|. Henry Clay Strait, 1890 - 1962, s/o David Blake Strait
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: email@example.com
213541 Henry Clay Strait,7 21354 (David,6,Henry,5,John,4,John,3,John,2,Henry,1)
. b 12 Dec 1890 Boyd Co, Ky; d 21 Jul 1962 Lakeland, Polk Co, Fla (SSDI 402-05-0367 Ky), bur in Strait/Straight family
. plot, Ashland Cem, Ashland, Ky. See picture of his tombstone below.
. m 7 Aug 1914 Paris, Edgar Co, Ill to Emma Louise Daggett, b 15 Aug 1897 New York City, d 31 Aug 1978 Columbia City,
. Whitley Co, Ind (SSDI 263-82-1598 Fla), bur Strait/Straight family plot, Ashland Cem, d/o Eugene Boynton Daggett
. (#423) and Ida Lucretia Adams (d/o James Livingston Adams (#2)). See picture of her tombstone and image of her death
. cert below.below.
. See family pictures below and more on separate page.
. Henry worked for while in Terra Haute, Ind, where he met his wife. He spent most of his life in the Catlettsburg, Ashland,
. Huntington, WVa area, with various jobs, the longest being at Armco Steel in Ashland. He also was a skilled maker of
. brooms and had a broom shop behind his house in Catlettsburg. This property is now the site of Boyd County Senior Cen-
. ter, 3015 Louisa St. Henry and Emma moved to Lakeland, Fla in the 1950s and lived with their son Henry Jr.
. He also was a lay preacher in the nearby Christian Church, and he was mentioned as such in the Catlettsburg centennial pub-
. lication. That church building was demolished when the new Boyd County Justice Center was built on that block in 2009.
. Henry's LR: Florida. Emma's LR: Columbia City, Whitley Co, Ind 46725.
. 1908 Catlettsburg, Ky City Directory, p 66: Strait, Henry, wks. broom fact., h w s Court, 5 s Plum
. 1912 Catlettsburg, Ky City Directory, p 257: Strait Henry, tchr, h w s Court 3 n of Mound
. 1912 Catlettsburg, Ky City Directory, p 257: Strait Henry C, broom mnfr, Louisa nr Mound, h w s Court 3 n of Mound
. 1915 Ashland, Ky City Directory, p 257: Strait Henry, agt Met Life Ins Co, res Catlettsburg Ky
. 1915 Catlettsburg, Ky City Directory, p 336: Strait Henry (Emma), agt Metropol Life Ins Co, h Court nr 34th
. 1917 Ashland, Ky City Directory, p 255: Strait Henry C, slsmn Field Furn Co, h 1235 e Greenup av
. 1917 Huntington, WVa City Directory, p 698: Strait Henry C (Emma L), clk Indian Refining Co (Inc) res 624 13th st
. 1917, 5 Jun: Huntington, WVa: WW I draft registration card: Henry C. Strait, b 12 Dec 1890 Catlettsburg, Ky, of 232 1/4
. 4th Ave, Huntington, WVa, employed as station clerk for Indian Refining Co, Huntington, WVa. He was married and
. claimed exemption for wife. See image below.
. 1920 Boyd Co census, Ashland, ED 22, sheet 21A, 1213 Greenup & Winchester, H.C. Strait,29 US, stenograph, stenograph,
. Emma,23 US, Helen E.,3 US, Dorothy,1 US.
. 1920 Boyd Co census, Dist 5, Ashland, ED 27, sheet 10B, 1235 (?Winchester Ave), #217/218, Henry Straight,29 Ky (bro-
. ther), clerk, Emma,22 NY (NY,NY), living wth Oscar Straight. On page 12A, 1235 Carter, #234/240, Helen Straight,
. 2 Ky, Dorothy Straight,1 Ky, listed separately.
. 1930 Boyd Co census, Catlettsburg, ED 10-4, sheet 12A, #250/257, Henry C. Strait,39 Ky (marr age 22), book keeper, coke
. oven, Emma,32 NY (marr age 17, NY,Pa), Helen E.,12 Ky, Dorothy L.,11 Ky, Eugene D.,4 11/12 Ky, Henry C.,11/12
. 1933 Catlettsburg, Ky City Directory, p 476: Strait Henry C Rev (Emma L) pastor First Christian Church h106 30th
. 1935 Catlettsburg, Ky City Directory, p 483: Strait Henry C (Emma L) clk h3001 Louisa
. 1940, 29 Feb: Catlettsburg: Henry C. Strait, minister of the Christian Church, married Earl Wells to Rosalean Henry, in the
. presence of Emma L. Strait and Eugene Strait.
. 1940 Boyd Co census, Catlettsburg, ED 10-3, sheet 4B, 3001 Louisa St, #116, Henry Strait,49 Ky, mill clerk, steel rolling
. mill, Emma L.,42 NY, Helen E.,22 Ky, Dorthey L.,21 Ky, Egune D.,14 Ky, Henry C. Jr,10 Ky, Emma J.,9 Ky, Ric-
. hard E.,1/12 Ky, Ida Daggett,68 Penn (mother-in-law, wid), saleslady, retail store department.
. 1942 Catlettsburg, Ky City Directory, p 477: Strait Henry C (Emma L; 4) clk ARMCo h3015 Louisa
. 1942, 27 Apr: Catlettsburg, Boyd Co, Ky: WW II draft registration card: Henry Clay Strait, b 12 Dec 1890 Boyd Co, age 51;
. of 3015 Louisa St, Catlettsburg; contact: Mrs Henry C. Strait; employed by American Rolling Mill Co, Ashland Div,
. Ashland, Boyd Co; described as 5' 6", 172 lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion. See images below.
. 1944 Catlettsburg, Ky City Directory, p 478: Strait Henry C (Emma) clk ARMCo h3015 Louisa
. 1949 Catlettsburg, Ky City Directory, p 503: Strait Henry (Emma) ship clk Armco h3015 Louisa
. 1952 Catlettsburg, Ky City Directory, p 501: Strait Henry C (Emma) ship clk Armco h3015 Louisa
. 1. Helen Elizabeth Strait, b 16 Jun 1917 Boyd Co, Ky, d 17 Mar 2010 Middletown, Butler Co, Ohio (SSDI 406-05-
. 4768 Ky), bur Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens, Ashland, Ky, m 20 Oct 1941 Catlettsburg, Boyd Co to Arnold Marcel
. Leas (Jake), b 19 Jul 1915 Steuben Co, Ind, d 17 Sep 2001 Richmond, Ind (SSDI 314-01-1661 Ind), s/o Warren Earl
. Leas and Leola Mary Spangler. Leas family history: http://www.davidleas.com/leas%20family%20genealogy/35/htm
. Arnold was a chemical engineer for Ashland Oil, Inc, and was the director of the research department there, until retiring
. early to pursue research and patents on various energy systems. See pictures of her and of their tombstone and image of
. his death cert on separate page.
. Helen's LR: Franklin, Warren Co, Ohio 45005. Arnold's LR: Richmond, Wayne Co, Ind 47374.
. 1935 Catlettsburg, Ky City Directory, p 483: Strait Helen E student r3001 Louisa
. 1940 Boyd Co census, Catlettsburg, ED 10-3, sheet 5A, Lock Ave, #126, Arnold Leas,24 Ind, residence on Apr 1, 1935
. Ashley, Dekalb Co, Ind, chemist, petroleum refinery, lodger with William E. Harper.
. 2. Dorothy Louise Strait (Dot), b 28 Feb 1919 Ashland, Boyd Co, d 26 Feb 2013 Ashland, bur Golden Oaks Memorial
. Gardens, m 3 Jan 1942 Palo Pinto, Palo Pinto Co, Tex to Ernest Velmer Nestor (Ernie) (#G4141), b 13 Jul 1917 Esco,
. Pike Co, Ky, d 22 Aug 1999 Ashland, bur Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens, Ashland, s/o Ernest Fuget Nestor and Mary
. Etta Goad.
. 1935 Catlettsburg, Ky City Directory, p 483: Strait Dorothy L student r3001 Louisa
. 1944 Catlettsburg, Ky City Directory, p 478: Strait Dorothy laby wkr AO&RCo r3015 Louisa
2135411 3. Eugene Daggett Straight (Gene,Bud), b 29 May 1925 Catlettsburg, m(1) Shirley Mae Smith, m(2) Marie Leona Pis-
. 4. Henry Clay Strait, b 7 May 1929 Catlettsburg, d 5 Sep 1979 Chicago, Ill (SSDI 400-36-9849 Ky), bur in Strait/Straight
. family plot, Ashland Cem. Single. Henry's LB: Ashland, Boyd Co, Ky 41101. Henry graduated from Florida Southern
. College, Lakeland, Fla, and received a Graduate Certificate in music education in Jul 1951. He had a career as an
. accountant for Kraft Food Corp, and was also a professional musician. See pictures of him and of his tombstone on
. separate page.
. 1949 Catlettsburg, Ky City Directory, p 503: Strait Henry C jr student r3015 Louisa
. 1950 Lakeland, Fla City Directory, p 400: Strait Henry jr studend r Fla Sou College Campus.
. 1960 Lakeland, Fla City Directory, p 386: Strait Henry supvr Kraft Foods r RD 1 Box 635E
2135412 5. Emma Jo Strait (Joey), b 7 Dec 1930 Catlettsburg, m James Everette Crace (Jim).
2135413 6. Richard Edgar Strait (Dick), b 1940 Boyd Co, m Harriet Louise Mulvaney.
. Ref: http://www.obittree.com/obituary/146758/Leas-Helen.php
. Helen Leas, 92, of Franklin, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, in Atrium Medical Center. She
. was born June 16, 1917, in Ashland, Ky., to Henry Clay and Emma Louise (Daggett) Strait. She was a teacher at
. Catlettsburg High School for two years. Helen was very active at Normal and Bellefonte Presbyterian churches in
. Ashland and former church organist. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arnold M. Leas; bro-
. thers Eugene and Henry Strait Jr.; and a sister, Emma Jo Crace. Helen is survived by a brother, Richard (Harriet)
. Strait of Franklin, and a sister, Dorothy S. Nestor of Ashland. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
. March 20, 2010, at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home in Catlettsburg. A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. at
. the funeral home with Pastor Lamar Ferrell. Interment will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland...
|Henry Clay Strait, 1911
|Henry Clay Strait, ca 1902
|Henry and Emma Strait, 1914
|Emma Strait and Helen Strait, 1917
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