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Frank S. Strong

Strongly endowed by nature with clearness of vision quickness of apprehension and alertness in action so that the opportunities presented for advancement have neither escaped his knowledge nor been neglected in use. Frank S. Strong has made steady progress in the race for supremacy among men and the acquisition of this world’s good from the time when at the age of twenty he lifted the gage of battle in life’s contest for himself until now when at but little over twice that age he is comfortable provided with a competence being well established in his chosen line of business and secure in the respect and esteem of his fellow men. Mr. Strong’s interesting and adventurous life began in the state of Illinois on February 8, 1861. His parents John and Elizabeth (Robinson) Strong were natives of New York and early settlers in Illinois. When he was ten years old they moved to Iowa and there he completed his minority lacking one year and received a common school education. In 1881 he started out in life for himself, coming to Nebraska and locating in Red Willow County where for a number of years he was actively engaged in farming. From there he went to Fort Scott, Kansas and was engaged in railroad work for a number of years and then in Kansas City he opened a merchandising establishment. In 1889 he left the comforts and allurements of City life and went to the wild country of the Black Hills casting in his lot with its rush of fortune seekers but instead of following the almost universal occupation of mining he engaged in railroad work and found it profitable until 1892, when he came to Wyoming for the purpose of joining the great army of enterprising and hardy men who were engaged in the stock industry. For three years he prospected for a suitable location for his enterprise working at various useful occupations and in 1895 took up land on the border of which the town of Lovell has since grown up. He owns 720 acres adjoining the townsite and in the town itself he owns and conducts a hotel livery barn and saloon. He also owns a320 acres of land on Montana and has on it 150 fine cattle and fifty well-bred horses in addition to the stock he owns in this state. He was united in marriage with Miss Ellen J. Noble a native of Wisconsin but reared in Iowa at the time if the marriage a resident of Denver, Colorado where the ceremony was performed on October 19, 1885. They have two children their winsome daughters Lulie E, and Bessie F. Mr. Strong is not only a prosperous and enterprising man who pushes his own business with vigor and success but he is a broad-minded far-seeing and public spirited citizen whose interest in the welfare of his county and state and in the town in which he lives is manifested by continual activity in behalf of all means of advancement and improvement for them and the benefit of his people. He is well esteemed as a leading and useful citizen, whose service are of high value and whose example is an inspiration to others in the line of every good work.

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