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Charles STRAUB
Jennie F. ENDERS
Zella Mae WIGFIELD
Husand:  Charles STRAUB
Birth:  25 Mar 1870 (or 1871), Williams Twp., Dauphin Co., PA
Death:  Jul 1971, Dauphin County Hospital, Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA
Occupation:  coal miner
Father:  Daniel STRAUB
Mother:  Louisianna "Lucy Ann" DERR
Marriage-1:  1907/8; ended in divorce
Wife-1:  Jennie F. ENDERS
Birth:  5 Jun 1885, Dauphin Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker, dressmaker
Other Spouses:  m1. Mr. ANSLEY?/AUSLEY/; m3. 1922/3, James E. YINGLING
Other Child:  Joseph S. ANSLEY?/AUSLEY?, b. 1903/4
Father:  Levi Jay ENDERS (1854-1906), s/o George ENDERS (1809-1893)
Mother:  Anna Jane ENDERS (1858-1928), d/o Samuel ENDERS
Marriage-2:  1928/9
Wife-2:  Zella Mae WIGFIELD
Birth said to be:  6 Aug 1906 (or 1907), Bedford Co., PA
Death said to be:  30 Oct 1987
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouses said to be:  m1. Charles RILEY; m2. William Herbert O'NEAL (1903-1994)
Other Child said to be:  William Torrence O'NEAL, b. 3 Jun 1925
Father said to be:  Amos WIGFIELD (1870-1953)
Mother said to be:  Margaret Elizabeth SMITH (1878-1934)

I find it hard to believe Zella married twice by the age of 19 and a third time by the age of 23.  In the 1930 census, at the age of 24, Zella indicates her age at first marriage was 23, just early enough to be the wife of Charles and the mother of Celesta.  Alleged son, Torrence, is living with Amos & Margaret (SMITH) WHITFIELD in the 1930 census, so it appears their daughter was, indeed, the one who married William Herbert O'NEAL, but was that woman really the same one who married Charles STRAUB?

Adopted Child of Jennie:
1.  Joseph S. ANSLEY? / AUSLEY? - STRAUB, b. 1903/4
Children with Jennie born in Williamstown, Dauphin Co., PA:
2.  Vera E. STRAUB, b. May 1909
3.  James L. STRAUB, b. 1912/3
Children with Zella WIGFIELD:
  said to be born in Williamstown, Dauphin Co., PA:
4.  Celesta STRAUB, b. 16 May 1929

probably born in Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA:
5.  Marion STRAUB, b. 1930; d. 1992
6.  Arlie "Jack" STRAUB, b. 1931

Some say Celesta's middle name was Arvela; others say Marion's middle name was Arvela, but was it "Jack" who was named, Arvela?

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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2a.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #29 of 35 Charles is indexed "Stroub"):  Ninth Avenue, Juniata Borough, Blair Co., PA, Roll T623_1381 (Book 2), p. 115A, SN 15, SD 13, ED 85, enumerated 15 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 27
* 286 289 Weidel Jacob W? Head W M Jul 1868 31 M 8     PA PA PA Laborer RR Shop 2 Y Y Y R H
    ______ Lena Wife W F Dec 1868 31 M 8 4 3 PA PA PA Keeping House     Y Y Y    
    [Jacob & Lena's children]
    Strawb Charles Bro in Law W M Mar 1871 29 S       PA PA PA Laborer RR Shop 2 Y Y Y    
*Ninth Avenue

2b.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  There is a Jennie F. ENDERS (æ 15, b. Jun 1885, PA) living in Williamstown, Dauphin Co., PA (p. 275A), with her parents, Levi ENDERS (æ 46, b. Feb 1854, PA) and Ann J. (æ 42, b. Jan 1858, PA).  They are living next door to our subject's brother, John A. STRAUB, so she is almost certainly the Jennie F. who married Charles.

3a.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22 of 29):  North Market Street [in multi-family dwelling], Williamstown Borough (West Ward), Dauphin Co., PA, Roll T624_1338 (Part 2), p. 68B, SD 1, ED 134, enumerated 7 May 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28
* 535 546 Straub Charles Head M W 39 M1 2     PA PA PA Eng Miner Coal mine W N 0 Y Y   R H
    ______ Jennie F Wife F W 24 M2 2 3 2 PA PA PA Eng None         Y Y      
    Ansley? Joseph S Stepson M W  6 S       PA US PA   None             Y    
    Straub Vera E Dau F W 10/12 S       PA PA PA   None                  
*North Market Street
Charles's parents, Daniel & Lucy (DERR) STRAUB, are listed in the previous dwelling.

3b.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Zella M. WIGFIELD (æ 3, b. PA), living in Mann Twp., Bedford Co., PA (p. 224A), with her parents, Amos WIGFIELD (æ 39, b. PA) & Maggie E. (æ 32, b. PA), plus siblings.

4a.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 29):  440 West Broad St., Williamstown Borough (West Ward), Dauphin Co., PA, Roll T625_1560 (Book 1), p. 271A, SN 8A, SD 12, ED 153, enumerated 12 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
* 440 162 164 Thompson William Head O M M W 36 M       Y Y Penn   Penn   Penn   Y Miner Coal Mine W
      ________ Irene Wife     F W 43 M       Y Y Penn   Penn   Penn   Y None    
      ________ Catherine Dau     F W  7 S     Y     Penn   Penn   Penn     None    
      Straub Charles Boarder     M W 48 M       Y Y Penn   Penn   Penn   Y Laborer Coal Mine W
      Davis Evan Boarder     M W 40 S 1903 Pa   Y Y Wales Welch Wales Welch Wales Welch Y Laborer Coal Mine W
      Conroy James Boarder     M W 36 S       Y Y Penn   Ire Irish Ire Irish Y Miner Coal Mine W
*West Broad St

4b.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #29 of 29):  Grant St., Williamstown Borough (West Ward), Dauphin Co., PA, Roll T625_1560 (Book 1), p. 278A, SN 15A, SD 12, ED 153, enumerated 16 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 1 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* X 318 320 Straub Jennie Head R F W 34 M   Y Y PA PA PA Y Dress Maker At Home OA
      ______ Vera Dau   F W 10 S Y     PA PA PA   None    
    ______ James Son   M W  7 S Y     PA PA PA   None    
*Grant St

4c.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Zella M. WIGFIELD (æ 12, b. PA indexed "Zelia M. Winfield") is living in Mann Twp., Bedford Co., PA (p. 20A), with her parents, Amos WIGFIELD (æ 49, b. PA indexed "Anna Winfield"!) & Magie E. (æ 41, b. PA), plus siblings.

5a.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #26 of 31):  Rostraver Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA, Roll 2159 (Book 1), p. 66B, SN 13B, ED 65-139, SD 15, enumerated 25 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
255 261 Straub Charles Head R $8 N M W 49 M 48 N Y PA PA PA Y miner Coal Mine W N 55 N
    ______ Zella Wife       F W 24 M 23 N Y PA PA PA Y none          
    ______ Celesta Dau       F W 11/12 S   N   PA PA PA   none          
Column 15 is "age at first marriage," which, if correct, means Charles was Zella's first husband, which means she didn't marry twice before marrying Charles, unless she was keeping her prior marriages secret from him or at least from the census enumerator.

5b.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 20):  2723 Washington Avenue, Logan Twp., Blair Co., PA, Roll 2005, p. 29B, SN 2B, ED 7-62, SD 17, enumerated 3 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
* 2723 55 50 Yingling James E Head R 17.00 N N M W 40 M 33 N Y PA PA SCT Y boilermaker helper locomotive Co W Y   N
      ________ Jennie F Wife         F W 44 M 17 N Y PA PA PA Y None          
      ________ Byron E Son         M W  6 S   Y   PA PA PA   None          
      ________ P Jane Dau         F W  5 S   N   PA PA PA   None          
      Straub James L Step-Son         M W 17 S   N Y PA PA PA Y spinner silk mill W N 9 N
*Washington Avenue

5c.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Tarrence/Torrence ONEAL (æ 4-9/12, b. PA) is living in Mann Twp., Bedford Co., PA (p. 262A), with his grandparents, Amos WIGFIELD (æ 59, b. PA) & Margaret (æ 52, b. PA), plus their remaining children.

6.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com; missing columns contained no data):
Name Birth Death Last Residence SSN Issued Post-em
Charles STRAUB 25 Mar 1870 Jul 1971 17111 (Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA) 197-40-8323 PA No

7.  Messages posted to the STRAUB Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com/RootsWeb.com).

8.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Volume 1, Pedigree #1618.  ENDERS genealogy only.

9.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

10.  OneWorldTree (online at Ancestry.com).

11.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).

12.  Message posted to the ONEAL-GENEALOGY-ASSOCIATION-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com):
89. O'Neal, William Torrence (message posted by Rose Maher)
William Torrence O'Neal, born 3 Jun 1925, Mann Twp., s/o William Herbert & Zella Mae Wigfield O'Neal.  (Source: Birth from obituary of William Torrence O'Neal, The Herald Mail, Hagerstown, MD, 30 Apr 1998.)
 

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