Clinton J. Sutton died at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Porter Wright Dec. 15, 1894, aged 18 years. He was assistant postmaster at Davisburgh, a young man of excellent qualities and loved by all who knew him. He was left an orphan when nine years old, and has since lived with his aunt, Mrs. Wright. For years he has been battling with that dread disease, consumption, but he bore his suffering like a little martyr, without murmur or complaint. He was like a little ray of sunshine, brightening the life of everyone with whom he came in contact. He was a nephew of Ella Schooley, of this city, who stood by his side until the last, ministering to his wants and making plain to him the way to that “beautiful home” to which he has gone.

His uncle, Judge E.B. Sutton, Sault St. Marie and John Shaw, Esq, of Detroit, were in attendance at his funeral, which was from the P.M. church Saturday afternoon, Rev. Miller officiating.

Source: Pontiac Daily Gazette, January 4, 1895. Also, Pontiac Gazette, January 11, 1895.

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