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I've "rescued" an old photograph album that belonged to the STRACHAN Family
from Ontario, Canada. The album includes photographs of:
Jim STRACHAN (2 photos)
Agnes STRACHAN MEEKS
Uncle Alex STRACHAN + CAMPBELL
Hugh & Maggie STRACHAN
Tom & George STRACHAN
+ six unidentified photographs
The photographs were taken in Listowel, Ontario, Canada; Watkins, NY;
Canandaigua, NY; and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in the 1870's through 1900's.
Based on limited research I was able to locate the following information
regarding this family:
James "Jim" STRACHAN was b. 24 Jun 1861 in Mornington, Perth, Ontario,
Canada to parents Thomas STRACHAN (1823-1907) and Charlotte NICHOL
(1833-1889). He married Louisa
Edward STRACHAN was b. 12 Feb 1864 in Mornington Township, Ontario, Canada
to parents Thomas STRACHAN (1823-1907) and Charlotte NICHOL or NICOLS
(1832-1889). Edward married Blanche DAVIS (b, 1875) and they had two
children including a son Frederick Ivel STRACHAN (b. 1896). Edward died 14
Dec 1945 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
Alexander STRACHAN was b. Apr 1865 in Ontario, Canada to parents Thomas
STRACHAN (1823-1907) and Charlotte NICOLS (1833-1889). The couple had a
total of 15 children including, Elizabeth "Lizzie"; Thomas; Hugh; Catherine
"Kate"; Mary Ann; Agnes; James "Jim"; William L.; Edward; Alexander;
Margaret; Isabella "Belle"; Charlotte "Lotti" Ada; Priscilla; and John
"Jack" STRACHAN all born between 1849 and 1887. Alex died in 1930 in Gorham,
Agnes E. STRACHAN MEEKS was b. Apr 1859 in Ontario, Canada and married
George MEEKS (1859-1942) and she died 17 Jun 1921 in Canandaigua, NY and is
buried at the Academy Cemetery in Canandaigua, NY. They had four children
including a son Leonard Edgar MEEKS (b. 18 May 1888) who married Florence
MOLKE or MOELKE (daughter of Francis MOELKE and Margaret STUSSI) on 22 Dec
1917 in New York and they had a son Leonard STRACHAN MEEKS b. 23 Jul 1922 in
Canandaigua, NY. Leonard Jr. married Doris Rose GIEBEL on 23 Dec 1957,
which it appears was his second marriage. Leonard Jr. died 14 Oct 1990 in
Canandaigua, NY. Leonard Sr. died 31 Aug 1977 in Hopewell Center, NY and is
buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Canandaigua, NY. Their other children
were Beulah M. MEEKS; Ruby J. MEEKS; and Maude Helen MEEKS all born between
1888 and 1897.
Hugh STRACHAN was b. 1 Dec 1851 in Canada to parents Thomas STRACHAN of
Quebec, Canada and Charlotte NICKOL of Ontario, Canada. Hugh married
Margaret THOMPSON on 6 Feb 1878 in Wellesley, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada
and died 25 Sept 1933 in Canada and is buried in the Prospect Cemetery in
Margaret THOMPSON STRACHAN was born 6 May 1857 in Canada to parents George &
Eliza THOMPSON and married Hugh STRACHAN (1852-1933). Margaret "Maggie"
died 10 Aug 1926 in Canada and is buried in the Prospect Cemetery in
Thomas STRACHAN was b. 1 Dec 1878 in Mornington Township, Perth County,
Ontario, Canada to parents Hugh STRACHAN (1852-1933) and Margaret THOMPSON
(1857-1926). Thomas had one sibling, a brother George STRACHAN (1880-1958).
Thomas married Martha "Mattie" GOSTLIN (1880-1951) in Toronto, Canada on 1
Jun 1904. The couple had four children including, Walter Horace; Clarence
Elmer Thomas; Margaret J.; and Hugh Bertram STRACHAN, all born between 1905
and 1918. Thomas died 8 Feb 1951 in Toronto, Canada and is buried in the
Prospect Cemetery in Toronto.
I am hoping to be able to return the photograph album to family. If you are
a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact