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Sutton’s Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary In 1890

George W. Sutton and Julia A. Shepherd Sutton celebrated 50 years of marriage on October 10, 1890, with a celebration Monday evening prior to the all-important date.  Mr. Sutton was 84 and his wife, 73.  Their marriage took place in Lewis County, and by 1847 they were living in Aberdeen, Brown County, Ohio, just across the river from Maysville, Kentucky.  George lived another six years, and Julia another ten.  Four children were born to the couple – Mary A., John C., Charles B. and Nelson J. Sutton. 

The Evening Bulletin, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky

Thursday, October 9, 1890

Golden Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Sutton celebrated their golden wedding at their home in Aberdeen, Oct. 6th.  No invitations were sent out, but quite a number of their friends and acquaintances called on the aged couple during the afternoon and evening, and remembered them kindly in the way of valuable and substantial presents.  Refreshments were served to the guests, the occasion being a happy one, especially to the couple who had passed a half century of married life.

Mr. G. W. Sutton and Miss Julia A. Shepard were married near Concord, Lewis County, Kentucky, on October 6th, 1840, by Rev. Hugh Wilson.  Mr. Sutton was born in 1806 and Mrs. Sutton in 1817.  They are unusually hearty and sprightly, retaining their hearing and sight remarkably well for people so far advanced in years, and seemingly have the prospect of living for many years to come.

The Evening Bulletin, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky

Wednesday, January 8, 1896

Aberdeen Loses One of Her Oldest Citizens

Mr. George Sutton, probably Aberdeen’s oldest citizen, died last night.  He was born in Fleming County, October 10, 1806, and had been a resident of Aberdeen since 1847.

He leaves threes sons, John Carr and Charles, of Aberdeen, and Nelson, of Walnut Hills, Cincinnati.  His only daughter died some years ago.

The date of the funeral has not been announced.

The Evening Bulletin, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky

Monday, June 11, 1900

Mrs. Julia Sutton

Death of One of Aberdeen’s Oldest Citizens at an Early Hour This Morning

Mrs. Julia Sutton died this morning shortly after 3 o’clock at her home in Aberdeen, aged eighty-three years.

Deceased leaves two sons, Mr. N. J. Sutton, of Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, and Mr. C. B. Sutton, of Aberdeen.  Her husband, George W., died in 1896.

The funeral will take place Tuesday at 2 o’clock p.m.  Services by Rev. Armacost.  Burial in Charter Oak Cemetery.

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