Ms Viola May Sutton

2 December 1895–1985 (Age 89)
Tylers, Hanover, Virginia, United States

The Life of Viola May

When Ms Viola May Sutton was born on 2 December 1895, in Tylers, Hanover, Virginia, United States, her father, George R Sutton, was 24 and her mother, Mrs. Gertrude Agnes Stukins, was 20. She died in 1985, at the age of 90.

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George R Sutton
Mrs. Gertrude Agnes Stukins
Frank Sutton
Ms Viola May Sutton
Mrs. Evelyn Sutton
Mr Edwin Sutton
Ms Charlotte Sutton

Parents and Siblings

    George R Sutton


    Mrs. Gertrude Agnes Stukins




World Events (3)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

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.
1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

Age 4

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.

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 (2)

  • Viola May Sutton, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Viola May Sutton, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"

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