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age when he
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The Birthdays section is also for birth announcements. Let us know when this joyous moment happens in your family so we can help you spread the news.

In Memoriam is a space to note the passing of someone or to post a tribute to someone who has passed. The person may have died recently or in the far distant past. Let's honor those who preceded us on the anniversary of their passing.

Visitors to Sutor.Org are encouraged to contact us. to submit material for the Date Book.

Contributors Needed

Sutor.Org. is a place for everyone named Sutor or related to a Sutor. There's room here for all. We are looking for visitors to help this site grow in content and features. We've sprinkled invitations throughout the site. If you'd like to see information about you or your family on this site, contact us. We'd love to hear from you and we'd be glad to post your contribution. There are two categories who hope you will consider - Ancestors and Relatives .We post both of these type articles in the Locator section of this site.

Ancestors is the place where you can learn about members of the extended Sutor family who are no longer with us. Contributing this kind of story is a great way to honor the memory of those who you have known and loved.

Relatives is the place where members of the extended Sutor family can meet for the first time or get reacquainted with someone you haven't seen for a while. Note: the relative does not have to be someone born a Sutor. Information about someone who married into the family or someone whose ancestor was a Sutor is also welcome here.

You can also submit an article telling to tell people about yourself. You could tell of something you recently did or accomplished or tell a bit about you life. This also is a great way to post birth announcements, wedding or graduation announcements. We can help you write the article if you wish.

Sutor Quick Fact

The Holidays Season is upon us. There are sure to be family gatherings, parties, and other occasions where it would be appropriate to raise a glass and "toast" something or someone - possibly even several somethings or someones. Once the last toast has been said and the last glass lifted should there still be something left in the bottle when all this toasting is finished,you may wish to save it for another day. But did you know there is a proper way to store this "extra". And, would you believe it, a person named Sutor is an expert on this subject and has some advice for us about how this should be done.

The link below takes you to an article called "The Allure of Aged Champagne" By Lyn Farmer. It's a rather long article but in it you will find a lot of good advice from Dacotah Sutor, a U.S. spokesperson for Charles Heidsieck Champagne. Her material starts in the 8th paragraph. Her advice can be found throughout the rest of the article.

The Allure of Champagne

Featured Stories
A Merry Christmas to All

Christmas Traditions

The image on the left is of a 6 foot artificial tree standing on the webmaster's backyard deck. The hot tub cover can be seen on the lower deck and the snow draped dogwoods form the background. Each year for several years this tree has been placed in time to be lit on Thanksgiving Night but that is only part of the tradition. My wife's journal tells the rest of the story:

A Couple of years after we moved into the house in Whitehall, Rich and I decided to put up Christmas Lights in the big old evergreen in our backyard bottom land by the stream near the woods. For quite a few years we did this, lighting the tree up as beginning to our Christmas/Advent season on Thanksgiving night or the Friday after.

We believed we and our neighbors were probably the only folks who could see this spectacular sight. since it was in our yard and backed up to the woods. But we did it for our pleasure and quite beautiful it was.

However, neighborhood mischief makers began to see stealing the light bulbs as a challenge. After a couple of years of replacing many bulbs, the expense and the meanness of those youngsters became more than what we felt we could tolerate, so the following year we did not light that backyard tree. We all kind of missed it, but we did light the front of the house so we could enjoy that.

Sometime that following January, one evening a man and his son came to our door. They were distributing some sort of flyers. Rather than leave them in the door or mailbox, they ran the doorbell. When I answered the door, the man handed me the flyer and then asked "Are you the folks that used to light the Christmas tree in the forest?"

I said, "Yes"

He stated "You didn't do it this year, did you?"

(Read the complete story)

Update: To see an enlarged version of the tree picture - click the image.

More Holiday Edition Information

This Holiday edition marks the 11 anniversary of this site being on-line. The first edition of Sutor.Org appeared on December 2004 carrying a biography of Mary C (Donahue) Sutor and a story by Roxann (Stockman) Moore. Since the holiday season is all about traditions and remembrances, this edition again presents Roxanne's story. We hope reading it becomes a new tradition for many of our visitors.

Our Meet an Ancestor column is on Dorothy (Taylor) Sutor and features her work as a craftsperson who created toys for her children and Christmas decorations.

Oh, and by the way, those who have visited this site in past years know your webmaster and his wife fly to California to spend Christmas with their oldest son and his family.This usually results in a slight delay in getting the January edition on line. Here's wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Talent Spotlight
Mary F. (Collings) Sutor - Artist.

Mary has been making art all her life. Her father, Hudson Collings, was also an artist working in water colors and oils. Mary chose acrylics and oils. Largely self-taught she was a devotee of the Bob Ross painting programs that aired on the local PBS channel. But Mary likes to put her spin on things so she didn't adopt the Bob Ross style, she adapted it.

The scope of her works is quite varied. Her oils are usually done on large canvases - typically 16x20 or larger.

This framed oil she titled Sunrise/Sunset was done for her son Christopher. It hangs in the guest bedroom of her home which she shares with Christopher and her husband Richard. She has also painted a large oil for her son Scott which is hanging in a display area in his home in Pacifica, California. While this painting was being professionally framed a customer of the frame shop offered to buy it. Mary turned down $500 for this canvas since she had already promised it to her son.

(Read the complete story)

The December Links
Click on any of the links below to go directly to these articles.

Johan Nicholas Sutor
This image is darkened because we have no image of Johan Nicholas Sutor. He died well before photography was invented and painted portraits were on for the very wealthy. But we do have a great substitute. Diana Sutor and Robert Stockman have collaborated to write an updated biography of their joint ancestor. Diana's daughter Sarah edited this work. We invite you to read this biography and learn more about the man who started our branch of the family tree.

Robert S. Stockman





This space has room for several more links. And, as you can see from our datebook, even that has a few sections with no data. We wish we had more to share with you.

This lack of material points up the importance of the two invitations below. Please read them and respond. You'll be helping us all get to know a little bit more about the persons and personalities making up our extended family.

An extended invitation - do you know, or knew any members of the the extended Sutor family who have ties to the month of August? If so, we'd like to know of them also. Please stop by our forum and tell us about them.


Meet A Relative
The Gift of Once Upon A Time
by Roxann (Stockman) Moore

(Webmaster's Note) When I was a child back in the 1940's there were a lot of traditions that accompanied the Christmas season. Among them was the annual reading of certain stories. We knew the stories almost as well as the reader. Still we wanted to hear them again and again. Each time we heard them they brought on a kind of excited anticipation knowing the family would soon be gathering and good times would happen. This story by Roxann Moore was created the same year Sutor.Org went on-line when Roxann was working as a reporter for a Southern Delaware Newspaper. It is presented in hopes that reading it will become part of your holiday tradition and will become something you look forward to reading each Christmas season.

For as long as I can remember, my mom would tell me stories of her childhood. I would sit rapt in my imagination trying to picture her as the tales unfolded. As with most children, it was hard to envision her as anything other than mom. But as she spoke, it would happen.

My mom playing baseball in the park, raising ducks in their backyard in downtown Wilmington and the assembly line meals as she is from a large family.

Dad would also tell stories about himself. He was an ornery child and I'm not certain mom was pleased by his anecdotes.

Once he decided he was taking off with his friends so he told his mom he was leaving. She said he could not leave the house without her and he accommodated her by placing her in the trunk of his car then driving her around the block.

What really happened when she got hold of him is anyone's guess, but I can't imagine it was good.

(Read the complete story)

Meet an Ancestor
Dorothy (Taylor)Sutor - craftsperson

Born: Nov 24, 1910
Died: Aug 23, 2005

Keeping with our Christmas focus we are taking a slightly different approach to our Meet an Ancestor article this month. While this article usually presents a biographical sketch of our subject's entire life, this month we focus on just one part of our subject's life. As you will read this fits right in with our Christmas focus. 

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Helpful Information
What's in here?

Sutor.Org web site is now in its 8th year on line. Over these years we've had a small but loyal number of regular visitors and a number of visitors who have stopped by occasionally. We'd like to be attracting a much large number of regular visitors.

We've been wondering if some of our occasional visitors may not be aware of everything that is available on this site. So we created this article as a brief overview of what's here and where it can be found.

HOME PAGE The items on the home page mostly speak for themselves. There are two items, however, that could use a little explanation. The links and the menu bar.

Sprinkled throughout the home page are links that will take you from the home page and onto other pages in this web site. These links are printed in blue and are underlined. Sometimes the link will be the continuation of a home page article or, in the case of the date book, the link will take you to a profile page that lists a bit more information about an individual - sometimes even including their picture. All of these links appear in a window that "floats" above the home page. The window has a close box allowing you to close it and return to a full view of the home page.

The menu bar is located at the top of the home page just below the banner. If you move your cursor over the items in the menu bar you will see each respond by changing color. Each of these menu bar items are sections of this web site. Each contains specialized information. We'll explain these sections a bit later in this article. For now, you need to know two things about these menu bar items. First, menu button for the section you are viewing will have orange colored text and it will not click (since you are already on that page). For all the other menu bar buttons, when the button changes color, you can click it to be taken to that section of the web site.

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Let's Hear From You!
This site is for everyone who is now or who may once have been named Sutor. You don't need to be a member of the webmaster's branch of the family tree. If this describes you, please contact us and tell us a bit about yourself and your branch of the family tree.

An invitation - look over the names in the September Date Book. If you know or knew any of these persons (or are related or married to any of them) and would be willing to share any stories about them, please stop by our forum and post your information. It also would be great if you see your name in the datebook and would be willing to drop us a line with some information we could post. Lawrence Stockman, III did and we thank him for doing this.


This site is the work of one man named Sutor. It is not now or ever intended to be a commercial site. It's just my way of using globe-spanning technology to provide a way for this small but far flung family to get reacquainted with its members. I'll be creating a lot of the content but to make this site really valuable your contribution of what you know about the extended Sutor family is most important. I hope you will consider joining with me in this effort.

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