1881 - 1938 (~ 56 years)
||Florence Stratton |
||Brazoria, Brazoria county, Texas, USA
||Jun 22, 1900
||Troy, Pike county, Alabama, USA 
- For the 1900 census she is living in the HH of Francis MINCHENER (Mar 1845 England) and wife Mary E. MINCHENER (Dec 1847 GA) as a boarder. She is a teacher.
||Apr 25, 1910
||Beaumont, Jefferson county, Texas, USA 
- For the 1910 census she is living with her sister and brother-in-law, Walter and Emily STEVENS in Beaumont at 643 Orleans St. Her occupation is listed as "mgr. editor, newspaper".
||Jan 02, 1920
||Beaumont, Jefferson county, Texas, USA 
- For the 1920 census she is living with her sister Emily and brother-in-law Walter STEVENS.
||Jan 28, 1938
||New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
- She was a historian and journalist in Beaumont, Texas. (See: "Florence Stratton: Eminent Enterprise Journalist" by W.T. Block.
She wrote the book "The Story of Beaumont" which was published in 1925-1926.
Beaumont Newspaper Woman Expires
Beaumont, Tex., Jan 28 -- AP --
Miss Florence Stratton of Beaumont, one of the state's best known newspaper women, an author of several books, died tonight in a New Orleans, La., hospital.
Miss Stratton had been on the editorial staff of the Beaumont Journal and Beaumont Enterprise for 31 years.
She had written several books dealing with the life and writings of O. Henry and with Texas legends and history.
Funeral services will be held here Sunday.
The Galveston Daily News, Saturday, January 29, 1938, page nine.
Florence Stratton (1881-1938) Timeline
• Born: March 1881 in Brazoria, Texas
• Parents: Judge Asa Evan Stratton (1/13/1844-4/26/1921) and Louisa Henrietta Waldman (11/15/1846-11/24/1895)
• (1900) Graduated Valedictorian Normal College (most likely Troy Normal)
• (1900 Census) Living in Troy, Pike, Alabama as a boarder in the Minchener household (Occupation is teacher).
• Came to Beaumont in 1903 Lived with her sister and brother-in-law Emily and Walter Stevens (Beaumont Enterprise Obit) Note: She is not in the 1903 city directory.
• (1903) Member of faculty of Miss Anne's private school 3 years (Beaumont Enterprise Obit)
• (1904) Teacher Central High school Beaumont
• (1907) Started at the Beaumont journal
• (1909) Living at 643 Orleans; Teacher of Literature Belle Austin instate; Society editor Beaumont Daily Journal
• (1912) Living at 643 Orleans with Louise Stratton (sister)
• (1914) Society editor Beaumont Daily Journal, bds 643 Orleans
• (1914) Milk and Ice fund begins (Note: Only documentation I have of this is a Beaumont Enterprise article from 2012.)
• (1916) City Editor Beaumont Journal. Lived at 1035 McFaddin
• (1917-1921) W.P.Hobby Governor Florence spent time in Governor's mansion
• (1919) Reporter Beaumont Journal. Lived at 1078 Harrison
• (1920) Beaumont Enterprise buys Journal.
• (1920) Empty stocking fund begins (Note: The only source I have of this is an article in the Beaumont Enterprise 2012. I did not see any advertising for this in the 1920 December issues of the Beaumont Enterprise.)
• (1921) Reporter Beaumont Enterprise. Lived at 2020 Harrison
• (1922 or 23) Susie Spindletop's Weekly Letter begins. (It was mentioned in one of her obits that SSWL appeared in the Sunday Enterprise for 15 years.)
• (1923) Society editor Beaumont Enterprise. Lived at 2020 Harrison with sister Louise Stratton.
• (1923) Postscripts by O Henry published
• (1925) Favorite Recipes of Famous Women published
• (1925) Music editor Beaumont Enterprise. Lived at 2020 Harrison with Louise Stratton, WH and Emily Stevens.
• (1925 or 26) Story of Beaumont published
• (1929) Still living with W.H. and Emily Stevens at 2020 Harrison
• (1931) City directory shows Florence living at 1929 McFaddin By this I would assume that the house was built in the same year or in 1930. I will have to see when the courthouse was torn down.
• (1931) The White Plume published
• (1933) Living at 1929 McFaddin Ave.; (The Bookshelf), feature writer Beaumont Enterprise
• (1936) When the Storm God Rides published.
• Died: at Touro Infirmary New Orleans, LA 6:30pm 1/28/1938; Cause of Death Arterio Sclerotic heart disease. With Hypertension. Supra Diaphragmatic Splancehmic Resection.
||Aug 8, 2015 |
||Judge Asa Evans Stratton, Jr., CSA, b. Jan 13, 1844, Panola county, Mississippi, USA , d. Apr 26, 1921, Montgomery, Montgomery county, Alabama, USA (Age 77 years) |
||Louisa Henrietta Waldman, b. Nov 15, 1846, Matagorda county, Texas, USA , d. Nov 24, 1895, Montgomery, Montgomery county, Alabama, USA (Age 49 years) |
||Feb 07, 1867
||Matagorda, Matagorda county, Texas, USA
1870 census, TX, Matagorda, Matagorda
STRATTON, Asa E, 26, MS
STRATTON, Louisa, 23
STRATTON, Charles W, 2
1880 census, TX, Brazoria
STRATTON, A. E., Jr. 35, lawyer
STRATTON, Lou H., 32
STRATTON, Emily B., 7
STRATTON, Buta, 7
STRATTON, Lou W., 2
STRATTON, Amanda A., 15
ESTES, Douly, 20
HARPER, Willis, 17
Editor and journalist in Beaumont, TX. Author of "The Story of Beaumont".
- [S3961] 1900 US federal census, 1900 census, AL, Pike, Troy, ed 122, 21-A, HH 405/418.
- [S967] 1910 US federal census.
- [S3967] 1920 US federal census.