Samuel Straw
Mary Griffin
William Henry Stearns
Elizabeth Clough
Cyrus Griffin Straw
Sarah Mae Stearns

James Edward Anson Straw


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1. Bessie Mae King

2. Katherine Olive Gartrell Straw

James Edward Anson Straw

  • Born: Jan 1874, Glensdale, Vermont
  • Marriage (1): Bessie Mae King on 21 Apr 1904 in Gravity, Taylor County, Iowa
  • Marriage (2): Katherine Olive Gartrell Straw on 4 Mar 1911 in Minnesota
  • Died: 8 Feb 1961, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa at age 87
  • Buried: Fairmount Cemetery in Davenport, Iowa

  General Notes: - Dorell/Dodrer fam Tree - fam trees
of James Edward Anson Straw and Katherine Olive Gartrell Straw. Courtesy of Marion Farmer.

per Washington, Taylor Co, IA census of 1880 C.G. Straw ae 63 born 1817 NH farmer; parents born NH Sally ae 43 born NH Amanda ae 23 Israel 21 Sylvester 15 born VT [1865] D. Ann ae 14 born VT George ae 9 born VT Anson ae 6 born VT Ada ae 2 born IA

census 1885 Taylor Co. IA Cyrus ae 67 born NH farmer Sally 45 Israel 25 Benjamin 23 Ashley 20 George 14 born VT Anson 10 born VT Adda 6

1900 Red Rock, Minnehaha county, SD George A. Straw age 29 born Aug 1870 VT; single; farmer [head] Anson E. Straw age 22 born Jan 1874 VT; single; partner of brother [brother] Ada E. Straw age 22 born March 1878 IA; single [sister] Sally Straw age 61; born Oct 1838 NH; ch: 8/6 [mother]

1905 Washington, Taylor County, Iowa Anson Straw and Bessie Straw; res: Gravity

per VR of Taylor Co. IA this couple divorced 29 April 1909

per Sharon Dodrer he had three daughters with Bessie. Edward and Bessie Mae King divorced and he married her half-sister Kitty Olive who was living in Davenport, Iowa.Sons: Ed and Tom and daughters: Goldie, Mary, and Frances.

O'Dell's Abstracted Newspaper Index of Page and Taylor Counties, Iowa S360 Straw, Bessie 16 of Grav wed Anson Straw 29. BTR & BFP 21 Apr 1904 S360 Straw, Anson - Bessie, div. BTR & BFP 29 Apr 1909

1910 Sand Creek, Union County, Iowa - STRAW surname misspelled Samuel E. STRAM 1859 Emeline 1869 Annie 1891 William 1892 Olive 1894 Benjamin 1896 Ira 1898 Ida 1900 Harriet 1907 Ina 1902 Mary 1904 Jesse 1906 Ethel 1908 Also living there is Anson "STRAM" born 1874 Vermont- Samuel's brother

Kitty Olive (Katherine) Gartrell married James Edward (Anson) Straw on March 4, 1911 in Minnesota. childrens names are; daughters: Helen, Evelyn, Goldie, Frances, Mary: sons; Edward James, Tommy, Harry, Bobbie, Floyd. My father is Harry Straw and my grandfather is James Edward (Anson) Straw. I am looking for any info on James Edward (Anson) and Kitty Olive (Katherine) Straw children. We have no dates on anyone except my father Harry. (listed by Brian Potter on Rootsweb message board on April 2001)

1920 Allen, Warren County, Iowa
James Straw 1872 VT; farm laborer; father b. MA; mother b. VT
Catherine 1893 IA; father b. VT; mother b. IA
Harriet 1908 IA
Golda 1916 MN
Edward 1918 MN

1930 Bowling, Rock Island County, IL James Straw 1877 VT; m. @ age 33 Catherine 1894 IA; m.@age 16 Goldie 1915 MN Edward 1918 MN Mary 1921 IA Thomas 1923 IA Frances Mae 1927 IL

Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa)
25 Feb 1936, Tue
Page 1 [notes from clipping] ".....C. G____...killed today...when...struck by...railroad locomotive while enroute to a WPA project on Credit Island where he was employed.....Edward Straw, 3221 Daisy Avenue who was with G__ said he and G___were walking east on railroad tracks in the Rock Island Lines yards. "I heard the train coming from the west," Straw told police. "I got off the track and yelled at G___but I guess he didn't hear me and the train hit him."

1940 Davenport, Scott county, Iowa [household all lived same place in 1935...3221 Daisy Avenue]
James Straw age 67 B. VT; work as laborer on Creek project for WPA
Katherine 46 IA
Goldie age 23 b. MN
Frances age 13 b. IL
Harry Lee age 5 b. WI
Frank Dodd age 30 born KY; married; works as laborer

Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa)
20 Apr 1949, Wed
Page 11 "Mr and Mrs Edward Straw, Davenport, a girl, born Tuesday in Mercy Hospital." [Helen or Evelyn?]

The Daily Times (Davenport, Iow) 6 Mar 1951, Tue Page 14[notes from clipping]
M/M James Straw - 40th wedding anniversary
Mrs. Martin Lasley - 23rd birthday...their daughter
Edward Straw jr - 3rd birthday- grandson
Jimmy Ray Goodwin - 11th birthday - grandson [s/o M/M Ernest Goodwin]

Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa)
01 May 1951, Tue
Page 11
Birth announcement of a girl born to M/M Edward Straw [Helen or Evelyn?]

Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) 03 Aug 1961, Thu Page 26
James Edward Straw, 88, of Mounted Route No. 4, Davenport, died Wednesday in his home, after an extended illness.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Runge Chapel. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.
Born in Vermont, he married Katherine Gartrell in 1911 in Minnesota.
He was a retired farmer.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Edward and Harry, both of Davenport; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Martin, Davenport, and Mrs. Frances Lasley, New Liberty, and 16 grandchildren.
Preceded in death by 3 sons and 3 daughters

Find A Grave Memorial# 83153649 - courtesy of T. Walden

James married Bessie Mae King, daughter of Will King and Mahala Emmeline Gartrell, on 21 Apr 1904 in Gravity, Taylor County, Iowa. The marriage ended in divorce on 29 Apr 1909. (Bessie Mae King was born on 14 May 1888 in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, died on 30 Jan 1949 in Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Morning Sun, Iowa.)

  Marriage Notes: pilot search

James next married Katherine Olive Gartrell Straw, daughter of Israel Samuel Straw and Mahala Emmeline Gartrell, on 4 Mar 1911 in Minnesota. (Katherine Olive Gartrell Straw was born on 23 Sep 1893 in Gravity, Taylor County, Iowa, died in Aug 1992 in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery in Davenport, Iowa.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

Alt. Marriage: Alt. Marriage, 4 Mar 1911, MN.

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