Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
SUTTON resides about seven miles east from Hatton. He owns there
a mammoth estate of fourteen hundred acres farmed to cereals. In
addition to this, Mr. Sutton owns property in Seattle and other places.
He is one of the progressive and leading farmers in this section and his
ability is good evidence of the measure of success that he has achieved.
Byron L. Sutton was
born in Lapeer county, Michigan, on January 21, 1867, the son of Levi L.
and Sarah J. (Goodenough) Sutton, natives of New York and Michigan, respectively.
They are more particularly mentioned in another portion of this work.
Our subject received his education in Lapeer county, Michigan, completing
it in the high school at Dryden. After this he went to teaching school,
following the same two years in his native state. In 1887, he came
west with his parents and for some time taught in Spokane county.
Later, he entered the mercantile business in Cheney and one year after
that, came to Adams county and took a homestead. He also secured
a timber culture claim and in addition to this half section, he has bought
enough to make more than fourteen hundred acres. At the present time,
Mr. Sutton is renting his estate, and is retired from more active life.
In 1889, Mr. Sutton
married Miss Bessie, the daughter of Thomas and Phoebe (Russell) Reynolds.
On May 14, 1902, she died, leaving three children, Levi R., Phoebe J. and
Bessie E. The children are with Mr. Sutton's parents.
In political matters,
our subject is a strong and active Democrat and takes a keen interest in
public and general affairs of the country. He is a member of the
A. F. & A. M., and also the I. O. O. F. He is considered one
of the substantial men of this county.