Dragged to Death by a Fractious Horse

Charles Sutton, the nine-year-old son of Dayton Sutton, a Slate Hill farmer, was dragged to death by fractious horse, Sunday afternoon. While leading the horse to water he had tied the halter strap or rope around his waist. The horse became frightened and ran away, dragging the boy after him. Before he could be stopped the child’s skull was fractured and other injuries inflicted from which he died in an hour and a half after rescue.

Source: Port Jervis Tri-States Union, June 14, 1900.


Some Short Death Notices

A news dispatch last week reported the death of John Bradbury at his home in Wallace. Mr. Bradbury was at one time cashier of the Kendrick State Bank. (Kendrick Gazette, October 3, 1919)

Newton Frakes, who died near Mitchell, Crook county, Oregon, on the 26th of last month, was born and raised in Polk county, where he has many friends. He was about 40 years of age, and leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. (Independence Enterprise, January 24, 1895)

Graveside services and a Masonic ritual will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Zena Cemetery for Jesse S. Gilkey, Dayton, and his son, James, Eugene, whose bodies were found recently in a crashed plane in the Cascades.  Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Simons & Lounsbury Funeral Home at Eugene.  (Salem Statesman Journal, June 10, 1965)

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Leon C. Sutton

Leon Cox Sutton, 76, of Chemung. Unexpectedly Monday October 14, 1946. Survived by sons, Ahral of Savannah, Ga., Frank D. Sutton of Elmira; brothers, Ernest Sutton of Rochester, Clarence Sutton of Binghamton; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body is at Holly Funeral Home.

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, October 14, 1946.

Charles B. Sutton

Charles B. Sutton, carpenter’s mate 1/c, of Sayre.  Sunday. Mar. 18, 1945, in Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. Survived by wife, Charline; son, Charles Jr.; daughter, Marian, all of Sayre; father, Leon C. Sutton of Waverly; brothers, Frank of Elmira, Ahral of Savannah, Ga. Burial in Arlington Cemetery, Md. [sic], with full military honors.

Source:  Elmira Star-Gazette, March 19, 1945.

Suicide Was Deliberate

Sent Letters to 21 Friends telling his Intention.


New York, April 21.—Joseph Holden Sutton, managing clerk of the law firm of Hollis, Wagner & Burghardt, shot himself in the Hotel Manhattan on Sunday night. The discovery of the young man’s death was brought about by the arrival at the hotel this morning of a number of friends of Mr. Sutton, who had received letters from him saying he was going to kill himself as he did. There were 21 letters written in all.

Among those notified were all of the ushers who were to act at the wedding of Miss Alice Cary Bussing and Howard T. Kingsbury, at the South Church, Madison avenue and 38th street, tomorrow. Mr. Sutton was to have been one of the ushers. His father, the Reverend J. Ford Sutton, is a retired Presbyterian Minister, who has long been prominent on the conservative side of the New York Presbytery.

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Death of J.P. Sutton

Cheboygan could hardly believe its senses when it was reported on the streets Friday morning that J.P. Sutton, of Kansas City, was dead, and the remains were to be brought here for burial Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Sutton were here together only a few weeks ago, and Mrs. Sutton left for home only Sunday, but we learned she was telegraphed for, on account of her husband’s sudden illness, which necessitated an operation. This is all that is known of the illness and death of Mr. Sutton. When here, all his friends remarked on his fine condition of health and congratulated him on the way time was using him.

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W.H. Sutton

BREVARD—Walter H. Sutton, 76, of Brevard died Monday night in a local hospital following a period of declining health.

A native of Michigan, he was a retired radio operator. He was a member of Brevard Methodist Church and a Mason.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Moody-Choate Funeral Home chapel.

Source: Asheville Citizen-Times, October 11, 1961.

Miss Sutton Is Wed To Mr. Parris

Brevard – Miss Lois E. Sutton and Jerry W. Parris were married April 16 in the Chapel of Brevard Methodist Church by the Rev. Brunson Wallace.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Donna Kelly of Hendersonville and the late Walter Sutton of Brevard.  She is a student nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Asheville.

Mr. Parris is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Parris of Leicester and is employed at K-mart in Asheville where they are living.

Source:  Asheville Citizen-Times, April 30, 1966.