Fenton Warren Straw
b. 15 Feb 1886-Hereford, Compton, Quebec; d. abt 1921
Clara Charlotte Dexter
b. 22 Mar 1887-North Stratford, NH; d. Jan 1980
Fenton & Clara - 1913
01. Gwendolyn Geneve Straw b. 9 Dec 1914-Ray, Piscataquis, ME d.31 Dec 1971
1900 Census shows Clara living as a lodger with James and Rena Paschal Conn. She was 13 and attending school.
After Clara and Fenton married they lived in a little house between Stratford and Colebrook. Fenton put in hard wood floors in all the mill houses. He got a job in Franklin MA. Clara got a job as a matron at Dean's College in Franklin MA. Clara knitted all the time, summer and winter.
The Dexter children were separated at an early age when their mother died and their father remarried. Loren went away to work at a logging camp. There was a lot of bitterness on the part of Loren Dexter towards his father so he tended to shun his father and embrace his mother's heritage - Abenaki Indian. William and Clara were much younger and were sent to live with James Conn and his wife Irena Paschal Conn. James was the older brother of Bridget, Clara's mother.