Nebraska Authors

William Wilson Straley

Born 1877-08-22 Miami County, KS (USA)

Died 1952

Straley published and edited a number of Texas newspapers before coming to Nebraska in 1908. He made only a brief appearance in this state, editing the Nuckolls County Herald from 1908-1910. He then returned to Texas. In the 1920s he worked for the Kansas City Times and Kansas City Star, into the 1940s. He wrote several books about Nebraska topics, and is included in the database for this reason.

Places Lived

Nelson, NE (circa 1908-?)

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Journalism


Pioneer Life; American West; Newspaper Editors


Paragraphs from a Collector's Notebook. 1908. In HR
Archaic Gleanings : A Study of the Archaeology of Nuckolls County, Nebraska. 1909. In HR
Pioneer Sketches, Nebraska and Texas. 1915.

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