Oliver Johnson Stratton

1840–
Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa Territory, United States

The Life of Oliver Johnson

When Oliver Johnson Stratton was born in 1840, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa Territory, United States, his father, William Stratton, was 29 and his mother, Melissa Brady, was 26.

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Family Time Line

William Stratton
1811–1875
Melissa Brady
1814–1911
Mary Jane Stratton
1838–1916
Martha Ann Stratton
1847–1934
Oliver Johnson Stratton
1840–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 23

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Oliver Stratten in household of William Stratten, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Oliver J Stratton in household of Wm Stratton, "United States Census, 1850"

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