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Old Ship Church, Hingham, Massachusetts
Old Ship Church, Hingham, Massachusetts
We visited Old Ship Church in December of 2018. 
  7 Apr 2020
Obituary for Robert E. Strahorn
In the Spokesman-Review, Spokane
Obituary for Robert E. Strahorn In the Spokesman-Review, Spokane
The writer was unaware of Thomas Arthur Strahorn's living sister, Mary Strahorn, our grandmother. 
  7 Apr 2020
Monroe St. Bridge Viaduct
Monroe St. Bridge Viaduct
From the Zentmyer Collection. Robert built a railroad viaduct which crossed the Monroe St. Bridge and the Spokane River at the same place. This structure was completed in 1914, and was a feat of engineering to say the least. Robert was an early champion of the concept of grade separation, that is running railroad lines and automobile traffic at different elevations so as to avoid conflicts.  
  6 Apr 2020
Union Station in Spokane
Union Station in Spokane
From the Zentmyer Collection. Robert financed and built Union Station on a site between the Spokane River and Trent Ave., now called Spokane Falls Blvd., completing construction in 1914. When it was torn down to make way for the Spokane World's Fair in 1974, demolition crews got more than they bargained for. The building was constructed to last for centuries, requiring the contractor to repeatedly ask for more money.  
  6 Apr 2020
Robert Strahorn and North Coast Railroad's McKeen Car
Robert Strahorn and North Coast Railroad's McKeen Car
From the Zentmyer Collection. This self-propelled McKeen car was one of two purchased by the North Coast Railroad in 1910. Robert is circled in yellow. McKeen cars had the distinctive "wind-splitter" pointed aerodynamic front end and rounded tail. The porthole windows were also a McKeen trademark. But the McKeen car had no reverse gear, so backing up required the operator to reconfigure the camshaft to a set of reverse cams, then re-start the motor in the opposite direction.

And this, from author John W. Lundin: "Gary, when (Edward H.) Harriman toured France by automobile in 1903, he wondered why a version could not be adapted to run on rails as a commuter car on lines lacking enough business to warrant full train service. Harriman asked William R. McKeen Jr., UP's chief mechanical officer, to work on the project. McKeen came up with the idea of a self-propelled vehicle powered by a gasoline engine that could do forty to sixty miles an hour on sustained runs at a lower cost than steam or electric-powered vehicles. It was tested in March 1905, and evolved over the next year into a model twice as long with sealed porthole windows that kept weather out and allowed stronger body construction. It was called a "submarine on wheels" and UP put them into use on regular routes throughout its system. They were used for over a decade but fell into disuse after WW II. They left a legacy, however. The McKeen car was an inspiration for the streamliners that (son) Averell Harriman developed for UP during the 1930s."  
  6 Apr 2020
Robert Strahorn - The Sphinx
Robert Strahorn - The Sphinx
From the Zentmyer Collection. This cartoon depicts Robert as "The Sphinx," as he was known in the early 1900s. In his own hand, Robert (RES) describes, in the third person, how he got the moniker. The Harriman - Jim Hill fight refers to the struggle for control of the railroad business in the Pacific Northwest. $30mm in 1900 would be over $800mm today. 
  6 Apr 2020
Strahorn Pines - Spokane
Strahorn Pines - Spokane
Constructed in 1887, this home was built and occupied by J.J. Browne, the developer of Browne's Addition, Spokane's premier neighborhood at the time. The home sat atop a bluff with panoramic views of the Spokane River. In 1900 the home was purchased by Robert and Carrie Strahorn. The three-story building was then completely remodeled by noted architect Kirtland Cutter into a twenty-room mansion with nine bathrooms and ten fireplaces. The first house in Spokane with steam heat, Strahorn Pines was also said to have featured a bowling alley. The house was purchased by the Eastern Washington Historical Society in 1970 and demolished in 1974 to make way for a new museum building.  
  6 Apr 2020
Robert Edmund Strahorn
Robert Edmund Strahorn
 
  6 Apr 2020
Strahorn Mausoleum
Strahorn Mausoleum
From the Zentmyer Collection. This mausoleum was built by Robert E. Strahorn and contains the remains of Robert and his two wives, Carrie Adell Green and Ruby Shannon Garland. It is located in Riverside Memorial Park on the western edge of Spokane. 
  6 Apr 2020
Ruby Shannon Garland Strahorn
Ruby Shannon Garland Strahorn
 
  6 Apr 2020
Obituary for Ruby Garland Strahorn
Obituary for Ruby Garland Strahorn
In the Medford (Oregon) Mail Tribune 
  6 Apr 2020
Another image of Carrie
Another image of Carrie
 
  6 Apr 2020
Carrie Adell Strahorn
Carrie Adell Strahorn
 
  6 Apr 2020
Obituary for Carrie Adell Green Strahorn
Obituary for Carrie Adell Green Strahorn
In the Anaconda Standard, Anaconda, Montana 
  6 Apr 2020
Rosedale Cemetery on Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, now called Angeles Rosedale.
Rosedale Cemetery on Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, now called Angeles Rosedale.
Image courtesy Gary Zentmyer 
  6 Apr 2020
Rebecca Jane is buried next to Thomas Foster Strahorn
Rebecca Jane is buried next to Thomas Foster Strahorn
 
  6 Apr 2020
Death Notice for Rebecca Jane Kellogg Strahorn
Death Notice for Rebecca Jane Kellogg Strahorn
In the Spokane Chronicle 
  6 Apr 2020
1880 US Census record for Joseph Brutsché.
1880 US Census record for Joseph Brutsché.
In Denison, Grayson, Texas. Both of Joseph's parents are recorded as having been born in France, instead of Germany and Switzerland, their true places of birth. This could have been driven by antipathy towards Germans in Texas following the Civil War, during which many Germans refused to fight on behalf of the Confederacy. This was because Many Germans emigrated from Germany to escape conscription, and were opposed to slavery on religious grounds. According to his obituary, Joseph arrived in Texas in 1872, when Civil War memories were still very fresh.

This desire to be non-German could also explain the change from the German pronunciation 'BROOT-shee' to 'bru-SHAY,' as bru-SHAY might more easily have been seen as a French surname. Our grandmother, Jeanette Brutsché, led us to believe she was of French ancestry, perhaps she did not even know of her German heritage. This is not as strange as it might seem, we have found others in our tree who have misidentified their origins. 
  5 Apr 2020
Invoice from J.BRUTSCHE Insurance Agent dated 11 Jan 1900
Invoice from J.BRUTSCHE Insurance Agent dated 11 Jan 1900
Fire, Lightning, Plate Glass and Tornado
signed by Joseph Brutsche
from the Zentmyer Collection 
  3 Apr 2020
Headstone for David Lewis
Headstone for David Lewis
In the Old Stone Church Cemetery, Clemson, Pickens, South Carolina
Photo courtesy Ray Bobo 
  8 Mar 2020
Headstone for Mary Newton Wells
Headstone for Mary Newton Wells
Located in the Colchester Burying Ground, Colchester, New London, Connecticut
Photo courtesy KC 
  8 Mar 2020
Headstone for Jonathan Wells, Sr.
Headstone for Jonathan Wells, Sr.
Located in the Colchester Burying Ground, Colchester, New London, Connecticut
Photo courtesy KC 
  8 Mar 2020
Headstone for Jonathan Wells, Jr.
Headstone for Jonathan Wells, Jr.
In the Old Deerfield Burying Ground, Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts
Photo courtesy Byazoo 
  8 Mar 2020
Headstone for Joel and Mary Edwards Wells
Headstone for Joel and Mary Edwards Wells
In the Riverside Cemetery, Moline, Rock Island, Illinois
Photo courtesy Steve & Debbie 
  8 Mar 2020
Arendtsville Stone House, Exterior
Arendtsville Stone House, Exterior
This is one the oldest houses in present-day Arendtsville, built in the late 1700s, and it is within the property owned by Bernhard b.1740 during the 1780s. We cannot say for certain that Bernhard lived here, but it is a strong possibility. The house is located on High street, just north of Queen St.
Image by Gary Zentmyer 
  8 Mar 2020

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Last Modified 
I86042 
GARLAND, Ruby Shannon 
b. 25 Aug 1883  Waco, McLennan, Texas  6 Apr 2020
I85885 
GREEN, Carrie Adell 
b. 01 Jan 1854  Marengo, McHenry, Illinois  6 Apr 2020
I86058 
KELLOGG, Rebecca Jane 
b. 17 Mar 1842  Mifflin, Juniata, Pennsylvania  6 Apr 2020
I85878 
STRAHORN, Robert Edmund 
b. 15 May 1852  Haines, Centre, Pennsylvania  6 Apr 2020
I85653 
BRUTSCHÉ, Joseph 
b. 10 Sep 1844  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  3 Apr 2020
I1627 
ZENTMEYER, Maria Salome 
b. 7 Nov 1744  Bischwiller, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France  13 Mar 2020
I3867 
LEWIS, David Sr. 
b. 14 Dec 1694  Virginia  9 Mar 2020
I3868 
CRAWFORD, Mary 
b. 1690  Virginia  9 Mar 2020
I3865 
LEWIS, John 
b. 11 Apr 1720  Orange Grove, Frederick, Virginia  9 Mar 2020
I3866 
BROOKS, Priscilla 
b. 16 Oct 1725  Winchester, Frederick, Virginia  8 Mar 2020
I3863 
LEWIS, David 
b. 21 Mar 1747  Guilford County, North Carolina  8 Mar 2020
I3864 
BEESON, Ann 
b. 30 Jul 1749  Hopewell City, Virginia  8 Mar 2020
I3861 
LEWIS, Jacob 
b. 14 Jan 1772  Guilford, North Carolina  8 Mar 2020
I3860 
EDWARDS, Nancy 
b.   Virginia  8 Mar 2020
I3862 
LEONARD, Ailsey 
b. 11 Oct 1771  Guilford, North Carolina  8 Mar 2020
I3859 
LEWIS, Joseph 
b. 17 Nov 1794  Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina  8 Mar 2020
I3857 
LEWIS, Stephen S. 
b. 1812  Tennessee  8 Mar 2020
I3856 
CUTRIGHT, Mary Ellen 
b. Jan 1842  Kentucky  8 Mar 2020
I3858 
CARTER, Sarah A. 
b. 1819  Indiana  8 Mar 2020
I3855 
LEWIS, John E. 
b. 15 Jul 1836  Illinois  8 Mar 2020
I85979 
LEWIS, John Jackson 
b. 22 Feb 1866  Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri  8 Mar 2020
I3854 
BEARDSLEY, Mary 
b. 1632  Derbyshire, England  8 Mar 2020
I3853 
WELLS, Thomas 
b. 1620  Colchester, Colchester Borough, Essex, England  8 Mar 2020
I3851 
WELLS, Noah 
b. 26 Jul 1666  Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts  8 Mar 2020
I3852 
WHITE, Mary 
b. 5 Aug 1665  Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts  8 Mar 2020
I3849 
WELLS, Jonathan Sr. 
b. 17 Oct 1696  Colchester, New London, Connecticut  8 Mar 2020
I3850 
NEWTON, Mary 
b. 23 Apr 1699  Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut  8 Mar 2020
I3847 
WELLS, Jonathan Jr. 
b. 13 Apr 1718  Colchester, New London, Connecticut  8 Mar 2020
I3848 
DICKINSON, Abigail 
b. 12 Jan 1715  Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts  8 Mar 2020
I3845 
WELLS, Daniel Sr. 
b. 16 May 1744  Colchester, New London, Connecticut  8 Mar 2020
I3846 
NIMS, Rachel 
b. 12 Feb 1748  Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts  8 Mar 2020
I3843 
WELLS, Joel Sr. 
b. 1 Aug 1775  Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts  8 Mar 2020
I3844 
EDWARDS, Mary 
b. 9 Feb 1778  Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut  8 Mar 2020
I3305 
WELLS, James Levi 
b. 8 Aug 1805  Windham, Vermont  8 Mar 2020

Families

 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Married   Last Modified 
 F1450  I3869      28 Mar 1834  13 Mar 2020
 F1449  I3867  David LEWIS, Sr.  I3868  1712  9 Mar 2020
 F1448  I3865  John LEWIS  I3866  16 Oct 1745  8 Mar 2020
 F1447  I3863  David LEWIS  I3864  1760  8 Mar 2020
 F1446  I3861  Jacob LEWIS  I3862  22 Feb 1792  8 Mar 2020
 F1445  I3859  Joseph LEWIS  I3860  11 Nov 1824  8 Mar 2020
 F1444  I3857  Stephen S. LEWIS  I3858    8 Mar 2020
 F1443  I3855  John E. LEWIS  I3856  29 Aug 1860  8 Mar 2020
 F1442  I3853  Thomas WELLS  I3854    8 Mar 2020
 F1441  I3851  Noah WELLS  I3852  1685  8 Mar 2020
 F1440  I3849  Jonathan WELLS, Sr.  I3850  11 Jul 1717  8 Mar 2020
 F1439  I3847  Jonathan WELLS, Jr.  I3848  28 Mar 1744  8 Mar 2020
 F1438  I3845  Daniel WELLS, Sr.  I3846  1772  8 Mar 2020
 F1437  I3843  Joel WELLS, Sr.  I3844  8 May 1797  8 Mar 2020