This article appeared in The Harvard Courier in 1920 recounting the interesting career of one of that town's favorite sons.
My weekly column in The Clay County News is called "Clay County in the Rear View Mirror" and as such I try to cover the history of the entire county. This blog is focused on Sutton so most of the out-of-town column material misses this blog, with a few exceptions, like this.
The constitution mandates that there be a formal nose-count every ten years. This is the first release of the 1920 census from a September 30, 1920 paper for the county, the towns, and the townships. There may have been some adjustments later (I'll update this if that occurs as I walk through the year researching my column.
My guess is that for those line items that are blank, those villages were not identified but the folks were rolled up in the township numbers.
The Basket Stores was a huge chain of grocery stores with numerous stores in Omaha, Lincoln, and St. Joseph, but with smaller stores scattered around the area. Saronville had a Basket Store for a time.
This is an ad for the one in Sutton. At the time, there were 73 of these, according to the text on the basket. What do you bet they had baskets just like the one in the ad for use in the stores. Wonder if one of those might be gathering dust in someone's attic or basement.
The Fowler additions are between Myrtle Street and Highway 6 in the south part of Sutton. Fowler was a banker and he named Helen, Anna, and George Streets after his kids. He also had a daughter named Madge but she didn't get a street.