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

Charles Dean STRALEY

Born: Jan 19, 1891, TX
Died: Jun 11, 1979, TX

Buried: Tecumseh Cemetery, CallTX

Find-A-Grave 31008543

Father: Charles C. STRALEY

Mother: Maggie POPNOE

Charles Dean Straley

Married:
Dec 21, 1913

Annie "Lollie" Laura WINDHAM

Born: Aug 29, 1895, TX
Died: Jan 30, 1985, TX

Buried: Tecumseh Cemetery, CallTX

Find-A-Grave Entry 31008563

Father: Tom WINDHAM

Mother: Laura L. JONES

Annie Laura (Windham) Straley

Children: 

1. Frankie Lee STRALEY (b. Aug 14, 1915; d. May 19, 1965)
m. Jack W. Hancock (b. Nov 12, 1914) on Jun 8, 1941, Lubbock, LubbTX
Children:

  1. Private

  2. Private

Notes:

2. Elsie Louise STRALEY (b. Apr 3, 1920; d. Jan 16, 2007, Camp Hill, CumbPA
m. Edmund Earl Durham
Children:

  1. Reba Ann DURHAM (b. Jun 24, 1940
    m. Norberto ARROYO

  2. Private

  3. Private

Notes:

  • Elsie was my dear Mom. She lived most of her life in Callahan Co, TX. She graduated from Oplin High School, then attended college two years at Abilene Christian College. There she met E. Earl Durham and they were married.  They built a house in Callahan Co, TX (on an existing foundation) near her parent's ranch.  After her and Earl divorced, Elsie moved to El Paso, TX to live with her daughter, Reba Arroyo.  In 1976, she and her youngest son returned to Callahan county, moving back into the same old house (after running off the coons and rattlesnakes) and there they lived many more years. Later in life she moved to Camp Hill, PA to be near her sons.  

  • Elsie's obituary. Elsie's Find-A-Grave 17609828 Entry.

Peggy Straley

3. Charley Tom STRALEY (b. Jul 11, 1923; d. Jan 1, 2002; Find-A-Grave 31008553)
m. Peggy Eugena SANSOM (Find-A-Grave 31008585)

Children:

  1. Private

  2. Private

Notes:

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Notes:
  • Lollie and Charley ("Nanny and Dady Straley" to their grandchildren) were life-long farm and ranchers in Callahan County, Texas.

  • Charley's bio is found here!

  • Nanny was a feisty person.  She would say the damndest things.  She once got really mad because she felt nobody was listening to her.  So, to get everybody's attention, she took a loaded six-shooter off the fireplace mantle and shot a hole in the bedroom ceiling.  She was in her 70's when this event occurred.

  • Family lore tells that she once she saved Charley's life from a flash flood in the creek bed on the Pecan Bayou, CallTX. Another story as told by Elsie Straley Durham occurred when Nanny's children were all under age 10. Nanny and the small children were at home, a ranch 25 miles from the nearest town. This made Nanny very nervous. Elsie said anytime they heard someone approaching they house, they would go down into the cellar and hide until the unwanted guests had moved on. I guess they are luck nobody decided to rob the place! 

  • Here are more pictures chronicling the life of Charles "Dady" Straley and Lollie "Nanny".

  • Charley was born in Novice, TX.  He and Loll are buried at Tecumseh Cemetery, CallTX.

  • From 1930 US Census for Precinct 2, Callahan Co, TX:
    Family 167
     

  • Name

    Rel.

    Race

    Sex

    Est.
    DOB

    Age

    Mar.
    Stat

    Birth
    Place

    Father
    BPlace

    Mother
    BPlace

    Chas. D. Straley

    Self

    W

    M

    1891

    39

    M

    TX

    TX

    TX

    Annie L. Straley

    Wife

    W

    M

    1896

    34

    M

    TX

    TX

    TX

    Frankie L. Straley

    Dau

    W

    F

    1916

    14

    S

    TX

    TX

    TX

    Elsie Straley

    Dau

    W

    F

    1920

    10

    S

    TX

    TX

    TX

    Charlie T. Straley

    Son

    W

    M

    1924

    6

    S

    TX

    TX

    TX

     

  • County/State Abbreviations:
    CallTX - Callahan County, TX
    CumbPA - Cumberland County, PA
    LubbTX - Lubbock County, TX
    TaylTX - Taylor County, TX
     

  • Page Sources:
    1. Personal experience of website author.

Elsie, Nanny and Frankie Lee circa 1922 Frankie Lee, Elsie, C.T. circa 1924 Frankie Lee, Elsie, C.T. circa 1928 Frankie Lee, Elsie, C.T. circa 1932 Straley Homeplace circa 1937 C.T. graduates circa 1941 Mr. and Mrs. Straley Daddy and Nanny Straley circa 1966 At Daddy and Nannys: Robert Arroyo, John Straley, Jim Durham  
Click on pic to enlarge.


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