Charles Sutton, Vet of 2 Wars, Dies in Service

Chief Petty Officer Charles Baluvelt [sic] Sutton of Sayre, veteran of two World Wars, died Sunday in the Naval hospital at Jacksonville, Fla., according to word received by his wife Mrs. Charlyn Sutton of Sayre and his father, Leon Sutton of Waverly.

Chief Sutton spent many years in the U.S. armed services. Prior to World War I, he served three years in the U.S. army in Hawaii, and then two years as an instructor in the Engineers at West Point.

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Short News Items from 1944

[Ulster:] Leon Sutton and family have moved from Sayre to the Stack house on Smithfield street. (Sayre Evening Times, January 10, 1944)

John P. Rorick and daughter Mrs. Prosser Watts returned yesterday from West Point where they were guests for a week of Capt. and Mrs. Alan G. Rorick. (Adrian Daily Telegram, February 11, 1944)

Celesta Walling, who has been attending school at Monmouth this winter was here for the week end to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Walling. (Corvallis Gazette-Times, February 24, 1944)

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Susan Sutton Brodt

Mrs. Susan Brodt was born in Oakland county, Mich., August 7, 1856 and departed this life in her home in Marlette, last Friday, May 7m 1937, aged 80 years and 7 months.

She was the daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth Sutton.

In 1881 she was united in marriage to Amandus Brodt and with her husband she moved to Marlette township.

On January 7, 1900, she united with the Lamotte Presbyterian church and was baptized in the Christian faith. Then on January 8, 1905 she united with the First Presbyterian church of Marlette, Michigan on transfer of her church letter from the Lamotte church.

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Short News Items from 1936

Mr. and Mrs. Merle Loosley visited briefly at the Zbinden ranch near Merrill, Sunday afternoon. (Klamath Falls News, February 21, 1936)

Jimmy Eveland, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Eveland, Sr., of Hillsboro, is recuperating from an operation for appendicitis, recently performed in the hospital at Easton. (Easton Star-Democrat, April 3, 1936)

A valuable Collie dog belonging to Leon Sutton was kicked by a horse yesterday, its head being badly lacerated, its tongue cut and its jaw broken. (Sayre Evening Times, August 15, 1936)

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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)

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)