Making of a Newspaper Man - Jennings Sutor

Jennings Sutor

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Jennings F. Sutor (1883-1961)

Jennings Frederick Sutor was born on 4 December 1883, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, US, to parents William Andrew Sutor and Georgina MacDonald. Jennings was the middle child out of six children, they included older brothers Donald McDonald, William B., older sister Sarah, and younger siblings, Georgina Katherine, and Charles Ballard. Jennings’ mother would pass away in 1889, and his father would remarry Anna Pettibone on 27 Nov 1898, in Wisconsin.

Jennings had an early start in the newspaper business, he was twenty years old when he began at the Denver Post and he would spend his life working at various newspapers. In a World War I draft registration, he is listed as the News Editor at the Oregon Journal and he would still be working with them years later, according to his World War II draft registration. Jennings would eventually retire from the newspaper business in 1948.

In 1937, Jennings had Portland architect Pietro Belluschi, design the Sutor house. He was looking for a house that would help him entertain, which he did often, and highlight the views of Mount Hood and the surrounding woods. By the time the house was finished, Jennings approximately spent $14,000.

Jennings would remain a bachelor and passed away on 2 August 1961, aged 77, in Portland, Oregon, US.

The UPEI Provenance collection has the book, “The Making of a Newspaper Man” by Samuel Blythe, which was gifted to Fred Lockley from the author, where in turn, Fred gifted it to Jennings during “Christmas 1948”. Jennings and Fred were good friends and inside the book, Fred wrote, “To Jennings Sutor”
“To the kind of a friend who is always a friend - and in top of which he first last and all the time a real honest to goodness newspaper man who knows news as few others do, with the cordial regards and best wishes of his long term fellow worker Fred Lockley”.


Sources:

Pacific Coast Architecture Database PCAD. Sutor, Jennings Frederick, House, SW Portland, Portland, OR (1937-1938). © 2005-2018 Alan Michelson. Retrieved from http://pcad.lib.washington.edu/building/12870/.

Find a Grave. Jennings Frederick Sutor. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106125145

United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).

United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.

United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.

United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. Records of the Selective Service System, Record Group Number 147. National Archives and Records Administration.

Missouri Death Certificates. Missouri Secretary of State.
http://www.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/deathcertificates/: accessed 24 August 2014.

Re: Riverview Park...Hannibal, Missouri: Conditional Gift to the City by Pettibone. © 2019 Genealogy.com. Retrieved from https://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/pettibone/291/.

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. Wisconsin Vital Record Index, pre-1907. Madison, WI, USA: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services Vital Records Division

Wisconsin Historical Society. Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection. Madison, WI, USA: Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives.

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