Straight, Stephen James

Straight, Stephen James

Male 1941 - 2018  (77 years)

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  • Name Straight, Stephen James  [1, 2
    • Steven James Straight
    Nickname Jim 
    Born 21 Feb 1941  Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Census 26 Apr 1950  Amherst, Erie County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 11 Jan 2005  Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 27 Sep 2017  Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 16 Dec 2018  Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Allegany Cemetery, Allegany, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Person ID I73524  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2022 

    Father Straight, Merle Kenneth,   b. 25 Nov 1917, Andover, Allegany County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1947, Annin Township, McKean County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Mother Appleby, Lorraine E.,   b. 15 Apr 1921, Bolivar, Allegany County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 2005, Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 16 Jul 1940  Eldred, McKean, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 5 children 
    +1. Straight, Stephen James,   b. 21 Feb 1941, Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 2018, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Straight, Clayton John,   b. Abt 1942, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
    +3. Straight, Arthur Gaylord,   b. 20 Oct 1943, Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1986, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. Living
     5. Straight, Merleyn Kay,   b. 24 Sep 1947, Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 2017, Las Vegas, San Miguel County, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     
    Family ID F29559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Farrell, Anne C.,   b. 16 Apr 1941, Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 2017, Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1961  Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children 
     1. Living
    +2. Living
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F29561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Feb 1941 - Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 26 Apr 1950 - Amherst, Erie County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Oct 1961 - Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 11 Jan 2005 - Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 27 Sep 2017 - Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Dec 2018 - Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Allegany Cemetery, Allegany, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Street/Feature Village/Neighborhood/Community Township/Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    Stephen / Steven James Straight (1941-2018)
    Stephen / Steven James Straight (1941-2018)
    1959 Olean High school (Olean, New York) yearbook photo

  • Notes 
    • Interestingly, birth and marriage records report his name as Stephen J Straight while his grave marker and obituary says "Stehen." Even more curiously, his 1959 Olean High School photo identifies him as Stephen J Straight but the list of graduates in that same yearbook says Steven James Straight.

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 15 Jul 2022.
      Memorial ID 125859766
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/125859766

      Loraine E. Appleby Straight
      Birth 15 Apr 1921
      Bolivar, Allegany County, New York, USA
      Death 11 Jan 2005 (aged 83)
      Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
      Burial
      Maple Lawn Cemetery
      Bolivar, Allegany County, New York, USA

      Loraine A. Straight
      loving mother, community volunteer

      Olean, NY - Loraine A. Straight of 350 Front St. died Tuesday (January 11, 2005) in the Olean General Hospital.

      Born April 15, 1921 in Bolivar, NY she was the daughter of Phill and Irma Maxson Appleby. On July 16, 1940 in Eldred, PA she married Kenneth Merle Straight who predeceased her January 10, 1947.

      Mrs. Straight was a graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and worked for McGraw Edison Co., now Cooper Power Systems, in Olean for over 30 years, retiring in 1983.

      She attended Christ United Methodist Church in Olean and had been very active as a volunteer for the former St. Francis Hospital as well as a day captain for Meals on Wheels through the RSVP program. She was a former Lady Elk in Olean and was a former member of the Olean Senior League. She also served as an ombudsman for the former Cattaraugus County Nursing Home (now The Pines) in Olean.

      Surviving are two sons Steven "Jim" (Anne) Straight of Olean and Clayton John Straight; 2 daughters Katherine (James) Martel of Rochester and Merleyn Kay Straight of Rogue River, OR; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 1 sister Alice Abrams of Tucson, AZ and several nieces and nephews.

      In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by a stepmother Minerva Fagan; a son Arthur Straight in April 1986; a granddaughter Stephanie Martel; 2 brothers Arthur A. Appleby and Lawrence P. Appleby and 1 sister Phyllis Ford.

      Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar, NY.

      Memorials may be made to The Rehabilitation Center 1439 Buffalo St. Olean, NY or to a charity of the donor's choice.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S1018] Obituary (Reliability: 3), 15 Jul 2022.
      Merleyn Kay Straight | 1947 - 2017 | Obituary
      https://www.chavezfuneralhome.com/obituary/4387892

      Merleyn Kay Straight
      September 24, 1947 - September 27, 2017

      Merleyn Kay Straight, 70 of Dilia, NM passed away in Las Vegas, NM on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 following an illness.

      She was born September 24, 1947 in Olean, New York the daughter of Kenneth Merle and Loraine (Appleby) Straight. She attended schools in Olean, NY.

      Merleyn worked as a truck driver, postal delivery driver, and cab driver in New York City, she later worked construction in Alaska for 14 years. Merelyn later moved to Oregon where she farmed for 12 years. She and Patricia enjoyed 10 years of travelling across the U.S.

      In 2010 while travelling through New Mexico she and Patricia found a "piece of heaven" in Dilia, NM. They purchased a small ranch where Merelyn enjoyed rock hounding, carved stone and jewelry, and spending many hours walking her pal (dog) Dory.

      Merleyn became ill in the summer of 2017. She moved to an apartment in Las Vegas to be near her medical care and many friends in the Las Vegas area.

      She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Clayton John Straight and Arthur Gaylord Straight.

      Survivors include her ranch partner and long time companion Patricia Minor of Dilia, NM, a brother Steven James Straight of Olean, NY, a sister Kathryn Merle Martel, two cousins Lesley Abrams of Tucson, AZ, Linda Smith of New York and Florida, and her furry daughter, Dory.

      Cremation has taken place.

      Arrangements are pending with Chavez Funeral Home 830 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, NM. (575) 355-2311.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S1203] U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2), 16 Jul 2022.
      Name: Steven J Straight
      Birth Date: 21 Feb 1941
      Residence Date: 1993
      Address: 215 N 13th St
      Residence: Olean, NY
      Postal Code: 14760-2012

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 16 Jul 2022.
      Memorial ID 195704813
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/195704813

      Steven ?Jim? Straight
      Birth 21 Feb 1941
      Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
      Death 16 Dec 2018 (aged 77)
      Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
      Burial
      Allegany Cemetery
      Allegany, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA

      Steven "Jim" Straight

      OLEAN - Steven "Jim" Straight, of 215 N. 13th St., passed away Sunday (Dec. 16, 2018) at Strong Memorial Hospital, after a short illness.

      Born Feb. 21, 1941, in Olean, he was the son of Merle and Loraine Applebee Straight. On Oct. 14, 1961, at the former People's Methodist Church, in Olean, he married Anne Farrell, who predeceased him March 2, 2017.

      Jim was a 1959 graduate of Olean High School and attended the University of Delaware. He worked his entire career for Dexter Hysol Co., where he retired, after 46 years.

      He was a former member of the board of directors of The ReHabilitation Center, and spent several years coaching Midget League Football. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed bike riding, walking, hunting, splitting wood and caring for his property.

      Surviving are two sons, Doug Straight of Olean and David (Michele) Straight of Johnson City; a granddaughter, Danielle; a sister, Kathy (James) Martel of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews.

      In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a sister, Merleyn Straight; two brothers, Clayton John Straight and Arthur Gaylord Straight.

      Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.
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      Published in The Olean Times Herald on Dec. 18, 2018

      Researched by Ted Smith

    5. [S2037] New York State, Birth Index, 1881-1942, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 16 Jul 2022.
      Name: Stephen J Straight
      Birth Date: 21 Feb 1941
      Birth Place: Olean, New York, USA
      Certificate Number: 7679

      Researched by Ted Smith

    6. [S2769] 1950 United States Federal Census (Ancestry.com), (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 16 Jun 2022.
      1950 Census, enumerated 26 Apr 1950 in Bunt Cottage, Methodist Home for Children, Amherst, Erie County, New York, United States

      . . .
      Stephen J Straight, Lodger, W, M, 9, Nev, New York
      Clayton J Straight, Lodger, W, M, 8, Nev, New York
      Arthur G Straight, Lodger, W, M, 6, Nev, New York
      . . .

      Researched by Ted Smith

    7. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 16 Jul 2022.
      Memorial ID 177093653
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/177093653

      Anne Farrell Straight
      Birth 16 Apr 1941
      Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
      Death 2 Mar 2017 (aged 75)
      Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
      Burial
      Allegany Cemetery
      Allegany, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA

      Anne Farrell Straight

      OLEAN - Anne Farrell Straight, of 215 N. 13th St., died from complications following surgery on Thursday (March 2, 2017) with family members by her side. She had battled life-long cardiac conditions.

      Born April 16, 1941, in Olean she was the daughter of Leo and Ida Hamilton Farrell. On Oct.14, 1961, at the former People's Methodist Church in Olean she married Steven "Jim" Straight, who survives.

      Anne was a 1959 graduate of Olean High School and in 1961, she graduated from Alfred Technical School. She had been employed as a medical technologist at the former St. Francis Hospital, the Olean Medical Group and Olean General Hospital.

      For ten years, she volunteered for St. Francis Hospital and was a longtime volunteer with the American Red Cross, serving in several positions as instructor of first aid and CPR and for local bloodmobile drives. She served as a representative of annual American Heart Association fundraisers. She served as a Cub Scout den mother for several years and volunteered as a neighborhood coordinator for various national charity organizations.

      Anne was particularly interested in wildlife birds, animals and generally loved rural settings. She especially loved facilitating bluebird nesting.

      Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Douglas James Straight of Olean and David Mark (Michele) Straight of Johnson City; a granddaughter, Danielle Straight; a brother, John (Patti) Farrell of Vestal; and several nieces and nephews.

      Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.
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      Published in The Olean Times Herald on Mar. 4, 2017

      Researched by Ted Smith

    8. [S1902] New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 16 Jul 2022.
      Name: Stephe J Straight
      Gender: Male
      Marriage Date: 14 Oct 1961
      Marriage Place: Olean, New York, USA
      Spouse: Anne C Farrell
      Certificate Number: 41412

      Researched by Ted Smith


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