Lulie Elnora Young

was married to George Straw.

circa 1916
Lulie Enora StrawYoung ~ LIC Youngs Family Biography ~ page 38 ~ click on image to enlarge
marriage license ~ click image to enlarge

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Lulie Straw, Donald Straw (Clayton’s son), and Neva Hutchins (Lulie’s sister) circa 1938
Death certificate ~ click image to enlarge

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     Lulie Elnora, second daughter of Lewis I.C. and Elizabeth Potter Young, was born September 26, 1868, at Clear Lake, Indiana. She was born in the house where she lived the greater part of her life and where she died in the evening of June 5, 1951 at the age of 82 years, eight months and ten days.

She and George Straw were united in marriage December 24, 1891 in the family home. Reared in a Christian home she carried into her new life those things which make for a home of peace and comfort, passing on to her children the principles of right living. “She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up and call her blessed… and praiseth her.” Her life was given to her loved ones, selfless in her devotion and care for those within her circle. She taught in the district schools of Steuben county before her marriage and recently pupils have written her of the esteem in which she was held and of the good they received under her direction.

Surviving are four sons and a daughter, Walter V., of Chicago; Clayton, of Reading; Hubert, of New Mexico; Lewis, of Cleveland, and Mrs. Edith Wanholm of Clear Lake; fifteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mina Priest, of Montgomery; Mrs. Eda Wright, of Yates Center, Kansas; and Mrs. Neva Hutchins of Clear Lake.

Surrounded by her family and amid a profusion of lovely flowers, she was carried by six grandsons to her last resting place in the family lot in the Ray cemetery by the side of her husband, who died six months ago, and their infant daughter, Mabel Katherine.

Relatives coming from a distance to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Straw, El Morro, N. Mex.; Mrs. H. T. Wright, Yates Center, Kan.; Lee Straw, Pensacola, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Straw, of Chicago; Lewis Straw, Cleveland; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Straw, Mr. and Mrs. George Straw and daughter, Constance, Mr. and Mrs. John Straw, Mr. and Mrs. Don Straw and Miss Mary Straw, all of Grand Rapids; Mr and Mrs Robert Jarrard and children, David and Diane, of Lansing; Mrs. Frank Smith and son, of Ypsilanti; Mrs. Victor Sharp, of Hudson; Mr. and Mrs. Ellis King, Edon; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Harris, Bronson; Mr. and Mrs. Coral Straw, Pleasant Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Wade, Homer.

Card of Thanks

     The children of Mrs. Lulie Straw want to express their appreciation for all the help and kindness shown them in their bereavement, the beautiful flowers and expressions of sympathy.

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Photo taken 7-10-2019 by Susan Straw
Photo taken 7-10-2019 by Susan Straw

Lulie is buried in Ray Cemetery
Fremont, Steuben County, Indiana, USA