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Walter Morris STRAUB
Margaret Tinsley HASLUP
Husband:  Walter Morris STRAUB
Birth:  6 Jan 1885 or 1886, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA
Death said to be:  1925
Father:  Charles Louis STRAUB
Mother:  Bertha G. KIEFER
Marriage:  ca. 1918
Divorce:  23 Aug 1922, Bronx Co., NY
Wife:  Margaret Tinsley HASLUP
Birth:  Nov 1899, Baltimore, MD
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m2. 26 Apr 1928, Inglewood, Los Angeles Co., CA, Russell Edward RATCLIFF
Father:  Snowden A. HASLUP
Mother:  Florence T. LEWIS
Children born in Chicago, Cook Co., IL:
1.  Charles Haslup STRAUB, b. 5 Dec 1919; d. bef. 1924
2.  Walter Morris STRAUB, b. 6 Dec 1919
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Sources (n.b., Baltimore is an independent city):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1938 (online at familysearch.org):
Name Charles Haslup Straub Walter Morris Straub
Event Date 06 Dec 1919 06 Dec 1919
Event Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Gender Male Male
Father's Name Walter M Straub Walter Morris Straub
Father's Age 32 years  
Mother's Name Margaret Hamlup Margaret Tinsley Haslup
Mother's Age 20  
GS Film Number 1309347 1309347
Reference ID 43329 43329

3.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

4.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Walter M. STRAUB (æ 14, b. Jan 1886, PA) is living in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA, with his parents (q.v.).  Margrett HASLUP (æ 10/12, b. Nov 1899, MD) is living at 1032 Hopkins Ave., Baltimore City, Baltimore Co., MD, with her parents (q.v.).

5.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Walter M. STRAUB (æ 24, b. PA) is living in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA, with his parents (q.v.).  Margaret T. HASLUP (æ 10, b. MD) is living at 2125 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore City, MD, with her parents (q.v.).

6.  World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.  Microfilm Series M1509 (4277 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC (card images and index online at Ancestry.com):
Microfilm Roll 1684136
Name Walter Morris Straub
Permanent Home Address 2125 N Calvert St Balto Md
Age in Years | Date of Birth 33 | Jan 6 1885
Race White
U.S. Citizen Native Born
Present Occupation Distributer
Employer's Name ?m. Sugar Refining Co
Place of Employment 505 Emmerson Lower Bldg
Nearest Relative Name Wife Margaret Straub
Nearest Relative Address 2125 N Calvert
Signature Walter Morris Straub
Height (tall, medium, short) 6.2
Build (slender, medium, stout) Medium
Color of Eyes | Color of Hair Blue | Brown
Registration Location Draft Board 12, Baltimore 
Date of Registration Sep 12, 1918

7.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  I can't find Walter & Margaret or their children, anywhere, and I really looked.  Margaret's parents are still living at 2125 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD, but Walter & Margaret are no longer with them. 

8.  Bronx County, New York, Divorce and Civil Case Records, 1914-1951, 1961-1995 (online at Ancestry.com):
Name Walter Morris Straub
Plaintiff / Defendant Defendant
Date of Action 23 Aug 1922
Place of Action Bronx, New York, USA
Other Party Margaret Haslup Straub
Location Office of Bronx County Clerk
Vol | Pg | File 4 | 202 | 3104

9.  Anon.  Sunday, 6 Jul 1924,  "Court Denies Wife Decree..." Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, NY), p. 8E (online at Newspapers.com):

10.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Walter is said to be deceased, and I don't find him anywhere.  Margaret is living with her parents in Baltimore, MD (q.v.), but son, Walter, is not with her.  He's only ten years old.  Has he been sent away to school?

11.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Margaret.  Her  mother is deceased and she's not living with her father in Baltimore.  Has she remarried?

12.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
Name Walter M Straub
Birth unknown
Death 1925
Plot Sec 15-2
Lot 101 
Grave 12
Burial Homewood Cemetery
Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA
Inscription WALTER M. STRAUB
1886 1925
Memorial # 91082364
How do we know this is our subject?  "Walter M." is fairly common as a given name and middle initial for STRAUBs.  Secondary sources do attribute this grave (and this birthyear) to our subject.

13.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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