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Headstone for Thomas Foster Strahorn
Headstone for Thomas Foster Strahorn
Thomas, his second wife Rebecca Jane Kellogg, and their son Frank Kellog Strahorn are all buried in the same plot in Rosedale Cemetery, just west of downtown Los Angeles. We suspect the headstone was installed by Thomas' son Robert Edmund Strahorn after Robert became wealthy, since Thomas was a man of modest means. A smaller stone can be seen in front of the larger one, which reads, "T.F.S. Husband," possibly an earlier installation. No headstone is in evidence for Rebecca Jane Kellogg, even though she is buried in the same plot, but she was not Robert E. Strahorn's mother. (a curious omission -Ed) Robert's mother Rebecca Emmert has a substantial headstone in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania alongside her parents, possibly also paid for by Robert.
Image courtesy Gary Zentmyer 
  2 Dec 2020
Hailey Hot Springs Hotel, built by the two Robert Strahorns
Hailey Hot Springs Hotel, built by the two Robert Strahorns
On August 6, 1888 Robert E. Strahorn and his first cousin once removed also named Robert Strahorn paid $20,000 for the Hailey Hot Springs property, the Lamb Ranch, and a controlling interest in the Electric Light Works. Carrie Adell Strahorn later wrote, "Domestic difficulties at the Hailey Hot Springs probably accounted for their being thrown on the market as they were owned by one J.L.G. Smith, who was so cruel to his family that his wife at last picked up a shotgun and killed him, an act justified by the courts and in the hearts of many of the Hailey citizens."

The Strahorns built a resort with a first class hotel heated by spring water, separate men's and women's swimming pools, a ballroom, and a bowling alley. It was lighted by incandescent lights. Carrie Strahorn wrote further "No pains or money was spared making the place attractive to people such as Jay Gould and other notables, who found it a charming retreat." The Union Pacific and the Oregon Short Line did much to make the resort a success.

In 1890 the Hailey Hot Springs Hotel Company was formed to raise $150,000 to purchase and improve the resort. Robert E. Strahorn left the company, and his cousin Robert Strahorn and other local businessmen took over. A new addition was added to the hotel with three stories and sixty-five rooms.

Tragedy struck on August 2, 1899 as the Hailey Hot Springs Hotel burned to the ground. The Wood River Times reported a rumor that the fire was "accidently set by the upsetting of a lamp used by some ladies who were curling their hair." All of the guests escaped injury, but the hotel was never rebuilt. Sources: Hot Springs Hotels of the Wood River Valley by Florence Blanchard, and Hot Springs of the Wood River Valley by John Lundin.  
  2 Dec 2020
Strahorn Mausoleum, Oak Woods Cemetery
Strahorn Mausoleum, Oak Woods Cemetery
Built in 1883, the mausoleum hold the remains of Robert Strahorn and his wife Juliet Murdock. It is located on Memorial Drive near the southern end of the Lake of Memories. 
  30 Nov 2020
Proctor's Ledge, Salem Massachusetts
Proctor's Ledge, Salem Massachusetts
 
  16 Nov 2020
Location of Kenneth Brereton'srave
Location of Kenneth Brereton'srave
Kenneth was buried in an unmarked grave in the Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut 
  15 Nov 2020
Headstone for Virginia Seekford Zentmyer
Headstone for Virginia Seekford Zentmyer
In the Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy heidic208 
  7 Nov 2020
Headstone for Daisy Zentmyer Sheffler
Headstone for Daisy Zentmyer Sheffler
Located in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy heidic208 
  7 Nov 2020

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Last Modified 
I3642 
NORTH, Susannah 
b. 30 Sep 1621  Olney, Buckinghamshire, England  16 Nov 2020
I534 
BRERETON, Kenneth LeRoy 
b. 31 Jul 1908  New Haven, Connecticut  15 Nov 2020
I770 
SEEKFORD, Virginia G. 
b. 28 May 1921  Rileyville, Page, Virginia  7 Nov 2020
I777 
ZENTMYER, Daisy C. 
b. 1880  Clay Hill, Franklin, Pennsylvania  7 Nov 2020