T. C. Sutton Rites Here Monday - Funeral services were held at the Methodist church here Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Tal C. Sutton, 82, of York, who passed away Friday, Nov. 6 at the I.O.O.F. Home at York. The Rev. Charles Shepard officiated with the McIntyre-Jacobsen Funeral Home in charge. Burial was in the Hillside Cemetery. (Funeral details followed)
Tal Chapin Sutton was born January 19, 1871 in Medina County, Ohio, the son of William and Caroline Sutton and passed away November 6, 1953 at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 17 days.
He moved with his parents to the southeastern part of the Nebraska and settled on a farm northeast of Tecumseh in Johnson county when he was ten years old; having made the trip by covered wagon. He grew to manhood in that community and was married to Vesta Hall on February 23, 1896. To this union three children were born, one daughter and two sons.
Mr. Sutton moved with his family to Greeley County in the spring of 1905 and settled on a farm north of Wolbach where they lived until the spring of 1931 when they moved to Merrick County. From there they moved to Monroe, Nebraska in 1933 where Mr. and Mrs. Sutton resided until February 8, 1953 when they retired to York, Nebraska as members of the I.O.O.F. Home there.
He became associated with church affairs at an early age and continued throughout his lifetime to take an active part in any activities for the benefit of the church.
In 1911 he became a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge at Wolbach and continued as a member since. He took part in many social and fraternal affairs of the lodge, having served a term as district deputy grand master in that district.
Mr. and Mrs. Sutton celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with open house at their home in Monroe, Nebraska seven years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Vesta of York, one son, Ralph of Grand Island, a sister, Mrs. W. J. Marrs, Tingley, Iowa; one brother Harry H. Sutton, Suam, Minn; three grandchildren, Mrs. Max Butts, Central City, Mrs. Delbert Force and Ronald Sutton, both of Grand Island; three great-grandchildren, Darcey and Darnice Butts and Stanley Force; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were an infant brother, his parents, a son and a daughter. (List of out of town attendees followed)
Wolbach Messenger, November 12, 1953, transcribed by Linda Berney