Portrait of W. Parker Straw. Mr. Straw, the son of Herman F. Straw and Mary C. Parker was born on June 18, 1878 and died on December 6, 1953 at the age of 75. He was an agent of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company and president of the Amoskeag Savings Bank and also became the agent of Amoskeag Industries, Inc. following the liquidation of the old Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. For a portion of WWII, he was in charge of the War Department's cotton good section. He had many interests in civic and community affairs in Manchester. He resided at 282 North River Road.