Herschel Bryan Straight

18 September 1896–4 October 1996 (Age 100)
Rivesville, Marion, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Herschel Bryan

When Herschel Bryan Straight was born on 18 September 1896, in Rivesville, Marion, West Virginia, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Straight, was 32 and his mother, Nancy Ann Neptune, was 26. He married Susan "Sue" Wamsley on 11 April 1925, in Randolph, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Randolph, West Virginia, United States in 1925 and Paw Paw, Marion, West Virginia, United States for about 5 years. In 1942, at the age of 46, his occupation is listed as board of education in Fairview, Marion, West Virginia, United States. He died on 4 October 1996, in Fairview, Marion, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 100, and was buried in Marion, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herschel Bryan Straight
1896–1996
Susan "Sue" Wamsley
1899–1978
Marriage: 11 April 1925
William Herschel Straight
1926–1947
Jimmy Francis Straight
1929–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 April 1925
Randolph, West Virginia, United States
children

(2)

    William Herschel Straight

    Male1926–1947Male

    Jimmy Francis Straight

    Male1929–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Franklin Straight

    Male1864–1937Male

    Female1870–1943Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 4

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 27

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English streÊ’t ‘straight’, ‘upright’, presumably applied in either a literal or figurative sense.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • H B Straight, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Herscher Straight, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hershal B Straight in household of Benjamin F Straight, "United States Census, 1920"

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