Donna, Thank-you for your response. This Florence Strickland that you have is worth examining since I have VERY little info on her. Your Florence was born about the same time as mine. The web page that you refer me to is one entered by me!
My mother's name was Whitaker. Her grandfather was Benj. W., born in Indiana, the son of Samuel Hoffner Whiteaker/Whitaker, & they moved to Wisconsin where mom's dad was born. Sam was son of Daniel, son of James, son of John - all from Pennsylvania. Daniel moved to Indiana. Any connection?