The Sutton Museum is the home of the Sutton Historical Society and is dedicated to the collection and preservation of historic artifacts and information about the Sutton, Nebraska community.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Samuel Carney Biography
During the first several weeks of 1894 publisher F. M. Brown ran several biographies of Sutton citizens in his Sutton Register newspaper.
This is the bio of Samuel Carney, the Elder. One of the first commercial businesses in Sutton and the first one on Saunders Avenue was a hardware store started by I. N. Clark. Clark hired Samuel Clark into that business. I. N. Clark soon turned to business over to Carney to pursue other interests - real estate and driving the development of our town.
Samuel Clark had a son, Samuel Jr. who took his turn running this hardware business later hiring his own assistant and clerk, Les Bauer. When Samuel Jr. retired, Les Bauer became Sutton's hardware merchant on the north side operating the business for several years.