Eli A HOLBERT William Mack STRANGE Grace STRANGE Oscar Mitchel STRANGE Sarah Ellen STRANGE Luther R STRANGE George Roy STRANGE Harley William Roscoe STRANGE Eli STRANGE James M STRANGE Martha P HOLBERT John HOLBERT Mary Ellen DUNN Mini tree diagram
Elizabeth Ann HOLBERT

Elizabeth Ann HOLBERT1,6,2,3,7,5,8,4,7,9

also known as 5

29th Aug 18731,2,3,4 - 2nd Feb 19113

Life History

29th Aug 1873

Born in Tennessee.1,2,3,4

3rd Nov 1892

Married William Mack STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.3,1,9

5th Oct 1893

Birth of daughter Grace STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.5

19th Sep 1895

Birth of son Oscar Mitchel STRANGE in Chestnut Hill, Jefferson, Tennessee.1,6,2,10,11,10,12,13

Feb 1898

Birth of daughter Sarah Ellen STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.6,1,2,14,15,3


Birth of son Luther R STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.7

24th Jan 1899

Death of daughter Grace STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.5


Death of son Luther R STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.7


Resident in Civil District 17, Jefferson, Tennessee.1

14th Jan 1900

Birth of son George Roy STRANGE in Dandridge, Jefferson, Tennessee.10,2,6,1,16,17


Death of son Harley William Roscoe STRANGE.7,5

15th Mar 1902

Birth of son Harley William Roscoe STRANGE.7,5

24th Jul 1904

Birth of son Eli STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.6,2,18,11,3

26th Feb 1907

Birth of son James M STRANGE in Jefferson County, Tennessee.6,2,7,3

2nd Feb 1911

Died in Jefferson County, Tennessee.3

after 2nd Feb 1911

Buried in Strange Cemetery, Jefferson County, Tennessee.3


  • A couple of websites have Eliza's maiden name as Hobart, but without any record or documentation for that.  A grandson, Wayne Strange, refers to her maiden name as Holbert.
    --  Wayne Strange, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 28 April 2016

    "Joseph Strange, brother to William Mack Strange, married Martha P Holbert, a sister of "Eliza" Holbert Strange.  Marriage dates not known to me."
    --  Wayne O Strange, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 5 November 2017

    Eliza was enumerated as Lizy [sic] Ann Holbert in 1880, as the 6-year-old daughter of Eli and Mary E Holbert in Jefferson County, Tennessee.

    1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, 1 June, District 177, page 1 (scan 499A), Hse/Fam #2
    Holbert, Eli W M 25 Head Farmer TN NC TN [b abt 1855]
    Holbert, Mary M  W F 27 Wife Keeping House  TN TN TN [b abt 1853]
    Holbert, Mary L  W F 8 Dau At Home TN TN TN [b abt 1872]
    Holbert, Lizy Ann W F 6 Dau At Home TN TN TN [b abt 1874]
    Holbert, Thomas E  W M 5 Son At Home TN TN TN [b abt 1875]
    Holbert, James J  W M 2 Son At Home TN TN TN [b abt 1878]
    Holbert, Martha P  W F 3mos Dau At Home TN TN TN [b Feb 1880]

    Lizy Ann (Eliza, Elizabeth) later married William Mack Strange, and Martha married his brother Joseph Elmore Strange.

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

    The 1900 census reports that Eliza married William Mack Strange about 1892.

    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

    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 [in the 1900 census].
    --  Wayne Strange, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 5 May 2016

    The burial memorial that matches the dates for Grace had the name P Hauk Strange.  No photo is provided for confirmation.

    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

    According to the grave information on Eliza's memorial on Find a Grave, she died in 1911.

    Eliza A Strange
    Birth Aug 29, 1873
    Death Feb 2, 1911
    Wife of W Mack Strange (1870 - 1922)
    Burial Strange Cemetery, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    Created by B J Almerico Jun 09, 2011
    No photo of the grave is provided
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #71091375, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Strange&GSiman=1&GScid=19025&GRid=71091375&

    We would expect that her full name was Elizabeth, since Eliza was a common nickname for Elizabeth.  She is also known in some family references as Lizzy, another common nickname for Elizabeth.  A death record in the name of Elizabeth Holbert is close to Eliza's information, but is in what would be her maiden name.  This record tells us also that Eliza Holbert was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  Census records report the birth state of Eliza Holbert Strange as Tennessee.

    There are some discrepancies here.  The dates are close, with estimated date (from her age) birth reported in the record as 1875, while other sources say 29 August 1973 for our Eliza Holbert Strange.  The year of death, 1911, matches, but the record has Oct 1911, while our Eliza's grave memorial (no photo provided) has Feb 1911.  But this Elizabeth is reported as a widow, while the year of death on William Mack's burial memorial is 1922.

    Holbert may be her married name, and her other details are just coincidentally close to those of Elizabeth Holbert Strange.

    Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955
    Elizabeth Holbert
    Birth Date abt 1875
    Birth Place Spartanburg, S C
    Age 36, Death Oct 1911 Newport, Cocke, Tennessee
    Marital Status Widowed
    Occupation Washer Woman

    The actual record was found, and the date on that is uncertain.  No actual date of death is found, only the date of recording.  But the months is uncler.  The closest this might have meant from the form would be August, but the letters do not look right for that either.

    Thre is a death certificate that in some ways matches Elizabeth Holbert Strange.  The year of death matches.  No exact date of death is reported on this certificate.  But the name given is only Elizabeth Holbert, not her married name Elizabeth Strange.  The age is about right, maybe off one year, but she is reported as a widow.  And her husband William Mack Strange is reported to have died in 1922, thus surviving here.  So it is uncertain who this individual is.

    Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958
    Elizabeth Holbert [married name Strange ?]
    Birth abt 1875 [actual date 29 Aug 1873] Spartanburg, South Carolina
    Widow, Age 36 [37]. Occupation Washer Woman
    Death [2 Feb] 1911 Newport, Cocke, Tennessee
    Cause of Death Consumption
    Recorded (uncertain - Aug?) 18, 1911
    Certificate #9897


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