Well Known Former Resident Passes at Home of Daughter
Word was received here of the death Friday in Philadelphia of Mrs. Mary A. Sutton, widow of the late E.F. Sutton, former well known Lake Linden Merchant and pioneer of the copper country. The deceased was 80 years of age.
The deceased was born in Cornwall, England and came to America when a child with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. William Harris, who made their home at Rockland. Moving to Allouez a few years later, Mr. Harris became a superintendent of the Allouez Mining Company’s mill. The deceased was married to Mr. Sutton September 5, 1865, and for a time made their home in Philadelphia, later returning to the Copper Country and residing at Hurontown. Moving to Lake Linden a few years later, Mr. Sutton became associated with his father-in-law in the Harris Mercantile company. Upon the death of Mr. Harris, the store became known as the E.F. Sutton store company. Two children were born to the couple, Mrs. S.A. Benedict, of Philadelphia, at whose home Mrs. Sutton died, and Walter F., of Lake Linden, who was with his mother when death occurred.
Mrs. Sutton continued her home in Lake Linden after the death of her husband in 1901. Last November she went to live with her daughter in Philadelphia. Besides the children, one sister, Mrs. Overfield, who resided with Mrs. Sutton until last November, but who is now located in Toledo, also survives. The funeral will be held Sunday in Romeo, Michigan and the body will be laid to rest beside that of her husband.
Source: The Mining Gazette, January 26, 1924.