|Clipping from the July 6, 1939 issue of The Sutton Register.|
An item in the second column refers to the Rev. Hiram Curtiss of Grafton. Rev. Curtiss was the father of Alida Curtiss who wrote the novel, "Mother Wanted a Son" that was set in Grafton with some scenes in Sutton. Miss Curtiss and Nellie Stevens who was the inspiration for the main character in the novel ran a millinery shop in Sutton for several years. Rev. Curtiss appears in the novel as the father of a boy who was a friend of Nellie's. Actually, Alida herself was that real-life friend.
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