6/27/1900 Humboldt, Coles Co, IL, was his residence at census time being listed at 27 years of age, married 3 years to Vina S with 2 children, both living: Sylvester, 3 and Aaron W, 1. Also living there was his 51 year old widowed mother-in-law, although she was also counted with another daughter, so perhaps she rotated between the two. William was a farm laborer, all the neighbors were either farmers or farm laborers as well.
4/16/1910 Lafayette Twp, Coles Co, IL. Having moved south before the next census, William was 37, Vina A, was 29. Their farmily had grown to include: Sylvester, 13, Aaron W, 11, Lily J, 9, John R, 6, Charles R, 4, Glen Edward, 2, and Oscar Joseph, 4 mo. The couple had been married 15 years, all seven of their children were still living. William was employed as farmer of a general farm.
1/8/1920 Lake Parks Ave, Chicago, Cook Co, IL. Was it this William Strong living there that year at census time? He was 40 years old, divorced, and living in a large boarding house. He was a railroad engineer. Where were Vina and the children?