Onetah Willa Sutton

13 May 1917–27 September 2009 (Age 92)
Denver, Colorado, United States

The Life of Onetah Willa

When Onetah Willa Sutton was born on 13 May 1917, in Denver, Colorado, United States, her father, Robert Monroe Sutton, was 32 and her mother, Onetah Ruth Kringel, was 30. She married Wesley Franklin Dickinson on 31 October 1936, in Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States in 1920 and Aurora, Philippines in 2009. She died on 27 September 2009, in Denver, Colorado, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Wesley Franklin Dickinson
Onetah Willa Sutton
Marriage: 31 October 1936
Sandra Sue Dickinson
Linda Dickinson
Byrna Jean Dickinson

Spouse and Children

    Wesley Franklin Dickinson



31 October 1936
Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States



    Byrna Jean Dickinson


    Linda Dickinson


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1918 · The Broadmoor Resort Opens

Age 1

On June 29 1918, the much anticipated Broadmoor Resort opens. It is the handy work of entrepreneur Spencer Penrose.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places called Sutton, from Old English sūð ‘south’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Willa Sutton in household of Robert M Sutton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willa S Dickinson in household of Wesley F Dickinson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • O Willa A Sutton in household of Robert M Sutton, "United States Census, 1930"

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