Republican Candidate for Assessor in Ninth Ward Passes Away
John Hutson, the Republican nominee for assessor of the Ninth ward, died a few minutes after 12 o’clock at his residence, 919 Curtis avenue this morning. He had been ill for only a week. He caught a severe cold and being feeble from age was unable to shake off the effects of the attack. Mr. Hutson was nearly 80 years old. He was born near Black Lick, this county, and has lived here most of his life. He was for a time in the tombstone business in Illinois, but lost all his possessions in the great fires that swept that state some years ago.
He returned to Columbus and made this city his home from that time until his death. He had served as assessor of his ward for 10 years. Mr. Hutson left a widow, his second wife, and two children by his first wife, both of them being married women who live in Illinois. The arrangements for the funeral have not yet bee[n] made.
Source: Columbus Sunday Dispatch, March 17, 1901.