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John Sutton 1842-1914


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/29/2010 at 22:19:27

Rev. John Sutton Drops Dead
Called to the Great Beyond While Talking With Friends in the Myhre & Jeglum Store
Rev. John Sutton, a resident of this county and city since 1896, died suddenly of heart failure in the general store of Myhre & Jeglum on Friday last. He had not been in the best of health of late, but had seemed in good spirits for the past two days. He had complained some of a heavy feeling across his chest, but nothing of a serious nature. He and Mrs. Sutton were in the store looking at some shoes. Mr. Sutton was standing against the counter joking with the people in the store, when suddenly he sank to the floor. Some one caught him as he fell and laid him upon the floor, and medical aid was summoned, but his hour for reward had come and the Lord that he had served so long and faithfully had called him unto his eternal heritage.

Rev. Sutton has always been a hard and constant worker for the uplifting of humanity, and during the years he has held the pastorate of the Free Methodist church here and at towns close to this city he has expounded the words taught in the Good Book to hundreds of our citizens. While Rev. Sutton was an ardent worker in the church he was very liberal in his views, always considering the imperfections of humanity and overlooking some of its weaknesses.

Rev. Sutton was born in Rook Cliff, England, July 13, 1842. At the age of twelve he came to Canada with his parents. They resided there for the period of two years and moved to Woodford county, Illinois, where they resided until they moved to Emmet county. He was converted in 1869, and united with the M. E. church. In the year 1888 he united with the Free Methodist church by letter. For thirty-two years he has expounded the words of the Good Book.

On October 30, 1866, he was united in marriage to Mary A. Render, and to this union there were eight children born, six of whom, Martha Jane Armstrong of Woodward county, Illinois; John W. Sutton and Ahus Wesley Sutton, of this city; Frank Sutton of Montgomery, Mrs. Nellie Swanson, of Whittemore, and Mrs. Sussanna Stephens of Woodford, Illinois, together with a loving wife, remain to mourn the loss of a loving and faithful father and husband.

The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from the home, the Rev. Rables officiating, and the clergy of the various churches acting as pall bearers. The remains were laid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery. (The Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, November 18, 1914)


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