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Ferne Etta Sutton

Ferne Etta Sutton
b. 27 October 1890, Perry Township, Indiana, to John Ethelbert and Kitty Wells (Paddock) Sutton
d. 12 June 1971, Gibson City, Ford County, Illinois

m. 23 September 1912, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana
Peter Olson
b. 25 May 1886, Illinois, to Andrew and Katrina Maria (Thompson) Olson
d. 20 November 1953, rural Lyman Township, Ford County, Illinois

Children with Peter Olson:
• Vernon Arvid (1914-1991) married Pearl Ione Giroux
• LaVaun (1919-1993) married Joseph Demers
• Estol (b. 1921) married Mabel Henrichs
• Delores (b. 1929) married Richard Morrison

Ferne’s great-grandparents came to Indiana between 1802 and 1824. Ferne’s father, John Ethelbert, moved Ferne and the rest of the family to Lyman Township, Ford County, Illinois, and they were listed there in the 1910 census. When her family returned to Indiana, Ferne remained behind.

Ferne married a third generation American and they lived their lives in Iroquois County, Illinois, as farmers. She was extremely active in the Thawville Congregational Church. Her granddaughter got her love of walking cemeteries from Ferne, who traced her family history to the Mayflower.

Submitted by:
Betty Jean Olson Heideman
Gibson City IL
E-mail: angelbetty@prairienet.org

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson
b. 1872 to Isaac Johnson, Jr. and Mary Pottorff
d. 1961

m. 4 September 1895, Bartholomew County, Indiana
Victoria Fulton
b. to William and Eliza J. (Morrison) Fulton

Children with Victoria Fulton:

  • William Grant (1896-1898)
  • Ruby Beryl (1897-1991)
  • Mabel Marie (1899-1989)
  • Benjamin Franklin (b. 1900)
  • Hazel Helen (1902-1982)
  • Glen Carl (1904-1990)
  • Beatrice Fern (b. 1908)
  • Hubert Wayne (1911-1952)
  • daughter who died at birth
  • Harper Fulton (b. 1915).

In 1900 Andrew and Victoria Johnson emigrated from Grammer, Bartholomew County, Indiana, to Wilbur, Lincoln County, Washington. From Wilbur, the family moved to Grant County, Washington, where they homesteaded. After proving the Grant County homestead, Andrew and Victoria sold the land and returned to Grammer, Bartholomew County, Indiana. After about two years, they moved to Lincoln County, Washington.

Submitted by:
Frances I. Douglas
Almira WA