James Robert Sutton


Pub: McLeansboro Times, July 20, 1922

James R. Sutton Passed Away

James Robert Sutton, son of Thomas and Susan Sutton, was born in Union County, Kentucky, April 11, 1856.  Departed this life from his home in Hamilton County, Illinois, July 13, 1922, age 66 years, 3 months and 2 days.

When only four years old his parents died, and until he had grown to manhood, he made his home with an aunt, Mrs. Hettie Sullinger.  He came with the family to Hamilton County, when he was about nine years old.  

In 1874 Mr. Sutton was married to Lucinda Ro_nine.  to them nine children were born.  Two of the children died in infancy.  One son, Marion, was killed upon the battle field of the World War.  His wife Lucinda, passed away in March 1902.

In 1904 he was united in marriage with Lucy Mayberry, and to them four children were born.

Mr. Sutton professed faith in Christ in 1903, during a revival meeting held at Mt. Olive church.  Although he never united with any church, he lived a Christian life until the end.  He was industrious, a very kind and helpful neighbor, and will b greatly missed by all.

His health has been failing for some time.  When his last serious illness came upon him July 8th he soon became unconscious and did not regain consciousness.

Besides his immediate relatives he leaves many friends who are sorrowing and sympathizing with the bereaved ones.

The surviving relatives are, six daughters Mrs. Amy McDonald of McLeansboro,  Mrs. Carrie Matheny of McLeansboro, Mrs. Hattie Hood of Pulare, Okla., Gerene, Cartha and Gertie, the younger daughters at hoe.  Four sons, John of California, Virgil of Dixon, Ill., Fred of Pulare, Okla. and Olan, the youngest child at home.  Thirteen grand children, one brother, Chas. Sutton of Sebree, Ky., and one sister, Mrs. Frank Wilson of McLeansboro.

The funeral was held at his late residence 2 miles southwest of this city last Friday morning.  Conducted by Rev. Robt. Morris and Rev. W. E. Bennett.

The remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows Cemetery under the auspices of the McLeansboro 
I.O. O. F. Lodge of which he was an honored member.

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