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Biography of Samuel Straw, Jr.

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Biography of Samuel Straw, Jr.

Tammy Rable (View posts)
Posted: 922363200000
Classification: Biography
Extracted from "Biographical and Historical Record of Adams and Wells
Counties," The Lewis Publishing Company, 113 Adams Street, Chicago, 1887, p. 901.

Samuel Straw, Jr., farmer and stockraiser, of Rock Creek Township, was born in
Wells County, Indiana, the date of his birth being December 16, 1849. His
parents, Samuel and Mary (Crum) Straw, had born to them ten children, of whom
our subject was the second son and fourth child. He grew to manhood in his
native township (Rock Creek), his youth being passed in attending the district
schools, where he received a fair common-school education. He resided on the
farm until his marriage, which occurred November 8, 1874 to Miss Sarah A.
Arnold, a daughter of Moses and Mary (Bartlemay) Arnold, of Harrison Township,
Wells County. Mr. and Mrs. Straw are the parents of three children - Mary E.,
Charles E., and Henry E. After his marriage Mr. Straw settled on Section 24,
of Rock Creek Township, on a farm which his father had purchased in 1872,
where he has since made his home, and has brought his land under good
cultivation, and by his industrious habits and fair and honorable dealings he
has gained the confidence of the entire community. Besides his home farm, he
also owns property in and around Bluffton. In politics Mr. Straw affiliates
with the Republican party. Both he and his wife are members of the Christian

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