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Re: Christiana Lyons & William David Strange

William David Strange & Christiana Lyons appear to be parents of Robert Strange of Philadelphia.

WW I Draft Registration, 1917
Strange, William, 22; born March 1895 in Norristown, PA [Montgomery County]
Residence: 641 No. 42 [641 N. 42nd St.?], Philadelphia, PA
Employment: laborer at Lang/Long Paper Co.;
married; dependents—wife & 3 children;
Physical description—medium height, black hair, black eyes; race—Colored

1920 census: 635 45th Street, 44-Ward, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Head—Roundtree, Garfield, 30, M, B. married, chauffeur at ice company, b. 1890, NC
Wife—Amanda (Children: Clarence, Garfield Jr., Margaret)
Head—Strange, Christiana, 23, F, B, married, presser in shirtwaist factory, b. 1897, NC
Son—Strange, Robert, 4, M, B, single, no occupation, b. 1916 PA, father b. PA

1930 census: 2120 South Street, District 100, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Head—Strange, William, 34, married at age 19, truck helper, b. 1896 PA
Wife—Anna, 39, married at age 24, no occupation, b. PA
Son—Robert, 14, single, b. 1916 PA
Lodger—McNeill, Roy, b. 1901 VA
Lodger—McNeill, Lucy, b. 1904 NC

WW II Draft Registration, 1942
Strange, William David, 48, born March 19, 1895 in Norristown, PA [Montgomery County]
Wife: Anna Strange
Residence: 124 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA
Employer: Leon Willcox; employer address: 1808 Chestnut St.
Physical description: Negro, brown eyes, black hair, light brown complexion, height 5’6” weight 155 lbs, scars on left shoulder and left hip

WWII Enlistment Record, 1944
Strange, Robert L.; born 1915, Negro, citizen
Enlistment date: March 25, 1944
Enlistment city: New Cumberland, PA
Rank: Private, no branch assignment
Education: Grammar School
Occupation: Gas and Oil man
Marital status: married

WWII Enlistment Record, 1944
Strange, Robert, born 1919, Negro, citizen
Enlistment date: Feb. 26, 1944
Enlistment city: Philadelphia
Rank: Private, no branch assignment
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Education: Grammar school
Marital Status: married

Social Security Death Index (This man has the same birthdate as William David Strange)
William Strange, born 19 March 1895; died September 1969
SSN: issued in Pennsylvania (before 1951)
Last residence: 2001 Washington, DC

U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002
Robert Strange, 4716 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19139-4629
Residence years: 1999-2002

Social Security Death Index
Robert Strange, born 8 July 1915; died 8 January 2003 in Philadelphia, PA


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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