William Mack STRANGE Grace STRANGE Leroy STRANGE Beulah Katherine STRANGE Walter Rex STRANGE John Mack Paul STRANGE Wilson Robert STRANGE Frank Kenneth STRANGE Living STRANGE Grace Ellen RINEHART Elise M SHIELDS Sarah A STRANGE Luther R STRANGE George Roy STRANGE Harley William Roscoe STRANGE Eli STRANGE James M STRANGE Elizabeth Ann HOLBERT Mini tree diagram
Oscar Mitchel STRANGE

Oscar Mitchel STRANGE2,3,4,5,9,7,6,10,11,12,8

also known as Oscar M STRANGE2,1

19th Sep 18951,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 23rd Feb 19605,7

Life History

19th Sep 1895

Born in Chestnut Hill, Jefferson, Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

1900

Resident in Civil District 17, Jefferson, Tennessee.1

2nd Dec 1916

Married Grace Ellen RINEHART in Cocke County, Tennessee.17,9

14th Jul 1918

Birth of son Leroy STRANGE in Newport, Cocke, Tennessee.13,14,15,16,17

1920

Resident in Civil District 8, Jefferson, Tennessee.2

19th Aug 1920

Birth of daughter Beulah Katherine STRANGE in Enoree, Spartanburg, South Caroilna.8,17,18

15th Oct 1922

Birth of son Walter Rex STRANGE in Spartanburg County, South Caroilna.17,8,19

19th Feb 1925

Birth of son John Mack Paul STRANGE in Spartanburg County, South Caroilna.8,17,20

1927

Birth of son Wilson Robert STRANGE in Spartanburg County, South Caroilna.8,17

8th Oct 1938

Birth of son Frank Kenneth STRANGE in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Caroilna.21,22,8,17

14th Oct 1943

Death of Grace Ellen RINEHART in Whitney, Spartanburg, South Carolina.23,17

23rd Feb 1960

Died in Spartanburg County, South Caroilna.5,7

Cerebrovascular thrombosis, due to arteriosclerosis; other significant condition arteriosclerotic heart lesions.

25th Feb 1960

Buried in Whitney Cemetery, Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina.7

Other facts

 

Married Elise M SHIELDS

 

Birth of son Living STRANGE

Notes

  • Mitchel's name is found at times spelled Mitchell and at other timesMitchel.  In his 1917 WWI registration he signed it as Mitchel.

    1910 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 22 April, CivilDistrict 8, Enumeration District 17, page 5A, Hse/Fam #69
    Strange, William M Head  M W 39 Married 17 years TN TN TN Farmer Owns
    Strange, Eliza Wife F W 38 Married 17 years, 7 children, 5 living TNTN TN
    Strange, Mitchel O Son M W 14 TN TN TN

    Mitchell married Grace Rinehart in 1916.

    Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
    Bond of $1250 paid  2 Dec 1916 by Mitchell Strange  and Joe Strange
    Mitchell Strange
    Spouse Grace Rinehart/Rhinehart
    License issued 2 Dec 1916 Cocke County, Tennessee
    Marriage 2 Dec 1916  Cocke, Tennessee, USA
    Ceremony performed 2 Dec 1916  by Zeb Clevenger, J P

    On this document, Grace's famliy name is spelled two different ways,Rinehart in the bond sectoin and Rhinehart in the license section.This surname is spelled in several ways in both family records andpublic records, as well as in femily references in variouscorrespondence.and postings.

    Mitchell's WWI Draft Registration clarifies that Mitchell is hismiddle name rather than his first name.  He is referred to as MitchellO in the 1910 census.  But he signed his name to his registration asOscar Mitchell Strange.

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Oscar Mitchel Strange, Residence Dandridge (Jefferson County)Tennessee
    Birth 19 Sep 1895 near Chestnutt Hill, Tennessee
    Occupation Farmer, Self-employed near Chestnutt Hill; Married
    Medium Height and Build, Blue Eyes, Brown Hair
    Registration 5 June 1917 Jefferson County, Tennessee
    signed Oscar Mitchel Strange

    1920 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 8 January, CivilDistrict 8, Enumeration District: 78, page 1B, Hse/Fam #12
    Strange, Mack  Head  Owns  M W 55  Married TN TN TN Farmer
    Strange, Mamina F W 45  Married TN TN TN
    Strange, Mitchel  Son M W 23 Married TN TN TN Farm Laborer
    Strange, Gracie Daughter[-in-law] F W 20 Married TN TN TN

    Mitchell's mother Eliza died in 1911.  She is buried, as is WilliamMack, in Strange Cemetery in Jefferson County.  Mamina was a secondwife, and stepmother of Mitchel.  But no marriage record or furtherdetails have been found.

    There are two census entries for a Mitchel and Grace Strange, 2 daysin a row, in the same enumaration district.  Mitchell gives his age as23 the first time, when they are in his father's hosuehold, and thenext day, he reprots it as 24-20, when he and Grace are in their ownhousehold.  The second enumeration includes their first son Lee.  Agrandson provides Grace's full maiden name name.

    "I am the sole surviving child, born 1933, of Oscar M. Strange andGrace Ellen Strange, nee Rinehart. ... A letter from Eli Strange tobrothers Oscar and George, written in 1946 or so,  gave some insightto their childhood experiences.  A son of George Strange gave me acopy of the letter and that helped to get me started on my research."
    --  Wayne O Strange, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 5 May 2016

    1920 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 7 January, CivilDistrict 8, Enumeration District: 78, page 2B, Hse/Fam #32
    Strange, Mitchel  Head Rents M W 24 Married TN TN TN Farm Laborer
    Strange, Grace Wife F W 20 Married TN TN TN
    Strange, Lee Son M W 1 Single TN TN TN

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Spartanburg, South Carolina, City Directory, 1928, p 447
    Strange O Mitchell (Grace) millwkr Whitney Mills h 14 Pond (WhitneyMills)

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Spartanburg, South Carolina, City Directory, 1929, p 434
    Strange O Mitchell (Grace E) textilewkr h 14 Pond (Whitney Mills)

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Spartanburg, South Carolina, City Directory, 1930, p 440
    Strange O Mitchell (Grace) textilewkr h 14 Pond (Whitney Mills)

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Spartanburg, South Carolina, City Directory, 1934, p 412
    Strange O Mitchell (Grace E) textile wkr h 18 Pond (Whitney Mills)

    1940 Federal Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, 17 April,Spartanburg, District 42-74B, Page 8B, Hse #152, Owns $950
    Strange, O M Head M W 45 Married Grade 7 b b Tennessee same place in1935 Cotton Mill Slubber hand [sic] [b abt 1895]
    Strange, Grace Wife F W 42 Married Grade 6 b Tennessee same place in1935 [b abt 1898]
    Strange, Rex Son M W 17 Single Grade 5 b South Carolina same place in1935 [b abt 1923]
    Strange, Paul Son M W 15 Single Grade 5 b South Carolina same place in1935 [b abt 1925]
    Strange, Robert Son M W 12 Single Grade 7 b South Carolina same placein 1935 [b abt 1928]
    Strange, Wayne Son M W 6 Single Grade 5 b South Carolina same place in1935 [b abt 1934]
    Strange, Kenneth Son M W 6mos Single Grade 0 b South Carolina [b abt1939]
    Caldwell, Katie Dau F W 20 Single Grade 0 b South Carolina same placein 1935 [b abt 1920]
    Caldwell, Grace A Granddau F W 2 Single Grade 0 b South Carolina [babt 1938]
    Caldwell, Gale K Granddau F W 9mos Single Grade 0 b South Carolina [babt 1939]

    The census reports Mitchel's occupaton as "slubber" in the CottonMill.  We are told that a slubber "prepared cotton for spinning,removing the 'slubs' or imperfections in the yarn."
    --  Hall Genealogy Website, http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/s.html

    Wayne Strange sent a llist of his siblings that adds some middle namesand other clues.

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    The children:
    Leroy Strange b 14 July 1918 Jefferson County, TN d 19 May 2008Buried:  Cremation
    Beulah Kate (Katherine?) b 1921 Jefferson County, TN d 1991 Cremation
    Walter R Strange b 1923 Spartanburg County, SC d 1974 WhitneyCemetery, Whitney, SC
    John Mack Paul Strange b 1925 Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC d1982 (?) Zephryhills, FL
    Wilson Robert Strange b 1927 Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC d1991 (est) Spartanburg, SC
    Wayne Oneill Strange  (see note 1) b Oct 29, 1933 Spartanburg,Spartanburg County, SC
    Frank Kenneth Strange b Oct 8, 1938 Spartanburg, Spartanburg County,SC d 2 Jan 2013 Cremation (?)
    1.  Oneill is the spelling on my birth certificate.
    --  Wayne Strange, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 20 May 2016
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    Greenville County, South Carolina, Obituary Index, 1914-1992
    Oscar Mitchell Strange
    Age Age 64, Birth abt 1896
    Death Abt 1960 Spartanburg
    Publication 25 Feb 1960 Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina
    Greenville County Library System, Obituary Index, p 12

    On Mitchell's death certificate, his wife is reported as Elise MStrange.

    South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1961
    Oscar Mitchell Strange
    Birth Date 19 Sep 1896
    Residence Whitney Mill Village, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    Occupation Carding, Textile Mill
    Social Security #249-01-2482
    Father Mack Strange
    Mother Eliza Holbert
    Wife, informant Elise M Strange
    Age at Death 63
    Death 23 Feb 1960 Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg, South Carolina,USA
    Cause of Death Cerebrovascular thrombosis, due to arteriosclerosis;other significant condition arteriosclerotic heart lesions
    Burial 25 February 1960 Whitney Cemetery, Spartanburg, Spartanburg,South Carolina

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