James Straw

18 December 1832–8 August 1914 (Age 81)
Hurst, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Straw was born on 18 December 1832, in Hurst, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Straw, was 25 and his mother, Hannah Hartley, was 26. He married Hannah Hill on 18 February 1855, in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 13 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Springville, Utah, Utah Territory, United States in 1880. In 1870, at the age of 38, his occupation is listed as wool carder in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 8 August 1914, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Historic Springville Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Straw
1832–1914
Hannah Hill
1833–1906
Marriage: 18 February 1855
Prudence Straw
1855–1918
Nephi Straw
1857–1930
Franklin Straw
1860–1879
Willard Straw
1861–1895
James Straw
1863–1945
Jackson Straw
1864–1865
George Straw
1866–1867
John Straw
1867–1867
Alma Straw
1868–1943
Hyrum Straw
1869–1933
Robert Straw
1871–1896
George Washington Straw
1873–1925
William Scott Straw
1874–
Enoch Straw
1874–1947

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 February 1855Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 10
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 27
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

    Name Meaning

    English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): from Old English strēaw, hence a metonymic occupational name for a dealer in straw, or a nickname for an exceptionally thin man or someone with straw-colored hair.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Slama
    Strow

    Sources (31)

    • James Straw in household of William Straw, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • James Streno, "United States Census, 1880"
    • James Straw, "United States Census, 1910"

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