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Edna Gertrude (Northrop) Straight (1871 - 1938)

Edna Gertrude Straight formerly Northrop
Born in Springwater, Livingston, New York, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of [father unknown] and
Wife of — married 17 Sep 1896 (to 8 Jan 1938) in Wayland, Steuben, New York, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in East Rochester, Monroe, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Jun 2018
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Biography

Edna Gertrude Straight (née Northrop) was born on 22 November 1871. It is unclear where she was born but could have been in either Springwater, Livingston; Italy, Yates; or Wayland, Steuben, New York. Springwater is the most likely, as that is where her other "siblings" were born and was also where she was raised. Her biological parents are currently unknown, but she was raised by Jane Launt Northrop, widow of Civil War Private Needham Northrop.

She married Samuel Erwin Straight on 17 September 1896 in Wayland, and together they had six children: John Everette, Lyman Erwin, George Latimer, Edward Reitz, Frieda Monica Iola, and Roscoe Jackson. The family originally lived in Springwater before moving to Ingleside, and then to East Rochester.

Edna passed away on 8 January 1938 at her home in East Rochester and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

Research Notes

There is evidence that Jane Launt Northrop was not Edna's biological mother, but could be her biological grandmother or other close family member. According to the ThruLines feature of AncestryDNA, Edna's granddaughter Celia F Marvel is blood related not only to descendants of older "siblings" Mary E Northrop Collar, Minerva J Northrop Marble, and George W Northrop, but also to a descendant of younger (full?) "sibling" Evelyn M "Eva" Northrop Beeman.

She is closest related to the descendant of Eva, and there is solid evidence that Eva was the biological daughter of Ida L Northrop Rumsey. Specifically, Eva listed "Chris Littlefield" as her father on her marriage record from 1889, and a "Christopher Littlefield" was living with the family at the 1875 New York State census; he was over 35 years older than Ida. Additionally, Ida was listed as "Ida Littlefield" at the 1880 federal census, and stated at the 1910 federal census that she had given birth to one child.

Edna listed "Needham Northrop" as her father on her marriage record in 1896, as did her older "sister" Celia on her marriage record in 1899. However, this was impossible for both of them because Needham died in 1864; Celia was born in 1868 and Edna was born in 1871.

Sources

  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch, Edna Northrop in household of Jane N. Northrop, Livingston, New York, United States; citing enumeration district ED 39, sheet 398A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,859.
  • "New York State Census, 1892," database with images, FamilySearch, Edna Northrup, 1892; citing Wayland, E.D. 01, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 512,430.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch, Edna G Straight in household of Erwin Straight, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 41, sheet 3A, family 60, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,071.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch, Edna G Straight in household of S Erwin Straight, Prattsburg, Steuben, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 152, sheet 2A, family 41, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1080; FHL microfilm 1,375,093.
  • Ancestry.com: Edna G Straight in the New York, U.S., State Census, 1915. New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 02; Assembly District: 01; City: Prattsburgh; County: Steuben; Page: 07.
  • "United States Census, 1920", database with images, FamilySearch, Edna Straight in entry for S E Straight, 1920.
  • Ancestry.com: Edna G Straight in the New York, U.S., State Census, 1925. New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 04; Assembly District: 01; City: Pittsford; County: Monroe; Page: 28.
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch, Edna G Straight in household of Samuel E Straight, East Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 243, sheet 17B, line 72, family 392, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1447; FHL microfilm 2,341,182.
  • Ancestry.com: Edna G Northrop in the New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967. New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Marriage Index, 1896.
  • "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956", database, FamilySearch, Edna G Straight, 1938.
  • NYS Historic Newspapers: "Mrs. S.E. Straight". The Naples Record, vol. 70, no. 2, 12 January 1938, pg. 3.
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #120073990


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