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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:23 pm    Post subject: STRAIGHT-WILLIAMS, Laura Jane Reply with quote

OBIT; NY newspaper - Sept 27, 1928 Bolivar Breeze Newspaper, Allegany Co, NY -- also Cuba Patriot;
After a painful illness of nine months, Mrs. John Williams passed to rest at her home in West Clarksville Tuesday evening, Sept 18, (1928), her death occuring at 5:30 PM.
Mrs. Williams came to Clarksville 18 years ago and had since made that place her home, except for some six years spent in Cuba, from which she removed to ther former home four or five years ago.
Laura Jane Straight was born at Hedgesville, PA., on April 8, 1865, thus being 63 years of age at her death. Her parents were Mr. & Mrs. Jackson Straight. When she was a few weeks old her mother died and she was brought up in the home of George Wood of Annin Creek, PA. She was married that place, July 13, 1884 to John Williams who survies her. To them were born eight children, three of whom died in infancy, and a daughter, Mrs. Irene Besie of Port Allegany PA., passed away in 1919 at the age of 19.
Mrs. Williams is survived by five children, Florence, Mrs. Guy Hamilton, and Fred R. Williams of West Clarksville; Charles R. , of Ceres and Glenn A of Cuba. She also leaves her foster mother, Mrs. George Wood, of Shinglehouse, PA; two brothers, Adelbert Straight of Anninn Creek and Walter Straight of Addison; a sister, Mrs. Ella Stroud of Woodhull: three foster brothers, Asa Wood of Eldred, Burnett Wood of Annin Creek and Bela Wood of Shinglehouse. Her family also number 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Williams had lived in Olean and Bolivar and other places in this vicinity as well as in Cuba and Clarksville. She was a member of the United Brethen church in the last named village (Clarksville). All who knew her speak of her with love and respect as a woman of steadfast Christian character, as a devoted mother, a faithful friend and good neighbor.
The funeral took place Friday at 2 PM at the Baptist church in Clarksville, conducted by the Rev. Stephen Custard, formerly of that congregation, now of Hollard. The burial was held in Clarksville Cemetery.

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