Sanford Shirley Sutton

8 September 1897–
Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Sanford Shirley

When Sanford Shirley Sutton was born on 8 September 1897, in Indiana, United States, his father, Samuel Basil Sutton, was 35 and his mother, Rose B. Elkin, was 32. He married Ruth Patterson Bushnell on 15 June 1922, in Algona, Kossuth, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940 and Fair Oaks, Sumter, Alabama, United States in 1969. He registered for military service in 1919.

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Sanford Shirley Sutton
Ruth Patterson Bushnell
Marriage: 15 June 1922
Shirley Ruth Sutton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 June 1922Algona, Kossuth, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 1
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
    Age 3
    Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.
    Age 32
    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places called Sutton, named with Old English sūth ‘south, southern’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The English surname is also common in Ireland (Wexford, Kildare), where it has been established since the 13th century and Gaelicized as de Sutún.Jewish (from the former Ottoman Empire, including Syria): unexplained.English: topographic name from Middle English (bi) suthentune ‘(at the place to the) south of the village’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (13)

    • Shirley S Sutton in entry for Shirley Ruth Sutton, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
    • Shirley Sutton in household of Rose B Sutton, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Shirley S Sutton, "United States Census, 1930"

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