Eloise Addis STRAIGHT(1) was born on 6 Nov 1865. She died on 23 Aug 1889.
She was married to Bion Adelbert COLLER on 8 Jan 1883 in Hampton, Franklin Co., Iowa. Children were: Ethel Belle Coller COLLER, Walter Elisha COLLER, Amy Maud COLLER, Bertha Belle COLLER.
She was married to Arnold Rudy JOHNSEN on 20 Mar 1943 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota. Children were: Carolyn Natalie JOHNSEN, Yvonne Adelle JOHNSEN , Annette Ruth JOHNSEN, Lila Marie JOHNSEN, Craig Arnold JOHNSEN.
She was married to Lloyd W. DUDA on 21 Sep 1946. Children were: Rosa DUDA, Gail DUDA, Carrie Rene DUDA, Rachel Ann DUDA, Gary DUDA, Dan Lee DUDA.
She was married to Philip JOHNSON on 6 Jun 1942 in Kongsvinger Church, Donnelly, Minnesota. Children were: Arlene Mae JOHNSON, Carl JOHNSON.
He was married to Laura Sophie WELTZIN on 7 Aug 1914. Children were: Lillian STRAND, Sylvester Eugene STRAND, Robert Howard STRAND.
Story of Melvin's death
I don't know just how much Craig told you about Melvin. But when in July all this excitement began, I dug out all the old letters, news clippings, and diary of Grandpa Strand's and began to pour over them. I knew Melvin had been hospitalized at one time in Minneapolis and had received shock treatments. Just what the diagnosis was I didn't know and still don't but hope one day to find the answer to. I learned lately that he had been hospitalized twice - a couple of years apart - for about 4 and a half months each time. And several letters written after he had been in California for a while (not his letters) indicated that he was feeling depressed for several months before his disappearance.
The day of his disappearance he had talked on the phone to a friend out there who had invited him to a family gathering and Melvin declined saying he wanted to go out walking in the hills - apparently an enjoyable pastime for many in that area, including Melvin. Mother got a call a few days later it appears saying he couldn't be found anywhere. She flew out there with Uncle Martin, and stayed with friends of Mel's. They did all the normal checking with authorities and even hired bloodhounds to try and track him. His scent had been found in the hill area but recent rains made it impossible to go far. His car was found a little less than a mile from his apt., locked. Mom found his apt. in disarray... like he had just gotten up from bed and decided to go out. They stayed about a week or a little longer and decided to pack up his things to send home for him to claim when he returned from where ever he had gone.
From the information the authorities gleaned in July through September, it
appears to me that he was out in Strawberry Canyon wandering around and
lost his way...and just kept walking. His remains were found about 4 and
one half miles beyond the end of the trail. I personally have gotten lost
in the woods and know how easily it can happen. He probably kept walking
until he just couldn't walk any farther and sat down exhausted where he was
bitten by a snake and soon died.
It is a real miracle that we have finally gotten the mystery solved after all these years. It was so wonderful to be together last Sat. for the graveside service in Clarissa where he is laid to rest beside his dad.
Maybe Craig told you all this...but anyway there it is again.
This is the obituary from the Independent News Herald Online Edition at
Melvin Lee Strand was born May 11, 1927 at Erickson, Manitoba, Canada to Oscar W. and Carrie Lee Strand. He became a citizen of the United States on October 15, 1935.
Melvin entered the University of Minnesota on October 2, 1944. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He took leave from the University of Minnesota to enter the Navy on March 10, 1945. During World War II he was stationed at Great Lakes, Illinois for basic training. Then he was stationed on the USS Thomas Jefferson. He received an honorable discharge on August 19, 1946.
Melvin returned to the University of Minnesota and graduated Magna Cum Laude on August 26, 1948. He was nominated for the Rhodes Scholarship. He majored in English and minored in math and history. Melvin graduated from Mankato Teachers College on June 2, 1952 with a bachelor of science degree. He taught at Lovelock, Nevada High School, Alhambra High School, Martinez, California, and Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek, California.
Melvin quit teaching and started working in the U of C Berkeley office before he disappeared. He was reported missing by William Wenz on February 26, 1959.
He is survived by two sisters, Elinore Duda of Brainerd and Nancy Imes of Mankato; one brother, Glenne of Maplewood; as well as many nieces and nephews. He is sadly missed by family and very close friends.
Interment was at Woodman Cemetery alongside his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Strand.
He was married to Karen Kristine Munthe LEE on 29 Dec 1915 in Minnesota. Children were: Gordon Lawrence STRAND, Glen Roland STRAND, Adelle Judith STRAND, Roland Lawrence STRAND , Elinore C W STRAND, Melvin Lee STRAND.
He was married to Wiona ENQUIST.
He was married to Elizabeth HEUTZENROEDER on 2 Aug 1946 in Clarissa, Todd Co, Minnesota. Children were: Jean Louise STRAND , Constance Lynn STRAND.
He was married to Barbara Harris MAIER on 14 Nov 1945 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Children were: Carl Ludvig STRAND, Eugene Harris STRAND, Thomas Patrick STRAND, Marcia Annette STRAND , Penny Lee STRAND.
She was married to Peter Olsen STRANDEN in Jul 1801 in Norway. Children were: Martinus BOSTRAND , Anders Pettersen BOSTRAND, Ole BOSTRAND.
He was married to Marthe Andersdatter STRANDEN in Jul 1801 in Norway. Children were: Martinus BOSTRAND, Anders Pettersen BOSTRAND , Ole BOSTRAND.
She was married to Fulke FITZ WARINE -Baron. Children were: Fulke II FITZ WARINE -Baron.
He was married in England. Children were: James STRANGEWAYES Sir.
She was married to Peter GERARD Sir in England. Children were: Thomas GERARD Sir.
He was married to Joan ORRELL in England. Children were: Isabel STRANGEWAYES.
Children were: N.N. STRATHCLYDE.
Children were: Cinuit HEN -Lord.
She was married to Ainftech . Children were: Spondana PICTS -Princess.
She was married to William FORTESCUE . Children were: William FORTESCUE.
Children were: Alice STRECHLEIGH.
She was married to William CHENEY -Sheriff . Children were: John CHENEY.
He was married to Matilda MELLON. Children were: Cecily STRETCHE .
She was married to Paul E SHOOP. Children were: Paul Jr Edwin SHOOP.
She was married to Fridolin PFEIFFER on 9 Aug 1855 in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., Illinois. Children were: Casper J. PFEIFFER , Hannah PFEIFFER, Fannie PFEIFFER, Fredrick PFEIFFER, Edward S. PFEIFFER, Mary J. PFEIFFER, Carl Bernie PFEIFFER.
He was married to Mary Jeanne S GUILMETTE on 28 Jun 1998 in Virginia.
He was married to Susan Marie HANNA on 31 Dec 1966 in Othello, Adams Co., Washington. Children were: Frank James STRUZINSKY .
He was married to Queen Mary STUART of Scotland on 29 Jul 1565 in Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland. Children were: James I ENGLAND & IRE.
She was married to Henry STUART on 29 Jul 1565 in Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland. Children were: James I ENGLAND & IRE.
He was married to Mary CAPPS.
She was married to Thomas BEAUMONT Sir. Children were: Thomas BEAUMONT , Hugh BEAUMONT, John BEAUMONT .
He was married to Catherine AFFETON. Children were: Alice STUKELEY .
He was married to Elizabeth FITZ ROGER. Children were: Hugh STUKELEY .
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