375. Robert Hoffer12 Godown (Oliver11, Samuel10, Richard S9, John8, Evans7, Jacob6, Jacob5 Goedowne, Abraham4, Jacob3 Godon, Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1725) was born Bucks Co, Pennsylvania June 24, 1891. In the 1900 census Bucks Co page 87B, Robert has a birth date noted as June 1892 and in the SSDI the birth date is noted as June 1891. I have used the SSDI. Robert died December 13, 1971 Doylestown, Bucks Co, PA, at 80 years of age. Burial: Rosemont Cemetery Rosemont, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey
He married Lillian Marie Frazier 1912. Lillian was born in Pennsylvania June 13, 1896. (Additional notes for Lillian Marie Frazier(1726)) Lillian died August 24, 1973 Doylestown, Bucks Co, PA, at 77 years of age. Burial: Rosemont Cemetery Rosemont, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey In the 1920 census Bridgeport Road, Woolwick, Gloucester Co, NJ page , Robert (age 29) is living with his wife Lillian (age 23), Lena (age 6), Harry (age 5), Tammy (age 4). Robert is noted as a farmer on a truck farm.
In the 1930 census Edison Road Doylestown Twp, Bucks Co PA page 83, Robert (age 38) is recorded with his wife Lillian (age 33), Lena (age 17), Harry (age 15), Anna (age 14), Ethel (age 9), Albert (age 7) and father Oliver (age 77). Robert is noted as a farmer.
Robert Hoffer Godown and Lillian Marie Frazier had the following children:
558 i. Lena B13 Godown(1727) was born in Raven Rock, NJ February 10, 1913. Lena died May 2, 2009 Doylestown, Bucks Co, PA, at 96 years of age. Lena B. Strouse, a resident of Doylestown, formerly of Buckingham Township, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Heritage Towers. She was 96.
She was the wife of 61 years to Lester D. Strouse, who died in 1994.
Born in Raven Rock, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lillian Frazer Godown.
She served as secretary to her husband's business. Lena was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Doylestown Fire Company Auxiliary and Central Bucks Senior Citizens. She enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts, and a good turn in pinochle.
She was a 20-year survivor of breast cancer.
Surviving are her four children, Lester Strouse and his wife, Mayuree, of Bangkok, Thailand, Shirley A. Detwiler of Telford, Dorane Strouse and his wife, Terry, of Caledonia, Mich., and Ronald Strouse and his partner, Fred Cresson of Doylestown; her grandchildren, Lester, Julie, Wanda Buckley, Eileen Riley, Peter, Sharon and Andy; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Ethel Hager of Doylestown.
Lena was preceded in death by her grandsons, Kevin and David Thompson; three brothers, Harry, Albert and Vernon Godown; and a sister, Anna Rutherford.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Lena's memorial service at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 6 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. Interment will be held privately.
She married Lester Donald Strouse about 1935.
Lester was born October 14, 1912. (Additional notes for Lester Donald Strouse(1728)) Lester died September 14, 1994 Doylestown, Bucks Co, PA, at 81 years of age. (See Lester Donald Strouse for the continuation of this line.)
+ 559 ii. Harry Samuel Godown was born July 20, 1914.
560 iii. Anna Elizabeth Godown(1729) was born in New Jersey December 17, 1915. Tammy died May 2, 1992 in Denton, FL, at 76 years of age. She married Russel Rutherford. (Additional notes for Russel Rutherford(1730)) (See Russel Rutherford for the continuation of this line.)
561 iv. Ethel M Godown (still alive).
+ 562 v. Albert W Godown was born October 31, 1922.
563 vi. Arthur Godown was born about 1924. Arthur died about 1924. Arthur died within a day of birth
+ 564 vii. Vernon D Godown was born March 5, 1932.
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