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, January 7, 2016
Button Ad from T. Hartnett's Bar - 1910ish
Here is an artifact from a one-time Sutton business.
This advertises "T. Hartnett's" of Sutton, Neb. It is a metal "button" 2" in diameter with a mirror on the back.
Timothy Hartnett was the son of an Irish farmer in Sutton Township in 1880 named Joseph Hartnett. There were multiple Hartnett's around. An Anna Hartnett graduated from Sutton High in 1899.
Timothy was born in Ontario in 1860, they came to the US in 1871, By 1885, Timothy was tending bar for William Ryan in Sutton and was listed as bartender in 1900 and 1910 censuses. He must have had his own bar when this button was struck. He was married to Veronica and had a daughter Alice (b. 1903). Timothy died in Palm Beach, FL in 1926.
But the bigger question is, "Who is the lady?" She does not look like my grandmother. Yours?