- Born: 18 May 1829, Butler, Knox County, Ohio
- Marriage (1): Malachi Straw on 22 Aug 1848 in Knox Co. OH Or Wyandot Co
- Died: 21 Sep 1895, Essex, Page County, Iowa at age 66
- Buried: Essex Cemetery Essex, Page County, Iowa, USA
Name: Elisabeth STRAW Age: 51 Estimated birth year: <1829> Birthplace: Ohio Occupation: Keeping House Relation: Wife Home in 1880: Pierce, Page, Iowa Marital status: Married Race: White Gender: Female Head of household: Malachia STRAW Father's birthplace: MD Mother's birthplace: MD
per abstracted Newspaper Index on usgenweb site for Taylor Co. IA
S360 Straw, M. (Mrs), d nr Ex. CH 24 Sep 1895
DOD per Iowa cemetery records
Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska)13 May 1983, FriPage 4
"...The inscription on my great-grandmother's tomb at Essex, Iowa reads "Elizabeth Hooker Straw wife of M. [Malachi] Straw, May 1829 , September 21, 1896. I don't know just how she and General Hooker were related. I only know they were kin and cousin has the Hooker family history.
From all acounts Elizabeth was a bit of a martinet. Perhaps Fighting Joe had some of that quality too. An uncle told me that as a small boy he was afraid of his grandmother. I wasn't born til after her death but I remember her husband Malachi very well. He was a great practical joker with a salty sense of humor and used to tease us children unmercifully.
As you know General Hooker's army had many camp followers known as Hooker's Girls. This was later shortened to hookers. My sister and I like to tell people our great grandmother was a Hooker......." Florence Griffin of Lincoln
Find A Grave Memorial 84005777
Noted events in her life were:
• Alt. Birth: Alt. Birth, 18 May 1829.
Elizabeth married Malachi Straw, son of Samuel Cady Straw and Christena P. Staley, on 22 Aug 1848 in Knox Co. OH Or Wyandot Co. (Malachi Straw was born on 19 Feb 1828 in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, Ohio, died on 14 Jan 1916 in Brownville, Nemaha county, Nebraska and was buried in Essex Cemetery Essex, Page County, Iowa, USA.)