer from infancy.
      The following brothers remain, John Sower, of West Liberty; Rev. Grant Sower, of Ferry, Mich., and Edward E. Strayer of Campbell, Calif.
      Mrs. Strayer was long a member of the Congregational church in West Liberty. She was a loving mother and always helpful and considerate.
      Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Leonard & Eichholtz Funeral Home with Dr. C.E. Rice pastor of the Lutheran church, in charge. Burial will be made in the West Liberty cemetery.



      Funeral Services - Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio, dtg. July 1935.

      MRS. STRAYER IS BURIED - Services for Mrs. Laura Strayer were held in the Leonard & Eichholtz Funeral Home Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with Dr. C. E. Rice, pastor of the Lutheran church, in charge.
      The following pallbearers served at the burial in West Liberty cemetery. Floyd, Willis, Ray and Herschel Strayer and Ernest Yoder and Glenn Willitts.




      Death certificate: Vol: 7878, Cert. NR. 43968, Logan County, Ohio

  • Sources 
    1. [S448] GEDCOM file imported on 29 Mar 2003.


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