After Almon Brown Strowgers Death
When his widow, Susan A. Strowger, died in Tampa, Florida, in 1921, her obituary in the St. Petersburg Times claimed that she had additional Strowger inventions that she did not make public for fear that others would exploit the designs for their own profit. She also protested that Strowger should have received at least $1 million for his invention, rather than the $10,000 he did receive.
Almon B. Strowger was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2006, and a British Railways Telecommunications locomotive was given his name in 1994. His name also was given to the Strowger Award for Innovation in Communication by Ohio University. His telephone dialing system remained widely in service until the 1970s.