Frank Stranahan (1865–1929) and his wife, Ivy Cromartie Stranahan (1881–1971),\ Community Leaders The Stranahans are Fort Lauderdale’s founding couple. Frank Stranahan first operated a trading post, and then prospered as a real estate developer. He gave land for a hospital, a school, a woman’s club, and Stranahan Park. Ivy Stranahan taught school until she married, then engaged in a number of volunteer civic activities, including women’s suffrage and helping the Seminoles. FLOR500, Garden 463
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Frank Stranahan and his wife Ivy Cromartie Stranahan 
Community Leaders

 

Frank Stranahan (1865–1929) and his wife, Ivy Cromartie Stranahan (1881–1971),

Community Leaders

The Stranahans are Fort Lauderdale’s founding couple. Frank Stranahan first operated a trading post, and then prospered as a real estate developer. He gave land for a hospital, a school, a woman’s club, and Stranahan Park. Ivy Stranahan taught school until she married, then engaged in a number of volunteer civic activities, including women’s suffrage and helping the Seminoles.

 


 



 

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