Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Early Newspaper Ads and Items

As we research and write about Sutton's past for our weekly column in The Clay County News, we find articles and ads that seem to be worth sharing...

 This ad appeared in the Sutton News on the date shown.


 This clip comes from the Sutton News, also on February 16, 1906.

M. L. Leubben was with the north bank, then called First National Bank of Sutton (it became a state bank in 1913 along with most small town national banks. Melchoir Leubben's son Ummo was the inventor of the round baler, here identified as the Leubben Cylindrical Baler Co. This items dates the manufacturing in Lincoln as early as 1906 - other sources imply the company operated in Sutton and Beatrice before Lincoln. The patent for the baler was applied for on October 18, 1910.

N. A. Tyler is one of two Confederate soldiers buried in the Sutton Cemetery, the other being Leonard Jarrett. Nathan Tyler's gravestone does not identify his year of death but we've narrowed it down to the late 1920's. And we've advanced a theory about why that year was not engraved on his stone. The census lists his occupation as "monumental work." He was the guy who engraved names and dates on tombstones in Sutton.


And here one of our early "Great Ladies" of Sutton, Mathilda Mary Maltby, a widow in 1906 and the town's librarian staked out her position on censorship

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