The date of the annual Strother reunion for descendants of the 1840-1850s Rapides Parish, LA Strothers has been changed to Saturday, April 16, 2011.
The originally scheduled date (Saturday April 23, 2011) falls on the Saturday before Easter. This change is for 2011 only; after this year we will go back to the 4th Saturday in April.
The reunion will be held in the Community Center (across from the First Baptist Church) in Elizabeth, Allen Parish, LA in the heart of redbone country.
The doors will open at 9:30 a.m.
Elizabeth is about 10 miles West of Oakdale, Allen Parish, LA.
Traveling on LA Hwy 10 (East or West), at the crossroads of LA Hwy 112 (blinking light), turn South to Elizabeth (about 1 mile).
Meat will be provided. Just bring a covered dish or dessert.
There will be a memorial service for family members who have passed away since April 24, 2010. Please let us know of such cases, so they can be included in the memorial service.
We are looking for last name Strother men for DNA testing. To date there is no known connection between some of our Strother families and any other Strothers. A grandson and a great-grandson of Alexander Asaria Strother had their DNA tested. Results: No connection to any other tested Strothers. In fact, the test results matched the surname Blount (Blunt) so closely that these men have been moved to the Blount surname testing project for possible matches.
For more information contact PAM STROTHER DOWNS at firstname.lastname@example.org
OR Rudolph Johnson email@example.com