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 Christiana Hundred, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. 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
Hannah Hill
Marriage: 18 February 1855
Prudence Straw
Nephi Straw
Franklin Straw
Willard Straw
James Straw
Jackson Straw
George Straw
John Straw
Alma Straw
Hyrum Straw
Robert Straw
George Washington Straw
William Scott Straw
Enoch Straw

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  • Marriage
    18 February 1855Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    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: nickname from Middle English strau(we) ‘straw’ (Old English strēaw), used for a dealer in straw, an exceptionally thin man, or someone with straw-colored hair. Jack Straw is known as a type in literary works of the 14th century (Chaucer, Nun's Priest's Tale).Americanized form (translation into English) of German Stroh .

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

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    Sources (31)

    • James Straw in household of William Straw, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • James Straw in entry for Alma Straw and Margaret Stubbs, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • James Straw in entry for Prudance Cherrington, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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