Claude Elton Hutto, son of Mr. And Mrs. A. J. Hutto, was born at Westmareland, Kansas. October 24, 1896. He died on Easter Sunday morning, April 20, 1924, at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after an illness of but a few days. He spent his childhood in Manhattan, Kansas and grew to manhood here. He was a graduate of the Kansas State Agriculture College in the class of 1920. He joined the church in early youth when not more than ten years old. He was always an active worker and leader in the church life of the young people. Serving in every way he could, and being at one time president of our Epworth League. On March 26, he was married to Mrs. Ruth Eden. He leaves behind him his mother and father, his wife, a step daughter, six years old, a daughter three, a sister, Mrs. J. R. Church of Fort Worth, Texas, and three brothers, Dale H. of Hollywood, Calif.; Loren H. of Fort Shafter; and max how is at home with his parents. There is also his grandmother, Mrs. Hilliard, whom so many of us knew while the home was here in Manhattan.
The same devotion that Claude showed to the genuine values of life while he was here, he took with him to his western home. In the choir there, and in the spiritual interest of the church he was a faithful leader and helper. When our church was carrying forward its great program for what we called the Centenary Celebration, he was one of our minutemen. On such occasion he showed the gifts and graces that would have served him well in the ministry to which he had determined during the last month of his life to devote himself.
When his country needed men to defend her principles and to help write democratic justice into the theories of government everywhere this young man offered himself. At the time of his death he held a commission as lieutenant in the Reserve Forces of the United States.
He was a man of manly character and highest ideals. Those who knew him best loved him most. Though young in years he had lived a full life, seeking the highest attainments and devoting himself to the things which are of good report. Though he will be missed he cannot be forgotten.
“But as it is written, eye hath not seen nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit; for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
When one whose life has completed the major portion of man’s allotted time passes to his reward there is a comfort for the heart in that the life was full and finished. But when a man in the first full flush of his human power is called away from earth there is a question in our hearts that can be answered only by our faith. This is our comfort now. This young man had full Christian faith in his heart, and lifted it in his life; his mother and his father, his wife, his sister, his brothers, and the friends among whom he lived have that faith consoling and sustaining them now.
----------------- :: -------------------- Dale, the second son of Alvin and Ellen Hilliard Hutto, was born Nov. 2, 1898. He graduated from the Manhattan Hight School and overseas as Captain of an ambulance squad with orders to go over the battlefield and bring in only those who could recover and return for service. The orders were obeyed to the legitimate hour after which he took hi=s men and they brought in all that were not dead, regardless of their condition, after getting their name and that of the parents or relatives. Several times he was deeply impressed that his life was spared only thought divine power and prayers of parents. At one time the squad of eight had taken shelter in a stone barn. Shortly after they had retired he heard a shell pass over them; he remarked to the men they had better find other quarters. He and his buddy left, on their return the next morning the barn was demolished and all were killed that remained. At another time four of them were carrying a wounded man on the stretcher, a shell burst, and he was the only one left alive. On his return home he married Irene Walden of Manhattan. Their two children are: Robert Walden, born Aug. 4, 1925; Jack Irvin, born 1931, in Los Angeles, their present home. He is a sales man in the largest store in Los Angeles.
Loren Meryl Hutto, third son of Alvin and Ellen Hutto was born June 20, 1903 at Manhattan, Kansas. He joined the navy and finished his high school work at Harpers Ferry, VA, making a specialty of radio work. After two or three years at Ft. Shafter, Hawaii Is., he returned to Los Angeles, Calif. And was married. They have one child, Joan Marie, born Sept. 8, 1930. Loren is an expert in radio repair.
Max, youngest child of Alvin and Ellen Hutto, was born in Manhattan, Kansas, July 16, 1911. He finished high school winning a scholarship in the Los Angeles University for two years. He is at home with his parents, attending night school and working through the day as express deliveryman.
George Newton, seventh son of Isaac and Mary Hutto, was born March 28, 1869, on the homestead southwest of Hollenberg, Kansas. When ten years of age he moved with his family to Manhattan, Kansas. When Oklahoma was opened up for settlement, the family went to Stillwater, where George met and married Anna Luella Emmerson, (a direct relative of Ralph Emmerson), October 24, 1897.
They owned land near Rocky Ford, Colorado and later bought out a lumberyard at Otis, Colorado. He was cashier in the bank there for three years or more when they moved to Los Angeles, Calif where George was secretary in the office of the Whiting Lumber Co., until his death September 20, 1930.
Their children are Frank Gardett and Flossie Gabrella, twins, born at Stillwater, Oklahoma. Gabrella died at Otis, Colorado, November 14, 1919. Gardett, by profession is a chef. He married Maudie Adams Rains, July 30, 1930 at Van Couver, Washington. Their home, 6124 NE. Glisan, Portland, Oregon. George Emmerson Hutto, the third child was born at Glenco, Oklahoma, Feb. 2, 1902. He married Bertha B. Bartholomew at Fort Morgan, Colorado, January 10, 1919. He is an electrician. Their children are Delvina Bertha, born November 19, 1919; Artell Georgana, born September 30, 1921; Bonita Belle, born November 4, 1924; George Gardet, born August 18, 1929. All are at home at 4644 SE Windsor, Portland, Oregon.
Anna, the wife of George Newton Hutto, is at present with her sister, Mrs. Ryan, at Rocky Ford, Colorado.
Bertha May and Myrtle Fay Hutto were twins, born on the 14th of July, 1874 in Kokomo, Indiana. Bertha married Will Beach in Stillwater, Oklahoma, February 12, 1899. There was one son, Leo born December 30, 1899. Leo served three years in the navy during the World War. He is married and lives in Texas. There are two children. The second marriage of Bertha Hutto Beach was to Will McGrain, on June 10, 1909. They have one child, Myrtle, born December 21, 1911. Their present address is Tulsa Oklahoma.
Myrtle Fay Hutto graduated from the Stillwater High School and taught several years. She married Frank Northrop, an editor in Stillwater. One child was born to them, both mother and babe died.
Margaret Hutto, commonly called Maggie, was born at Manhattan. She graduated at Stillwater, Oklahoma and was a successful teacher in the schools there. She married Virtees William, pastor of the Christian Church at Stillwater. There were two children. Paul and the baby. The mother passed away when the baby was quite young and the father took the children to his mother somewhere in Kentucky.
This concludes the children of Isaac Newton and Mary J. Miller Hutto --- a large family of very intelligent, industrious, law abiding Christian citizens.