Lake Orion Woman Dies

Mrs. Frank Thurston, aged 81 years, of 129 East Church Street, Lake Orion, passed away Thursday morning at the Bliss Nursing Home in Oxford.

Josephine Sutton was born in Independence township Sept. 16, 1862, daughter of Cornelius L. and Elizabeth Brower Sutton. She was united in marriage to Frank Thurston March 15, 1892 and located on a farm at Five Points until 26 years ago when she moved to Lake Orion. Socially she was affiliated with the Lake Orion O.E.S.

Surviving are her husband, a brother Marion of Lake Orion and a sister, Mrs. Mae Schoff of Howell.

Funeral services were held from the Allen Funeral Home Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. F.R. Walker officiating and burial was in East Lawn cemetery, Lake Orion.

Source: Oxford Leader, May 12, 1944.

Mrs. Mary Rogers Dies Suddenly

Oxford Resident Expires Following Sudden Heart Attack

Mrs. Mary E. Rogers, 76 years, died suddenly at her residence, 49 Hovey Street, Thursday, Dec. 28th, following a heart attack.

She had been in poor health for over a year but had been active. On Wednesday she retired at night and after failing to make an appearance at the usual hour the next morning her son, Lee, went to her room where he found her dead in bed.

She was born in Independence township, Sept. 14th, 1858, the daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth Sutton. At the age of 18 years she was married to William H. Rogers, who passed away May 31, 1914.

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Untitled (Lewis Sutton)

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon for Lewis Sutton, well-known and life-long resident of Oakland County. Mr. Sutton was only confined to his bed for two weeks and death came unexpected from a heart attack. Besides his widow is one daughter, Mattie Sutton, four sisters, Mrs. Frank Thurston, Mrs. William Schoff, Lake Orion; Mrs. Manley Brodt, of Marlette; and Mrs. Ellen Rogers, of Oxford.

Source: Oxford Leader, July 3, 1931.

Independence Twp. Pioneer Taken

W.S. Bailey Passed Away at Home in This Village After Long Illness

Winfield S. Bailey, aged 72 years, passed away at his residence, 15 Ensley St., this village, Thursday night at 10 o’clock after an illness of several years’ duration.

Mr. Bailey was born March 26, 1852 on a farm in Independence Township where he lived for 71 years, when he came to Oxford to live. On November 17, 1875 he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Ellen Sutton, of Independence, who survives him. To this union were born nine children, four of whom are left to mourn his loss: Warren Bailey, of Clarkston; Mrs. Winifred Porritt, of Seymour Lake; Mrs. Mildred Whims, of Mayville, and Mrs. Dorothy Alleman, of Orion. He also leaves a sister, Miss Candace Bailey, sixteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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The Hermon Church

The Injunction Made Perpetual

The case of the Hermon Presbyterian Church and Rev. J. Ford Sutton vs. the Presbytery of Philadelphia North, praying for an injunction to restrain the defendants from declaring the pulpit of the church vacant, was decided by Judge Allison, on Saturday, by making the special injunction, issued last week, perpetual until such time as the higher courts of the church can sit in judgement on the matters at issue.

The case came before the presbytery on the petition of a minority in the church, requesting the dissolution of the pastoral relationship of Mr. Sutton with the church. This was resisted by Mr. Sutton and the entire bench of elders, the board of trustees and a very large majority of the members and pewholders of the church.

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Untitled (Harriet Sutton Groover)

Mrs. Sam’l Groover died the 18th inst., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dick Beardsley of Springfield. The cause of her death was the grippe, although she had been a suffered from rheumatism for several years. She was well known at Metamora, her old home. The funeral and burial occurred at Oxford on the 15th. Mrs. Groover was mother of Sydney Groover and sister of C.L. Sutton, both of Orion. She was the oldest of a family of six children till now unbroken by the hand of death; her age was 68 years. The aged mother still lives.

Source: Pontiac Gazette, February 19, 1892.

Marion Sutton, Civil War Veteran Answers Last Call

Word has been received of the death of Marion Sutton, aged 91 years at the home of his son, Walter, in Newark, N.Y. [sic], which occurred September 19th., following injuries received from a fall.

Born in Sussex County, New Jersey, Dec. 24, 1838, he came to Orion Township with his parents at an early age. He was educated there and for a time taught in schools of this county. For many years he traveled for the International Harvester Company. When he retired from active work, he made his home for a long time with Lute Sutton in Oxford Township.

Mr. Sutton served in the Civil War with an Illinois regiment and for the past few years made his home at the National Soldiers’ Home at Dayton.

Burial was made Saturday, Sept. 21st in Chicago.

Source: Oxford Leader, September 27, 1929.

Untitled (John R. Sutton)

John R. Sutton of this city was made the victim of either a malicious attempt at assault and battery or a daring highway robbery at a late hour Sunday night. Sutton was walking on Oakland avenue near the P.O.&N. depot when he was set upon by an unknown person and rendered unconscious by a severe blow on the head. The blow was inflicted by a heavy stick of wood. Sutton did not have any money on his person at the time of the fracas.

Source: Oxford Leader, August 23, 1901.

Andrew McNeil and Wife of Sashabaw Plains, the Recipients of a Genuine Surprise Party.

A complete and most enjoyable surprise was sprung upon Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McNeil, Thursday evening, Feb. 6th, it being the twelfth anniversary of their marriage. About 50 of their relatives and friends assembled at E.T. Beardsley’s, then proceeded to take possession of the home of the unsuspecting couple who, not being equipped for the attack, were compelled to surrender, which they did in a pleasing manner.

Vocal and instrumental music, games and lunch helped to make the evening one of the happiest events of the season, and at a later hour the surprisers departed, satisfied their efforts had been crowned with success, as a merrier throng could not have met together, and two people have been more completely surprised.

Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beardsley, of Victor, and L.M. Sutton, Esq., of Chicago, uncles and aunt of Mrs. M., also Mr. and Mrs. Will Hart and daughter Lena, of Seymour Lake.

Source: Pontiac Daily Gazette, February 8, 1896.