Famous Mining Expert Dies in New York City After Long Illness
Linton Sutton, formerly of Cheboygan, and perhaps the highest or at least the next to highest paid mining engineer in New York city, died [on the] 11th, after a lingering illness of two years. He was still in the prime of life, being only forty-three years of age. A widow and one child survive. The remains were laid to rest on Wednesday, June 13, at Riddlesburg, Pa., where his wife’s parents reside.
Up to the time of his break-down in health, Mr. Sutton was engaged in exploration for the Guggenheim interests, for whom he acted as assistant consulting engineer. His duties took him out of civilization into the wilds of the Dark Continent and into other foreign countries. Two years ago, while leading an expedition through Madagascar, he contracted fever and never recovered from its effects.
Linton Sutton was the son of one of the members of the firm of Sutton Bros., who ran the saw-mill across from Gallagher’s along in the seventies and eighties. He took his early training in the city schools, eventually graduating from the Houghten [sic] school of Mines with the first class that ever left that institution. After leaving school his rise was rapid and he successively held some of the highest positions along the lines of his chosen profession that the country could offer him.
Source: Cheboygan Democrat, June 23, 1911.