Leslie Joseph Sutton

1905–1958 (Age 53)
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

The Life of Leslie Joseph

When Leslie Joseph Sutton was born on 31 January 1905, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, his father, Joseph Grundon Sutton, was 33 and his mother, Ida Belle Harrison, was 38. He lived in Palmyra Township, Douglas, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 12 March 1958, in Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States.

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Joseph Grundon Sutton
Ida Belle Harrison
Leslie Joseph Sutton
Ethel B Sutton

Parents & Siblings

  • Joseph Grundon Sutton


  • Ida Belle Harrison




World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 8

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 15

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Leslie Sutton in household of Joseph Sutton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leslie Joseph Sutton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Leslie Joseph Sutton, "Iowa, Births and Christenings, 1830-1950"

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