William Henry STRANGE Caroline Delilah STRANGE Martha Susannah STRANGE John H STRANGE Julia S STRANGE Grace STRANGE Oscar Mitchel STRANGE Sarah Ellen STRANGE Luther R STRANGE George Roy STRANGE Harley William Roscoe STRANGE Eli STRANGE James M STRANGE Elizabeth Ann HOLBERT Mamina SECONDWIFE Frederick Inman STRANGE Joseph Elmore STRANGE Laura Jane STRANGE James Franklin STRANGE Charles Columbus STRANGE Sarah Jane STRANGE Edith Jane EDMONDS Mini tree diagram
William Mack STRANGE

William Mack STRANGE2,11,3,12,4,5,6,7,10,13,14,8

7th Apr 18701,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 12th Oct 19229,5,10,8

Life History

7th Apr 1870

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

3rd Nov 1892

Married Elizabeth Ann HOLBERT in Jefferson County, Tennessee.5,7,14

5th Oct 1893

Birth of daughter Grace STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.3

19th Sep 1895

Birth of son Oscar Mitchel STRANGE in Chestnut Hill, Jefferson, Tennessee.7,6,12,1,15,1,16,17

Feb 1898

Birth of daughter Sarah Ellen STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.6,7,12,18,19,5


Birth of son Luther R STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.13

24th Jan 1899

Death of daughter Grace STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.3


Death of son Luther R STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.13


Resident in Civil District 17, Jefferson, Tennessee.7

14th Jan 1900

Birth of son George Roy STRANGE in Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee.1,12,6,7,20,21


Death of son Harley William Roscoe STRANGE.13,3

15th Mar 1902

Birth of son Harley William Roscoe STRANGE.13,3

24th Jul 1904

Birth of son Eli STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.6,12,22,15,5

26th Feb 1907

Birth of son James M STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.6,12,13,5

after Feb 1911

Married Mamina SECONDWIFE in Jefferson County, Tennessee

2nd Feb 1911

Death of Elizabeth Ann HOLBERT in Jefferson County, Tennessee.5

12th Oct 1922

Died in Jefferson County, Tennessee.9,5,10,8

13th Oct 1922

Buried in Burial Strange Cemetery, Jefferson County, Tennessee.9,5,8


  • His death record reports his birth place as Chestnut Hill, an unincorporated community on US Hwy 411, now a suburb of Dandridge.  It is listed in some databases as a division in Dandridge.

    1870 Census Jefferson County, Tennessee, 23 July, District 3, PO Trion, p 7, Hse/Fam #43
    Strange, William 28  M W  Farmer TN [b abt 1842]
    Strange, Edia     24  F W Kpg Hse TN
    Strange, William  4mo M W  TN Birthday given as January (1870)

    Note that the birth month is reported in this census as January 1870, but this does not match the age reported here.  Family sources report his birth on 7 April 1870.

    William Mack Strange
    Birth 07 APR 1870 in Jefferson, Tennessee
    Death 12 OCT 1922 in Jefferson, Tennessee
    Parents William Strange 1842-1925, Edith Jane Edmonds 1845-1925
    --  Kimberly Lambert Webb, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10686889/person/-595284589?ssrc=&ftm=1

    Various genealogies list William as William Mack or Mack.  He is usually William in the censuses, but the 1880 census lists him as William M.

    1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 16 June, Civil District 5, Enumeration District 177, page 32, Hse #263, Fam #267
    Strange, William  W M 44   Farmer TN TN TN
    Strange, Eadie  W F 34 Wife Keeping House Cannot read or write TN TN TN
    Strange, William M  W M 9  Son  TN TN TN

    Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002
    W M Strange
    Eleza Holbert
    Marriage 3 November 1892 Jefferson County, Tennessee, USA
    Ceremony performed by J C Miller, JP
    Recorded Jefferson County Marriage Book, p 164

    1900 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 13 June, Civil District 17, Enumeration District: 55, page 8A,Hse/Fam #133
    Strange, William  Mc  Head  H W M Apr 1871 [error, he was in the 1870 census] 29 Married 8 yrs TN TN TN Farmer Rents
    Strange, Eliza A  Wife  W F Aug 1872  27 Married 8 yrs  4 children, 3 living TN TN TN
    Strange, Osker M  Son W M Sept 1895  4 TN TN TN
    Strange, Sarah E  Dau W F Feb 1898  2 TN TN TN
    Strange, Luther R  Son W M Jan 1900 5mos  TN TN TN

    "I am the sole surviving child, born 1933, of Oscar M. Strange and Grace Ellen Strange, nee Rinehart. ... A letter from Eli Strange to brothers Oscar and George, written in 1946 or so,  gave some insight to their childhood experiences.  A son of George Strange gave me a copy of the letter and that helped to get me started on my research."
    A cousin, who died several years ago, gave a handwritten list of births and deaths for the children of Wm. M. Strange and Lizzy Strange ,nee Holbert.  After comparing the list with census information, I believe the information to be accurate.

    Child                                Born                Died
    1.  Gracie                        1893                1899 (a)
    2.  Oscar M.                    1895                1960
    3.  Sara A                        1898                    ?       Sara A. (Alla?), was known to me as Aunt "Elle"
    4.  Luther                        1899                1900  (b)
    5.  George E.                  1900                1983
    6.  Not known                 1902                1902
    7.  Eli                               1904                1964
    8   James                         1907                1923

    Notes (a & b):  1900 Census for Lizzy Strange, Mother, listed 4 born & 3 living children.   I am inclined to believe that Gracie died prior to census and Luther afterwards.  That would account for the 4 born and 3 living notation.
    --  Wayne O Strange, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 5 May 2016

    1910 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 22 April, Civil District 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 TN TN TN
    Strange, Mitchel O Son M W 14 TN TN TN
    Strange, Sarah A Daughter F W 12 TN TN TN
    Strange, George Son M W 10 TN TN TN
    Strange, Eli Son M W 5 TN TN TN
    Strange, James M Son W 3 TN TN TN

    The child enumerated here as Mitchel O matches the child listed in 1900 as Osker M.  I have no other clues to indicate whether Oscar or Mitchel is the first name.  Note also that now Luther does not appear.  This child, born in January 1900, would have been 10 in January 1910.  But I see there is a 10--year-old in the 1910 census, only his name is George.  This makes it seem that George is the same child as Luther R.  Combine Luther R and George would make an awkward name.  But it appears the best solution, given no further details.

    1920 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 8 January, Civil District 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
    Strange, Alla (?) Daughter F W 21 Single TN TN TN Farm Laborer
    Strange, George  Son M W 19 Single TN TN TN Farm Laborer
    Strange, Eligh  Son M W 14 Single TN TN TN Farm Laborer
    Strange, Jimmy  Son M W 12 Single TN TN TN Farm Laborer

    The name following Gracie appears to be Alla.  Alla matches the child previously reported as Sarah A.  Perhaps the name was meant to be Ella, which would match the 1910 census name of Sarah E.  Mamina is Mack's second wife.  Eliza died in 1911, according to her grave memorial on Find a Grave.  The memorial does not include a photo of the gravestone.  No marriage record has been found for this second wife, nor any further records.

    Tennessee Deaths, 1908 - 1933
    Mack Strange
    Death Oct 12 1922 Jefferson, Tennessee
    Volume 30, Page 136

    Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955
    Mack Strange
    Birth abt 1895 Chestnut Hill, Tennessee
    Age 27, Married, Farmer
    Death 12 Oct 1922 Jefferson County, Tennessee
    Burial 13 Oct 1922 Strange Cemetery
    Father's name William Strange
    Mother's name Edith Edmonds

    William Mack Strange is buried in Strange Cemetery on Muddy Hollow Road, off Rainwater School Road, in South Jefferson County, Tennessee.  A memorial is posted on Find a Grave.  It has no photo of the gravestone.

    William Mack Strange
    Birth Apr 7, 1870
    Death Oct 12, 1922
    Spouse Eliza A Strange (1873 - 1911)
    Burial Strange Cemetery, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    Created by B J Almerico Jun 09, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #71091173, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71091173


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