1912 Bender & Sons Ad
from the Sutton Register
|Staff Sergeant Ralph Wenz - killed in aircraft|
crash in Alaska December 21, 1943
|Paul M. Hofmann - February 3, 1924 - December 15, 1944|
|Marine Platoon Sergeant Merritt C. Walton (18 Dec 1916 - 7 Aug 1942), Sutton's first casualty in World War II|
|USS Walton, DE-361, John C. Butler Class Destroyer-Escort named for Sutton's First WWII Casualty, Sgt. Merritt C. Walton here pictured in San Francisco Bay on 7 May 1967 as the flagship for the annual blessing of the Fleet.|
|Display of Sutton High School yearbooks from 1912-1981 - not complete.|
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|First Lieutenant Hall Gray Carney, B-24H Bombardier|
|This is NOT Lt. Carney's crew and he is not in this picture. We would like |
to have that picture though. The B-24H had ten crew members: Pilot, Co- Pilot
two Bombardier - Navigators, Engineer, Radio Operator, Nose Gunner, Tail
Gunner and two Waist Gunners. This is Crew #651 of the 466th Group with
Paul "Red" Evans - Pilot and Aircraft Commander.
|The Nebraska Memorial to the service men and women from Nebraska killed in the Southwest Asian wars.|
|Sgt. Jeremy Fischer of Lincoln and the Karnatz|
family of the south Clay and Nuckolls County
|Names of Nebraska's Fallen Heroes of recent conflicts.|
|The Memorial is 1/4 mile west of the intersection of Road R and Road 315, in a graveled area north of the road.|
|Screen capture of the video at http://wn.com/walter_wellman|
|Walter Wellman's airship America taken from aboard a ship somewhere out in the Atlantic.|
|Flight deck of the America. Note the brave aeronaut at his command position and the crew out climbing around there in the distance. Do we still have opportunities for such adventures in today's world? I think not.|
|Sutton Park entrance. Notice how close the water came to the eaves of the pavilion. This was before the city did some work on the School Creek channel.|
|One of the magazine covers from Sutton's own, Herbert Johnson|
|Herbert Johnson - Sutton kid to the Big Time in Philadelphia|
|The Wolfe School from the door looking toward the front of the room.|
|The desk from the original District #8 in northeast Clay County.|
|We have desks of a variety of sizes and designs including these "double-wides."|
|Ora Keepers (1881–1905) and Nellie Stevens (1866-1926)|
|This photo, likely from about 1920 shows a millinery shop on the |
extreme right at the location we'd determined to be where the
Curtiss & Stevens shop was locate. The next door "Lyric" was
the town theater still operating through the '60's.
|Ad in 1912 Sutton High School Annual for|
Curtiss & Stevens Millinery Shop.
|Alida Curtiss (1883-1972) with Nellie (1866-1926), her friend and main character in her novel.|
|Grave of Nellie Stevens in the Grafton Cemetery|
|Stevens Family plot: Xerxes and Elizabeth (Harvey) Stevens on the left; |
Nellie Stevens on the right - Grafton Cemetery.
|The Woodruff nameplate - edward Woodruff's lasting legacy in Sutton.|
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Gray of this city celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary on Thursday last, Oct. 19th, the entire family being present. About ten people were seated for a six o'clock dinner after which they all repaired to the parlor where instrumental music was interspersed with songs, etc. The rooms were all elaborately decorated with a profusion of vines and flowers. It has been some time since the family were all together.I read the piece in an image of that paper while writing my weekly column for the Clay County News while sitting at the Gray's table on one of the Gray's chairs in that very dining room of their house mentioned in the article. Kind of a cool moment. Dorothy Rabbe can confirm the story.
|Very little effort needed to look up from the 100 year old news article and imagine the scene at this table in this room that Thursday evening exactly a century ago.|