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STRANGE & WILLIAMS--Greenway, VA to Pittsburgh

STRANGE & WILLIAMS—Greenway, VA to Pittsburgh, PA

Reuben Strange (b. 1854-56 VA), a son of John and Cloe/Chloe Strange, was a farmhand in Greenway, Clarke, VA. In 1879 Reuben married Catherine Williams, daughter of Edward and Sallie Williams. They moved to Pittsburgh, PA circa 1880-85. There he worked in a steel mill and later as a street laborer. His son William Strange (b. 1881 VA) was a chef in a hotel restaurant. William married Cora L. William Strange of Pittsburgh registered for the draft during WW I.

1870 census:
Ruben Strange (b. 1854 VA), farmhand, Greenway, Clarke, VA

1879 Clarke County, VA marriage record:
Reuben, 23, single, born in & resident of Clarke, Farm Hand, parents John & Cloe (Chloe) Strange, married 14 Aug 1879 in White Post, Clarke, to Catherine Williams 17, single, born in & resident of Clarke, parents Edward & Sallie Williams (African Americans)

1880 census:
Reuben Strange (b. 1856 VA); wife Catherine (b. 1863 VA), Greenway, Clarke, VA

1900 census:
Ruben Strangle/Strange, 45, (b. 1856 VA), steel mill worker; wife Catherine; children William (b. 1879 VA), cook; Sandy (b. 1885 PA); Ralph (b. PA); Charles (b. PA); 1320 Townsend St., 8-wd, Pittsburgh, PA

1900 census:
Household head—Mary Edmonds, 78, widow, no occupation, (b. 1822 VA); son-in-law—Reuben Shange/Strange, 44, laborer in rolling mill, b. VA 1855; 52 Kelton St., 8 Ward, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, VA

1910 census:
Ruben Strange (b. 1860 VA) street laborer; William Strange (b. 1882 VA), hotel cook, 165 Devilliers St., 3-wd Pittsburgh, PA (They were boarders in home of VA-born Charles White)

1917-18 WW I Draft registration: William Strange (b. 1881 VA)

1920 census:
William Strange (b. 1881 VA), restaurant chef; wife Cora L., 415 Michigan Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

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