C. A. Strobridge, one of the enterprising business men of Luana, was born in Yates County, N.Y., Dec. 23, 1851, and was a son of Charles and Hannah J. (Slitor) Strobridge; his father was a native of Herkimer County, N.Y., and his mother of Ohio. They emigrated to Clayton County in 1854, where he engaged in farming and remained until his death, which occurred in January, 1878. The mother is still living. The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm, and received a liberal education. When nineteen years of age he commenced teaching school, and in the spring of 1874 was employed in North McGregor in the graded schools for three years. In 1877 he embarked in the drug buisness in Monona, remaing there until the fall of 1881, when he came to Luana, where he has presented the same business since. On April 16, 1873, he married Hattie, daughter of David Roberts, of Pennsylvania. She was born in Jo Daviess County, Ill., April 18, 1850. By this union there are two children-- Grace and Roy Charles. Mr. Strobridge is a member of the A.O.U.W., Monona Lodge, No. 172, and the V.A.S., and Mrs. Strobridge is a member of the Congregational church.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1063-1064
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