Biography of John G. Strait
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Strait, John G., son of J. G. Strait, of Savannah, was born at that place in 1842. He enlisted August 21, 1861, in Company 8, 137th N. Y. S. Vols., and with the great Army of the Potomac, participated in the battles of Antietam, Winchester, Chancellorsviile, and Gettysburg, and was honorably discharged in 1864. After the war he engaged for many years in carpentry and building in Wolcott and established his present business in 1882, that of manufacturer and wholesale dealer in lumber, and in 1884 erected his large and modern planing mill and factory. In 1867 Mr. Strait married Sarah E. Rumsey, of Wolcott. She died in 1882. leaving four children, Walter, Mabel, Lena, and Leon. He again married in 1884 Hattie, daughter of H. P. Lewis, of Huron, and has two sons, Robert and Archer.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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