AMES ACIE STRAIGHT
James Acie Straight, son of Jacob K. and Permelia Shuman Straight, was born
8 April 1830 in Monongalia County, WV. In 1850 James A., age 20, lived in Monongalia County with his parents, Jacob K. age 63, and Permelia age 55, and along with his brother Henry N., age 17, and younger sister Mary E. age 12.
On Oct. 20, 1851 he married in Monongalia County to Sarah Jane Neely who was born Feb. 1833, daughter of John Neely and Phebe Scott. On James L. Straight’s death certificate, her name as his mother is listed McNeilly.
When the estate of his father, Jacob K., was sold on 1 Sept. 1853, James A. purchased a hogshead (barrel) and an old bedstead for 44 cents.
In November 1858 James A., a resident of Monongalia County, sold his share of his father’s 80 acres on Big Indian Creek to his brother Henry.
James A. was a farmer on what is now known as the Inchcape Rock, Glovers Gap, Marion County in the 1860 census, with $150 in real estate and $158 in personal property. That year James and Sarah were recorded in the census with four children: Diana age 7, Fieldon age 5, both in school, two children at home, Rosena age 3, and Annara age 1.
Sometime after 1860, they moved to Wetzel County where James’s older brother Gabriel Straight resided, possibly to work in the timber trade there.
But they soon moved back to Monongalia County. James L., one of their sons, was born in Monongalia County, Batelle District, (Morgantown post office) on 2 Feb. 1870, and that is where the family lived when the census was taken in 1870. Listed were:
James Straight — age 40
Sarah — age 36
Fielding — age 16
Rosana — age 13
Annarah — age 11
Permelia J. — age 5
Lucinda — age 2
James L. — age 7 months.
Diana who would have been age 17 was not listed. Blondena Hartshorn Sutton, a great-granddaughter of James A. Straight, said she heard James A. had a daughter who died young.
Again they moved, this time to Roane County, Reedy District, Spring Creek area, about 1879. James’s son Fieldon had already married in Monongalia County and did not move with them.
On 17 June 1880, James A. and his family are listed on the census of Roane County, Reedy :
J. A. Straight — age 50, farmer
Sarah — age 47
Annara — (called Nade) age 19
Permelia Jane — age 15
Lucinda G. — (called Ella) age 12
James L. — age10
William — age 5
Elizabeth Ward — age 17, adopted.
Living as their neighbor in 1880 was their widowed daughter, Rosena Roberts, age 22, with her three children, Cora F. Roberts age 6; Mary A. Roberts age 4; and William C. Roberts, age 1.
Also listed as neighbors in 1880 was the family of Hiram Stirret (born 1840 in VA) and Nancy Stirret (born 1845 in VA) with their children: William age 18, Johnathan age 16, Lewis age 13, Ida age 9, Lee age 4. Lewis Stirret and Lucinda Ella Straight married April 20, 1890 in Roane County.
In 1900 James A. and Sarah were listed in the census living with their son James Leamon Straight and his family. James A,. now age 70, and Sarah, now age 67, had been married 49 years, had 9 children, 7 of which were still living in 1900. According to a great granddaughter Blondena Sutton, there was a son Milford and a daughter who died young, possibly the Diana listed on the 1860 census.
Sarah died 1902. James died in 1906. Both are buried in Fairview Cemetery in Roane County, along with their son William E. Straight and his wife Virginia Alice Ashley Straight.
* James A. Straight had an older brother, Uriah Straight, who married Diana Hayes and moved to Iowa before James A. was ever born. But evidently, the family kept in touch. Uriah had a son, Francis Marion Straight who served in the Union army in the Civil War, in the 23rd Missouri Infantry, Co. E.
In 1938 there was a reunion of Civil War veterans at Gettysburg and Francis Marion Straight was one of the veterans who attended. They were all asked to fill out a questionaire, and one of the questions was, “What act of kindness stands out above all rendered you by someone else?”
Francis Marion Straight answered, “When I was completely broke and out of money I was given $10 by an uncle Jim Straight, who was generous and kind to those in need.”
That Jim Straight was our James A. Straight.
Children of James Acie and Sarah Neely Straight:
(1) DIANA STRAIGHT, born 1853, listed in census in 1860, but nowhere else.
(2) FIELDON A. STRAIGHT, born April 1856; died 1942; married Mary J. Camp (born 1855). When his parents moved to Roane County, Fieldon remained in Monangalia County, where he appears on the 1880 census withe his wife Mary. In the 1910 census they were listed in Monongalia County, Batelle District. In 1920 Fieldon and his wife were still in Monongalia County and their son Bill lived at home with them. Children:
Willie (Bill) Straight, born July 1880, he married Lillie Graff. Children:
— 1. Margie Straight, born 1921, married (1) Berle Rose;(2) Michael Velic.
— 2. William Gail Straight, born 1924; married Mary Maxine Bartung.
— 3. Addie Mae Straight, born 1925, married Wilford McVicker.
— 4. Thomas Edgar Straight, born 1928; married Martha Belle Kernen.
— 5. Nora Madge Straight, born 1929; married Gerald Dale Hostetler.
Addie Straight, (daughter), born Nov. 1881.
Charlie Straight, born July 1883, married Dessie Santee. Children:
— 1. Samuel Edwin Straight, born 1911.
— 2. Clara Ortolla Straight, born 1914.
— 3. Charles Fielding Straight, born 1916.
— 4. Roy Encil Straight, born 1918.
— 5. William Dewie Straight, born 1921.
— 6. Betty Valgene Straight, born 1933
— 7. Ruth Louise Straight, born 1933.
James F. Straight, born Aug. 1885. He married Clara Alice Santee. Children:
— 1. Juanita Straight, b. 1916; d. 1982; married Henry Shriver.
— 2. Jimmie Francis Straight, born 1929, died 1989, married Betty Lou Tennant.
Jessie (son) born Feb. 1891.
(3) ROSENA STRAIGHT, born 17 April 1857; married (1) ? Roberts, (2) ? Cain (3) Andy Hall. In 1880 she lived on the farm next to her parents with her three children:
— Cora F. Roberts, born 1874.
— Mary A. Roberts, born 1876.
— Wm. C. Roberts, born 1880.
(4) ANNARA (NADE) STRAIGHT, born 1861 in Wetzel County; married 13 March 1888 in Roane County to Theodore Roberts.
(5) PERMELIA JANE STRAIGHT, born about 1865 in Marion County. She married 1 May 1884 in Roane County to John H. Blosser (born ca 1858). He was the son of Robert and Susan Murray Blosser. John and Permelia lived in Reedy where John was partners with S. B. Seaman, Jr. operating the first steam flour mill at Reedy.
One known child:
— Peter Blosser.
(6) LUCINDA G. (ELLA) STRAIGHT, born 1868 (Wetzel County?) married on April 1890 to Lewis Stirret who grew up on a neighboring farm in Reedy.
(7) JAMES LEAMAN STRAIGHT,
born 2 Feb 1870; Monongalia County, Batelle Dist., died 31 Jan 1926 in Akron OH. He married (1) 28 April 1889 to Annie Letitia Gough (2) Ida Mandy Greathouse.
* [This family is continued at bottom of page]
(8) WILLIAM E STRAIGHT, born 1875; married 10 Sept 1894 to Virginia (Tiny) Alice Ashley in Roane County. In the 1910 census he lived in Roane County; in 1920 he had moved to Wirt County. He and Tiny are both buried in Fairview Cemetery, Roane County, WV. Children:
— Ira B. Straight, born 1895.
— Robert Straight, born 1898.
— Ocil (Ochel?) Straight, (daughter) born 1901.
— Raymond Straight, born 1904.
— Burton T. Straight, born abt 1905, in 1920 he lived in Roane County,
with Hollie T. Fox, and was listed as brother in law.
— Opal Straight, born 1909.
— Genevive Straight, born 1912.
— Hazel Straight, born 1915.
(9) MILFORD STRAIGHT, died young.
(10) ELIZABETH WARD, born 1863, adopted.
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JAMES L. STRAIGHT
James Leamon Straight, son of James A. and Sarah Jane (Sally) Neely (McNeilly),
was born 2 Feb. 1970 in Marion County, WV. The 1900 census lists his birth date
of April 1869. His family moved when he was a child to Wetzel County, and later, about 1879 to Spring Creek, Reedy Dist., Roane Cunty.
He married on 28 April 1889 in Roane County, (at the home of the bride) to Annie Gough (Anna Letitia) who was born 21 Sept 1869, daughter of Albert L. Gough and Nancy Elizabeth Board. Annie’s brother Charles Gough married Susan Blosser, sister to John Blosser who married James L.’s sister Permelia Jane Straight.
James and Annie had two children before her death from TB 11 Sept. 1892: Acie Clarence and John Elzie.
James L. married again on 21 Sept. 1893 at the home of his father to Ida Mandy Greathouse, born 5 April 1870, daughter of George Greathouse and Sarah Slaughter. James L. and Ida Mandy had 9 children of their own, and Ida raised the other two boys as her own. When she died in Akron, OH on 18 April 1945, Acie Clarence buried her in his family plot with the inscription “MOTHER” on her marker.
In the 1900 census James L. lived in Reedy Dist. on his parents’ farm with his wife, Ida Mandy, five children, James A. and Sarah Straight (parents) and R. L. Greathouse, Ida’s brother.
Living close by in 1900 was James L.’s twice widowed sister, Rosena Roberts Cain with her sons, Oscar Cain, age 19; Joseph Cain, age 15; W. C. Roberts, age 21, from her former marriage; and Will Jenkins, a boarder, age 25.
James L.’s mother died 1902 and his father died 1906. James L. sold the farm in 1907 and moved to Walton. The farm they lived on in 1910 in Spring Creek, Roane County, was rented and he worked for someone else. Acie Clarence (called Clarence) was 20 years old, and was a teamster in the oil fields. Elzie was 18, working at odd jobs, the other children were either at school or working as farm laborers.
In 1917 James L. moved his family to Belleville, Harris District., Wood County. 1920 census: Wood County, WV:
James L. Straight — age 49, farmer
Ida — age 49, wife
George Doyle — age 19
Sallie J. — age 19
Cora A. — age 14
Charles C. –age 11
Sidney — age 9
French P. — age 7
William E. — age 4 1/2, (son of John Elzie)
Relatives lived all arouund them. Next to James L. Straight was a Buffington family, and next to them were the George F. and Sarah M. Boord. Sarah Hartshorn Boord was the sister of James S. Hartshorn.
The next neighbor was Clyde and Ollie Swain. Ollie was the daughter of George F. Boord, and was James S. Hartshorn’s niece.
On the other side of James L. Straight lived James S. Hartshorn age 53, farmer, Lila V. age 52, Jacob M. age 30, farm laborer (later married Sally J. Straight, above), Oda, age 28 housekeeper for private family, working for wages; Gertie, age 25; Edna, age 22, Opal age 19; Leona, age 15; Herbert, grandson, age 2 1/2.
Living next to James L. Straight was Acie Clarence Straight and Roxie, (James S. Hartshorn’s oldest daughter), and their son, James O. Straight, age 3 1/2.
James L. moved next to Akron, OH where some of the Straights had already gone to work in the rubber shops. James L. lived on Barnes Rd. in the town of Tallmadge, Summit County, OH, when he died of TB in 1926. He was buried in Mount Peace Cemetery in Akron. Ida Mandy Greathouse Straight was buried in Greenlawn near the Eagles monument near Acie Clarence and Roxie.
Children of James L. Straight and Anna Letitia Gough:
(1) ACIE CLARENCE STRAIGHT (Clarence) was born 27 October 1889 Spring Creek, Reedy Dist., Roane County, WV, and died 26 February 1966 in Akron, OH. About 1907 Clarence moved with his parents to Walton in Roane County where he went to work in the oil fields as a teamster. He married 10 Sept. 1910 Roxie Mae Hartshorn, daughter of James Hartshorn and Susan Williams.
By 1916 Clarence and Roxie had moved to Belleville, Wood County, WV where their only child, James Otis, was born 12 March 1916. About 1929 they followed Clarence’s father to Akron, OH where work in the rubber shops was plentiful. Clarence and Roxie bought a house on Leeser Ave next door to Robert and Nora Morrison. The Morrisons were a family from Pennsylvania who were raising their granddaughter Nora Arlene Raynes, daughter of John Clark Raynes and Lula Morrison. Clarence’s son, Otis, married Nora Raynes in 1936.
Clarence was a security guard for the Palmer Match Company (later the Ohio Match Co.) which during World War II was converted to an ammunition plant. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
On 28 Oct.1958 Roxie died of a heart attack. Clarence died 26 Feb. 1966, also of a heart attack. He died on his way to get a haircut and was found by Donald George, a friend of the family, sitting in the driveway of his home, slumped over the steering wheel of his car, the engine still running.
Clarence’s funeral was officiated by Bruce Cummons, husband of Wanda Straight Cummons, the daughter of Clarence’s brother, Elzie. Clarence and Roxie are buried together near the Eagles monument in Greenlawn Cemetery in Akron.
Obituary: Mrs. Roxie M. Straight, 71, of 1255 Leeser Ave. died (28 Oct. 1958) today after an illness of about three years. She was a native of West County, WV. (Note, this should be Wirt County. DS) She came to Akron from Reedy, WV about 30 years ago. Mrs. Straight leaves her husband, Clarence, a son, James O. of Cuyahoga Falls; her step-mother, Mrs. Lela Hartshorn of Cuyahoga Falls; three sisters, Gertrude Hartshorn of Akron, Mrs. Carl H. Stephens of Parkersburg, WV, and Mrs W. V. Amos of Belleville, WV, a brother Jacob Hartshorn of Belleville, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The Rev. Bruce Cummins will conduct services at 1 pm Thursday in the Prentice Co.’s Funeral Home, 1154 Kenmore Blvd. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. The funeral home will be open to callers after 7:30 tonight.
— Child of Clarence Straight and Roxie Hartshorn:
James Otis Straight, ( Otis) was born 12 March 1916, in Belleville, WV. He married Nora Arlene Raynes, 31 July 1936, in Akron, OH. Otis and Nora had two children:
Notes from Otis’s army record: 5′ 6″, 130 lbs. blue eyes, blonde hair. Last job (before joining the army) chief clerk for Cook Coffee Co., Sharp Shooter medal on M1 rifle. Good Conduct medal. European American Eastern Theater in World War II.
Otis and Nora were divorced, and she married John Waguespack in New Orleans. Nora Arlene Raynes Straight Waguespack is buried in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens, Chalmette, LA.
Otis married Nellie Burkhart Thomas on 27 October 1951 in Akron, OH. Nellie had three children from her previous marriage, Deanna, Bonnie, and David Thomas.
James Otis Straight, Sr. died 26 June 1986 and is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Akron, OH. Letter from Loraine Hartshorn: “Jim’s dad (Otis) and Nellie were real close to us, and we really do miss him. He made me some cabinets that I am real proud to have. He sure liked to read. We saw him in May before he died in June. They were at our house for a cook out.”
(2) JOHN ELZIE STRAIGHT (Elzie) was born 10 July 1891 in Reedy, Roane County, WV. He married Effie Harless: they were divorced in the 1920s. Effie changed her name to Dorothy Hall and later married a Mr. Bittikofer. Effie died in Florida 14 Nov. 1988 and was buried in Vista Memory Garden, Miami, FL. Elzie and Effie had one son:
William Elmer (Bill) Straight, born 4 Feb 1915 in Roane County; died 12 July 1983 in Cambridge OH; buried in All Saints Cemetery, Northfield, OH. He married Catherine M. Raimer (Katie), born 23 June 1921 in Maple Hts., Cuyhoga County, OH, daughter of Raymond Raimer and Mary Rose Vos. Bill and Katie adopted one daughter:
John Elzie married (2 ) Rhoda Ringer. They had one daughter: Wanda Straight,b. 19 November 1929; who married Pastor Bruce D. Cummons, DD (born Aug. 1924) pastor of Massilon Baptist Temple, Massilon, OH. Children:
Elzie died 5 April 1938, and was buried in Mt. Peace Cemetery in Akron.
James L. Straight and Ida Mandy Greathouse had the following children:
(1) ARTHUR LEAMON LEANDER STRAIGHT (Lee) was born March 1894 in Roane County, and married Oleta Hively, born 1899. They also moved to Akron, OH to work in the rubber shops. Lee died 4 June 1943 and is buried in Mt. Peace Cemetery. Children:
Roy J. Straight, moved to Marshall AR; children:
— Pete Straight
— Vickie Straight.
Earl Straight, moved to Ft. Lauderhill, FL.
(2) ROSA STRAIGHT was born 19 Feb. 1896 in Roane County. She married William C. Wise whose first wife was a Shaver or Shafer and their children were: Cavelion, Clark, Paul, Harold, Gordon, Mary Louise, Juanita, Betty, Bob and Deb. William C Wise died in 1947. Rosa died 2 Jan. 1983 and was buried in IOOF Cemetery, St. Marys, WV with her husband.
Children of Rosa Straight and William C. Wise:
Harold Wise, born about 1920, WV
Gordon Wise, born 25 March 1921; died 19 April 1984 in St. Marys, WV.
Mary Louise Wise, born about 1923, WV.
Robert Wise, born about 1925, lived in Belmont, OH.
Juanita Wise, born 28 Oct. 1928, died 22 May 1974, buried IOOF Cemetery
in St. Marys. Married ? Adams.
Delbert Lee Wise, born 15 Feb. 1937, died 22 June 1965, buried
IOOF Cemetery, St. Marys, WV.
(3) HENRY ELLIS STRAIGHT (Henry) was born 6 May 1898 in Roane County, and died 1 Feb. 1963 in Twin Oaks, WV. He is buried in Pine Grove Church Cemetery, Twin Oaks, WV. He married on Aug. 28, 1933 to Michie Thomas who was born 18 September 1909. Michie died 21 February 2004 and is also buried in Pine Grove Church Cemetery.
Henry and Michie had two children.
(4) GEORGE DOYLE STRAIGHT (Doyle) was born 1900 in Roane County, died 28 Oct. 1975 in Akron, OH, and is buried in Mt. Peace, Akron, OH. He married 29 Aug. 1936 to Ethel Garo. Ethel was born 25 Oct.1914, died 11 Jan. 1994. Two daughters:
Barbara Jean Straight, born 30 August 1938, died Sept. 1978, married ? Pringle.
Roxie Nancy Straight, born 1941, died of a brain tumor 6 May 1991 in
Suffield, OH, married Keith Treen. Children:
— Michael Treen
— Paula Treen, married Ron Gwynn.
Obituary, Nancy M. Treen, 50, went home to be with the Lord April, 21, 1991. She is survived by husband Keith M; son, Michael; daughter and son in law Paula and Ron Gwynn; and mother Ethel Straight. There will be no visitation. Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Suffield Fellowship Church Building Fund, 1669 Waterloo Rd. Suffield 44260.
(5) SARAH JUNE STRAIGHT (Sally) was born 22 Sept. 1902 in Roane County, Sally said she lived at Spring Creek, WV until she was 5 years old and moved then to Walton, WV. In 1917 the family moved to Belleville, WV. She was married 3 July 1920 in Wood Co. to Jacob Mentor Hartshorn by G. A. Sydenstreiker, pastor of Belleville M. E. Church. Jake was born 4 April 1889 in Wood County, WV. He died 28 Oct.1962 in Parkersburg, WV, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Parkersburg. He was the brother of Roxie Mae Hartshorn who married Sally’s brother, Clarence Straight.
Obituary: Jacob M. Hartshorn, 73 of Belleville, died yesterday at 12:30 am in Camden Clark Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. He was born April 4, 1889 at Reedy, a son of the late James S. and Susan Williams Hartshorn. He was a veteran of World War 1 and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ford Methodist Church. Formerly employed by the American Viscose Corp., he had spent the better part of his life in the Belleville community. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Sarah Hartshorn, two sons, Glen A. Hartshorn, Akron, Ohio, and Gail L. Hartshorn, Parkersburg; a daughter, Mrs. Blondena Sutton, Elizabeth, three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Hartshorn and Mrs. Opal Stephens, both of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Leona Amos, Belleville; two step-brothers, Holly Hall of Rhode Island, and Bud Hall Of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; and three step-sisters, Mrs. Clara Pickerall, Mrs. Virgie Board, and Mrs. Stella Swain, all of Cuyahoga Falls, and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 pm at the Leavitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Bates Dent officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Children of Sally Straight and Jacob Mentor Hartshorn:
Blondena Lucille Hartshorn
Glen Aldron Hartshorn, born 7 Aug. 1922 in Wood Co., married 25 June 1948
to Eunice Lorraine Smith, born 17 Feb. 1928, daughter of Wardie Smith, and
sister of Mildred Smith who married Sally Straight Hartshorn’s brother French
[From a newspaper article]: GLEN A. HARTSHORN
An Eighth Air Force Bomber Station, England–As a propeller specialist and airplane mechanic at the B-17 Flying Fortress base, Sergeant Glen A. Hartshorn, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hartshorn, Belleville, West Virginia, is responsible for keeping the heavy bombers in A-1 condition for the many assaults made on Nazi communication and supply lines located near the battle line in Germany. Above, (photo was in article) Sgt. Hartshorn is seen at work overhauling a Flying Fortress engine. Before joining the 398th heavy bombardment group commanded by Lt. Co. Lewis P. Ensign, El Paso, Texas, he received training at Sheppard Falls, Texas, and Chanute Field, Illinois. He attended high school at Parkersburg, West Virginia. Before entering the Army November 20, 1942, he was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio.
Gail Lewis Hartshorn was born 1936. He married (1) Virginia Eaton, (2) Linda Anderson, 18 March 1978. Gail died in a drowning accident 4th July 1996 on the Little Kanawha River. Blondena: “Mom says Gail Lewis was named after her Uncle Lewis Sterrit.”
Article from Parkersburg newspaper: OFFICIAL’S FUNERAL WILL BE MONDAY.
Wood County Emergency Services Director and retired Parkersburg cop Gail Hartshorn is to be laid to rest Monday, four days after he drowned in the Little Kanawha River. Hartshorn, 60, of Happy Valley Road, Parkersburg, died Thursday night after falling from a dock near his home about 10:30 p.m., said Capt. Ben Gragg of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Gragg said Hartshorn, who was tying up his boat after having it out on the water that evening, apparently slipped and fell into the water. Bystanders had pulled Hartshorn from the river by the time DNR officers arrived 10 minutes later. Lt. Terry Dunn and Officer Clyde Armstead took over cardiopulmonary esuscitation from the bystanders, Gragg said. Deputies with the Wood County Sherriff’s office also responded and continued CPR until a medical team with the Eastwood Volunteer Fire Department arrived, said Chief John Louden. Hartshorn was taken to Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital by St. Joseph’s paramedics at 11:18 p.m. He was dead on arrival and had never regained consciousness, Gragg said. Gragg could not confirm reports that Hartshorn may have struck his head on the dock or a submerged object when he fell into the water. The death has been listed as an accidental drowning and no autopsy is to be performed, Gragg said.
Gragg, who worked with Hartshorn for many years, remembered him as a dedicated and committed man in the field of emergency work. “He was always willing to help out”, Gragg said. Ken Harris, Hartshorn’s deputy at Wood County Emergency Services, said that a replacement for Hartshorn would have to be appointed by the county commission and that a schedule of meetings and interviews would have to be set up. Administration of County Emergency Services will be divided up between Harris and Rescue Chief John Burgy in the interim, Harris said. Harris said Hartshorn wore many different hats in addition to being director, a position he had held since 1983. A floodplain coordinator, Hartshorn also worked as an inspector for the county Commission and was recently appointed coordinator for the county’s new debris ordinance, Harris said. Hartshorn brought to his job an enthusiasm that was instrumental in establishing the county’s emergency operations center- a task that many said couldn’t be done. Through writing federal grants and constant planning and work, Hartshorn was able to make the central communication system a reality. “He was capable of doing something that skeptics said couldn’t be done,” Harris said. “He was a gogetter. That’s just who he was.”
Services for Hartshorn are scheduled for 11 A.M. Monday at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. County commissioners Jean Grapes and Holmes Shave could not be reached for comment Friday. A secretary at Commissioner Steve Grimm’s office said he was out of town until Monday.
(6) CORA ALICE STRAIGHT was born 1906. She married Jesse Shingleton. Children:
Marie Shingleton, m. ? Miller.
John Anderson Shingleton.
Harold Zinn Shingleton.
(7) CHARLES CARTER STRAIGHT (Charley) was born 1908 in Roane County, WV. He married (1) Dorothy Blouer. He married (2) Katherine ??. He served in the Marines as a platoon sergant. Blondena: Mom says Charley Carter was named after the doctor.
Children of Charley Straight and Dorothy Blouer:
Children of Charley Straight and Katherine:
(8) SIDNEY EDWARD STRAIGHT (Sidney) was born 8 August 1910 in Roane County, WV. He was named after Dr. Sidney Looney. Sidney died 07 December 1967 in St. Marys, WV. when he fell off the back of a pickup truck. He was buried 10 December 1967, St. Marys Cemetery, St. Mary WV . Sidney married VIOLET BLOUIR.
Children of Sidney Straight and Violet Blouir are:
Lonzo Straight, died 02 May 1995 and was buried in New Matamoras, Ohio
Betty Jane Straight – Died young.
Robert Straight – Died young.
(9) FRENCH PERRY WILSON STRAIGHT (French) was born 26 September 1912 in Walton, Roane County, WV. He married Mildred Smith February 1942 in Belleville, WV, daughter of Wardie Smith. Mildred Smith’s sister Lorraine (nicknamed Hobo) married Glen Hartshorn, son of French’s sister Sally Straight Hartshorn. Mildred was postmistress of Belleville, WV until she retired in 1990.
Biography of French Straight written by Mildred Smith Straight in Feb. 1992.: French Perry Straight was born on Sept. 26 1912 at Walton, Roane Co. WV. He is the son of James Leamon Straight and Ida Mandy Greathouse. French was educated in the schools of Roane and Wood counties. He was a journeyman pipefitter and worked at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber factory in Akron, Ohio. French married Mildred Smith on Feb. 11, 1942 at Belleville, WV. He then joined Mildred’s father, Wardie Smith, in dairy farming until he retired. Wardie owned and they farmed the Belleville Island until the U. S. government bought the island to build the Belleville Locks and Dam located on the Ohio River.
Blondena: “French Perry Wilson was named after French Perry the doctor, but it seems grandpa (James L. Straight) didn’t like the doctor’s politics, so he put Wilson in after the President.”
Children of French Straight and Mildred Smith are:
Linda Lee Straight
Harold French Straight
Carl Eugene Straight
Letter from Mildred June 21, 1995 “Gene went hunting in Northern Canada the last of May. He got a 240 lb. bear and, of all things, with his muzzle loader.”
Submitted by Delores Straight … Str8cousin@aol.com