When George Lee Heaton was born on 8 October 1917, in Centralia, Marion, Illinois, United States, his father, Walter Mayo Heaton, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Frances Steele, was 24. He married Kathryn Ruby Bonsack on 27 January 1947, in Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming, United States. He lived in Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming, United States in 1930 and Election District 2, Laramie, Wyoming, United States in 1940. He died on 23 April 1989, in Laramie, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming, United States.
English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various places called with Old English hēah ‘high’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’: Heaton (Yorkshire, Northumberland); Heaton Norris, Heaton under Horwich, Heaton with Oxcliffe, Great Heaton, Little Heaton (all Lancashire); Capheaton, Kirkheaton (Northumberland); Cleckheaton, Hanging Heaton, Kirkheaton (Yorkshire). This surname was taken to Ireland in the mid 17th century, and within Ireland is now mainly found in Ulster.