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Dorothy Etta Knisely Strayer
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1859
Walker Township
Juniata County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1937
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA

Gold Star Mother Dies in Altoona.

Mrs. Dorothy Etta Strayer, a Gold Star war mother, who lost two sons, one in the Spanish-American war and another in the World war, died at her home at 311 Fourth street, at 8 o'clock this morning. She had been ill for some time. She was the widow of the late Henry C. Strayer who died here thirty years ago.

The deceased was born at East Salem, Juanita county, Feb. 26, 1859, and had been a resident of Altoona the past fifty-four years. She was a member of the First Church of the Brethren. Surviving are one son, Harry B. Strayer of Altoona, a daughter, Mrs. William H. Wolfe, a grandson, Charles Wolfe, and a great-grandson, Richard Wolfe, all of this city.

The two sons who preceded her in death were Charles E. Strayer who was killed in the Spanish-American war and George L. Strayer, who lost his life in the World war. One sister also survives, Mrs. Kate Nichols of Minneapolis, Minn.

The remains have been taken to the home of the grandson at 213 First avenue. The funeral will be held there on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with interment to follow in Greenwood cemetery.
Altoona Mirror, Monday, January 25, 1937 
Family links: 
  Samuel K. Knisely (1817 - 1874)
  Dorothy Etta W. McComb Knisely (1816 - 1859)
  Henry C. Strayer (1849 - 1907)
  Charles E. Strayer (1878 - 1901)*
  Florence A Strayer Wolfe (1880 - 1960)*
  George L. Strayer (1881 - 1920)*
  Harry Blair Strayer (1883 - 1953)*
  Ann Eliza Knisely (1835 - 1852)*
  Catherine A. Dunn Nichols (1838 - 1941)*
  Mary Evaline Knisely (1840 - 1871)*
  Margaret Knisely (1843 - 1858)*
  Lucinda Caroline Knisely Van Horn (1845 - 1926)*
  Robert W. Knisely (1849 - 1923)*
  Ida E. L. Knisely (1854 - 1868)*
  Bertha A. Knisely (1856 - 1858)*
  Dorothy Etta Knisely Strayer (1859 - 1937)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Shares headstone with husband but her name has never been inscribed on it.
Greenwood Cemetery
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Marjorie
Record added: Sep 17, 2012
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Dorothy Etta <i>Knisely</i> Strayer
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