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Jacob Straley > Jacob Straley Jr. > Charles M. Straley > Joseph Leland Straley > Charles Clement Straley

Charles Clement STRALEY

Born: Dec 15, 1851
Died: May 28, 1893, age 42

Buried: Silver Valley Cemetery, ColeTX

Find-A-Grave 46356767

Father: Joseph L. STRALEY

Mother: Sarah CLARK

Charles Clement Straley

Married
Jun 9, 1887, ColeTX

Magdaline POPNOE "Maggie"

Born: Dec 27, 1867, Fannin, GoliTX
Died: Apr 20, 1959, LampTX, age 91

Buried: Oplin Cemetery, CallTX

Find-A-Grave 31013487

Father: James POPNOE

Mother: Susan WATTS

Children:
Crystal Straley Lawler

1. Crystal STRALEY (b. Feb 8, 1889, TX; d. Nov 4, 1973, Lamesa, DawsTX; Find-A-Grave 53115024)
m. Cletus Orlando LAWLER "Cleo" (b. Feb 18, 1883, AL; d. Jul 25, 1966, DawsTX; Find-A-Grave 73021182)

Children:

  1. Charles Judson LAWLER (b. Jun 10, 1905, Oplin, CallTX; d. Dec 13, 1964, Big Spring, HowaTX; Find-A-Grave 146719936)
    m. Oma Lena ARMSTRONG (b. Feb 1910, DawsTX; d. Jun 29, 1994, Lamesa, DawsTX; Find-A-Grave 146719919)

  2. Orval LAWLER b. Oct 7, 1907, Oplin, CallTX; d. Feb 6, 1972, Big Spring, HowaTX; Find-A-Grave 62876010)
    m. Alice MOORE (b. Jan 4, 1911, Comanche, ComaTX; d. Aug 29, 1995, StepTX; Find-A-Grave 148215784)

  3. Ray D. LAWLER (b. Jan 1, 1909, TX; d. Feb. 1982, Story, IA, age 73; Find-A-Grave 148306101)
    m. ?

  4. Mary Gwendolyn LAWLER "Gwen" (b. Dec 20, 1911, TX, d. Feb 13, 1997, HoodTX 1; Find-A-Grave 22784138)
    m. Cully Bright OAKES (b. Sep 2, 1892; d. Nov 26, 1956, TX; Find-A-Grave 22784150)

  5. Cleo Fay LAWLER "Toots" (b. Apr 21, 1915, TX, d. Aug 11, 1999; Find-A-Grave 22677822)
    m. M. K. BROOKS "Red" (b. May 21, 1915; d. Dec 16, 1990; Find-A-Grave 22677787) on Sep 15, 1939

  6. John Straley LAWLER (b. Mar 23, 1917, CallTX; d. Aug 12, 1986, Lamesa, DawsTX; Find-A-Grave 138346874)
    m. Mary Lou FOWLER (b. Nov 17, 1924, Bomarton, BaylTX; d. May 26, 1993, Lubbock, LubbTX; Find-A-Grave 143942905)

  7. Doris Laverne LAWLER (b. Jun 25, 1921, Oplin, CallTX; d. Jul 25, 1921, 1988; Find-A-Grave 110915876)
    m. Mr. KIRTLEY

Notes:
  • Crystal's obituary, Big Spring Herald, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 19
    "LAMESA - Last rights for Mrs. Chrystal Lawler, 84, San Angelo, were held at 2 p.m. today in Branon Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Purkaple, First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Lamesa Memorial Park.
    Mrs. Lawler, a former 51-year resident of Dawson County, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday in a San Angelo hospital.  She had lived in San Angelo the past 18 months. She was a Baptist.

    Survivors include:  three daughters, Mrs. C. B. Oakes, Bluff Dale, Mrs. M. K. Brooks, Veribest, and Mrs. Doris Kirtley, Fort Worth; a son, John Lawler, Lamesa; three sisters, Mrs. John Windham, Midland, Mrs. Tom McIntyre, Ralls, and Mrs. Leslie Davis, Lampasas; two brothers, Charles Straley, Oplin, and H. B. Straley, Lampasas; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren."

  • Cleo Lawler's parents were Alonzo Judson Lawler/Mary Elizabeth Alsabrook "Molly" .
     
  • From 1910 US Census for Justice Precinct 4, Coleman, TX:
    Family 192
     

  • Name Rel. Race Sex Age Mar.
    Stat
    Birth
    Place
    Father
    BPlace
    Mother
    BPlace
    Occ.
    Cleo O. Lawler Self W M 27 M AL AL GA  
    Chrystal C. Lawler Wife W F 21 M TX TX TX  
    Charles J. Lawler Son W M 5 S TX AL TX  
    Orval C. Lawler Son W M 2 S TX AL TX  
    Ray Lawler Son W M 8 Mo. S TX AL TX  

     

  • From 1930 US Census for O'Donnell, Lynn County, TX:
    Family 39
     

  • Name

    Rel.

    Race

    Sex

    Est.
    DOB

    Age

    Mar.
    Stat

    Birth
    Place

    Father
    BPlace

    Mother
    BPlace

    Cleo O. Lawler Head W M 1883 47 M AL AL GA
    Crystal C. Lawler Wife W F 1889 41 M TX TX TX
    Charles J. Lawler Son W M 1906 24 S TX AL TX
    Ray D. Lawler Son W M 1910 20 S TX AL TX
    Gwendolyn Lawler Dau W F 1912 18 S TX AL TX
    Cleo F. Lawler Dau W F 1916 14 S TX AL TX
    John S. Lawler Son W M 1917 13 S TX AL TX
    Laverne Lawler Dau W F 1921 9 S TX AL TX
  2. Infant Son (b. Feb 8, 1890; d. Feb 9, 1890; Find-A-Grave 47502875)
 
Notes:
  •  
Zachary Durham 2001

3. Charles Dean STRALEY (b. Jan 19, 1891, TX; d. Jun 11, 1979, TX)
m. Annie Laura Windham "Lollie"

Children:

  1. Frankie Lee STRALEY (b. Aug 14, 1915
    m. Jack HANCOCK

  2. Elsie Louise STRALEY (b. Apr 3, 1920)
    m.  E. Earl DURHAM

  3. Charley Tom STRALEY (b. Jul 11, 1923)
    m. Peggy E. SANSOM

Notes:
  • Annie's father was Tom WINDHAM.
  • Charles was known to friends as "Charley".  His grandchildren (who unanimously loved him as a Texas legend and their wonderful grandfather) referred to him as "Dady Straley".
Ada Straley McIntyre

4. Ada STRALEY (b. Oct 10, 1893; d. Jan 4, 1990, age 96; Find-A-Grave 26785935)
m. Tom Stewart MCINTYRE (b. May 13, 1889, Falls, CallTX; d. Sep 18, 1958, Ralls, CrosTX; Find-A-Grave 26785601)

Children:

  1. Tom Stewart MCINTYRE Jr. (b. Jul 20, 1915; d. Dec 6, 1966; Find-A-Grave 18133404)
    m. Marjorie Lovella STRANGE (b. 1924; d. Feb 10, 2008, Springdale, WashAR; Find-A-Grave 96994428)

  2. Harold Bland MCINTYRE (b. May 24, 1917; d. Feb 13, 2008, TX; Find-A-Grave 24673614)
    m1. Mary Lou STRANGE (d. Feb 19, 2008)
    m2. Private

  3. Lurlyne MCINTYRE "Margaret"
    m. Grover JOHNSON "Johnnie"

Notes:
  • Tom McIntyre Jr. was a 2nd Lt. at Fort Hood during World War II.  He was was later killed in a car accident.

  • Marjorie and Mary Lou Strange were sisters.

  • From 1920 US Census for Callahan County, TX:
     

    Name

    Rel

    Sex

    Race

    Est.
    DOB

    Age

    Mar.
    Stat

    Birth
    Place

    Father
    BPlace

    Mother
    BPlace

    Tom S. McIntyre

    Self

    M

    W

    1889

    31

    M

    TX

    AL

    TX

    Ada McIntyre

    Wife

    W

    F

    1893

    27

    M

    TX

    TX

    TX

    Tom S. McIntyre

    Son

    W

    M

    1916

    4

    S

    TX

    TX

    TX

    Harold B. McIntyre Son W M 1918 2 S

    TX

    TX

    TX

 
Notes:
  • Charles Clement Straley was born in Adamsville, Lampasas County, Texas. Maggie was born in Fannin, Texas. She died at Davis Ranch, Lampasas, Texas.

  • Charles died at the age of 42. The story, as often told to me by my mother, Elsie Straley Durham, and her father, C.D. "Daddy" Straley, was that Charlie took a trip into town, and he was gone for several days, if not weeks. During his absence, a new barbed wire fence was constructed. Charlie returned alone one night, of course , unaware of the new fence. He rode full speed into it, which threw him from his horse and killed him instantly.  That event left his wife, Maggie, a young widow with three children. As fate would have it, Charlie's brother, John H. Straley, experienced a similar tragedy earlier that May when his own wife, Addie, died (in childbirth as the story goes). Whether it was a pre-arranged agreement between brothers to care for the other's family in event of tragedy, simple convenience, we will never know, however, soon after Charlie's death, John H. and Maggie exchanged wedding vows. The couple would go on to have more children.

    So, from these circumstances, my grand father had brothers, sisters, half-brothers, half-sisters, and step-brothers and -sisters, who were also his first cousins!

  • Charles C. Straley is buried in Silver Valley Cemetery, CoCTX.  Maggie is buried in Oplin Cemetery, CallTX (Maggie's obituary), with her second husband John H. Straley.
     

  • County/State Abbreviations:
    CallTX - Callahan County, TX
    ColeTX - Coleman County, TX
    ComaTX - Comanche, TX
    CrosTX - Crosby County, TX
    DawsTX - Dawson County, TX
    GoliTX - Goliad County, TX
    HendTX - Henderson County, TX
    LampTX - Lampasas County, TX
    StepTX - Stephens County, TX
    TaylTX - Taylor County, TX
    WashAR - Washington County, AR
     

  • Page Sources:
    1. Texas Deaths, 1964 - 1998 online.


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