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Notes for George William Allen STRINE


Their homeplace had actually been Daily property according to courthouse records. Apparently it passed to son Paul, as that was where he died, and then to grandson, Dan. The house must have been grand in its day as it had 2 stairways, a front one to the living room with a bannister and a smaller one in the back.

Descendants said he lost a foot but never said how. He used 2 prosthesis to walk, one during the day and a "stump foot" for night trips to the bathroom as the day one was too cumbersome to put on in a hurry.

Residences & events:

1920 Lancaster, Wabash Co, IL. The census said George was 28, Silva, 22, and they had 2 toddlers: Jeradeen, 3, and Meril, 1. Sylvia's two batchelor brothers lived with them, Joe, 35, and Alonzo, 30, as farm hands. George was a general farmer.

4/2/1930 Same place. At census time George W was 38, Sylvia E was 41 and their children at that time were Geraldine M, 12, Merrel J, 11, Lois J, 8, Margaret, 3 yrs 1 mo, and Paul F, 9 mo. George was a farmer. Next door was Sylvia's sister, Ida and Harvey Spurling, followed by more Strine families.

He took over the farm of father-in-law, Josiah Daily.
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