Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
This is the 1920 census report for Clay County. It gives the comparison for 1900 and 1910 for each political subdivision.
I've heard persistent comments that the population of Sutton topped out at 2000 at some point in the past, usually given as about 1900. I'm guessing that that is a misrepresentation of someone at sometime taking the Sutton Township statistics and assigning them to the city of Sutton. The township includes the 36 square miles with the farms, almost all of the city of Sutton, and half of Saronville. That was a bit over 2000 during 1900 to 1920.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
This article in a 1995 issue of The Clay County News told the story of a 1922 article in The Lincoln Sunday Star about the Griess family of Sutton.
The original 1922 article follows.
The headline banner of the Lincoln paper on July 30, 1922 surely caught the eye of Sutton locals.
This collage of photos was the centerpiece of the 1922 Lincoln Sunday Star article.
Friday, December 18, 2020
Four county football coaches named the 1920 All-County Football Team. The Clay County Republican newspaper published their list on December 23, 1920 - front page news.
We'll take a run at uncovering first names for the players - on going project for a time. (see below) Suggestions appreciated. Also, any comments about Grandpa or your Great, Grand Dad.
Sutton Players mentioned:
Kniss - Alfred, Class of '21
Schultz - Fredrick, Class of '23
Wieland - Edwin, maybe Milton, Class of '22 - both on Sutton's 1922 Class A championship basketball team
Speilman - Herbert, Class of '23, also on '22 Class A championship team.
Bennett - Alton, Class of '21
Kahm - Alex, Freshman, Class of '24, known to some as Catherine Cassell's brother.
Wenzlaff - Theodore, Class of '21 - Col. U.S. Army & Sutton historian
Clay Center Players