Death Notices from 1934

Heart trouble aggravated by shock brought on when he vainly attempted to save his wife from flames a week ago Saturday night claimed the life of Judge E.S.B. Sutton, 79-year-old dean of Sault Ste. Marie attorneys. Death came almost exactly a week after the death of Mrs. Sutton, 72. Mrs. Sutton’s clothes caught fire from a heating plate and Judge Sutton was ill in bed from heart trouble. Both collapsed in an effort to extinguish the blaze. Mrs. Sutton died from burns 12 hours later. (Battle Creek Enquirer, February 12, 1934)

Sault Ste. Marie, Feb. 13.—(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, were held this afternoon at the St. James Episcopal church. (Battle Creek Enquirer, February 13, 1934)

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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.

Soo Lawyer Near Death After Wife Fatally Burned

SAULT STE. MARIE, Feb. 5—E.S.B. Sutton, Sault attorney, continued seriously ill with heart disease today while plans were made for his wife’s funeral services this afternoon. Mrs. Sutton, 72, died Saturday of burns when her night clothes caught fire from a heater in the bathroom.

Mr. Sutton, who has practiced law in the Sault since 1879, has been critically ill for the last two months. Friday morning his wife rushed into his room, her night clothes in flames. He leaped from his bed and started to smother the flames with a blanket and then fell to the floor with a heart attack. He recovered later to extinguish the flames and call a physician.

Today close friends said Mr. Sutton, while seriously ill, was withstanding the shock well.

Mrs. Sutton will be buried in the Sault. She was a lifelong resident of this city, born here December 30, 1861. She was one of the last descendants of Peter B. Barbeau, her grandfather, who came here as a representative of a fur trading company in 1826.

Source: Benton Harbor News-Palladium, February 5, 1934.

Mrs. Leon Sutton

Waverly Baptist church was filled this afternoon for the funeral service for the late Mrs. Leon Sutton of North Waverly, held at 2:30 o’clock. Such a large number expressed their wish to attend the service that a change was made in the plans and the funeral was held in the Baptist church instead of at the North Waverly chapel, a much smaller edifice, as first planned.

Rev. J.E. Miles of Syracuse, former pastor of the Waverly Baptist church, officiated. He was assisted by Rev. Raymond P. Wilson, present pastor of the church.

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Mrs. Hannah Sutton

Mrs. Hannah Sutton, wife of Leon Sutton of North Waverly, died at the Tioga County General hospital at 4:30 this morning following less than week’s illness.

Mrs. Sutton was 59 years of age. Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Arnold [sic] of Macon, Ga.; Charles of Ithaca and Frank of Elmira; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Golden of Lockwood; two brothers, William and George Blauvelt of Erin, N.Y., and several grandchildren.

Mrs. Sutton has resided in this vicinity all her life. She is a member of the Waverly Baptist church and of Elmira chapter, Order of Eastern Star.

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Short News Items from 1923

Mrs. Augustus Printz is recovering from several days’ illness. (Zanesville Times Recorder, March 23, 1923)

Ahral Sutton, who visited his parents in North Waverly last week underwent an operation in a hospital in Washington, D.C., yesterday. (Sayre Evening Times, June 28, 1923)

Mrs. J.A. Armstrong and her daughter Mildred, Mrs. Neil Neilson and Zelora Armstrong motored last Thursday to Rochester, Minn., where Mildred was to be examined by specialists at the Mayo hospital. (Kossuth County Advance, November 15, 1923)

Short News Items from 1920

Kenneth Gunton, of No. 2 Ransom, was admitted to the Pittstown Hospital yesterday for treatment. (Wilkes-Barre Record, January 28, 1920)

Mrs. Mary A. Huff and son, Mahlon Huff of Wysox spent Wednesday with her daughter, Mrs. George Parks. (Sayre Evening Times, April 17, 1920)

Mrs. George Parks was hastily summoned to Wysox Saturday morning by the death of her mother, Mrs. Mary Huff, the unfortunate lady who was killed by the cars at that place, Saturday morning. (Sayre Evening Times, July 14, 1920)

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Charles Beardslee, 91, Pioneer Teacher, Is Dead

Was in Oakland County Schools Many Years Prior to Taking Up Farming.

Charles Beardslee, 91 years old, died Thursday evening at his residence, 175 Marston avenue. He was one of the first school teachers in Michigan.

For many years he taught in Oakland county. Prior to that time he was a teacher in New Jersey state. In middle life he gave up teaching and became a farmer.

Born in Sussex county, N.J., Mr. Beardslee came here with his parents when he was 7 years old. The family located in Oakland county.

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Death Notices from 1912

The Rev. Dr. Joseph Ford Sutton, a graduate of Rutgers College and Union Theological Seminary, died in New York last Thursday, aged 85 years. In 1862 he was chaplain of the 102nd Regiment (Canal Rangers) in which many Ulster county men served. (Kingston Daily Freeman, June 3, 1912)

The funeral of Egbert D. Chittenden was held at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon at the residence 267 W. Clay avenue. Lovell Moore lodge, No. 182, F. and A.M., was in charge of the services. (Muskegon Chronicle, October 15, 1912)