was born at Indiana
on 11 March 1885. He was the son of James Alexander Strong
and Jane Isabella Weir
. John died on 15 December 1910 at Richland Twp., Monroe Co., Indiana
, at age 25. He was New Tag Obituary from the Bloomington Daily,
"YOUNG MAN DIES WHILE ON A VISIT
Weir Strong, Troser, Wash., Suddenly Expires While making a visit with relatives and friends in this county after an absence of eight years, Weir Strong, age 25, of Troser, Wash., dropped Thursday night at 9 o'clock at the home of John Reed, 6 miles west of Bloomington. Mr. Strong was apparently in the very best of health had not complained of being ill and the sudden death was most unexpected. The sad news was at once telegraphed home. The death occurred in an upstairs bedroom of the Reed home about 9 o'clock. Mr. Strong had just told the members of the Reed family goodnight and gone up to his room when those down-stairs heard a sound as if a body had fallen to the floor. The sound caused an investigation to be made and Mr. Strong was found dead on the floor of his room. Death had resulted from heart failure. Mr. Strong came to Monroe county Thanksgiving day to make a visit of several weeks after an absence of eight years. He seemed to be in the best of health and spirits and was enjoying every day of his visit very much. He was related to the Wylie, Reed and Weir families and was visiting different relatives over the county and renewing boyhood friendships. To his friends he talked of the difference of conditions of farming in Indiana and Washington and his happy life in the new location, not even giving death a thought. Among the things he brought here with him were a number of apples which he displayed to his friends to show the difference between the apples grown in this locality and those grown under irrigation. He was having a most happy visit and his sudden death was a great shock to the relatives and friends. Mr. Strong was the son of James Strong, a resident of this county who died about twenty years ago. His mother, Mrs. Jennie Strong, was a sister of the late Dr. Robert M. Weir. The family moved from this county to Washington about eight years ago and are located on a good farm in one of the fertile valleys near Troser. Besides the mother, there are three brothers and two sisters left to mourn the death. Arrangements for the funeral will not be made until word is received from the mother."
In December 1910 at Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana
. His body was interred in December 1910 at Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana
, at Rose Hill Cemetery.