Jeff, here are the
summary and details on Frederick Finch Strong.
Frederick Finch Strong was born on June 6, 1872 in Aurora, New York,
son of a Dutch Reformed Church Clergyman, Thomas Campbell Strong.
Frederick's uncles were also Dutch Reformed Church Clergymen, as was
paternal grandfather. His older brother was Thomas Morris Strong,
his medical degree from New York Homeopathic Medical College in
specialized in Ear, Eyes and Throat medicine. This probably inspired
to also go into medicine. His mother, Mary Arabella Sibley, nee
married Frederick's widowed father in September 1869, and brought a
estate with her from her recently deceased husband, Dr. Samuel L.
the first homeopathic physician in Ithaca, NY. Dr. Sibley's sister
Thomas Strong's wife, Sarah Harwood Sibley. These things often have
a way of
Because of his pastoral profession, Frederick's father moved
often, and in 1880 the family lived in Allegheny, near Pittsburgh,
After obtaining his bachelor's degree from Cornell in 1893,
studied for a year in Germany with Dr. Paul Ehrlich. In June, 1895,
a paper in the New England Medical Gazette on the Microscopical
of Blood Examination, in which he mentions he attended Professor
lectures in Berlin, and got samples of stains that Ehrlich used in
work. He received his M. D. from Tufts in 1898, and later served as
instructor at Tufts.
In 1900, Frederick lived with his married brother Thomas in Boston,
Massachusetts, and was listed as a Physician with the speciality of
Thera[peutics]. In 1910, Frederick was still single at age 36, and
St. Petersburg, Florida. In 1918 he moved to Hollywood, California,
the 1920 census, he had married Ethyl Haley. They were still living
Angles in 1930, and Frederick's real estate was valued at a
$70,000. He died on June 13, 1955 in Los Angeles.
Frederick Strong received U. S. Patent 733,343 May 11, 1903 for
Apparatus for the Use of Ultraviolet Rays. I located 10 other
issued to Strong between 1904 and 1930.
Benjamin W. Dwight. History of the Descendents of Elder John Strong
Northampton, Mass. Albany: Joel Munsell, 1871. page 674
12576-7. ii. Rev. Thomas Campbell Strong, D.D., b. May 23,1824:
Union Coll. in 1841, and at the Theol. Sem , at Rutgers Coll. 1845:
pastor of the Reformed Dutch Chs. at Rosendale, and Bloomingdale,
Co., N. Y., Nov. 12, 1845, settled at Newtown, L. I. Dec. 12, 1849;
Ref. Dutch Ch., Bleecker St., N. Y., Feb. 27, 1859, and since May,
Ithaca, N. Y. He m. Nov. 4, 1845, Mary Watson Mann b. Dec. 1815 (dau.
William Mann, of New Brunswick, N. J., and Elizabeth McCalla) ; she
23, 1868. He m. Sept. 1, 1869, Mary Arabella Finch b. Dec. 18, 1830
of Dr. Samuel Lewis Sibley and dau. of Miles Finch and Tryphena
[9th Gen.] Children:
12589. i. William Mann Strong b. Sept. 6, 1846, d. Oct. 3,1846.
12590. ii. Thomas Morris Strong b. June 12, 1848, at Rosendale:
grad. at Rutgers Coll. in 1868, now (1870) studying medicine.
12591. iii. Ellen Elizabeth Strong b. June 15, 1851, at Newtown, L.
1850 census, New York (Queens)
Thomas C. Strong, age 27, R. D. Clergyman, b. NY
Mary Strong, age 33, b. PA
Thos. M. Strong, age 2, b. NY
1860 census, New York city, Ward 9
Thomas C. Strong, age 36, R. D. Clergyman, real estate $5,000, b. NY
Mary W. Strong, age 43, b. PA
Thos. M. Strong, age 12, b. NY
Ellen E. Strong, age 9, b. NY
New York marriage records
Rev. Thomas C. Strong m. Sept 1, 1869 Mary A. Sibley, Tompkins
1870 census, Ithaca, NY
Thomas C. Strong, age 45, R. P. D. [Reformed Protestant Dutch]
real estate $1,000, b. NY
Mary Strong, age 37, real estate $13,000, b. NY, married Sept, 1869
Thomas M. Strong, age 22, Physician & Surg., b. NY
Ellen Strong, age 19, b. NY
Sarah Sibley [sic], age 10, b. NY
Thomas C. Strong, installed pastor Auburn Presbytery, Dec 13, 1871
President of Wells College 1873-1875
Installed as President of Female College of Pittsburgh Oct 3, 1875
1880 census, Allegheny, PA
T. C. Strong, age 54, Preacher, b. NY
M. E. Strong, age 49, b. NY
Ellen Strong, daughter, age 28, b. NY
S. H. Strong, daughter, age 20, b. NY
Fred Strong, son, age 8, b. NY
U. S. Passport Applications
Frederick Finch Strong, applied Oct. 20, 1893 Berlin legation,
born Aurora, NY June 6, 1872, permanent residence Boston, occupation
instructor, left U. S. Sept 27, 1893. sojourning in Berlin, intends
to return to
U. S. within one year. Wants passport for ID. Height 5'9”,
1900 census, Boston
T. Morris Strong, b. Jan 1848, age 51, b. NY, father b. NY, mother
Physician (sp. Laryng.)
Sarah H., b. Dec. 1862, age 37. b. NY, father b. CT, mother b. NY
Frederick F., Brother-in-law, b. June, 1872, age 27, single, b. NY
mother and father, Physician (sp. Elec. Ther.)
1910 census, Sty. Petersburg, FL
Frederick F. Strong, age 36, single, b. NY/NY/NY, Physician,
Abbie S. Rittig, aunt, age 64, widow, b. NH/Ma/Ma
Archibald H. McDonald, age 50, single, b. India/Eng/Ire, immigrated
1920 census, Los Angeles
Frederick Strong, age 47, B. NY/NY/NY, Physician, Office
Ethyl Haley Strong, age 32, b. FL/ NC/NC
1930 census, Los Angeles, 1755 El Cerrito Pl.
Frederick F. Strong, age 57, 1st marriage at age 44, b. NY/NY/NY,
Physician, genl. Pract., real estate $70,000.
Ethyl H. Strong, age 42, age 21 at 1st marriage, b. FL/NC/NC
California Death Index
Frederick Finch Strong, b. June 6, 1872 NY, d. June 13, 1955 Los
mother's maiden name Finch.
Thomas Morris Strong.
D. New York Homeopathic Medical College 1871. married Sarah Harwood
Sibley, Ithaca, NY Oct. 20, 1885.
Who Was Who in America, with World Notables. Vol 5, 1973, page 702.
STRONG, FREDERICK FINCH. MD, inventor; b. Aurora, NY, June 6, 1872;
Thomas Campbell (DD) and Mary Arabella (Finch) S.; grad. high sch.,
NY; student Cornell U., 1889-93, Univ. of Berlin, 1893-94. Boston U.
Sch. 1895-97; M. D. Tufts Coll. Medical School, 1898. 1st Amer.
pupil of Dr.
Paul Erlich, Berlin; m. Ethel Ellen Haley, Sept. 27, 1916.