Biography of John Stratton
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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.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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