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MAJORVILLE   CEMETERY
HANCOCK  COUNTY,  ILLINOIS

 

CLARENCE LAFAYETTE STRONG 1856-1923
KATHERINE ELIZABETH ALTON 1860-1913

(tombstone/s not yet photographed)

 


 
CLARENCE L. STRONG
Nov. 15, 1856
Feb. 15, 1923
 
 
 

 
KATIE E. STRONG
Wife of
CLARENCE L. STRONG
Feb. 21, 1860
June 4, 1913
 

 

Clarence Lafayette Strong, born in Iowa, had made his way to Hancock County, Illinois, by 1880, and was working for A. R. Simmons in Fountain Green Township.

Katherine Elizabeth Alton, daughter of Elliott Alton and Elizabeth Gardner, was born and raised in Fountain Green Township.

Clarence and Katie were married on January 25, 1881.  They may have started out in Pilot Grove Township, where their second child was born in 1885.  By 1895 they were established in Fountain Green Township, and by 1900 they had become the parents of three daughters and two sons.  The children were:

i. Albert LeRoy Strong, born August 4, 1883.  He died in March of 1963, burial location undetermined.
 
ii. Rubie Edith Strong, born December 1, 1885, in Pilot Grove Township, Hancock County. She died May 17, 1970, in Burlington, Iowa, burial at Majorville Cemetery.
 
iii. Grace Goldie Strong, born January 10, 1892.  She died April 11, 1989, burial at Glade Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough County, Illinois.
 
iv. Gertrude Vera Strong, born March 12, 1895, in Fountain Green Township, died July 28, 1978.  Burial at Moss Ridge Cemetery, Carthage, Hancock County.
 
v. Earl Scott Strong, born February 4, 1897, in Fountain Green (or Fountain Green Township). He died after July 28, 1978.
 

Katie died in 1913.  Clarence, who continued farming for a few more years with help from Earl, died in Carthage Township in 1923.  Katie and Clarence are buried at Majorville Cemetery.

1870 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 129A
enumerated June 6, 1860, dwelling #149

Alton, Elliott C, 47, male, white, farmer, value of real estate 3500, value of personal estate 1000, born NY, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 or more
Elisabeth, 37, female, white, keeping house, born PA Leonard, 19, male, white, born IL, attended school within the year
Mary V, 17, female, white, born IL, attended school within the year
Jane E, 13, female, white, born IL, attended school within the year
Katie, 10, female, white, born IL, attended school within the year
Marcus, 7, male, white, born IL
Lucy, 83, female, white, born VT

1880 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 118B
enumerated June 23-24, 1880, dwelling #207

Simmons, A R, white, male, 37, married, farmer, born IL, both parents born KY
Mary E, white, female, 32, wife, married, keeping house, born PA, father born PA, mother
born OH
Jennie, white, female, 10, daughter, single, at home, attended school within the year, born IL, father born IL, mother born PA
Albert P, white, male, 4, son, single, at home, could not read or write, born IL, father born IL, mother born PA
Strong, Clarence, white, male, 24, f. laborer, single, farm laborer, born IA, both parents born IL

1880 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 115D
enumerated June 17-18, 1880, dwelling #149

Allton, E C, white, male, 54 ?, married, farmer, born NY, father born MA, mother born Vermont
Elizabeth, white, female, 48 ?, wife, married, keeping house, born PA, both parents born PA
Kate, white, female, 19, daughter, single, at home, born IL, father born NY, mother born PA
Morcus, white, male, 17, son, single, at home, attended school within the year, born IL, father born NY, mother born PA

1900 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 116A
enumerated June 15, 1900, dwelling #191

Strong, Clarence L, head, white, male, Nov 1856, 43, married for 19 years, born IA, both parents born OH, farmer, months not employed - 0, could read, write and speak English, rented his farm home, farm schedule 134

Carrie O, wife, white, female, Feb 1860, 40, married for 19 years; mother of 5 children, all living; born IL, father born NY, mother born PA, could read, write and speak English

Albert, son, white, male, Aug 1883, 16, single, born IL, father born IA, mother born IL, farm hand, months not employed - 4, could read, write and speak English

Rubay, daughter, white, female, Dec 1885, 14, single, born IL, father born IA, mother born IL, at school for 8 months, could read, write and speak English

Grace, daughter, white, female, Jan 1892, 8, single, born IL, father born IA, mother born IL

Gertrude, daughter, white, female, Mar 1895, 5, single, born IL, father born IA, mother born IL

Earl, son, white, male, Feb 1887, 3, single, born IL, father born IA, mother born IL

 

1910 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 81A
enumerated April 21, 1910, dwelling #120

Strong, Clarence L, head, male, white, 53, married (1st) for 38 years, born IA, both parents born IN, spoke English, farmer, general farm, working on own account, could read and write, owned his farm home free of mortgage, farm schedule 104

Kate E, wife, female, white, 50, married (1st); mother of 5 children, all living; born IL, father born NY, mother born PA, spoke English, could read and write

Grace G, daughter, female, white, 18, single, born IL, father born IA, mother born IL, spoke English, could read and write, attended school after Sept. 1, 1909

Gertrude V, daughter, female, white, 15, single, born IL, father born IA, mother born IL, spoke English, could read and write, attended school after Sept. 1, 1909

Earl S, son, male, white, 13, single, born IL, father born IA, mother born IL, spoke English, could read and write, attended school after Sept. 1, 1909

Thompson, Ruby E, daughter, female, white, 24, married (1st) for 1 year; mother of 1 child, living; born IL, father born IA, mother born IL, spoke English, teacher, public school, employee, could read and write

Verne E, grandson, male, white, 2, single, born IL, both parents born IL

 

1920 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 105B
enumerated January 8, 1920, dwelling #96, farm

Strong, Albert [sic], head, owner, free of mortgage, male, white, 63, widower, could read and write, born IA, both parents born IL, spoke English, farmer, truck farm, working on own account, farm schedule 75

Earl, son, male, white, 22, single, could read and write, born IL, both parents born IL, spoke English, farmer, home farm, working for wages

 

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