John Stratton, manager of the Peoples. Lumber Company, is among the substantial and well known citizens of Salem.
He was born in this city, Aug. 29, 1881, and is the son of Lewis and Elizabeth (Haldeman) Stratton.
Lewis Stratton, deceased, was a prominent business man of Salem during his life. He was born in this county in
1836 and spent his entire life in this community. Mr. Stratton was a building contractor and met with success in
his work. He died in 1918 and is buried in Hope Cemetery, Salem. His wife, a native of Rochester, Ohio, resides
in Salem and is 83 years of age. To Mr. and Mrs. Stratton were born five children, as follows: Ella, deceased;
Alphretta, the widow of C. F. Halderman, lives with her mother; Lucy, died at the age of 16 years; John, the subject
of this sketch; and one child died in infancy.
After completing his schooling, John Stratton learned the carpenter trade and was associated with his father until
1916, at which time he went to Sebring, Ohio, where he took charge of a lumber yard, owned by the Peoples Lumber
Company. They have yards at Salem, Columbiana, Sebring, and Ravenna, Ohio, and rank among the largest lumber dealers
in the state of Ohio. J. C. Devine of Alliance is president of the company, A. M. Wilhelm of Salem is secretary
and treasurer and John Stratton of Salem is general manager.
Mr. Stratton was married, Dec. 24, 1901, to Miss Mary Garthwaite, of Leetonia, Ohio, the daughter of Harry and
Catherine (Helt) Garthwaite. Mr. Garthwaite is deceased and his wife lives at Leetonia. To Mr. and Mrs. Stratton
have been born two children: Lewis R., associated with the Mullins Body Corporation, Salem, married Miss Alice
Kioss, of Canton, Ohio; and Catherine Elizabeth, lives at home.
Mr. Stratton holds membership in the Episcopal Church and the Masonic and Elks lodges. He is a Republican and a
citizen of whom the community is proud.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
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