STROMINGER, Frank
Back Up Next

STROMINGER, FRANK, ticket and freight agent, Philadelphia and Reading railroad, Harrisburg, Pa., was born in Harrisburg, December 25, 1852. He is a son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Henry) Strominger.

Daniel Strominger was born in York county, Pa., but removed to Harrisburg early in life. He worked in that city at his trade of plastering until within a few years previous to his death, which occurred March 22, 1872. His wife, Elizabeth Henry, was also born in York county, and came early to Harrisburg. Four of their ten children are living: Ellen, widow of Joseph Shishler, residing in Harrisburg; Annie, wife of A.T. Hubley, of Harrisburg; Agnes, wife of G.A. Lawrence, of Denver, Col.; and Frank. Of the deceased children, five died in infancy, and one, Lucy, at twelve years of age. The mother died September 14, 1885.

Frank Strominger took the regular course of studies in the public schools of Harrisburg, and, to obtain more thorough preparation for business subsequently took a course in the Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He then served an apprenticeship of four years at bricklaying, and after this worked at the trade as a journeyman for two years. At this point the course of Mr. Stromingerís life was changed. In November, 1874, he entered the service of the Philadelphia and Reading railroad as a freight house truck-hand. This was beginning at the bottom, but Mr. Strominger wisely appreciated the opportunity of showing his fidelity in any place, however humble. Faithful to duty, he patiently worked and waited for promotion. His fidelity and efficiency were not unobserved by his employers, and in due time promotion came. He was advanced step by step until he reached his present responsible position to which he was called May 10, 1891.

Frank Strominger was married at Chambersburg, Pa., June 7, 1877, to Miss Matilda B., daughter of John and Jane (Garvin) White, of Wheeling, W.Va., both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Strominger have four children: Lottie, Frank, Hugh P., and Minnie.

Mr. Strominger is an active member of Robert Burns Lodge, No. 464, F.&A.M.,; Perserverance Chapter, No. 21, R.A.M., and Pilgrim Commandery, No.11, K.T., of Harrisburg; Lulu Temple, A.A.O. of M.of M.S., of Philadelphia; Harrisburg Lodge, No. 68, Dauphin Encampment, No. 10, and Daughters of Rebecca, I.O.O.F., of Harrisburg; also of the Mutual Beneficial Society of Harrisburg.

Mr. Strominger and his family attend Grace Methodist Episcopal church.

Dorothy Bumbaugh

page 514