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Roger Strain (#46889190)
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Bio Photo I was born in Swink, Oklahoma 20 Aug 1938, the youngest son of Sidney Tolbert (Tollie) Strain Sr & Mabel Carolyn Rainey. I was raised in Swink attending Swink & Ft Towson schools. My last 1 1/2 years of school were in Arlington, TX before quitting and joining the US Navy in October 1955. I met my future wife, Peggy Janette Cox while attending Arlington High. We were married 11 May 1956 after I graduated from Class "A" Pipe Fitter School. We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary on 11 May 2006.

I spent 20 years in the US Navy retiring in 1975. I then moved back to Swink, OK working for Brown & Root and Weyerhaeuser at the Valliant, OK plant for 23 years.

After retirement I became interested in genealogy and have been following my roots since 2000 and have enjoyed every minute of it. At present I have 7141 people connected in my file.

My major lines are Strain, Davis, Rainey, Cox, Fortner and anyone who is connected. It has been an amazing journey and have met so many people in the process and received quite an education. I just found out last week that Haltom City, TX is named after my 3rd cousin once removed.
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Idora is my grandmother's niece.

Idora has a nephew in McCaulley named Grover Chapman.
Added by Hannah on Jun 27, 2013 3:56 PM
Baby Boy Young
Parents were married9 Sept 1917
Added by Hannah on Jun 27, 2013 3:50 PM
Baby Young
Baby Young is Jim and Idora Young's oldest side buried near or next to his parents in McCaulley TX Cemetery.
.When in McCaulley pleaee check and see if you can find,
Added by Hannah on Jun 26, 2013 9:17 PM
Carol Pagitt Hammack
RE: Albert Ross Ladymon, Memorial # 66660872
Thank you Roger for the additional info.
Added by Carol Pagitt Hammack on Apr 08, 2013 8:23 PM
Carol Pagitt Hammack
RE: Frank Ladymon, Memorial # 66661195
Thank you Roger for the additional info.
Added by Carol Pagitt Hammack on Apr 08, 2013 8:22 PM
C Bowers
RE: Cora Gill
Are you related to Martha Bowers Gulley?
Added by C Bowers on Jan 26, 2013 6:07 PM
Pam Leonard
RE: Swink Cemetery
Again, many Thanks
Added by Pam Leonard on Jun 12, 2012 8:11 PM
Pam Leonard
Swink Cemetery
Hi Roger,

I sincerely want to "Thank You" from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to honor my photo request for my great grandmother Rosa Hall. It means so much to have people like you that are so giving and willing to help others connect their families.

Thanks, Pam

Added by Pam Leonard on Jun 12, 2012 10:17 AM
Donna Holt Moore
Added by Donna Holt Moore on Aug 13, 2011 4:54 PM
Charlene Coe, Guadagnolo- Seal
Rufus McKinly and Aunt Sally Walters...
Roger, Was so happy to see Uncle Rufus and Aunt Sally's Memorial Page on Find A Grave. I do have their gravestone photo's taken years ago...but they are so faded that they are unreadable, so I will request them if you do not mind, and hope there is a Find A Grave Helper close by to Holliday. I did take the opportunity to add a photo of them together on each memorial and a note. I have Uncle Rufus Obituary if you wuld like to add it. I have research for several years, but it is all on paper so I am attempting to put it on my computer. Would love to hear from you to see how you are related to Aunt Sally. Charlene
Added by Charlene Coe, Guadagnolo-... on Nov 15, 2009 7:27 PM
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