William H. Strum
Mary Ann Harris
Louis Henry Strum
Dora Lee Ramsey
(Cir 1872-Cir 1892)
Lewis Willard Strum


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Ophelia Gray

Lewis Willard Strum

  • Born: 9 Jan 1890, Georgia
  • Marriage: Ophelia Gray circa 1917
  • Died: 26 Jul 1954, Jacksonville, Duval Co., Florida at age 64

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Louie Willard Strum (1890-1954) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Strum was nominated to the Fifth Circuit by President Harry Truman on September 14, 1950 to replace Curtis Waller. He was confirmed by the Senate on September 23rd, and received commission on the September 26th. He served on this court until his death on July 26, 1954.
Southern District of Florida
Strum was nominated to the Southern District of Florida by President Herbert Hoover on February 21, 1931 to a seat created by 46 Stat. 820. He was confirmed by the Senate on February 28th, and received commission on March 2nd. From 1948 to 1950, he was the chief judge. He served on this court until October 3, 1950, when he was appointed to the Fifth Circuit.

The 1930 Federal Census for Tallahassee, Leon Co., Florida, District 11, page 78A, dated April 18, 1930 records Louie W. (40 - GA/NC/GA) and Ophelia G. (39 - TN/TN/LA) Strum with their sons Louie W. Jr. (11 - American Somoa/GA/TN) and Charles G. (FL/GA/TN) at 425 Williams Street. The home is valued at $20,000. Louie is a Justice of the Supreme Court and has been married to Ophelia for 13 years.


Lewis married Ophelia Gray circa 1917. (Ophelia Gray was born circa 1891 in Tennessee and died in 1949 in Duval Co., Florida.)

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