Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     CHARLES A. STRAUB is proprietor of the 0. K. livery stables at Creston, Washington.  He has a nice assortment of rigs, keeps fine horses, and does a good business.  Mr. Straub is known as a man who never leaves undone anything that will enhance the comfort and safety of his patrons and is ever alert in the interest of his business.
     Charles A. Straub was born in Ohio, on October 1, 1861, being the son of George and Elvina (Coffman) Straub, natives of Ohio.  The father was a wagon maker and followed that business during his life.  He was a veteran also of the Civil War.  Our subject received a good common school education in his native state and resided there until 1890, when he turned to the west and traveled in every state and territory west of the Mississippi valley.  Having thoroughly satisfied himself as to the resources of every portion, he finally selected Creston as his stopping place, settling here in 1891.  He took a homestead just south from town which he proved up on.  In 1898, Mr. Straub built the 0. K. Stables and since that time has been engaged in the livery business.
     In 1893, Mr. Straub married Miss Ida Gollur, a native of Illinois.  They are highly respected people having hosts of friends in this part of the country.