E.S.B. Sutton, Dean Of Soo Lawyers, Is Dead; Rites Tuesday

SAULT STE. MARIE, Feb. 12 (AP).—Funeral services for E.S.B. Sutton, 79, for 55 years an attorney here, who died Saturday, eight days after his wife died of burns, will be held Tuesday afternoon at the St. James Episcopal church. Burial will be in the Sault.

Mr. Sutton was a Scottish rite 32nd degree Mason and one of the organizers of the Knights of Pythias lodge here in 1883. Born in Orion, Oakland county, Michigan, in March, 1854, he came to the Sault to open his first law office in 1879. He served several terms as judge of probate and held the office of prosecuting attorney.

Mr. Sutton died of heart disease. Although ill for several months his condition became steadily more serious after the death of his wife. Her night clothes caught fire from a bathroom heater. Mr. Sutton leaped from his bed to extinguish the flames and fell to the floor from a heart attack.

Source: Saint Joseph Herald-Press, February 12, 1934.


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