Biography of Ira Dutton
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Dutton, Ira, Stockholm, was born in Moriah, Essex county, March 23, 1840, his father was Willard Button, a son of Parley Dutton, who was a native of Rockingham, Vt. Here he grew to manhood and married Rhoda Loveland, by whom he had six children, In an early day Mr. Dutton came to Essex county, and there spent the remainder of his days, dying at the age of seventy five years and his wife at eighty. Willard Button was born in Rockingham, Vt., reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He was eighteen years of age when he went to Essex county. In 1841 he went to Parishville, N. Y., and after one year came to Stockholm and settled, Here he lived and died. His wife was Rebecca Fish, a native of Rockingham, Vt. To Mr. Button and wife were born four sons, three of whom survive, Early in life Mr. Button was a Whig, but became a Republican after Lincoln's time. He and wife were Universalists, He died February 16, 1880, and his wife December 16, 1881. Ira Button was reared on a farm, His life occupation has been general farming and dairying, He owns 175 acres of land, and keeps eighteen cows. Dutton has made a specialty of breeding Phil Sheridan stock of horses, and at present also breeds the Wilkes strain of Hambletonian stock, He owns the "Stockholm or Button" horse sired by "Phil Sheridan," also "Defendant Wilkes" sired by "Onward," Mr. Button is a Republican, a member of Potsdam Lodge, No, -, F. & A. M., P. of I, Eureka Lodge, No. 162, and P. of H, of Winthrop, No. 538, Captain Gibson Post G. A. R., No. 421. The wife of Mr. Button is Laura A. Peck, a native of Stockholm, by whom he has four children: Lillie, wife of Linden Seaver, a farmer of Stockholm; Deland E., Willie L., and Lora M. Mr. Dutton and wife attend and support the Universalist church.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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