Biography of Israel Pemberton Hutton



Berrien County

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Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]

ISRAEL PEMBERTON HUTTON was born in Bedford Co., St. Clair township, Pa., July 10, 1831. His father, Benjamin Wright Hutton, was a native of Adams Co., Pa., as was his grandfather. His mother, Beulah R. (Harris) Hutton, was a native of Chester Co., Pa. Mr. Hutton's ancestors were Quakers and English. The family removed to Michigan in October. 1846. Israel worked at farming until eighteen years of age, when he went to Three Rivers to learn the milling trade of Bowman & Hoffman, working nearly three years with them, when he removed to Summerville, Cass Co. This was in 1851. There he took charge of a mill, and in December, 1855, purchased it. In 1857 he built a new saw mill, and in 1858 a new fiouring mill. He also built several houses in Summerville. In 1863 he bought one half interest in a mill at Lawton, Van Buren Co., and sold it in 1865.

In 1864 he bought one hundred and sixty acres of land in Berrien township, where he now lives. He sold his mill at Summerville in 1873; rebought it in 1876; resided in that place till 1874, when he removed to the site of his present home. He built his handsome residence in 1875. He sold one half of his mill in 1876, and is at present managing both farm and mill.

He married Mrs. Anna Maria (Moore) Milliard, who had three children by her first husband, viz.: Joseph B., Edward F., and Nancy Maria Milliard.

Mr. Hutton's family consisted of six children; names and ages as follows: Arthur Donaldson, born June 19, 1854, died September 29, 1856; Robert F., born Sept. 15, 1855; Wilford M., born Jan. 26, 1857; Elizabeth L., March 30, 1858; Beulah AdelIe, Aug. 29, 1859; Parthenia, July 19, 1861.

While in Summerville he filled several offices of trust. He helped organize the Citizens' National Bank of Niles, and has been a director for several years. Was a Whig in politics until the formation of the Republican party, since which time he has acted with them. Has been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for twenty three years.

Mr. Hutton's success is not enigmatical, but shows to the young men of to day what can be accomplished by energy and industry, though poverty be their lot at the beginning of life.

History of Berrien and Van Buren Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.

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