James Thomas Sutton

2 October 1848–6 January 1940 (Age 91)
Stratford, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Thomas

When James Thomas Sutton was born on 2 October 1848, in Stratford, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Sutton, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Ford, was 36. He married Malinda Delina Birch on 12 December 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Brighton Precinct, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870 and Brighton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 6 January 1940, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Grantsville City Cemetery, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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James Thomas Sutton
Annie Maria Cooke
Marriage: 11 November 1885
Elizabeth Ann Sutton
Esther Jane Sutton
Flossie Sutton
Martha Blanche Sutton
Cora Ethel Sutton
Verdi Grant Sutton
Linda Gladys Sutton
Arthur Reuben Sutton
Rachel Arvilla Sutton
Melvin Thomas Sutton
George LaMar Sutton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 November 1885Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 6
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 24
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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    Story Highlight

    James Thomas Sutton, my grandfather by Thelma S. Anderson

    Grandpa was born the 2 Oct 1848 in Stratford, Essex, England. His parents Henry and Elizabeth Ford Sutton joined the LDS Church in 1849. Their 3 sons all were baptized at age 8 years. June 3 …

    Sources (69)

    • James T Sutton in entry for Sutton, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • James T Sutton, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • James T in entry for George LaMore Sutton and Maie Anieta Clarke, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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