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Park Willard STROUP
Mary Margaret Louise HARPER
Husband:  [John] Park Willard STROUP
Birth:  13 Apr 1900, Franklin City, Venango Co., PA
Death:  17 Nov 1970, Harris Co., TX
Last Residence:  Houston, Harris Co., TX
Occupation:  clerk (cotton company)
Father:  Henry Chapen STROUP
Mother:  Anna M. __?__
Marriage:  1927/8
Wife:  Mary Margaret Louise HARPER
Birth:  1899/1900, WI
Occupation:  homemaker
Parents:  born in PA
Children born in Harris Co., TX:
1.  Betty Ann STROUP, b. 7 Jan 1932
2.  Richard Willard STROUP, b. 26 Mar 1934
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2a.  Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997.  Texas Department of State Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics (online at Ancestry.com):
Name County Date Sex Mother Father Roll Number | Page
Stroup, Betty Ann 101 [Harris] Jan 07 [1932] F Harper, Mary Margaret Stroup, Park Williard 1932_0007 | p. 1753
Stroup, Richard Willard 101 [Harris] Mar 26 [1934] M Harper, Margaret Louise Stroup, Park Willard 1934_0007 | p. 1868

2b.  Harris Co. TX Births, 1934 (online at the Harris County TXGenWeb site):
Name Birthdate Sex Mother Father County
Stroup, Richard Willard 3-26-1934 M Margaret Louise Harper Park Willard Stroup Harris

3.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Park (or three of his siblings); his parents are living in Marietta, OH.

4.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Park STROUP (æ 19, b. PA) is living in Texas City, Galveston Co., TX, with his parents (q.v.).

5.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #58 of 60):  906 Trujillo Main, Houston City, Justice Pct. #1, Harris Co., TX, Roll 2348 (Book 2), p. 29A, SN 29A, ED 101-91, SD 26, enumerated 14 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 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30
* 906   348B Stroup P W Head R 400 N M W 30 M 28 N Y PA PA Ire Y Clerk Cotton Co W Y N
      ______ Margaret Wife       F W 30 M 28 N Y WI PA PA Y Opperator C??? W Y  
*Truhillo? Main

6.  Texas Death Records, 1964-1998 (online at RootsWeb.com):
Last Name First Name Middle Suffix Date County Sex Marriage Status
Stroup Park W   11-17-1970 Harris M Single
Stroup Margaret L   01-07-1975 Harris F  
Did Park and Margaret divorce?  This Margaret STROUP may be our subject's wife.

7.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com):
Name Birth Death Last Residence Last Benefit SSN Issued Post-em
Park Stroup 03 Apr 1900 Nov 1970 77023 (Houston, Harris, TX) (none specified) 460-03-7685 TX No
Margaret STROUP 18 Dec 1902 Jan 1975 77017 (Houston, Harris, TX) (none specified) 459-17-5370 TX No
This Margaret STROUP may be our subject's wife.

8.  World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.  Microfilm Series M1509 (4277 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC (card images and index online at Ancestry.com):
Roll | Serial No. | Order No: 1953398 | 588 | A157
Name: Park Willard Stroup
Permanent Home Address: Texas City, Gal., Texas
Age in Years | Date of Birth: 18 | April 13, 1900
Race: White
U.S. Citizen: Native Born
Present Occupation: Barrel house helper
Employer's Name: Pierce Oil Corporation
Place of Employment: Texas City, Texas
Nearest Relative: Name: Mrs Anna Stroup
Nearest Relative: Address: Box 64, Texas City Gal., Tex
Signature: Park Stroup
Height (tall, medium, short): Medium
Build (slender, medium, stout): Medium
Color of Eyes | Color of Hair: brown | dark
Physically Disabled:  
Date of Registration: Sep 12 1918
Draft Board: Local Board, Galveston County, Texas City, Texas
Anna would be Park's widowed mother.

9.  Email from descendant.

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