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MARGARET STRANG COROTHERS (1871-1934?)

 

NORTHNFAMILY HISTORY OF THE MCDOWALL-WILSON, STRANG-McDOWALL, AND COROTHERS-STRANG FAMILIES, 1934

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The» family history (donor no. 444) was donated» by Lois E. James in 1997.

ACCESS:

The family history is open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

»Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PROCESSED BY:

George Mullally.

REVISED:

Robert Jett , July 27, 1998, version WORD97.


 

»Biography      

            Margaret Strang Corothers was born in 1871 to John Strang and Jean McDowall Strang and grew up on the Strang farm near Norway, Benton County, Iowa.  After her marriage to Mallie Corothers she lived on a farm first near Dell rapids in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, and later on a farm on the outskirts of Clear lake in Deuel County, South Dakota.Begin text here:»

 

Scope and Content Note

 

            The family history was written by Margaret Strang Corothers in 1934 and retyped by the author's grand niece, Lois E. James, of Iowa City, Iowa, in 1996.  It measures 0.4 liner inches.  In it the author describes the pioneer and later farm life of the McDowall and Wilson families in Tama County, Iowa, near the town of Norway, and the Corother's family in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, near the town of Dell Rapids.  Of particular interest is the author's description of her father, John Strang's participation in the Civil War in Company K of the 11th Regiment of the Iowa Infantry Volunteers and subsequent reunions in Iowa of Crocker's Iowa Brigade.

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