William Stratton

March 1852–December 1900 (Age 48)
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Stratton was born in March 1852, in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Grimes Stratton, was 29 and his mother, Mary Kershaw Brown, was 33. He married Emma Watson on 12 February 1873, in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died in December 1900, in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 48.

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Family Time Line

William Stratton
Emma Watson
Marriage: 12 February 1873
William Thomas Stretton
Evelyn Anne Stratton
Gertrude Stratton
Marion Stratton
Frederick Grimes Stratton
Nelly Kershaw Stratton

Spouse and Children


    Emma Watson


12 February 1873
Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom


    William Thomas Stretton


    Evelyn Anne Stratton



    Marion Stratton


    Frederick Grimes Stratton


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 2

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 28

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 32

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, in Bedfordshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, and Wiltshire, so named from Old English strǣt ‘paved high-way’, ‘Roman road’( see Street ) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. A place of the same name in Cornwall, which may also be a partial source of the surname, probably has as its first element Cornish stras ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Stratton in household of Thomas Stratton, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • William Stratton, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Stratton, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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