Straight, Arthur Gaylord

Straight, Arthur Gaylord

Male 1943 - 1986  (42 years)

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  • Name Straight, Arthur Gaylord  [1
    Born 20 Oct 1943  Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 26 Apr 1950  Amherst, Erie County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Military 25 Jul 1967  [2
    Enlisted US Army 
    Military 24 Jul 1969  [2
    Discharged 
    Died 10 Apr 1986  Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Buried Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar, Allegany County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Person ID I73532  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  [6
    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 Garmack, Lucy Ann,   b. 28 Aug 1939, Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 2002, Cuba, Allegany County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1963  Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F29563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Oct 1943 - 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 - 19 Jun 1963 - Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Apr 1986 - Harris County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar, Allegany County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Street/Feature Village/Neighborhood/Community Township/Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    Arthur Gaylord Straight (1943-1968)
    Arthur Gaylord Straight (1943-1968)
    1962 Olean High School (Olean, New York) yearbook photo

  • Sources 
    1. [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

    2. [S1142] U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 16 Jul 2022.
      Name: Gaylord [Arthur Gaylord Straight]
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 20 Oct 1943
      Death Date: 10 Apr 1986
      SSN: 060368321
      Enlistment Branch: ARMY
      Enlistment Date: 25 Jul 1967
      Discharge Date: 24 Jul 1969
      Page number: 1

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [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

    4. [S2566] Texas, U.S., Death Index, 1903-2000, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 16 Jul 2022.
      Name: Arthur Straight
      Death Date: 10 Apr 1986
      Death County: Harris
      Gender: Male

      Researched by Ted Smith

    5. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 16 Jul 2022.
      Memorial ID 136621882
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/136621882

      Arthur Straight
      Birth 20 Oct 1943
      Death 10 Apr 1986 (aged 42)
      Burial
      Maple Lawn Cemetery
      Bolivar, Allegany County, New York, USA

      Researched by Ted Smith

    6. [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

    7. [S1902] New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 16 Jul 2022.
      Name: Arthur G Straight
      Gender: Male
      Marriage Date: 29 Jun 1963
      Marriage Place: Olean, New York, USA
      Spouse: Lucy A Garmack

      Researched by Ted Smith


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