Biography of Henry D. Strong

Henry D. Strong is one of the youngest bankers of the State of Kansas, being president of the Troy State Bank, having been elected to that office soon after passing his twenty-ninth birthday. His family have been prominent in Northeastern Kansas since territorial days, and the first banking institution in Troy was established by his maternal grandfather. Henry Boder, Jr., the maternal grandfather of Henry D. Strong, was one of the strong and resourceful men of Northeastern Kansas in the early days and for half a century was identified with its business history, particularly as a banker. He was born in Ohio January 28, 1837, and died at Troy, Kansas, January 24, 1909, aged seventy-one years, eleven months and twenty-three days. His father, Henry Boder, Jr., was of French stock and a native of Switzerland, and smigrated from Switzerland to America, arriving in this country March 18, 1834. On April 18, 1836, he married at Mount Eaton in Wayne County, Ohio, Leona Mattoit, a native of France. They became the parents of two sons, Henry being the older. The younger, Louis, was born at St. Joseph, Missouri, Angust 24, 1848. The family had moved out to St. Joseph in 1844. Mrs. Henry Boder, Sr., died there July 3, 1854. Henry, Sr., died January 18, 1887, and their son Louis passed away October 18, 1907. The date of Henry Boder,...

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