Donald Martin Leo Stratton

5 October 1917–14 January 2009 (Age 91)
Ashley, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Donald Martin Leo

When Donald Martin Leo Stratton was born on 5 October 1917, in Ashley, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Leo Stratton, was 23 and his mother, Grace Cleary, was 24. He married Delma Irene Payne on 14 February 1939, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in North Braddock, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Rankin, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States for about 5 years. He died on 14 January 2009, in Irvine, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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Donald Martin Leo Stratton
Delma Irene Payne
Marriage: 14 February 1939

Spouse and Children

14 February 1939
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings



    George M Stratton



    Ethel Catherine Stratton


    Robert Stratton


    Mary Grace Stratton


World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Donald Stratton in household of Grace Stratton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donald Stratton in household of George R Stratton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Donald M Stratton in household of George L Stratton, "United States Census, 1930"

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