Forthcoming Wedding

Cards have been received by Appleton friends of Mr. Sidney A. Benedict, formerly connected with the Kimberly mills, but now of Chicago, to Miss Elizabeth Fairchild [Sutton], of Lake Linden, Mich. The ceremony will take place Wednesday evening, Sept. 5. His old time Appleton friends tender congratulations and good wishes.

Source: Appleton Post-Crescent, August 25, 1900.

Before Justice Garrison

Reuben R.F. Sutton’s suit for damages against the West Jersey Railroad was continued this morning in the Supreme Circuit, having been opened yesterday.

Sutton was injured at Haddon avenue while boarding a train for Gloucester.

It is said his injuries, which were about the head, will be permanent. Samuel Grey, Esq., for the Railroad, asked for a non-suit at noon but the motion was denied.

Source: Camden Daily Telegram, January 24, 1894.

A Pleasant Family Gathering.

Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Beardsley and family, of Sashabaw, on Tuesday, entertained a number of relatives and friends; among whom were Mrs. Elizabeth Sutton, the aged mother of Mrs. Beardsley; Mr. L.M. Sutton, of Chicago, a brother, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Beardsley, of Victor, and Mrs. M.D. Lawrence and little granddaughter, of Fenton.

“Grandma Sutton” was the center of attraction, for though she recently celebrated her 92nd birthday, she retains her memory to a wonderful extent and joined in the story telling and laughter with apparently as much enjoyment as the younger members of the family, and not withstanding the storm and rough roads, endured the trip from Fenton splendidly. She will remain with Mrs. B. the coming summer, and it is hope will enjoy many more such delightful gatherings.

Source: Pontiac Gazette, April 5, 1895.


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.

A Family Re-Union

A very pleasant social gathering was participated in at the residence of E.T. Beardslee, on Sashabaw Plain, Dec. 20th to 23d, it being the reunion of Mrs. Beardslee’s family, the mother, Mrs. Lewis J. Sutton, and her six children, all being present, the husband and father having died in 1852. The list, besides Mrs. Beardslee, includes Mrs. S.D. Groover, of Lapeer; C.L. Sutton, of Orion; Mrs. Chas. Beardslee, of Clinton county; Mrs. J.H. Lawrence, of Fenton, and L.M. Sutton, of Chicago, this son having been absent 18 years, rendering the occasion doubly pleasant.

This re-union was a very remarkable one, it being the first time the children had all met together at one time, the eldest being 66 years, and the youngest 45 years of age, and the family ties of brothers and sisters having never been broken.

W.H. Brummit photographed the family; the aged mother, who is nearly 87 years of age, still retaining her mental faculties and enjoying the event equally with her children, forming the central figure; after which he photographed the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Source: Pontiac Gazette, January 8, 1891.

Untitled (Fred Stevens & Gertrude Sutton)

At the home of the bride, 1007 South Webster street, East Saginaw, Mr. Fred Stevens and Miss Gertie Sutton, formerly of Pontiac, were married on Wednesday evening, September 7, 1886 at six o’clock, two of the resident clergy officiating.  We unite with her large circle of friends in this city in extending our heartfelt congratulations for the future happiness of both bride and groom, who start out life under circumstances the most favorable.

Source: Pontiac Gazette, September 10, 1886.

Indian River Improvements

Judge Sutton returned from Lansing Sunday morning where he went to look after the bill introduced by Senator Canby, appropriating five sections of state swamp lands to aid in removing the sand bar in Indian River. The bill passed the Senate Saturday morning, and will undoubtedly receive the approval of Governor Begole. The five sections of swamp lands appropriated is part of the land appropriated in 1879 in aid of the Black River improvement[.] Judge Sutton says there was a big lobby on hand for and against the hill, but it passed all right. This improvement will be of the greatest value to the navigation of the Inland Lakes, and we congratulate the people of Cheboygan and Emmet Counties on the success of the bill.

Source: Cheboygan Democrat, May 17, 1883.

Britain Gets Soo Lawyer

Sutton to Represent England in Tragedy at Fort Brady Monday.

War Department Holds Gillette, and Will Not Deliver to Sheriff.

Sault St. Marie, Mich., July 23.—Late this afternoon the British government sent a message to Attorney E.S.B. Sutton, of this city, engaging him to represent the crown in the inquest into the death of Miss Elizabeth Cadenhead, who was shot and killed accidentally by Private Cyrus Gillette, who was pursuing a deserter.

When seen tonight Sutton said that he did not believe any international complications would result, but he said the British government will follow closely as Miss Cadenhead was a British subject.

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Lake Orion Woman Dies

Mrs. Frank Thurston, aged 81 years, of 129 East Church Street, Lake Orion, passed away Thursday morning at the Bliss Nursing Home in Oxford.

Josephine Sutton was born in Independence township Sept. 16, 1862, daughter of Cornelius L. and Elizabeth Brower Sutton. She was united in marriage to Frank Thurston March 15, 1892 and located on a farm at Five Points until 26 years ago when she moved to Lake Orion. Socially she was affiliated with the Lake Orion O.E.S.

Surviving are her husband, a brother Marion of Lake Orion and a sister, Mrs. Mae Schoff of Howell.

Funeral services were held from the Allen Funeral Home Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. F.R. Walker officiating and burial was in East Lawn cemetery, Lake Orion.

Source: Oxford Leader, May 12, 1944.

Mrs. Mary Rogers Dies Suddenly

Oxford Resident Expires Following Sudden Heart Attack

Mrs. Mary E. Rogers, 76 years, died suddenly at her residence, 49 Hovey Street, Thursday, Dec. 28th, following a heart attack.

She had been in poor health for over a year but had been active. On Wednesday she retired at night and after failing to make an appearance at the usual hour the next morning her son, Lee, went to her room where he found her dead in bed.

She was born in Independence township, Sept. 14th, 1858, the daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth Sutton. At the age of 18 years she was married to William H. Rogers, who passed away May 31, 1914.

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