Benjamin Straw
(Abt 1771-1829)
Ruth A. Hutchins
John Frederick Main
Elizabeth Carver
Orrel Hamilton Straw
Rosetta Main
Orrel Hamilton Straw


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1. Sarah E. Larkin

Orrel Hamilton Straw

  • Born: 26 Feb 1839, Keokuk, Lee, IA
  • Marriage (1): Sarah E. Larkin circa 1860 in Keokuk Co., Iowa
  • Died: 28 Apr 1899 at age 60
  • Buried: Forsyth Cemetery - Rosebud County, Montana

  General Notes:

entered as Orvel J. Straw in census

He may be Orrel HAMELTON Straw

[Senior News, October 1991; page 3. People You Know by J. R. Kimball.
"Her great-grandparents Orrel and Sarah Straw came to Montana from Kansas in 1884 and settled by squatter's rights on upper Rosebud Creek in Rosebud County."

per Sue Phaneuf :
Name: Orrel H Straw ,
Residence: Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Enlistment Date: 02 July 1862
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
State Served: Iowa
Unit Numbers: 191 191
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 02 July 1862 at the age of 23
Enlisted in Company K, 19th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 22 August 1862.
Wounded on 07 December 1862 at Prairie Grove, AR (Wounded severely)
Received a disability discharge Company K, 19th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 03 March 1863 in Springfield, MO
Civil War Pension Index - Orrel H. Straw; wid Sarah E.; Montana

1860 census Wayne, Henry County, Iowa
Orrel H. Straw age 21
Sarah age 20, age,
Charles age 1 month

census 1880 German, Smith Co, Kansas
O. H. age 42 born Il; father born NH; mother born OH
Sarah E. age 42 born OH
Charles F. age 20; single; IA
Ninney M age 18 ; OH
Mary R. age 16; IA
John W. age 12 MO
Anna V. age 8; MO
James H. age 4; KS
Clara B. age 4 KS

Per e-mail of Althea Kriz whose husband descends from this line Sept 2004:
O H Straw --according to his pension papers, which I have, he states he was born in Springfield Illinois in 1839
wife- Sarah Larkin born 1839 in Ohio
**Charles F b:1860 in Iowa (married Mabel Kronkright)
Ninney? b: 1862 in Ohio (married George Anderson)
Mary Rosette b: 1864 Iowa (married George Parkins)
John William b: 1868 Missouri (married Maggie Hayes)
Anna V b: 1872 Missouri (married Elmer Wilder)
Clara B (married Merton Francis)
James H b: 1876 Kansas. James died young

Smith County, KS 1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll
Contributed by Joy Hyde, November, 1997
Straw, Orrel H. (P O address): Ohio (cause for which pensioned): wd.left arm
Orrel H. Straw - CO K 19th Regt Iowa Inf; filed for pension 18 Apr 18x3

Obit of WEEKLY YELLOWSTONE JOURNAL - dated 11 May 1899, page 3
O.H.Straw, one of the oldest settlers of the county, died last Fridaya t his home on the Rosebud. Mr. Straw was a veteran of the Civil War and an excellent citizen whose demise will be sincerely mourned by all that knew him. Pneumonia was the immediate cause of death. [courtesy of J. Wittman via postal mail 1Feb 06]

Forsythe Cem - Rosebud Co. MT
Straw , Charles N., b. 11/02/1887, d. 2/17/1913, Son of C.F. & M.K. (s/o Charles Finley Straw/M.K.)
Straw , Dora E., b. 02/01/1865, d. 09/09/1883, w/o C.F. 18y 7 mo 8d (first wife)
Straw , George A., b. 12/26/1891, d. 11/11/1908, Son of C.F. & M.K. (s/o Charles Finley Straw/M.K.
Straw , Gertrude Marie, b. 2/24/1900, d. 4/14/1987 (Gertrude Marie Johnson is wife of William Roy Straw)
Straw , James H., b. 02/17/1876, d. 09/29/1885, Son of O.H. & Sarah E. (s/o Orrel H. Straw/ Sarah E. Larkin)
Straw , John William, b. 1867, d. 1938, s/w Maggie M. (s/o Orrel Straw and Sarah Larkin)
Straw , Maggie May, b. 1872, d. 1941, s/w John W. (w/o John William Straw)
Straw , Marie Mysse, b. 5/22/1926, d. 12/21/1985 wife of William Kenneth Straw))
Straw , Orrel H., b. 02/26/1839, d. 04/28/1899, Co. K. 19th Iowa (husband of Sarah Larkin)
Straw , Sarah E., b. 10/09/1838, d. 5/7/1915, s/w Orrel H.
Straw , Sarah Maud, no dates, Dau. Of J.W. & Maggie M. (d/o John William Straw)
Straw , William K., b. 2/18/1921, d. no date, 91st Recon. Air Force (William Kenneth is s/o Wm Roy Straw and Gertrude Marie Johnson)
Straw , William Roy, b. 03/29/1894, d. 3/11/1965, Farrier Army WWI (s/o John William Straw)
also bur in same cem are:
Mysse, (Baby), no dates, Dau. Of Mr. & Mrs. A.O. Mysse
Mysse, Arne Oscar, b. 7/26/1922, d. 10/29/1967, QMI USNR WWII
Mysse, Bertha, b. 1896, d. 1930
Mysse, Merton C., b. 1924, d. 1990, Tec 4 Army WWII, Veteran section
Mysse, Sivert Gerhart, b. 1880, d. 1961

"...Nathaniel Hayden resides about fourteen miles up the Rosebud River from Forsyth, where he is conducting a large irrigated ranch, handling the same for Mrs. Sarah E. Straw, the owner.....In 1905 Nathaniel Hayden secured a lease on the ranch where he now resides and is giving his entire attention to handling the estate which is a fine irrigated property. [Biographical sketches - courtresy of J. Wittman via postal mail Feb 2006]

  Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: Alt. Birth, 26 Feb 1839, Springfield, Illinois.

Orrel married Sarah E. Larkin, daughter of Samuel Larkin and Mary Rebecca McLain, circa 1860 in Keokuk Co., Iowa. (Sarah E. Larkin was born on 9 Oct 1838 in Keokuk, Lee, IA, died on 7 May 1915 and was buried in Forsyth Cemetery - Rosebud County, Montana.)

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