Charles Sutton, Vet of 2 Wars, Dies in Service

Chief Petty Officer Charles Baluvelt [sic] Sutton of Sayre, veteran of two World Wars, died Sunday in the Naval hospital at Jacksonville, Fla., according to word received by his wife Mrs. Charlyn Sutton of Sayre and his father, Leon Sutton of Waverly.

Chief Sutton spent many years in the U.S. armed services. Prior to World War I, he served three years in the U.S. army in Hawaii, and then two years as an instructor in the Engineers at West Point.

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Short News Items from 1944

[Ulster:] Leon Sutton and family have moved from Sayre to the Stack house on Smithfield street. (Sayre Evening Times, January 10, 1944)

John P. Rorick and daughter Mrs. Prosser Watts returned yesterday from West Point where they were guests for a week of Capt. and Mrs. Alan G. Rorick. (Adrian Daily Telegram, February 11, 1944)

Celesta Walling, who has been attending school at Monmouth this winter was here for the week end to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Walling. (Corvallis Gazette-Times, February 24, 1944)

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Oscar Baker Bunch, Pioneer Of Fort Klamath, Passes

By Mrs. E.K. Loosley

Funeral services were held at Fort Klamath Monday for the late Oscar Baker Bunch. The passing of Oscar Bunch takes a pioneer, a man who knew the country before the railroad; in fact, he drove stage between Klamath Falls and Fort Klamath in the early nineties. Later he operated a livery stable; where now an automobile or truck covers the distances in an hour, he rented saddle and buggy horses that took a day and a half, good traveling, to make the same trip.

He “put up” the freight teams, staying open late at night to welcome such well-known teamsters as “Big Mitch,” who might have aboard thousands of dollars sent by Jud Ager, of Ager, Calif., as “bolts and nuts”—this to thwart the hold-up men—and Ditsworth, who raised and peddled the only known green vegetables and fruits. These he hauled all the way from Dead Indian or Medford. The lives of such men were mellowed by these hardships and experiences.

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Short News Items from 1943

Mr. and Mrs. Harlow Ingall of Plymouth and their daughter Miss Harriet Ingall of New York City were guests this weekend of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ingall. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clark and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Clark. (Adrian Daily Telegram, August 10, 1943)

Thomas Watts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Prosser Watts who was operated on November 12, returned this morning to his home at 1056 College Avenue.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, November 23, 1943)

Lincoln—Leaving Monday en-route to San Francisco, Calif., for a short visit with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Walling, was Mrs. Dot Walling who traveled by train. Lester Walling is a former Lincoln boy. He is now in the postal department of the U.S. navy stationed at San Francisco. Their home is in Woodburn where Mr. Walling was employed in the post office prior to leaving to go to California. (Salem Capital Journal, December 30, 1943)

Lenawee Men in the Service (Excerpt)

A graduate of Morenci high school in 1933 and formerly associated with the Guss & Sons Market Hudson, Pfc. Robert Guss entered service Feb. 26. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss of Hudson. from Fort Custer, Pfc. Guss was sent to Camp Lee, Va., where he was assigned to the quartermasters corps. Later he was sent to Camp William Henry Harrison, Mont., and recently to San Francisco from where he left for overseas, service. His wife is a resident of Hudson.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, December 17, 1943.

Major Edmison, Captain Carroll Leave Ag Unit

The University of Nebraska STAR Unit lost two of its officers Monday when Maj. Marvin T. Edmison and Capt. Robert P. Carroll left for stations in Iowa.

Maj. Edmison’s new position will be to aid in the training of infantrymen at Iowa State College, Ames, and Capt. Carroll will be attached to the classification service as Adjutant at the State University at Iowa City.

Source:  Daily Nebraskan, November 10, 1943.

Short News Items from 1942

James Gilkey, junior at Oregon State College, is spending two weeks vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Gilkey. (Salem Statesman Journal, January 2, 1942)

Dr. and Mrs. H.W. Lundahl will leave tonight for Chicago where Dr. Lundahl will attend the meetings of the Chicago Dental Society at the Palmer House next week, and Mrs. Lundahl will visit her brother-in-law and sister Mr. and Mrs. Prosser Watts and family at Glenellyn, Ill.  (Adrian Daily Telegram, February 21, 1942)

Mrs. Jay MacArthur, Jr., spent last week visiting her husband and his parents.  (Queen City Mail, April 9, 1942)

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