Straus, Samuel.

Biography

Straus, Samuel. (Strauss); b. January 3 ̧1911, Chicago, Illinois; Deserter; Single; Clerk; CP 1937; Received Passport# 4950, Chicago series, on April 8, 1937 which listed his address as 1329 South Independence Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois; 28 years old; Sailed April 21, 1937 aboard the Manhattan; Arrived in Spain on May 30, 1937; Served with the XV Brigade, Washington Battalion, Estado Mayor, Transmissions; Lincoln- Washington Battalion, Transmissions; Rank Soldado; Deserted during the Retreats, sought assistance in returning home from the American Consul in Marseille, France; d. June 23, 1988, Seal Beach, Orange County, California.
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Washington; “L-W Tree Ancestry; Yanks Stranded in Spain War,” Schenectady Gazette, April 20, 1938, p. 5; “Score of Americans Stranded in Spain,” AP, Daily News (NYC), April 20, 1938, p. 287.