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)


Daughter in Sutton Home

Born, Friday, September 7 to Mr. and Mrs. Ahral W. Sutton of Macon, Ga., a daughter. Mr. Sutton is the son of Leon C. Sutton of Waverly, and both he and Mrs. Sutton are well known in this village.

Source: Sayre Evening Times, September 10, 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)

L.B. Sutton Dead

Mr. Linton B. Sutton, a gentleman who was well known in this district, died last Sunday at a New York hospital where he was undergoing treatment for a peculiar blood disease which the most able physicians were unable to diagnose. The blood seemed to clog with small white specks.

Mr. Sutton was located here for a time in charge of the Manila Iron company’s explorations and made many friends.

His wife, who is a sister of Mrs. E.S. Coe, and one child survive him.

Source: Crystal Falls Diamond Drill, June 17, 1911.

Short News Items from 1907

J.J. Walling, who is basking in the sunshine of Los Angeles, Cal., has sent us a souvenir card where he is pictured on a purple pig, under which is inscribed, “I am on the hog.” Jesse, we think when this comes to pass that you had better come home and sell Nampa real estate. However, our check book is at you’re your service, Mr. Walling.—Nampa Recorder. (Caldwell Tribune, January 5, 1907)

Mrs. Eva Walling Larmer, who has been visiting her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Bird Walling, has returned to her home in Salem. (Polk County Observer, January 18, 1907)

Mrs. Bertha Rorick, the Morenci Telegram correspondent, is ill, and Mrs. Pearl Fairbanks is corresponding for Mrs. Rorick for a short time.   (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 26, 1907)

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Thumb Nail Sketches

No. 33 Judge E.S.B. Sutton

Judge E.S.B. Sutton is known as the small man who smokes large cigars. Mr. Sutton knows a good cigar when he sees it, and insists on smoking the best Havanas local dealers keep in stock. The judge doesn’t own any stock in the Standard Oil company, but when he puts a fresh cigar in his mouth, tips back in his chair and rests his feet on his desk, he takes about as much comfort as any man in the country.

Mr. Sutton was born in famous Oakland county, where they grow gubernatorial candidates and cucumber pickles. When but a small lad he learned how to “look wise,” followed this up with a law course and thus developed into a full fledged lawyer. He came to the Soo many years ago and by steady work has risen to a high position in legal circles.

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On A Long Journey

Nephew of E.S.B. Sutton with His Bride Left For South Africa Today

Mr. and Mrs. Linton B. Sutton, of Randfontein, South Africa, are the guests of Mr. Sutton’s uncle, E.S.B. Sutton. They are leaving this afternoon on the first stage of their journey to their distant home in the Transvaal.  Mr. Sutton is a noted mining engineer and is developing a gold property in Randfontein for a syndicate of English and American capitalists, among whom are Mark Hanna and Gen. Alger.  Mrs. Sutton was Miss Edith Hanby, of Riddlesburg, Pa., and they were united in marriage just a month ago.  Mr. Sutton returned to the United States to claim his bride and they are now about to go back to Africa to make their home for an indefinite number of years.

Source:  Sault Ste. Marie Evening News, November 7, 1902.

Fearing Insanity, Lawyer Commits Suicide In Hotel

Joseph H. Sutton Goes to Manhattan and Shoots Himself Dead.


Clergyman’s Son Wrote That He Had Been “Going Crazy for Some Time.”

Joseph H. Sutton, unmarried, thirty-two years old, employed as managing clerk for the law firm of Hollis, Wagner & Burghardt, at No. 120 Broadway, committed suicide in a room at the Manhattan hotel during last night by shooting himself in the head. He was found dead by Mr. Edwin R. Patch, the manager of the hotel, and a porter to-day.

Several persons called to see Mr. Sutton to-day, and it was on account of their anxiety about the man that Mr. Patch and the porter broke into the room he had been assigned to and found the body. Mr. Sutton went to the hotel yesterday afternoon and registered. He had patronized the hotel before and was known slightly to the clerks in the office.

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