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Headstone for Thomas Foster Strahorn
Headstone for Thomas Foster Strahorn
Thomas, his second wife Rebecca Jane Kellogg, and their son Frank Kellogg Strahorn are all buried in the same plot in Rosedale Cemetery, just west of downtown Los Angeles, according to cemetery records there. We suspect the headstone was installed by Thomas' son Robert Edmund Strahorn after Robert became wealthy, since Thomas was a man of modest means. A smaller stone can be seen in front of the larger one, which reads, "T.F.S. Husband," possibly an earlier installation. No headstone is in evidence for Rebecca Jane Kellogg, even though she is buried in the same plot, but she was not Robert E. Strahorn's mother. (a curious omission -Ed) Robert's mother Rebecca Emmert has a substantial headstone in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania alongside her parents, possibly also paid for by Robert.
Image courtesy Gary Zentmyer 
  22 Jun 2022
403 Mozart St., Los Angeles
403 Mozart St., Los Angeles
This is where Thomas Foster Strahorn and his son Harry Ellsworth Strahorn were residing in 1884. Address numbers have changed since then. 
  22 Jun 2022
Los Angeles Directory 1884
Los Angeles Directory 1884
Thomas was living with his son Harry, or vise versa, at 403 Mozart St. in 1884. This residence still exists, at the corner of Mozart St. and Griffin Ave. in Los Angeles.
Image courtesy Gary Zentmyer 
  22 Jun 2022
John's response to a 1984 tribute to Glenn Miller on KCET.
John's response to a 1984 tribute to Glenn Miller on KCET.
John's children always knew of his fondness for the music of the big bands, as he had recordings of these bands in many formats and played them often. But we were surprised by the emotional content of this short piece, as most of John's journal writings were narrative matter-of-fact notations. We can't help but wonder what happened during those early war years that engendered this enduring emotional response. 
  21 Jun 2022
Zentmyers and Strahorns on the porch, 1920
Zentmyers and Strahorns on the porch, 1920
From the Zentmyer Collection. Likely at the Strahorn's house at 521 W. 27th Street, Los Angeles. From left - John Zentmyer, his mother Mary, Sarah and John Calvin Strahorn, George Zentmyer, and John's brother George Jr. This image was colorized from black and white photo using the AI program DeOldify. A pretty good result.
 
  20 Jun 2022

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Last Modified 
I85713 
STRAHORN, Thomas Foster 
b. Abt 1824  West Buffalo, Union, Pennsylvania  22 Jun 2022