Josephine Matilda Straw
- Born: 16 Nov 1865, Illinois
- Marriage (1): Harry S. Rickey on 6 May 1918 in Los Angeles County, California
- Marriage (2): Garrett Bingham Clawson
- Died: 16 Jul 1957, Los Angeles County, California at age 91
Added by ReidunMcGrath <http://www.ancestry.com/community/member/profile.aspx?cba=ReidunMcGrath> on 22 Mar 2007
Josie or Josephine was adopted by David and Elizabeth Straw. Her birth parents were both born in Norway.
Added by AnneliseSpees <http://www.ancestry.com/community/member/profile.aspx?cba=AnneliseSpees> on 21 Mar 2007 1850 census shows Daniel Straw born in Ohio in 1833. Later in 1870, spouse is Elizabeth and 4 year old Josie or Josephine is with them. Another record indicates that Josie's biological parents were both from Norway, but David and Elizabeth raised her as their daughter. Josie was born in Illinois. - Annelise Spees
CA Death Record = Josephine Matilda Straw Rickey born 1865 WI with mother's maiden name FARMER
census 1870 Green, WI
Daniel age 47 ; born c1833 OH
Eliza (wife) age 40 c1836
Josephine (daughter) age 14 c1866
census 1880 Brod Head WI
Birth Year <1866> Birthplace IL Age 14 Occupation At Home Marital Status S <Single> Race W <White> Head of Household Daniel STRAW Relation Dau <Daughter>
Janesville Daily Gazette | Janesville, Wisconsin | Wednesday, January 08, 1919
Mrs. Josie Clawson-Rickey of El Centre, Cal., is spending some days with friends here, having: been called to attend Mrs. Daniel Straw in her last illnesses
Janesville Daily Gazette | Janesville, Wisconsin | Friday, January 10, 1919
Broadhead, Jan. 10.- Mrs. Raymond Ames who spent some days here having been called to this city by the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Daniel Straw, returned Wednesday - to her
home in Chicago.
Capital Times | Madison, Wisconsin | Tuesday, February 18, 1919
Contest in Straw Suit Decided in County Court Today
Mrs. Josephine Rickey, California woman, was awarded decision by the county judge in her suit to have nullified the will of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Straw of Madison yesterday.
Mrs. Rickey was contesting the will on the grounds that at the time the will was made out Mrs. .Straw who had adopted the Rickey woman. when she was but a mere child, was under undue and improper influence at the time of the writing. In December, 1918, Mrs. Straw legally
adopted the plaintiff, but her will was unaltered at that time. Considerable of the estate of the deceased was left to a Wisconsin sanitarium by stipulations of the will which also benefited a number of relatives. As the adopted daughter of Mrs. Straw, the plaintiff argued sole heirship to the estate. Mrs. Rickey petitioned for probation of the will today.
Josephine married Harry S. Rickey on 6 May 1918 in Los Angeles County, California. (Harry S. Rickey was born circa 1871 in Pennsylvania.)
Josephine next married Garrett Bingham Clawson. (Garrett Bingham Clawson was born circa 1869 in Evansville, Rock County, Wisconsin and died on 15 Oct 1933 in Bremen, Cook County, Illinois.)