Chester Matt Straw
- Born: 8 Aug 1852, Ohio
- Marriage (1): Susan A. Dawson on 16 Jan 1876 in Mifflin, Wyandot County, Ohio
- Died: 9 Jul 1916 at age 63
- Buried: Short Springs Cemetery, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma
Cause of his death was blood clot on brain following head injury.
1860 census of Wyandot OH Flora Straw c1816 Irvine c1850 Chester M c1853 William R. c1855 Emma M. c1858
1870 Wyandot, OH Flavia c1826 Chester c1853 William c1855 Mary c1858
1880 census Mifflin, Wyandot, OH Chester M. age 25 b. OH; farmer Susan age 24 b. OH William age 6 Addie B. age 4 b. OH Rosetta age 2 b. OH
1900 census Oklahoma territory, Woods County, Spring Township Chester Straw 47 Susan Straw 44 Charles Straw Aug 1885 16 Gracie Straw Jul 1888 11 David F Jul 1890 Myrtle(Mary) Dec 1898 1
1910 Spring, Alfalfa County, OK Chester M. Straw Susan Charles 1905 born KS Frank 1890 born KS Peter 1898 grandson born OK Mary 1899 born KS
received 13 April 2004 via e-mail: D. Krob "I have Chester M Straw marrying Susan Dawson on Jan 1876. According to the 1880 census they had three children Wlliam, Addie, Rosetta. Sometime between 1880 and 1884 they first moved to Kansas and then sometime between 1890 and 1898 they moved to Oklahoma. I don't have exact years but according to a 1900 census three of their children were born in Kansas and the last one was born in Oklahoma also: In the 1910 census it says Frank instead of David, it also says Mary instead of Myrtle. My great grandfather was Frank David Straw he married Nancy Jane Sallee about 1916 and they are buried in Oklahoma. Frank and Nancy had the following children Chester, Beulah, Ruby, Lila, Betty, Frank Jr, Margie, and Irene(died as a baby) I had been looking for the names of Frank David's parents for years until I finally found them in a census record , and until I found your post the only thing I knew of Chester M's parents were that his mothers name was Flora. In one census it had Flavia in another it said Flora. Do you know which one is correct? Some questions that I have....How did Daniel die? and have you been able to prove that Daniel was the son of David Straw and Mary Cady? email me back , I would love to hear from you."
[Response on Rootsweb Message Board by Deborah Young Date : 23 Jul 2006] Chester M. Straw, born Aug 8,1852, in Mifflin, Wyandot Co., Ohio; Died July 9,1916 in Alfalfa Co., OK, after a fight with his son-in law, who was arrested for murder (I have one newpaper article about this - see full article in John W. Robertson notes) Married Susan M. Dawson, born March 18,1857,in Ohio, on January 16, 1876 in Mifflin, Wyandot Co., Ohio They had 8 children: William Straw, born about 1874 in Ohio, died between 1900 & 1910, never married Addie B. Straw, born about 1876 in Ohio, married John Robertson, the son-in-law involved in Chester's death. Then married James W. Johnson and lived in New Mexico. Date of death unknown Rose Etta Straw, born April 27,1878 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, married Roy Wymore on July 30,1916 in Pawnee, OK. Died Feb 2, 1956, in Ponca City, Kay Co., OK (have her death cert & obit & some photos) Dora Straw, born June 6 1880 in El Dorado, Butler Co., KS. Married George Albert Nicholson Dec 8, 1898, in Alva, Woods Co., OK. They divorced in 1915 in Douglas Co., Nebraska. Dora then married Clarence Kentner, who died in 1947. Dora died on April 20, 1963, in McPherson, KS. (Have obit and photos) Charles Albert Straw, born Aug 8, 1885 in Kansas and died on Dec 8, 1918 Grace May Straw, born July 21, 1888 in Pratt Co., KS. Married Joseph McCaffree about 1907. After his death she married Frank Young about 1917. After they divorced she married Ray Jones. They also divorced. She died Sept 1971in Worthington, Nobles Co., Minn. I have a lot more info on her since she was my husband's grandmother. Frank David Straw, born July 26, 1890 in Kansas. Married Nancy Jane (Nannie) Sallee. He died July 27, 1962 in Alfalfa Co., OK (I have obit and photos) Mary Grace Straw, born December 1898 in Kansas. Married to William Schwab and Charles Clark. Died some time after 1971. (photos)
Short Springs Cemetery is located in Section 20 Township 27N Range 12W in Alfalfa County. This cemetery is located 3 miles north and 8 1/2 miles west of Cherokee or east of Alva on Highway 64 on the north side of the highway. Straw burials include the following: Straw Albert 08-06-1855 (1885?) 12-06-1918 H 2 Straw Chester M. 08-08-1852 07-09-1916 H 2 Straw Susie 03-18-1857 H 2 Death date not shown Straw Frank David 07-26-1890 07-27-1962 C 1 Straw Verely H. 02-09-1919 02-13-1919 H 1 (Frank's daughter) Straw Irene 07-00-1922 12-00-1922 C 1 (Frank's daughter) Straw Nancy Jane 07-05-1888 10-14-1942 C 1 (Frank's wife)
Find A Grave Memorial# 89447593
He was struck by son in law in a dispute over a harvest bill of previous year.
Noted events in his life were:
• Alt. Birth: Alt. Birth, Abt 1855.
Chester married Susan A. Dawson, daughter of Thomas Dawson and Arrilla Alford, on 16 Jan 1876 in Mifflin, Wyandot County, Ohio. (Susan A. Dawson was born on 18 Mar 1857 in Ohio, died after 1940 and was buried in Short Springs Cemetery, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma.)