Louis Henry Strum
Dora Lee Ramsey
(Cir 1872-Cir 1892)
Lewis Willard Strum
Ophelia Gray
(Cir 1891-1949)
Lewis Willard Strum Jr.


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Lewis Willard Strum Jr.

  • Born: 23 May 1918, American Somoa
  • Died: 30 Jun 1993, Brevard, Florida at age 75

bullet  General Notes: (1942)
Mrs. Louie W. Strum Jr. Is Honored With Beautiful Afternoon Tea Given In Home of Mrs. Louie W. Strum Sr.
Complimenting her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Louie Willard Strum, Jr., whose marriage to Ensign Strum was solemnized on April 4 [1942] in St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cathedral in Boston, Mass. Mrs. Louis Willard Strum entertained with a beautiful tea yesterday at her home on Avondale Circle.
The lower rooms of the home were open en suite and decorated with a profusion of fragrant Spring blossoms. Red radiance roses were arranged in the entrance hall and the living room mantel was banked with sprays of blue delphinium and pink roses intermingled with pink tulips. Quantities of vari-colored flowers with yellow jonquils predominating formed the artistic floral decorations on the enclosed porch.
The candlelighted dining room featured all white flowers. The perfectly appointed tea table was overlaid with an exquisite lace cloth and was cenetered with a loose arrangement of white gladioli, long stemmed roses and dainty baby's breath in a large silver bowl illuminated by tall white tapers in silver holders. Candles also burned on the flower adorned buffet. Punch was served from bowls at either end of the table.
Assisting Mrs. Strum in caring for her guests and in service were her sister, Mrs. J. Hlton (James?) and her daughter, Miss Ophelia Gray Strum, Mrs. E. J. H. Smullen, the bride's mother; Miss Hosephine Loftin, Miss Ket Loftin, Mrs. Francis P. Fleming, Mrs. Frank Mallard, Mr. J. Turner Butler, Miss Fannie Holt, Mrs. Walter F. Rogers, Mrs. John Churchwell, Mrs. A. D. McNeill, Mrs. Donald McArthur, Mrs. Francis Holt, Mrs .J. Frederick Davis, Mrs. Linwood Jeffreys, Mrs. Henry Parramore, Mrs. Frank A. Juhan, Mrs. Fred Mullikin, Mrs. Whiteacre Cushman of honolulu, Mrs. Augustus Churchwell, Mrs. Gilchrist Stockton, Mrs. John W. Martin, Mrs. Philip M. Ball, Mrs. Judson Yerkes, Mrs. Ray Richardson, Mrs. Clyde Taylor Sr., Mrs. Jack Livingston, and Miss Sara Ann Leatherbury.
Mrs. Strum presented her daughter -in-law wearing a stunning gown of white Marquisette with inserts of black Spanish lace in the circular skirt. Her brief jacket was of matching black lace and her corsage was compsed of fragrant gardenias.
Mrs. Strum Jr. wore a becoming afternoon gown of white lace, the full skirt featuring tiny lace ruffles and beading run through with red ribbon. The heart-shaped neckline also was trimmed with beading and the short sleeves were puffed. Her flowers were a shoulder corsage of orchids.
Approximately 100 guests called during the tea hour between 5 and 6 o'clock. Mrs Strum Jr. is the former miss Anne Lenora Cahill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. H., Smullen.
Ensign Strum is now on duty on the North Atlantic.

Louie Willard Strum
Death Date: 30 Jun 1993
County of Death: Brevard
State of Death: Florida
Age at Death: 75
Race: White
Birth Date: 23 May 1918

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