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The people are Sarah Elizabeth Byrd and and her daughter Jennie Ethel Strange. Sarah Elizabeth Byrd was the daughter of Jesse Blackstone Byrd, Sr. and Eliza Jane 'Clint' Lewis and the sister of Dave V. Byrd. She married William Russell Strange, son of William Asbury Strange and Mary Priscilla Baker. Sarah Elizabeth's son was George Glenn Strange the Hollywood actor.
Sarah Elizabeth Byrd was born 29 Dec 1870 in Brown County, Texas and died 7 April 1970 in Tucson,Pima County, Arizona. She is buried at Cross Cut Cemetery, Brown County, Texas. She married J.W. Foster on 05 Jul 1885 in Brown County, Texas. She married William Russell Strange, the son of William Asbury Strange and Mary Priscilla Baker, circa 1892 in Brown County, Texas. He was born circa 1868 in Arkansas and died in Texas. He is buried in Broken Arrow, Wagoner County, Oklahoma. See her grave marker.

Sarah Elizabeth Byrd is a sister of David V. "Dave" Byrd and Oliver Wallis who married Phoebe Ida Aynes and Armilda Aynes the daughter of John Aynes and Sarah Jane Russell Honeycutt. Her brother Jesse Blackstone Byrd, Jr. son William Earnest Byrd married Maudie DeBusk the daughter of William Lane DeBusk and Martha Laura Keller. George Homer Keller and Mary Mercie Keller, siblings of Martha Laura Keller, married Nancy Ann "Nan" Helms and Fielden Jasper Helms, children of Susan DeBusk and James Patton Helms.


Children of Sarah Elizabeth Byrd and J.W. Foster

1 -- Jennie E. Foster born Circa 1893
2 -- Shirley V. Foster born Circa 1897

Children of Sarah Elizabeth Byrd and William Russell Strange

1   --    Leonard Leroy Strange born 20 Feb 1892 in Crofton, Wise County, Texas and died 1892 in Crofton, Wise County, Texas.

2   --   Jennie Ethel Strange born 28 Jan 1894 in Nacona, Montague County, Texas and died in Texas. She married Golden Jensen

3 -- Shirley Virgil Strange born in 2 March 1897 in Clyville, Brown County,Texas and died 22 May 1966 in Texas. He married a Clara Dee Bibb born 1900 in Golden, McCurtain County, Oklahoma. He also married Rose Ella Pratt. She was born 22 Feb 1903 and died 30 Oct 1999. He and Rose Ella Pratt are both buried at Buried in Fort Bliss National Cemetery , El Paso, El Paso, Texas.

4 -- George Glenn Strange born 16 Aug 1899 in Weed, Otero County, New Mexico and died 20 Sep 1973 in Burbank, Los Angeles County, California. He is buried in Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California. He married Flora Eola Hooper, daughter of Charles Hooper and Ruth Evans, on 29 Apr 1920 in Hastings, Cotton County, Oklahoma. She was born 12 Sep 1904 in Hastings, Cotton County, Oklahoma and died 06 Sep 1990 in Duncan, Oklahoma. She is buried in Resthaven Cemetery, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma. He married a second time around 1930 and divorced in 1932 to Otrela Spradling. . He married a third time in 1936 at Glendale, Los Angeles County, California to Minnie Thompson who he remained with until his death in 1973. He and a cousin Curtis McPeters went to Hollywood and became actors. They were both members of a Western band called the Arizonia Wranglers. George Glen Stange played a bad man in many B Westerns. He was the bartender on the James Arness series Gunsmoke.

5 -- David Lawrence Strange born 10 Nov 1902 in Brown County, Texas and died 13 Nov 1957 in Brown County, Texas.
He married Dorothy Thompson and his brother, George Glenn Strange married her sister Minnie Thompson. Lawrence and Dorothy were divorced in the 1940's. He is buried in Cross Cut Cemetery, Brown County, Texas. See his grave marker.

6 -- Alpha Main Strange born 15 Jun 1905 in Brown County, Texas. She married Calvin Keeney.