Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Strains in:
 • Pogue Cemetery
 • Fairbanks
 • Sullivan County
 • Indiana
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Benjamin Edgar "Edgar" Strain
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Nov. 7, 1884
Sullivan County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 1961
Terre Haute
Vigo County
Indiana, USA

Edgar was the son of Levi and Sarah "Sally Elizabeth Harrison Strain.

He married Maple "Mae" McKinney on November 6, 1904.

Father of Levi Laurens, Mary Maxine, Eva Lucile and Theodore Gail Strain.

Services for Edgar Strain, who died early Monday morning of last week at the Mary Sherman Hospital in Sullivan, were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon of last week at the DeBaun Funeral Home in Prairie Creek. Rev. Gene Personnett officiated and favorite hymns were rendered by Mrs. Jeanette Wernz at the piano. Burial was at the Pogue Cemetery.
Benjamin Edgar, son of Levi and Sarah (Harrison) Strain, was born on the Strain Homestead in Fairbanks township, Nov. 7, 1884.
He was the elder of two children; the other a daughter Tamar, is now Mrs. R. G. DeHart.
Edgar's birthplace was, in earlier years, the home of his grandparents and was also the birthplace of his father - "Uncle Levi" as he was familiarly known, who spent his entire life on this farm.
In 1904, Edgar was united in marriage to Miss Mae McKinney and to them four children were born: Laurens, Maxine, (now Mrs. Elmer Riggs), Lucille (now Mrs. Garland Carrithers) and Theodore.
Edgar and Mae started house keeping on the part of the Strain farm where Laurens now lives and lived in this home until the death of Edgar's father, when they moved to the present farm. Thus his entire life was spent on the Strain homestead.
He was, for a number of years, an official of the Fairbanks bank; he also served as trustee of Fairbanks Township for eight years, and in each capacity was an efficient and trustworthy official.
He was a member of Kingsley Methodist Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge of Fairbanks for 50 years, Fairbanks Order of the Eastern Star and was a citizen loved and respected by all who knew him.
Family links: 
  Levi Strain (1840 - 1909)
  Sarah Elizabeth Harrison Strain (1848 - 1924)
  Maple McKinney Strain (1884 - 1965)*
  Levi Laurens Strain (1907 - 1964)*
  Mary Maxine Strain Riggs (1909 - 1976)*
  Eva Lucile Strain Carrithers (1911 - 1999)*
  Theodore Gail Strain (1920 - 1996)*
  Infant Strain (1866 - 1866)**
  Chauncy Strain (1867 - 1868)**
  Charles M Strain (1868 - 1885)**
  Infant Daughter Strain (1872 - 1872)**
  Benjamin Edgar Strain (1884 - 1961)
  Tamar Edna Strain DeHart (1886 - 1968)*
  Henry H Strain (1887 - 1887)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: buried with Mae
Pogue Cemetery
Sullivan County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Mary Duffer Morgan
Originally Created by: Wabash Valley Genealogy ...
Record added: Jun 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38903704
Benjamin Edgar Edgar Strain
Added by: Wabash Valley Genealogy Society Cemetery Committee
Benjamin Edgar Edgar Strain
Added by: Kris Harper Bush
Benjamin Edgar Edgar Strain
Added by: Kris Harper Bush
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Rest in Peace Uncle Edgar
- Kris Harper Bush
 Added: Apr. 19, 2015

- Heaven's Gate
 Added: Apr. 15, 2015

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service