William Parker Straw
- Born: 18 Jun 1878, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
- Marriage (1): Josephine Perkins on 5 Jun 1901 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
- Died: 6 Dec 1953, Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire at age 75
- Buried: East Candia Cemetery Candia, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Another name for William was Parker W. Straw.
1880 Census PlaceManchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire Parker STRAWmale Birth Year<1879> BirthplaceNH Age1 Head of HouseholdHerman STRAW RelationSon Father's BirthplaceNH Mother's BirthplaceNH
1900 Manchester Ward 2, Hillsborough County, NH Herman F. STRAW 1850 Mary O. 1854 Herman F. 1894 H. Ellis 1883 Wm Parker 1878 there were also 2 female servants in the household and a female housekeeper Became superintendent of the Amoskeag mills. AKA Parker Straw. DOB per 1900 census appears in Directory of former students of Harvard living in 1919. His degree was in manufacturing and he was living in Manchester, NH at that time.
The Portsmouth Herald (Portsmouth, New Hampshire)06 Jun 1901, ThuPage 4 Straw-Perkins [wedding clipping] notes Josephine Perkins d/o Mr and Mrs James Perkins of Rye Beach and Wm Parker Straw s/o Mr and Mrs Herman F. Straw of Manchester and grand son of the late Governor Straw [married] 5 June at home of bride..H. Ellis Straw was Best Man and Miss Elizabeth Perkins the twin sister of the bride was Maid of Honor..the couple left on a train trip to Boston and will be at home in Manchester on July 15th....the wedding was a very quiet affair with only immediate family and a few friends..the gifts were numerous and elegant....
Ellis Island Passenger records First Name: William Parker Last Name: Straw Ethnicity: United States Citizen Last Place of Residence: Date of Arrival: Aug 30, 1911 Age at Arrival: 33y 3m Gender: M Marital Status: M Ship of Travel: Oceanic Port of Departure: Cherbourg, France Manifest Line Number: 0023
First Name: William Last Name: Straw Ethnicity: U. S. Last Place of Residence: Manchester, N. Hamp. Date of Arrival: Jul 23, 1921 Age at Arrival: 43y Gender: M Marital Status: M Ship of Travel: Paris Port of Departure: Le Havre, France Manifest Line Number: 0006
1940 Manchester, NH Parker W. Straw b. 1878 NH; married but no wife in HH also cook with 2 children "lodgers" and a maid
1942 WWII draft registration of William Parker STRAW age 63 of Manchester, Hillsboro county, NH; born 18 June 1878 in Manchester, NH; contact Mrs. E A STRAW of Manchester, NH; employed by Amoskeag Bank in Manchester, NH
Portsmouth Herald | Portsmouth, New Hampshire | Monday, December 07, 1953 William P. Straw Dies in Manchester MANCHESTER MV-William Parker Straw-, 75, board chairman of the Amoskeag Savings Bank and agent of Amoskeag Industries, Inc., died at his home yesterday. Amoskeag Industries acquired the holdings of the old Amoskeag Textile Manufacturing Co. when it went into bankruptcy several vears agift. Stiaw also had served as agent of the textile company, headed successively by his grandfather, former Gov. Ezekiel A. Straw, and his father, Herman F. Straw. Straw was prominent in New Hampshire Republican circles and served in the State Legislature. He leaves his widow and a daughter
Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut) 07 Dec 1953, Mon Page 6 (notes from clipping)
...graduate of St. Paul's School for boys ast Concord and Harvard College..Colonel in WWI...on Military staff of Gov John McLane in 1905 and 1907...survived by wife Josephine Perkins Straw..daughter Mrs Robert Flanders
William married Josephine Perkins, daughter of James Henry Perkins and Mary Charlotte Goodwin, on 5 Jun 1901 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (Josephine Perkins was born on 6 Aug 1881 in Rye Beach, New Hampshire, died in 1955 and was buried in East Candia Cemetery Candia, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA.)