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Re: [OH] Descendants of Reuben Strange & Maria Smi

Ohio descendants & relatives of Reuben Strange and Maria Smith
Related surnames: Collins, Green, Harper, Martin, Magee, Moss, Randolph, Reed
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WOW HM,

I knew the Strange's and the families you have listed that were in Piqua, Ohio. I wasn't born until 1934, but I grew up knowing Bernard & Bernice Reed (twins) and was somewhat a contemporary of the stepgrandson Bernard Newman.

Oscar Strange was a member of my church in Piqua...Cyrene A.M.E. and he helped me find summer employment before my graduation from Piqua High School in 1952.

I also have ancestors who were in Warren County, Ohio during the periods you mention. Wayne/Waynesville & Turtle Creek township as well as in Springfield, Ohio in Clark County.

The knitting factory mentioned was the Allen-A and later BVD Uunderwear. Oscar helped me get a summer job there. And the hospital where he worked was Piqua Memorial Hospital where I was born. My grandaunt was in charge of the Laundry Dept. at PMH.

What a small world.

Art Thomas


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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