Biography of Dr. James Read Strang
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Strang, Dr. James Read, son of Dr. Ira and Mrs. Ann J. (Hunt) Strang, was born in Stillwater, May 31, 1863. His early life was spent at farming. He attended the district schools and afterward the Mechanicville Academy at Mechanicville, N. Y. Dr. Strang's ancestry is of French and English descent. His great-grandfather, Thomas Hunt, was a lieutenant in the American army during the Revolution and was in the engagement at Bemis Heights. Dr. Strang has two brothers, Edward H. and Dayton Strang, both engaged in the manufacture of knit goods at Mechanicville, N. Y. In the fall of 1886 Dr. Strang entered the Albany Medical College and was graduated from that institution in March, 1889. The following November he located at Vischers Ferry, where he now enjoys a large practice and the esteem of the community. He has held the office of health officer for a number of years. In 1897 was elected coroner on the Republican ticket.. On January 30, 1892. Dr. Strang married Jennie B. Keeler, daughter of Russell Keeler of Clifton Park, and they have two children: Willard R., born March 17, 1893, and Marion, born October 12, 1897, died November 15, 1898.


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