NameLeman Huffman STRINGER157
Birth2 Oct 1882, Illinois
Death13 Apr 1964, Milton Junction, Rock Co., Wisconsin
Burial16 Apr 1964, Milton Cemetery, Milton, Rock Co., Wisconsin
OccupationMusic Professor
Spouses
Birth15 Oct 1889, Farina, Fayette Co., Illinois
Death12 Oct 1972, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona
BurialMilton Cemetery, Milton, Rock Co., Wisconsin
FatherThomas ZINN (1848-1927)
MotherMary Francis LANGWORTHY (~1853-1926)
MarriageJun 1911
Notes for Leman Huffman STRINGER
Residence: RFD 1, Milton Junction, Rock Co., Wisconsin

Pillar of Milton Award from Milton College Alumni Association 1951

Leman Stringer was most famous for the Shakespeare plays, staging one each year for many years at Milton College. Stringer also conducted the Milton College Choral Union which offered oratorios such as St. John's Passion and Messiah, with visiting soloists. On the side, Stringer directed the choir at his church.

Lehman Huffman Stringer 1882-1964
"The Milton and Milton Junction Courier", Milton Junction, Wisconsin, Thursday, Apr. 16, 1964, p 1.
Prof. Leman H. Stringer, 81, head of the Milton College School of Music for 37 years, died at 10 a.m. Monday, April 13, in his home on R. 1, Milton Junction.
Funeral services were to be held today, Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m. in the Milton Seventh Day Baptist Church, the Rev. Elmo F. Randolph officiating. Burial will be in Milton Cemetery.
Lehman H. Stringer, son of William M. and Mary Kelly Stringer, was born Oct. 2, 1882, in Pulaski, Ill. He attended Milton Academy and Milton College, graduating in 1909, and then studied voice and speech in Chicago.
After teaching in the West Allis high school he returned to Milton College in 1912 as head of the school of music and dramatic art, a post he held until his retirement in 1949.
In the field of music he carried on the tradition of the Choral Union's annual Shakespearean plays from 1913 until 1948 except during World War I. He was for many years director of the First Congregational choir in Janesville and until 1962 was director of the choir in his own church, the Milton Seventh Day Baptist Church. He was a leading member of the Milton and Milton Junction Kiwanis Club.
He was married to Ruth Zinn of Farina, Ill., in June, 1911. Mr. and Mrs. Stringer celebrated their golden wedding during Commencement in June, 1961, when many of their friends and Mr. Stringer's former students returned to greet them.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Boyden L. (Mary) Crouch of Phoenix, Ariz., and one grandson, Robert.
Preceding him in death was a son, William, who died at the age of 11.
Notes for Ruth (Spouse 1)
GRAD: 17 JUN 1908 Milton Academy, Milton, Rock Co., Wisconsin

Ruth (Zinn) Stringer 1889-1972
"The Milton Courier", Milton, Wisconsin, Thursday, Oct. 19, 1972, p 3.
Mrs. Leman H. (Ruth) Stringer, 82, of Phoenix, Arizona, died Thursday, Oct. 12 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, following a three-day illness.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 18 from the Milton seventh Day Baptist Church, with Rev. Earl Cruzan officiating. Burial was in Milton cemetery with Paul Green, Ralph Green, Herbert Crouch, Forrest Branch, Walter Kugler and Bernhardt Westlund as pallbearers.
The former Ruth Zinn was born Oct. 15, 1889 in Farina, Ill. and attended Milton College. She was married in June, 1911 to Leman H. Stringer, who was head of the music department at Milton College from 1912 to 1949. He died April 13, 1964.
While in Milton Mrs. Stringer was active in the Milton Seventh Day Baptist Church and it's Woman's Circle and was a member and past president of the Milton Woman's Club. She moved to Arizona in 1965.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Boyden (Mary) Crouch of Phoenix; one grandson, Robert Crouch, a student at Milton College; a sister, Miss Flora Zinn, Milton; a nephew, General Robert M. Stillman, San Antonio, Texas; and a niece, Mrs. Lenore McKelvy, Denver, Colorado. She was predeceased by a son, William, at age 11, and a sister, Miss Zea Zinn.
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