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Marion Friends Cemetery ~ Ivan Benjamin Sutton ~ part of the Marion County Cemeteries of Oregon
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Sutton, Ivan Benjamin
LAST: Sutton FIRST: Ivan MID: Benjamin
BORN: 14 Aug 1897 DIED: 5 Dec 1974 BURIED: 
OCCUPATION:  Businessman; Mayor
BIRTH PLACE:  La Grand, Union Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
OSBH DC (Marion County 1974) #74-19301 _ Ivan Ben. Sutton, b. Aug 1897, d. 5 Dec 1974 in Marion Co., Oregon at the age of 77, name of spouse, France.
1900 OR CENSUS - Ivan Sutton, age 3, b. Aug 1896 [1897] in Oregon, is enumerated with his mother Anna Sutton, age 23, divorced, mother of 1, b. Sep 1879 in Oregon, in the home of his grandfather Benjamin See, age 54, occupation farmer, b Nov 1845 in Kentucky, and his wife of 35 years, Nancy, age 56, mother of 8 children 7 of whom are living at the time of the census, b. Feb 1844 in Iowa, along with Jefferson C. See, age 32, single, occupation farmer, b. Dec 1867 in Oregon, Joseph C. See, age 25, single, occupation saw mill laborer, b. Jun 1874 in Oregon, and Albert See, age 20, occupation farmer, b. Sep 1879 in Oregon. Also enumerated with the family is Elizabeth Hammack, identified as mother [of Nancy?], age 83, widowed, b. Jan 1817 in Kentucky. 
WWI DRAFT REGISTRTION – Ivan Benjamin Sutton, of Pendleton, Oregon, age 21, b. August 14, 1897 in La Grand, Oregon, nearest relative, Mrs. Annie Arthur, color of eyes – gray; hair – light.
[Note – his grandfather, Benjamin See, was father to Francis Marion See, also buried here at Marion Cemetery]
Ivan B. Sutton, former mayor of Jefferson, owner of the Plantation Inn there, real estate and insurance dealer and horseman, died Thursday in a Salem hospital at the age of 77. He had been in ill health and was stricken Thursday with an apparent heart attack at his home, 4915 Swegle Road NE.
Sutton was born at La Grande and lived at Seattle before he came to Jefferson after World War II. He was a veteran of both World Wars, director of Oregon Governor’s Guard, president of Salem Saddle Club and member of Oregon Quarter Horse Association, Sheriff’s Posse, American Legion and Fraternal Order of Eagles.
He had been a raiser and shower of horses, three times mayor of Jefferson in the 1950s and 1960s, Linn County deputy sheriff and 1960 candidate for Marion County sheriff, owner of the Plantation Inn restaurant at Jefferson and general sales manager for an auto dealership and he continued to operate the Ivan B. Sutton real estate business in Jefferson.
He leaves a widow, Frances; daughter Mrs. Hugh Pitner of Hillsboro; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements are pending at Fisher mortuary in Albany. 
Oregon Statesman 6 Dec 1974 23:6
Ivan B. Sutton
Pvt US Army
Aug 14 1897 – Dec 5, 1974
1900 OR CENSUS (Union Co., Summerville, ED 123, sheet 11B)
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
OS 6 Dec 1974 23:6
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