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Researching the famly of Richard Friend Stroud born 21 January 1882, Leicester, Leicestershire, England married Gladys Amelia Halford in January-March 1915 District Rugby, Warwickshire. He died 5 January 1956 and was buried 7 January 1956 in the Mountain Home, Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Michigan. He had 4 children that I know about Mary H. born 1916, Betty B. born 1918, Elise H. born 1919 and Richard F. born 1929. Would love to find more about this family as its the first US connection I have made with my tree to date.
From what I can find out he was in the mint distilling business and even invented a portable mint distiller. It appears he first arrived in the US in 1909 he then goes back to England where he marries. He then returns to the US and lived in the Kalamzoo area. I would love to make contact with any of his children or grandchildlren to help bring this line up to date. His mother was Lavinia Ellen Friend her father Richard Benjamin Friend is my great granduncle.
According to newspaper items:
Herald-Palladium, The - Friday, July 09, 1976, Benton Harbor, Michigan
Richard F. Stroud, of Kalamazoo, the regional tech- nical manager for Chemagro Corp...( attending a meeting of some sort) am also seeing a Richard F Stroud, as a high school principal/ basketball coach
Have you read this? had a photo of Richard SR:
Richard Stroud Scholarship Application 1-2011 - Michigan State ...
www.hrt.msu.edu/.../2011-Bayer-Crop-Sci-Richard-Stroud-Scholarsh...... Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Quick View
Bayer CropScience Friends of Richard F. Stroud Memorial Scholarship. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Michigan State University. 1. A $2500 ...
I wonder if they might have more info...
Richard Friend II Stroud
Birth 8/29/1928 in Mentha, Michigan, USA
Death 10/2/1978 in Kansas City, Missouri USA
Tree at Ancestry.. most of it is private, try contacting
or contacct the following they have the obits:
no idea what they charge, hope we have a member who lives in the area who would be willing to get these for you Rick
Obituarys can be ordered thro here:
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Item Information A Look Inside Catalog Record
Title Obituary Author Item info: 1 copy available at Local Indexes and Community Information.
Local Indexes and Community Information Copies Material Location
KG 01/06/1956 ,030:7 NEWS 1 Microform Second Floor Tech Center ( probably Richard Sr
looks like Richard Jr is here as well judging by the dates
Thanks for the information Eliz. I have made contact with his grandson and waiting for him to contact me again. I managed to find the info on the scholarships. I also have a picture of his grave.