Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday: Dr. William A. and Emma S. (Straight) Chew


Dr. William Anderson and Emma Susan (STRAIGHT) CHEW are buried in the Salamonia Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.  William was my 2nd-great granduncle.

William was born April 4, 1858 in Darke County, Ohio, the son of Dr. Ezekiel Cooper and Caroline Bishop (WOOLSTON) CHEW.

Emma was born June 1866 in Ohio, the daughter of William and Catherine (BIDDINGER) STRAIGHT.

William and Emma were married in 1886 at New Weston, Darke County, Ohio.  After their marriage, they lived in Salamonia, Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana where William was the town physician.

William was a graduate of Columbus Medical College in Columbus, Ohio.


William died January 6, 1914 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana.  Emma died in 1934.


Known children of William A. and Emma S. (STRAIGHT) CHEW:
  • Ethel A. CHEW (1888-     )
  • Forrest L. CHEW (1894-1948); married Lelia EHRHART
  • Orville B. CHEW (1896-1947); married Ada ________
  • Opal W. CHEW (1898-1899)
  • Lyford L. CHEW (1900-1964); married Hazel ________
  • Imo C. CHEW (1902-1971)
  • Crystal E. CHEW (c1903-      )
  • Kenneth E. CHEW (1905-1910)
  • Lea R. CHEW (c1906-     )
Source: Salamonia Cemetery (Jay County, Indiana), William A. and Emma S. Chew marker, photographed by Travis LeMaster, 26 March 2009.
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