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Florence Stratton

Female 1881 - 1938  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Florence Stratton 
    Born Mar 1881  Brazoria, Brazoria county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census Jun 22, 1900  Troy, Pike county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 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.
    Census Apr 25, 1910  Beaumont, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 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".
    Census Jan 02, 1920  Beaumont, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • For the 1920 census she is living with her sister Emily and brother-in-law Walter STEVENS.
    Died Jan 28, 1938  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • She was a historian and journalist in Beaumont, Texas.  (See: "Florence Stratton: Eminent Enterprise Journalist" by W.T. Block.
      http://mykindred.com/wiess/st-o-b/aboutauthor.htm )
      She wrote the book "The Story of Beaumont" which was published in 1925-1926.
      http://mykindred.com/wiess/st-o-b/
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      Obituary:
      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.
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      Florence Stratton (1881-1938) Timeline
      (Provided by Paul Prosperie March 17, 2013)
      See: http://www.rediscoveringsetx.com/2012/10/10/florence-stratton

      • (1881) Born: March 21 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).
      • (1903) Came to Beaumont. 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.
      • (1904) June 12, Florence and Ruth Weiss visiting Angleton.
      • (1904) Article Galveston Daily News 9.04.19 Proud of Her School "The grammar grades in the High School are taught by the following: Miss Florence Stratton…".
      • (1905) Galveston Daily News, Jan 21, 1905, states Florence resigned as High school teacher.
      • (1905) Galveston Daily News, May 5, 1905, Florence at Elks’ State Convention (Delegate S.B. Cooper).
      • (1905) May 7 Visited Fort Worth.
      • (1906) Charter Recording Secretary of the Col. Moffett Chapter DAR Beaumont.
      • (1907) Started at the Beaumont journal.
      • (1907) DAR meeting in Austin Dec. 8, 1907.
      • (1908) 4.12.1908 Guest of Willie Cooper, daughter of SB Cooper at Congress Hall, Washington DC
      • (1909) 1.08.1909 Invited to White House reception with Willie Cooper
      • (1909) Living at 643 Orleans; Teacher of Literature Belle Austin instate; Society editor Beaumont Daily Journal.
      • (1909) Nov. 4 State Conference of D.A.R. in Session (Florence attends).
      • (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).
      • (1915) 5.15.1915 Willie Cooper and W.P. Hobby marry.
      • (1916) City Editor Beaumont Journal. Lived at 1035 McFaddin.
      • (1917-1921) W.P.Hobby Governor Florence spent time in Governor’s mansion. (Possibly wrote speeches for the Governor. According to Eunice Stephens, her niece.)
      • (1918) 9.2.1918 Listed as one of 31 vice chairmen of Senatorial districts.
      • (1918) In Washington Sept. 30 at the Washington Hotel with Willie and Hobby.
      • (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. (W.P.Hobby owner.)
      • (1920) 11.11.1920 At the Cuero Turkey Trot with Willie and Hobby.
      • (1920) 11.28.1920 At event in Laredo Texas with Willie and Hobby.
      • (1920) 12.03.1920 Attended Obregon Inaugural in Mexico with Willie and Hobby.
      • (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.
      • (1928) Appointed Aug. 18 to Democratic National Committee (Beaumont) to Committee to secure funds.
      • (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.
      • (1936) 5.20.1936 Program with Mrs. Bruce Reed at the Department Club in Port Arthur.
      • 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.
      • Over 200 attended her funeral at her house 1929 McFaddin (Beaumont Enterprise, Jan. 31, 1938).
    Person ID I178764  mykindred
    Last Modified Nov 21, 2016 

    Father Judge Asa Evans Stratton, Jr., CSA,   b. Jan 13, 1844, Panola county, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 26, 1921, Montgomery, Montgomery county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Louisa Henrietta Waldman,   b. Nov 15, 1846, Matagorda county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 24, 1895, Montgomery, Montgomery county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Feb 07, 1867  Matagorda, Matagorda county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • -
      1870 census, TX, Matagorda, Matagorda
      STRATTON, Asa E, 26, MS
      STRATTON, Louisa, 23
      STRATTON, Charles W, 2
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      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
      -
    Family ID F59320  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Stratton, Florence
    Stratton, Florence
    Editor and journalist in Beaumont, TX. Author of "The Story of Beaumont".

  • Sources 
    1. [S3961] 1900 US federal census, 1900 census, AL, Pike, Troy, ed 122, 21-A, HH 405/418.

    2. [S967] 1910 US federal census.

    3. [S3967] 1920 US federal census.



  
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