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Catharine Mahala 'Kate' (Shirer) Sutton

Catharine Mahala "Kate" (Shirer) Sutton was born on Oct. 16, 1848 in Adams Township, Muskingum County, OH, the daughter of Valentine and Hester "Esther" (Gaumer) Shirer Jr.

When she was 19 years of age, on Dec. 22, 1867, she was united in marriage with Samuel W. Sutton (1845- ? ). The ceremony may have been performed by J.M. Shirer.

Local hotel, a landmark in Adamsville
They resided on a farm near Adamsville and had three children, among them Bertha P. Sutton, Mary E. Sutton and Alice M. Sutton.


In the 1890s, they provided a home for Kate's widowed mother on the home farm, and the mother eventually died on Sept. 7, 1897. 

By 1900, census records show that the Suttons had migrated to a farm in Washington Township, Marion County, IN.

Kate was felled by a stroke at the age of 79 and died on Aug. 17, 1928. Burial was in Indianapolis, IN. A.E. Hanks of Adamsville was the informant for her official Ohio death certificate.

~ Daughter Bertha P. Sutton ~

Daughter Bertha P. Sutton (1869- ? ) was born in about 1869 in Adamsville.

~ Daughter Mary E. Sutton ~

Daughter Mary E. Sutton (1871- ? ) was born in about 1871 in Adamsville.

~ Daughter Alice M. Sutton ~

Daughter Alice M. Sutton (1877- ? ) was born in February 1877 in Ohio. 


She moved to Indiana with her parents in the late 1890s and is shown there, unmarried at age 23, in the 1900 census.



Copyright 2000, 2006, 2011, 2015-2017, 2020-2022 Mark A. Miner

Minerd.com is grateful for records compiled by Corinna (Leydig) Talbot, Elsa Bernice Haupt, Mary Louise (Priddy) Shirer, Gilbert R. Gaumer, Paul K. Gaumer, Mary L. Shirer, the Shirer Genealogy Project, Somerset (PA) Historical Center and National Archives in the preparation of this and the Daniel Gaumer Sr. family biographies.