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
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.
Betty Jean Olson Heideman
Gibson City IL