Martha Jane Stratton

30 March 1848–14 October 1910 (Age 62)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Stratton was born on 30 March 1848, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Anthony Johnson Stratton, was 24 and her mother, Martha Jane Layne, was 20. She married Seth Garnsey Johnson Sr on 10 October 1865, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Garfield, Utah, United States in 1910 and Cannonville, Garfield, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 14 October 1910, in Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Basalt, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Seth Garnsey Johnson Sr
Martha Jane Stratton
Marriage: 10 October 1865
Martha Ann Johnson
Lydia Drucilla Johnson
Jane Johnson
Dora Stratton Johnson
Lydia Ann Johnson
Anthony Stratton Johnson
Mary Rozelpha Johnson
Parley Pratt Johnson
Samuel Smith Johnson
Francis Marion Johnson
Joseph Elmer Johnson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1865Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 9
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Short Sketch of the lives of Anthony Johnson Stratton & Martha Jane Lane

    Written by Janet Johnson Ott (record found in the family history collection of Ernestine Hansen Smith) I do not have much information pertaining to the lives of these two people but I shall give wha …

    Sources (37)

    • Martha Jane Stratton in entry for Anthony Stratton Johnson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Marthia J Johnson, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Martha J. Stratton in entry for Francis Marian Johnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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