Lewis Orlando “Lola” Strain (Strahan)

Tennessee, USA
Death 13 Apr 1905 (aged 47)
Oregon, USA
Burial Butteville, Marion County, Oregon, USA
Plot Row 2, SE Corner, Lot 12
Memorial ID 55434044 View Source
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I'm pretty sure that a grave that you have listed as Lois B. Strain is actually my great grandfather, Lola Orlando Strain. You have him listed in the Butteville Cemetery.

He was born in Broylesville, Tennessee the son of William Strain and Cinthia Malinda Broyles. He married Fannie Byerly in 1878 and they had a son Oakey Strain in 1879. Fannie died in 1880 and Oakey in 1885. He then married my great grandmother Antoinette Wheeler in 1887. They had four children, Caroline Strain 1888-1894, another girl for whom I have no information, my grandfather, Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, 1890-1965 and Christopher Strahan, 1894-1952. My great grandmother was a suffragette and used a hyphenated name: Wheeler-Strahan (different spelling for Strain) and then when she remarried--Wheeler-Nicholson. She moved to Portland sometime between 1894 and 1900. L.O. followed her and is listed in several city directories and on the 1900 Census living in Butteville as Lew O Strain. The last known incidence of him is a listing in a clipping from a Portland newspaper in 1904 at The St. Charles Hotel and he is listed as being from Butteville. I am almost positive this is the same person you have listed as Lois B Strain, the dates are accurate, the place of death and burial seem to match and the birthplace is the same--Tennessee.

Information provided by Nicky Brown.

1870 Fuller Depot, Greene Co,TN census
William 51 TN
Ann 44 TN
Mary 16 TN
Orlando 13 TN

1880 3rd Civil Dist,Washington Co.TN census
W.J. 61 TN
Cinthia 46 TN (new wife?)
Lola 22 TN (son)
Oakey 8mo TN (grandson)
Ethel Strain 7 TN (ward)
Annie Painter 26 (servant)

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