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Charles W. Strine

Charles W. Strine

Posted: 971274649000
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I'm looking for information regarding a Charles W. Strine, reporter for the Philadelphia Ledger in the late 1800's. His father's name was Charles C. Strine and he had a brother Robert. He married Grace T. Runyan of Montour Co., PA in November 1891. They may have had a daughter named Grace.

Re: Charles W. Strine

Posted: 1040142423000
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I have additional information that hopefully will help. Charles and Grace had a daughter named Grace, who married C. Arthur Britton. They lived in Frenchtown, NJ and are buried in the Frenchtown Cemetery. Charles was a talented baritone and is remembered to have worked for a time for the Metropolitan Opera as a booking agent.

Re: Charles W. Strine

Posted: 1059660434000
Classification: Query
From the April 07, 1907 Philadelphia Public Ledger:



Well-Known Theatrical Manager Succumbs after Operations

Charles W. Strine, the well-known theatrical manager, died yesterday in Boston from an operation for appendicitis. Mr. Strine, who was in Boston managing the spring tour of the Metropolitan Opera Company, was taken ill suddenly on Thursday, March 28, and on the following day was operated on in Boothby Hospital. His condition was found to be so serious that a second operation was found necessary on Saturday. From this Mr. Strine rallied and showed improvement, but on Sunday the physicians found inflammation of the smaller intestines had set in and an abscess had formed. Then Mr. Strine's condition was considered hopeless, but he made a hard fight for life.
Mr. Strine was one of the most capable and best-known theatrical managers in this country, and it was under his personal direction that some of the foremost stars toured. For several years past he had managed the spring tours of the Metropolitan Opera Company, his knowledge of the musical sections of the country being recognized by Mr. Conried in making plans for these spring seasons. Last year he was with the company during the San Francisco earthquake and through his influence with the railroad officials of the Pacific coast succeeded in getting the company away from the stricken city on the first train that left after the disaster. At the time of his illness the opera company had just opened its season in Boston for a weeks, Mr. Strine having mapped out a tour lasting until April 23.
Charles W. Strine was 40 years of age, and most of his life lived in Philadelphia. After a short business career with David Conover, the jeweler, he studied for the opera stage, being possessed of a fine baritone voice.
During his studies Mr. Strine entered the newspaper business in this city, becoming a reporter on the Record. Later he was on the staff of the Inquirer and afterward was railroad editor of the PUBLIC LEDGER. His last newspaper work was as assistant Sunday editor of the Press. During his newspaper work Mr. Strine became acquainted with John Philip Sousa, the bandmaster, and for several seasons he managed the tours of the Sousa Band. When the Melba Opera Company was organized by Charles Ellis, of Boston, Mr. Strine was made manager of that organization and took it across the continent to California. After that, besides handling the spring opera season of the Metropolitan company, he managed some of the leading foreign artists brought to this country. Early in the present season he was manager for Henry B. Irving, conducting the first American tour of the son of the well known English actor. Last season Sarah Bernhardt's American tour was under Mr. Strine's direction. Mr. Strine conducted a summer season of grand opera here several years ago under his own name. Three years go he settled in San Francisco, and remained there one season as manager of the Tivoli Opera House.
Mr. Strine married in 1891, Miss Grace Runyon, of Milton, Pa. She and a young daughter survive. Mrs. Strine has been at her husband's bedside since Friday. The body will be brought to this city today, and funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from 1606 Poplar street.

Re: Charles W. Strine

Posted: 1242275228000
Classification: Query


Go to the the following link for death certificates in the City of Philadelphia. Clarence Strine is listed here.

Clarence Strine was a son of Charles Comly Strine, who was orignally from Milton, Northumberland County, PA.

Charles Comly Strine
March 28, 1831 to February 13, 1902
married on __________ to
Anna (Josephs ?)
August 29, 1841 – March 23, 1913


Birth - Milton Evening Standard, February 14, 1902, Milton Library, Milton, PA
Marriage - Unknown
Death - Death Certificate, February 13, 1902, City of Philadelphia, PA; Milton Evening Standard, February 14, 1902, Milton Library, Milton, PA; Death Certificate, March 22, 1913, City of Philadelphia, PA; Both are buried in the Milton Cemetery, Section N, Lot 62, Milton, PA

Charles C. Strine was a son of

William Forrest Strine
February 2, 1805 to April 25, 1871
married on June 17, 1830
Jane Patterson
April 22, 1809 to April 25, 1886

William & Jane were the parents of 10 children --

1. Charles Comly
March 28, 1831 to February 13, 1902
married on __________ to
Anna (Josephs ?)
August 29, 1841 – March 23, 1913

2. Frances Patterson
April 13, 1833 to December 28, 1917

3. William Forrest, Jr.
February 26, 1835 to February 26, 1886

4. Thomas Patterson
November 14, 1837 to August 17, 1883
married on January 13, 1876
Anna M. Rhawn
September 16, 1852 - January 18, 1876

5. James D.
April 23, 1839 to July 27, 1878
married on November 4, 1869
Lucy Ann Riland
__________ - June 24, 1886

6. Katharine
August 2, 1842 to October 29, 1919
married on January 14, 1862
David B. Hause
May 31, 1839 – April 1, 1904

7. Robert Patterson
__________, 1844 to May 12, 1864
Died in Civil War in Spottsylvania, Virginia

8. Lydia Jane Strine
November 30, 1847 to March 4, 1899
married on __________, 1872
T. Burritt Mervine
November 26, 1848 – March 12, 1919

9. Duncan Patterson
August 17, 1849 (?) to September 17, 1850

10. Mary P. (Patterson?)
August 2, 1852 to August 3, 1910
married on __________ to John B. Green

William Forrest Strine, Sr., was in turn the first son of Matthias Strine, Sr. and Catharine Welshans Strine

Matthias Strine, Sr.
April 22, 1776 – December 31, 1861
Married in 1801
Catharine Welshans
November 8, 1782 – February 23, 1860
Buried in Harmony Cemetery in Milton, PA

I've posted a lot of informtion on the Strine family in Northumberland County on the Find-a-Grave website and a local Milton family history website.

I hope this helps.

Re: Charles W. Strine

Posted: 1242333057000
Classification: Query
Thanks for the info. I had viewed your find-a-grave entries, and wanted to contact you, but didn't know how. Charles & Anna had another son, Robert P. Strine (named after Charles C.'s brother no doubt.) Robert lived in Ridley Park, just outside of Phila. I lost track of him after (I believe) the 1920 federal census.
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