Biography of Hugh Sutton
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HUGH SUTTON. While reared a farmer and identified with that industry in Florence Township for several years, Hugh Sutton is now giving all his time and energy to supplying the needs of the little community of Florence Village, a place of about 100 population, and the surrounding district, with first class merchandise, operating the principal store at Florence, and having a large stock of staple goods with a store building 24 by 77 feet. Mr. Sutton is one of the younger generation of business men in Erie County, has shown himself honest and upright in all his dealings and what he has accomplished so far in life is an attractive promise of future usefulness. He has been engaged in merchandising at Florence for the past five years, at which time he came from his farm.

By the accident of birth Mr. Sutton is a native of Lorain County, having been born in Brownhelm Township, January 11, 1881. He grew up and received his education there and for eight years before engaging in merchandising was a farmer in Florence Township. His parents, Nelson and Arcelia (Reed) Sutton, were both born in Erie County, where both the Sutton and Reed families had settled in the early days. Grandfather Sutton was an early miller on Chappell Creek, Florence Township, and his mill turned out great quantities of the early lumber used in the building of homes and other improvements in that community. Nelson Sutton and wife after their marriage moved to a farm in Brownhelm Township, Lorain County, rented land there until 1902, and then moved back into Erie County, where the father bought 108 acres in Florence Township. The land was only partly improved, and after living there a few years he sold and purchased fifty two acres near Birmingham. Nelson Sutton died there in the summer of 1912 at the age of sixty six, but his widow is still living in the county and is now sixty four years of age. Both parents were originally members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, but in later years dropped their church relations. Mr. Sutton was a republican from the time of casting his first vote until his death. Their children were five in number. Gertrude died at the age of twenty one; Emma is the wife of William Newberry, of Brownhelm Township, a farmer, and they have a son named Nelson; Cora is the wife of Fred C. Wykoff. a meat dealer at Toledo; William lives in Elyria and is connected with a hardware house in that city and is married and has two children, Earl and Dessie.

The youngest of the children, Hugh Sutton, managed to obtain a substantial education as a boy, but since early manhood has been self supporting and is now not only the proprietor of a good business at Florence but also has a happy home. He was married in Vermilion Township to Miss Adaline Tisdall, who was born in that township in 1880 and received her education there. Her father, Hiram, died some years ago when in middle life, but her mother is now living with her daughter in Vermilion Township. The Tisdall family were Scotch Canadians. Mr. and Mrs. Sutton have one child, Elinor G., who was born June 2, 1906, and is now a student in the public schools. In politics so far as national affairs are concerned Mr. Sutton is a republican, but exercises his discretion in casting his ballot for local candidates.

From:
A Standard History of Erie County, Ohio
By: Hewson L. Peeke
Assisted by a Board of Advisory Editors
The Lewis Publishing Company Chicago and New York 1916


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