Francis Moody Hoyt
Eliza Meserve
Hovey Edward Slayton
Luella B. Hoyt
Virginia Slayton


Family Links

1. Ezekiel Albert Straw Sr.

2. Harold Washington Smith Sr.

Virginia Slayton

  • Born: 22 Mar 1905, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
  • Marriage (1): Ezekiel Albert Straw Sr. on 18 Sep 1924 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
  • Marriage (2): Harold Washington Smith Sr. on 14 Feb 1945 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
  • Died: 17 Oct 1984 at age 79
  • Buried: East Candia Cemetery Candia, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA

  General Notes:

See husband's notes.

Per passport issued 25 Aug 1924 - DOB POB of Virginia and Ezekiel - visiting England, France, Germany and Switzerland (possibly their Honeymoon?) Siled on "Rotterdam" out of New York on 20 Sept 1924
passenger list of Ellis Island
First Name: Virgina S. Last Name: Straw Ethnicity: Last Place of Residence: Manchester, N. H. Date of Arrival: Nov 02, 1924 Age at Arrival: 19y Gender: F Marital Status: M Ship of Travel: Albert Ballin Port of Departure: Cherbourg, France Manifest Line Number: 0011

aka Virginia A.
Per research of Jim Straw - bur in Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester, NH as
Virginia Slayton

per research of James W. Straw she is Virginia Slayton Straw Smith

1930 census Goffstown, Hillsborough, NH
Ezekiel A. Straw c1902
Virginia S. c1905
Sally c1920
Peter S. c1926
Joan c1927
Harold Washington Smith Titles & Terms: Event: Marriage Event Date: 14 Feb 1945 Event Place: Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire Age: 43 Marital Status: Race: Birthplace: Estimated Birth Year: 1902 Father: Thomas Smith Father's Titles & Terms: Mother: Christina Livingston Mother's Titles & Terms: Spouse: Virginia Slayton Straw Spouse's Titles & Terms: Spouse's Age: 39 Spouse's Marital Status: Spouse's Race: Spouse's Birthplace: Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1906 Spouse's Father: Hovey E. Slayton Spouse's Father's Titles & Terms: Spouse's Mother: Luella B. Hoyt Spouse's Mother's Titles & Terms: Clerk's Locality: Reference Number: Film Number: 2293828 Digital Folder Number: 4244857 Image Number: 486

obit [high lites]
Mrs. Virginia Straw Smith age 79 died Wed at a Manchester Nursing Home...born Manchester and life long resident....first husband Ezekiel A. Straw d. 1941...widow of Harold W. Smith...member of Brookside Congregational church.....four daus: Joan [Mrs R. Richard Kidd]; Sally [Mrs Robert E. Bogart]; Nancy [Mrs Pendleton C. Keiler] and Polly [Mrs Harvey H. Thayer];son Harold W. "Skip" Smith Jr....20 grandchildren...5 great grand children...son Ezekiel A. Straw Jr died 1972...burial in Pine Grove Cemetery

Find A Grave Memorial# 71883778
Daughter of Hovey E and Luella Slayton, she was born in Manchester, NH 03/04/1905. The family lived at 1799 Elm St which today is Lambert's Funeral Home. Her father was a shoe manufacturer. The North End of Manchester where she was brought up was the 5th Avenue of Manchester.
She married to Ezekiel Albert Straw, Jr. September 18, 1924 and had an extended honeymoon in Europe.
They lived in a beautiful mansion on 308 River Road in Manchester, and Ezekiel was an investment banker, their marriage lasted 17 years until his death September 7, 1941.
It is unknown when she remarried Harold W. Smith, he is buried next to her in Pine Grove Cemetery, to her left and Ezekiel is to her right. This writer is leaving her name as Straw to keep the family connection together, it is noted under family links that she had the Smith marriage.
In 1971 she is living at 71 Thayer St. Manchester, NH with Mr. Smith who is retired.
Her brother Hovey E. Slayton, Jr. is also buried in the Straw lot with is wife Gladys. Gladys is a widow in 1971 living 48 North St. All the homes mentioned are within a mile radius of each other.
Family links:
Hovey Edward Slayton (1877 - 1938)
Luella Hoyt Slayton (1876 - 1963)
Harold W Smith (1901 - 1979)*
Ezekiel Albert Straw (1902 - 1941)*
Ezekiel Albert Straw (1925 - 1972)*
Sally Straw Bogart (1929 - 2010)*
Virginia Straw (1935 - 1935)*
Hoyt Karle Slayton (1901 - 1918)*
Hovey Edward Slayton (1904 - 1963)*

Virginia married Ezekiel Albert Straw Sr., son of William Parker Straw and Josephine Perkins, on 18 Sep 1924 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (Ezekiel Albert Straw Sr. was born on 4 Mar 1902 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, died on 7 Sep 1941 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA.)

Virginia next married Harold Washington Smith Sr., son of Thomas Smith and Christina Livingston, on 14 Feb 1945 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. (Harold Washington Smith Sr. was born on 22 Feb 1901 in New Hampshire, died in Jan 1979 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire and was buried in East Candia Cemetery Candia, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA.)

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