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Leonard Franklin STRAUB
Husband:  Leonard Franklin STRAUB / STROUP
Birth:  23 Jan 1887, Olive Branch, Alexander Co., IL
Death:  27 Nov 1971, Madison Co., IL
Last Residence:  Roxana, Madison Co., IL
Occupations:  farmer, railroad switchman, construction laborer
Father:  Frank STRAUB
Mother:  Sarah A. TWENTE
Marriage:  22 Jan 1908
Birth:  13 Feb 1887, Sandusky, Alexander Co., IL
Death:  29 Jun 1954, Roxana, Madison Co., IL
Uncle/Aunt:  William L. COWARD (b. Oct 1842), m. 24 Dec 1865, Alexander Co., IL, Mary E. DAVIS (b. Jan 1847, IL)
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  born in IL

The only couple in the 1880 census of Alexander Co., IL, who could be Edna's parents is this one:
Father:  George TWINEM, b. 1847/8, IL
Mother:  Emily J. __?__, b. 1849/50, IL

— born in Olive Branch Pct., Alexander Co., IL:
1.  George F. STRAUB, b. Apr/May 1909 — probably this George F. STRAUB, b. 3 May 1909; d. 4 Jun 1996; last residence: Lebanon, Boone Co., IN

— born in Alexander Co., IL:
2.  Walter E. STRAUB, b. 24 Mar 1912; d. 16 Aug 1933; last residence: Roxana, Madison Co., IL
3.  Robert H. STRAUB, b. 8 Mar 1914; d. 9 Aug 2002; last residence: Roxana, Madison Co., IL

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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Leander [Leonard] STRAUB (æ 13, b. Jan 1887, IL/IL/IL) is living in Unity Pct., Alexander Co., IL, with his parents (q.v.).  He is listed two households from Edna TWIMAN (æ 13, b. Feb 1887, IL/IL/IL — indexed "Tinman"), who is living as the niece of William COWARD (æ 57, b. Oct 1842, MN/KY/KY) & Mary E. (DAVIS) COWARD (æ 53, b. Jan 1847, IL/NC/AL) and their children.

3.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 9 — indexed "Leward Stronk"):  Olive Branch Pct., Alexander Co., IL, Roll T624_230 (Part 2), p. 273A, SN 3A, SD 16, ED 21, enumerated 5 May 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 23 24 26 28 29
47 47 Stroup Leonard Head M W 23 M1 2     IL IL IL Eng farmer Gen farm Emp Y Y R F 12
    ______ Edna Wife F W 23 M1 2 1 1 IL IL IL Eng None     Y Y      
    ______ George F Son M W 12/12 S       IL IL IL   None              
Listed next to Leonard's uncle, Louis A. TWENTE, who is next to Leonard's parents, Frank & Sarah (TWENTE) STRAUB.

4.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 21):  Tamms Village, Tamms Pct., Alexander Co., IL, Roll T625_297, p. 234A, SN 16A, SD 17, ED 21, enumerated 7 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
169 173 Straubb Lenoard F Head M W 33 M   Y Y IL IL IL Y Switchman Railroad W
    _______ Edna Wife F W 32 M   Y Y IL IL IL Y None    
    _______ George Son M W 10 S Y Y Y IL IL IL Y None    
    _______ Walter Son M W  8 S Y Y Y IL IL IL   None    
    _______ Robert Son M W  5 S N     IL IL IL   None    

5.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #14 of 23):  Third St., Roxana Village, Wood River Twp., Madison Co., IL, Roll 543 (Book 1), p. 69B, SD 60-98, SD 23, enumerated 9 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30
* 142 167 Straub Leonard F Head R 30 R N M W 43 M 21 N Y IL IL IL Y Laborer Sealer? Construction Co W Y N
    ______ Edna Wife         F W 43 M 20 N Y IL IL IL Y None        
    ______ George Son         M W 20 S   N Y IL IL IL Y Glazer Shoe Tannery W Y  
    ______ Walter Son         M W 18 S   N Y IL IL IL Y Color-mills Shoe Tannery W Y  
    ______ Robert Son         M W 16 S   Y Y IL IL IL Y None        
    Dunfip Herman Boarder         M W 22 S   N Y IL IL IL Y Toggler Shoe Tannery W Y N
*Third Street

6.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com; missing columns contained no data):
Name Birth Death Last Residence SSN Issued Post-em
Leonard STRAUB 22 Jan 1887 __ Nov 1971 62084 (Roxana, Madison, IL) 344-01-4962 IL Yes
George F STRAUB 03 May 1909 04 Jun 1996 46052 (Lebanon, Boone, IN) 347-10-4864 IL Yes
George STRAUB 11 Jun 1909 __ Sep 1960 (not specified) 324-03-1425 IL No
Walter E STRAUB 24 Mar 1912 16 Aug 1993 62084 (Roxana, Madison, IL) 344-03-1443 IL Yes
Robert H STRAUB 08 Mar 1914 09 Aug 2002 (V) 62084 (Roxana, Madison, IL) 344-03-4247 IL Yes
(V) = (Verified) Report verified with a family member or someone acting on behalf of a family member.
Edna not found, which simply means no one applied for her SS death benefit. This George may not be our subject's son, but it would be an extraordinary coincidence if he isn't.

7.  World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.  Microfilm Series M1509 (4277 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC (card images and index online at Ancestry.com):
Microfilm Roll | Form | No: 1452429 | 2140 | 62
1 Name in full | Age in yrs: Leonard Franklin Straub | 30
2 Home Address: Tamms, Ill
3 Date of Birth: January 23, 1887
4 Are you (1) a natural born citizen… natural born citizen
5 Where were you born: Olive Branch, Ill, U.S.A.
6 If not a citizen, of what country…  
7 What is your present trade, occupation… Switchman
8 By whom employed: M. & O. R. R. Co
Where employed: Tamms, Ill
9 Have you [dependents]?: wife & four children
10 Married or Single | Race: married | caucasian
11 What military service have you had?  
12 Do you claim exemption from draft?  
Signature: Leonard Franklin Straub
1 Height | Build: Tall | Medium
2 Color of Eyes | Color of Hair | Bald: brown | dark | no
3 Physically Disabled: no
Date of Registration: June 5/6 1917
Draft Board: Tamms, Alexander County, Illinois

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

9.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org). 

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