Biography of Orrin F. Straw
Mifflin Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

ORRIN F. STRAW was born on the farm where he now resides, July 29, 1846. He is a son of Joel and. Mary (Swayze) Straw, the former born near Waterbury, Vt., August 11, 1811; the latter in Sussex County, N. J., December 5, 1808. They were married in this county, August 11, 1836, their children being Rachel, born May 29, 1839; Orrin F., July 29, 1846; Amanda, November 15, 1849; Angenette, September 7, 1852, and four others deceased. The father died January 28, 1867, aged. fifty six; the mother is still living at the ripe age of seventy five years. Our subject was married. April 9, 1873, to Miss Maria M., daughter of Barnett and Catharine (Woodcock) Hughes, and a native of this county, born March 27, 1849. Their children are George W., born April 5, 1874; Iva E., October 27, 1878; Anna B., July 25, 1881; and William S., who was born July 10, 1876, and died May 11, 1880. Mr. Straw owns 307 acres of good land, and is one of the substantial farmers of the township. He is a Republican and member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, formerly a Treasurer of the township.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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