Individual Record 750

Name}   Strome*, Astor Sands Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa  3 Nov 1876 Place} Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo, Ontario
Marr.: Date} Exa  4 Oct 1899 Place} Glenwood R.M., Manitoba     (Link)
Death: Date} Fam 15 Mar 1947 Place} Englefeld, Saskatchewan
Burial: Date} Aft 15 Mar 1947 Place} Englefeld Union Cemetery, Englefeld, Saskatchewan
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 281 = Family notes
Source 2} 873 = Birth record
Source 3} 1195=1881 CAN cen
Source 4} 1196=1891 CAN cen
Source 5} 1186=Vital stats
Source 6} 1197=1901 CAN cen
Source 7} 918 =1906 MB cen
Source 8} 1198=1911 CAN cen
Source 9} 1200=1916 SK cen
Source 10} 1687=1921 CAN cen
Source 11}1194=Geog history
Source 12}1704=SK Index
Source 13}1189=Cemetery rec
Source 14}1413=Cemetery rec
Source 15}1614=Cemetery rec
Parents: } Aaron R. Strohm and Catharine Sand
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 238 = Woolwich, Waterloo North, Ontario
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Methodist
Spouses:   Prime} Detwiller, Julia Maud
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Astor Sands Strome* was born 3 Nov 1876 in Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo, Ontario.  He was the fourth of ten children of Aaron Strome* and Catherine Sand.  His older siblings were Milton, Levinna and Sara Etta.  His younger siblings were Ezra, Irvine, Melvin, Shirley, Orrin, and Annie.  His father was a carpenter and a farmer.  The family listed their religion as Evangelist.
In the 1881 and 1891 Canada censuses, Astor was living with his family on Lot 100, Conc. GCT, Woolwich Township.  As a young man, he traveled west to Manitoba, working in a livery stable and farming in the Brandon district.  He married Julia Maud Detwiller on 4 Oct 1899 in the Rural Municipality of Glenwood.  Their first child Myrtle May was born in May 1900 in Brandon.

In the 1901 Canada census, Astor, Julia, and Myrtle were living in Brandon City.  They were sharing a residence with a cousin, Fred Terry and his wife Della.  Astor was working in a feed stable, and they listed themselves as Methodist.  Sometime after 1901, Astor and Julia Strome moved from Brandon City to the nearby Souris area.  Their second child Wilfred Roy was born in Sep 1902 in Alexander.  In July 1904, Harvey Melvin was born in the Rural Municipality of Daly.   In 1906, Astor and Julia, and their three children, were living on Sec. 14, Twp. 8, Range 20, W1 in Souris, Manitoba.  Astor was a farmer, and had 7 horses and 2 milk cows.

In 1905, Astor had traveled further west, to Englefeld in Saskatchewan.  There he filed a homestead on Sec. 32, Twp. 37, Range 19 W2, and returned to Brandon.  Shortly after the 1906 census, the family moved to Englefeld, Saskatchewan.  Their daughter Myrtle stayed behind in Brandon for a while to attend school, living with her maternal grandparents, John and Selina Detwiller.  All their goods, including machinery, horses, and cattle, had to be shipped by rail to Watson, and then moved by team and wagon to the homestead.  They initially stayed with his cousin, Urias Strome.  In 1907, his father, Arron Strome came out from Ontario to help build a large house and barn.

Astor and Julia added more children to their family.  Bertha Irene was born in Jun 1909, Eva Minerva in Feb 1911, Nelson Astor (Bud) in Jan 1913, Frank Gordon in Feb 1915, Minnie Lorraine in Oct 1917, Dorothy Maud in Sep 1921, and finally James Arthur in Feb 1926.  According to A History of Englefeld, 1903 - 1987, the family homestead was located at Greenside, and the children attended the Greenside School.

Astor raised cattle and grain on the homestead.  He was the first communal butcher for the area.  The neighbors would take turns donating a heifer or steer that Astor would butcher and dole out to the families each week.  Astor was also interested in sports, especially baseball and hockey.  He managed and coached the Greenside hockey team, and was a referee and umpire.  In the earlier days, every Sunday the Strome cow pasture was turned into a local ball diamond, where the neighbors came from miles to play ball and socialize.

Astor died 15 Mar 1947 due to cancer.  He is buried in the Englefeld Union Cemetery, Englefeld, Saskatchewan.

*The original surname of the family was Strohm.  It appears as Strome in the 1891 census and following years.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Astor Strome
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Astor Strome in 1938
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Cancer
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 26 Dec 2014
Date Created}    6 Jun 1993
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