Leon Benjamin Sutton Jr

25 April 1923–28 February 1994 (Age 70)
Maryville, Blount, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Leon Benjamin

When Leon Benjamin Sutton Jr was born on 25 April 1923, in Maryville, Blount, Tennessee, United States, his father, Leon Benjamin Sutton, was 39 and his mother, Lela Mable McFadden, was 34. He had at least 1 son with Dorothy Kirk. He lived in Civil District 19, Blount, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 28 February 1994, in Maryville, Blount, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Maryville, Blount, Tennessee, United States.

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Leon Benjamin Sutton Jr
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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 8

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 19

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • L B Sutton in household of Leon B Sutton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leon Sutton Jr. in household of Leon Sutton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leon Benjamin Sutton, "Find A Grave Index"

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