Edward Randolph Stratton

Brief Life History of Edward Randolph

When Edward Randolph Stratton was born on 11 February 1850, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, his father, Enoch Stratton Jr, was 48 and his mother, Amy Thorn, was 42. He married Clara Hayes McCormick on 20 February 1879. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 December 1919, in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Randolph Stratton
1850–1919
Clara Hayes McCormick
1850–1888
Marriage: 20 February 1879
Lester Adams Stratton
1880–1882
Ralph Thorn Stratton
1882–1941
Mary Elizabeth Stratton
1885–1973
Eleanor Stratton
1888–1888

Sources (8)

  • Randolph Shatton in household of Enoch Shatton, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Edward Rudolph Strattan, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Edw. R. Strattan in entry for Ralph Thorn Strattan and Phoebe Mae Bogardus, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

World Events (8)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of several places called Stratton or Stretton, almost all named with Old English strǣt ‘paved road, Roman road’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. Stratton in Cornwall, which may also be a partial source of the surname, probably has as its first element Cornish stras ‘valley’.

English: variant of Sturton, a habitational name from Sturton le Steeple (Nottinghamshire), Great Sturton (Lincolnshire), Sturton by Stow (Lincolnshire), or possibly Sturton (Northumberland), all of which placenames share the same etymology and early spellings as 1 above.

Scottish: habitational name from Straiton (Ayrshire), Straiton in Liberton (Midlothian), or South Straiton in Logie (Fife), all named with Old English strǣt ‘street, Roman road’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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