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Spring Valley Cemetery ~ James Julian, Sr. Stratton ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Stratton, James Julian, Sr.
BORN: 11 Nov 1874 DIED: 22 Nov 1952 BURIED:  (Spring Valley Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Xenia, Greene Co., Ohio
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon

1880 IL CENSUS – Julius Stratton (5y, b Ohio) enumerated with parents Albert (35y, b Ohio, occupation tow manufacturer) and Anna (33y, b Ohio) and 3 siblings, Frederick (11y, b Indiana), Albert (3y, b Ohio) and Edith (2y, b Ohio)

1900 SD CENSUS -  Julian J. Stratton, age 25, occupation farmer, b. Nov 1874 in Ohio, is enumerated with his wife of 4 years, Ila M., age 23, mother of 2 children 1 of whom is living at the time of the census, b. Sep 1876 in Canada, along with Vivian A. (male), age 3, b. May 1897 in South Dakota.

1910 OR CENSUS - Julian J. Stratton (35y, b Ohio) enumerated with wife of 13 years   Ila (33y, b Canada, immigrated 1883, naturalized, mother of 1 child) and son Vivian (13y, b South Dakota); also with family was a boarder Harold Foster (18y, b South Dakota)

WWI Draft Registration Card – James Julian Stratton, 43y, of Rt 1, Salem, Polk co, Oregon; born 11 Nov 1874; occupation farmer; nearest relative Ila Maude Stratton, Rt 1, Salem

1920 OR CENSUS - James Julian Stratton (45y, b Ohio) enumerated with wife Ila C. (43y, b Canada, immigrated 1883, naturalized 1883) 

1930 OR CENSUS – James J. Stratton (55y, b Ohio, married at age 21y, occupation farmer) enumerated with wife Ila C. (53y, b Canada, immigrated 1896, naturalized, married at age 20y)

1940 OR CENSUS – Julian Stratton (65y, b Ohio, occupation farmer) enumerated with wife Ila C. (63y, b Canada); family was living in same house in 1935  


OSBH DC (Marion County 1952) #12491 - James Julian Stratton, male, farm owner, married (Ila), b. 11 Nov 1874 in Zenia [Xenia], Ohio, d. 22 Nov 1952 in Salem, Oregon (Salem Hospital) at the age of 78 years, name of father Alfred Stratton, maiden name of mother Ann King, interment Zena; informant V.A. Stratton.


Services for James Julian Stratton, Salem Route 1, who died at a local hospital Saturday, will be held Tuesday at 1:30 pm in the Clough-Barrick Chapel. Interment will be at Zena Cemetery. Stratton, a prominent fruit rancher and farmer of North Spring Valley in Polk County, was born Nov 11, 1875, in Zenia, O. He moved at the age of seven years with his parents to the Dakota territory. He graduated from high school at Aberdeen, SD, following which he taught school, farmed and worked for the telephone company installing many of the first telephones in that area. He married Ida M. Chute in 1896 and in 1906 they moved to Oregon buying the farm on which they now live. He was a member of the Federal Land Bank Board for many years, serving as president his last term. He was also a member of the local telephone board and the school board for many years. Survivors include his widow, Mrs Ida Stratton and a son, V.A. Stratton, both of Salem.

Oregon Statesman, Monday, November 24, 1952, page 5


James J. Stratton
1874 - 1952


Janssen Compilation
Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (Marion County 1952) #12491

1880 IL CENSUS (Ford co, Gibson, ED 110, FA#124) 
1900 SD CENSUS (Edmonds Co., Belle, ED 140, sheet 1A)

1910 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Spring Valley, ED 252, sheet 3B)

WWI Draft Registration Card (

1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Spring Valley, ED 365, page 163B) 

1930 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Spring Valley, ED 9, sheet 3B)

1940 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Spring Valley, ED 27-42, sheet 2B)

OS, 24 Nov 1952, page 5

ROW: VI 7 B1  

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