Sergeant Sutton Arrives In City

First Sergeant Charles B. Sutton of Company A, 302nd Field Signal Corps, 77th Division, arrived in this city last evening at 10:05 o’clock over the Lackawanna.  He was met at the station by a delegation of the Seventy-seventh Division Home Association, led by Mrs. F.A. Wright.  Sergeant Sutton was agreeably surprised by the reception, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon C. Sutton of 107 West Gray street, desire to thank the association for the greeting.

Sergeant Sutton says that he was not acquainted with the other Elmira boys who were in the division.  The 302nd Engineers, in which there are a number of Elmira boys, was mustered out a Camp Upton yesterday, but Sergeant Sutton does not know when they expect to come home.

Source:  Elmira Star-Gazette, May 10, 1919.


M.C. Sutton Dies, Was Wagon Maker


Waverly, April 12.—M.C. Sutton, aged eighty-four, died at the home of his son, Leon C. Sutton at North Waverly at midnight last night.

Mr. Sutton for many years conducted a wagon shop in Waverly and was held in highest respect by the community.

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, April 12, 1913.

Mrs. Leon C. Sutton

Mrs. Hannah Blauvelt Sutton died this morning at 4:30 o’clock at the family home near Waverly.  The family formerly resided on East Church Street, Elmira, until a few years ago, when they removed to Waverly.  She is survived by her husband, Leon C. Sutton; three sons, Charles B. of Ithaca; Ahral W. of Fort Valley, Ga.; Frank D. of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Golden of Lockwood; a brother, William Blauvelt of Erin; four grandchildren. Mrs. Sutton was a member of Harmony Chapter, O.E.S.; Queen Frederica Court, Order of the Amaranth; Mount Sinai Shrine of Jerusalem, all of Elmira.  Funeral notice later.

Source:  Elmira Star-Gazette, November 28, 1931.

Martin Leon Sutton

Martin, the ten year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon C. Sutton, died at their home in North Waverly, a 7 o’clock Friday morning, Sept. 11, 1903. He was sick only a week with pleural typhoid pneumonia. He is survived by his parents and three brothers, Charlies, Ahral, and Frankie, all younger. The funeral was held at the home at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. Rev. G.A. Briggs, pastor of the Baptist church, officiated and the choir sang two appropriate selections. The pall bearers were his little playmates, Masters Harley Doan, Lennon Baker, Roy Smith and Eddy Barden. The little body was laid at rest in Glenwood cemetery.

Source: Waverly Free Press, September 18, 1903.

Death of Joseph Ayres at Romeo.

Romeo, December 28.—Joseph Ayres, an old and highly respected citizen of this place, died at his home on Hollister street at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon, from lung trouble, age 81 years.

Mr. Ayres was born in Dover, Morris Co., N.Y. [sic], November 18, 1812. He grew to manhood in his native state, learned the boot and shoe trade, receiving but a limited education. At the age of 21 he engaged in the boot and shoe business in the city of New York. Six years after he removed to Romeo, Macomb Co., leaving his native state on the 17th of June 1841, and arriving in Romeo July 17 after a month’s travel. In the fall of that year he engaged in the boot and shoe business in Romeo. A few years later he combined harness making with his other business. In 1845 he added a small farm, located near the village, which he managed in connection with his business in the village.

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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.