Strong, Dudley Case Jr.

Strong, Dudley Case Jr.

Male 1925 - 2000  (74 years)

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  • Name Strong, Dudley Case  [1, 2
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1 Sep 1925  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Mar 2000  [3, 5
    Buried Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I74912  Sackett
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2022 

    Father Strong, Dudley Case Sr.,   d. Unknown 
    Mother Martin, Hazel L.,   d. Unknown 
    +1. Strong, Dudley Case Jr.,   b. 1 Sep 1925, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 2000  (Age 74 years)
    Family ID F30186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
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    Last Modified 16 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F30183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Sep 1925 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1225] (Reliability: 3), 16 Sep 2022.
      Fred Kinne

      Respected newsman also had a passion for teaching youth tennis

      San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - Tuesday, August 11, 2009
      Fred Kinne, an unflappable editor who helped lead The Evening Tribune's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 1978 PSA plane crash, died Sunday night in La Mesa. He was 93.

      In a newsroom, Mr. Kinne was a commanding figure who was calm under fire and had a way of eliciting the best from people. His long journalism career also included editing positions at the San Diego Daily Journal and The San Diego Union.

      Among tennis enthusiasts, Mr. Kinne was a passionate advocate of the sport who held free youth clinics at Morley Field in Balboa Park and co-founded the San Diego Tennis Patrons.

      Mr. Kinne died at Arbor Hills Nursing Center. He had a stroke in January and never fully recovered, his family said.

      Friends and colleagues said Mr. Kinne was an excellent newspaperman who had a good rapport with his staff.

      "Everybody wanted to please him," said friend Jack Gregg, who worked with Mr. Kinne at The Evening Tribune. "He was fair and he knew how to get the best out of everybody. He had a reporter who wasn't very good (writing) at the typewriter. Fred saw him at the typewriter and had him leave the office so he could call it in (over the phone)."

      The late congressman and columnist Lionel Van Deerlin wrote about him when Mr. Kinne retired from The Evening Tribune in 1981.

      "Kinne typifies the middle-level executive who transformed the old movie version of newspaper hack into an honorable profession," Van Deerlin wrote. "Kinne's control under stress has long been the envy of those around him. It was best demonstrated in the first 45 minutes after that PSA crash. ... "

      A Pacific Southwest Airlines Boeing 727 collided in mid-air with a small private plane Sept. 25, 1978. The wreckage fell on North Park, and 144 people were killed.

      Mr. Kinne's newspaper career started in El Centro in 1935 at The Imperial Valley Press, where he was a reporter, a sports editor and city editor. He left in 1941 to join the Army Air Forces.

      He advanced from private to lieutenant colonel and commanded a fighter group in Europe during World War II. His military honors included three Distinguished Flying Crosses and the French government's Croix de Guerre.

      He returned to San Diego journalism in 1946, joining the San Diego Daily Journal as a reporter. He went on to become managing editor of the paper. He worked at the Los Angeles Examiner for a short time in 1950 before returning to San Diego to work for The Evening Tribune, where he served as city editor and later executive news editor.

      Mr. Kinne returned to the Examiner as city editor in 1959. In 1962, he joined The San Diego Union, where he was named managing editor in 1968. He moved to the Tribune as editor in 1971.

      Mr. Kinne was also a driving force in local tennis circles, teaching thousands of youngsters over the years. He offered free tennis lessons on weekends and helped organize one of the first novice tournaments in San Diego in the early 1950s. He was among the first 10 members of the San Diego Tennis Hall of Fame, along with Maureen Connolly and Wilbur Folsom.

      Among Mr. Kinne's young students was Brian Teacher, who went on to win the Australian Open in 1980.

      Paul Strong, Mr. Kinne's nephew, said his uncle enjoyed teaching and would teach anyone who was interested.

      "He had a passion for it," Strong said. "There were a number of kids who went through his clinic who ended up getting college (tennis) scholarships."

      Mr. Kinne moved to North Carolina in 1981 after his retirement from newspapers to operate a tennis club. He sold the business and returned to San Diego in 1997.

      The former journalists who held Mr. Kinne in high esteem included author Sid Fleischman, who modeled a character in his children's book after his former editor. A benevolent ship captain in "The Giant Rat of Sumatra" is named Fred B. Kinne.

      Frederick B. Kinne was born March 8, 1916, in Fort Apache, Ariz., to Grace Gibbins and Frank Kinne. He grew up in Imperial Valley but had family in San Diego and attended San Diego High School his senior year.

      He attended junior college in El Centro, where a former high school teacher taught English and journalism, said his sister, Shirley Strong of San Diego.

      In addition to his sister, Mr. Kinne is survived by a brother, John of San Diego; and several nieces and nephews.

      Services are pending.

      San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - Tuesday, August 11, 2009

      San Diego Union-Tribune, The () , obit for Fred Kinne, ( : accessed 16 September 2022)

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S1158] California, U.S., Marriage Index, 1949-1959, ( (Reliability: 3), 16 Sep 2022.
      Name: Shirley G Kinne
      Gender: Female
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1927
      Age: 26
      Marriage Date: 7 Feb 1953
      Marriage Place: San Diego, California, USA
      Spouse: Dudley C Strong
      Spouse Age: 26

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    3. [S879] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, ( (Reliability: 3), 16 Sep 2022.
      Name: Dudley Case Strong [Dudley Cas E Strong]
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birth Date: 1 Sep 1925
      Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
      Death Date: 28 Mar 2000
      Dudley C Strong
      Hazel L Martin
      SSN: 571222005
      Notes: Apr 1942: Name listed as DUDLEY CASE STRONG; 19 Apr 2000: Name listed as DUDLEY CAS E STRONG

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    4. [S1501] Cook County, Illinois Birth Index, 1916-1935, ( (Reliability: 3), 16 Sep 2022.
      Name: Dudley Strong
      Birth Date: 1 Sep 1926
      Birth Location: Cook County, IL
      File Number: 6039849
      Archive collection name: Cook County Genealogy Records (Births)
      Archive repository location: Chicago, IL
      Archive repository name: Cook County Clerk

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    5. [S1225] (Reliability: 3), 16 Sep 2022.
      San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - Wednesday, April 5, 2000
      Sept. 1, 1926-March 28, 2000

      Dudley C. Strong, 73, of Encinitas died March 28. He was born in Chicago. Mr. Strong was retired after working as a bakery salesman, and served in the Army Air Forces during World War II.

      Survivors include his wife, Margaret; seven children; brother, Richard; 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

      Services: 1:30 p.m. today, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma.

      Arrangements: Neptune Society.

      San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - Wednesday, April 5, 2000

      San Diego Union-Tribune, The (California) 5 April 2000, obit for DUDLEY C. STRONG, ( : accessed 16 September 2022)

      Researched by Ted Smith

    6. [S543] Find A Grave ( (Reliability: 2), 16 Sep 2022.
      Memorial ID 76035760

      Dudley C Strong

      1 Sep 1926
      28 Mar 2000 (aged 73)
      Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
      San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA

      CBE 4 79


      Researched by Ted Smith

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