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Elmer Wesley STROUP
Margaret E. __?__
Edith C. __?__
Husband:  Elmer Wesley STROUP
Birth:  18 Apr 1896, MO probably in Desloge, Randolph Twp., St. Francois Co., MO
Occupation:  railroad tie maker
Father:  Henry Isom STROUP
Mother:  Minnie ELLER
Wife-1:  Margaret E. __?__
Birth:  1902/3, MO
Occupation:  homemaker
Wife-2:  Edith C. __?__
Birth:  1900/1, MO
Occupation:  homemaker
Children with Margaret:
Child with Edith:
1.  Edith C. E. STROUP, b. Jul 1928, MO either in Dent Twp., Iron Co., MO, or Walton Twp., Washington Co., MO
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1.  Marriage Record:

1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 35):  Dent Twp., Iron Co., MO, Roll T9_919, p. 214B, SN 8B, SD 11, ED 20, enumerated 14 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).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
X 152 159 Stroup Elmer W Head O F M W 21 M N N MO MO MO Y Laborer Timber W
      ______ Margaret E Wife     F W 17 M N N MO MO MO Y None    
Listed one household after Elmer's father, Isom H. STROUP, and two households before Elmer's brother, Fred STROUP.

1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 17):  Walton Twp., Washington Co., MO, Roll 1250, p. 145A, SN 1A, ED 111-16, SD 14, enumerated 2 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).
3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30
15 15 Stroup Elmer W Head R 1 N M W 34 M 21 N N MO MO MO Y Laborer RR Tie maker O Y N
    ______ Edith C Wife       F W 29 M 26 N N MO MO MO Y None        
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    Stroup Edith C E Dau       N W 1 8/12 S   N   MO MO MO   None        
Listed three households from Elmer's brother, John D. STROUP, who is three households from their brother, Fred STROUP.

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):
Roll | Serial No. | Order No: 1683936 | 901 | 58
Name: Elmer Wesley Stroup
Permanent Home Address:  
Age in Years | Date of Birth: 20 | April 18 1898
Race: White
U.S. Citizen: Native Born
Present Occupation: Tie Making
Employer's Name: E.L. Wright
Place of Employment: Quaker Wash Mo
Nearest Relative: Name: Henry Stroup (Father)
Nearest Relative: Address: Quaker Wash Mo
Confirmation: J.E. Forbes
Height (tall, medium, short): Short
Build (slender, medium, stout): Slender
Color of Eyes | Color of Hair: Grey | Light
Signature: Elmer W [his mark] Stroup 
Date of Registration: Sept. 12, 1918
Draft Board: Potosi, County of Washington, Sate of Mo.

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