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Earl H. Sutton
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1891
Owosso
Shiawassee County
Michigan, USA
Death: Oct. 28, 1975
Ekalaka
Carter County
Montana, USA

World Champion Trick and Fancy Roper 7 times. Real name: Earl H. Sutphen. "There [were] many a cowboy and cowhand who led a tough but eventful life; 'Earl Sutton' [professional name] was typical of such breed! He'd probably been more places and done more things than most people could have ever worked into one life spend. Much can be told of a man famous in Buffalo Bill's Wild [West] Show and well know[n] to royal families of Europe, but he will long be remembered as one who could handle a long rope and a mighty big loop."--Don H. Wyrick, Introduction, "Earl's Big Loop," May 18, 1971. He and his three, successive wives, co-starring as trick riders, toured with Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey, as well as with various rodeos and attractions, appearing at World's Fairs and in Europe, as well nationally. After 50 years in show business, he semi-retired to owning and operating a western wear store with his third wife in Baker, Montana about 1958. His first and third wives pre-deceased him while married to him and his second marriage ended in divorce. 
 
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 Parents:
  Fred P. Sutphen (1865 - 1946)
  Jennett Shelp Sutphen (1866 - 1934)
 
 Spouses:
  Janice L. Collins Sutphen (1916 - 1970)
  Janice L. Collins Sutton (1916 - 1970)*
 
 Siblings:
  Walter E. Sutphen (1886 - 1962)*
  Harry Porter Sutphen (1890 - 1955)*
  Earl H. Sutphen (1891 - 1975)*
  Earl H. Sutton (1891 - 1975)
  Mabel Irene Sutphen Sutton (1894 - 1981)*
  Ethel Margaret Sutphen Schultz (1896 - 1978)*
  Roy Sutphen (1903 - 1905)*
  Opal E. Sutphen Voight (1907 - 1974)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Beaver Lodge Cemetery
Ekalaka
Carter County
Montana, USA
 
Created by: Earl Richard Sutton
Record added: Sep 15, 2007
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Earl H. Sutton
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Earl H. Sutton
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Earl H. Sutton
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R.I.P., Grand Uncle
- Earl Richard Sutton
 Added: Sep. 30, 2011
 
 
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