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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
can help you write the article if you wish.
Sutor Quick Fact
The man behind the company
The item at the left may not be familiar to most folks but it is almost legendary.
This piece of equipment is one of the latest versions of an industrial
blower. The company that originally manufactured these was the W. F. Sutor
Not much is known of about William F.
Sutor except he was a well liked business man from Southern California.
researching Mr. Sutor a seemingly unrelated item was discovered.
But upon closer reading it is quite possible it may be additional
about this same man. The San Diego Swimming Club archives notes
that in the 1930s a Mr. W. F. Sutor helped develop
a classification system for ranking swimmers.
It is known that William F. Sutor, the
industrialist, contracted Parkinson's disease and died of it.
are links to two articles about William F. Sutor. In both cases
you'll need to read or skim a bit before you locate the material
on him. Both are very interesting.
The World of Positive
Displacement Blowers - a History
San Diego Rowing Club
on Labor Day
of our web site visitors know your webmaster had a career as an educator.
During the early years of teaching the school year typically began on the
day after Labor Day. Since the students were sometimes not all that pleased
to be back in the classroom he would alter the first day's lessons to
include a bit of "get aquatinted" activities. One of these was
to explore the holiday that had just happened. On one such session when
he asked the
students "Why do we have holidays?", he got a surprising answer.
One student raised his hand immediately and stated, "So the stores
can have sales."
got a chuckle from the class but on reflection it seems as
if this student was giving a more accurate response than
he realized.The times have changed.
with Wikipedia we learn:
Day) originated in Canada out of labor disputes ("Nine-Hour
Movement") first in Hamilton, then in Toronto, Canada
in the 1870s, which resulted in a Trade Union Act which
legalized and protected union activity in 1872 in Canada.
held in support of the Nine-Hour Movement and the printers'
strike led to an annual celebration in Canada. In 1882,
American labor leader Peter J. McGuire witnessed one of
festivals in Toronto. Inspired , he returned to New York
and organized the first American "labor
day" on September 5 of the same year.
the aftermath of
the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the US
military and US Marshals during the 1894 Pullman Strike,
Cleveland put reconciliation with Labor as a top political
priority. Fearing further conflict, legislation making
Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress.
vot4s in both and House and the Senate. The legislation
was signed into law just six days after the end of
form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the
first proposal of the holiday: A street parade to
the public "the strength and esprit de corps of
the trade and labor organizations," followed by
a festival for the workers and their families. This became
the pattern for Labor
Day celebrations. Speeches by prominent men and women
were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed on
and civil significance of the holiday. Still later, by
a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention
of 1909, the
Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday
and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects
of the labor
movement. (end of Wikipedia material)
back on those ancestors I knew personally I am reminded most
of them were laborers. My father Harry worked in a Leather
Tanning Factory and in a steel machine shop. My grandfather
Lawrence was, for a time, a fireman (during the days where
the fire wagons were pulled by horses) and later worked in
the same steel shop as his son. My great grandfather George
Thomas Sutor was also a fireman but for him this job was
one of maintaining the fires in the steam boilers producing
the steam to operate the machines of the steam era. Your
webmaster, before he earned his college degrees, also had
laborer jobs - first as a worker in a battery distributorship
and then as an
assembler on the line with General Motors. .
have changed, however. American
businesses have now outsourced, to other countries, many
of the jobs considered as "labor". But we still
need to honor and remember the contributions of our ancestors. When
proclaiming the establishment of Labor Day President Grover
Cleveland stated: " A truly American Sentiment recognizes
the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest
think about your ancestors and the type of jobs they had.
There's sure to be some laborers. Then contact this web site
and tell us about them and the jobs they did. We can post
these stories individually or as a collection. to further
honor our ancestors for their contributions to the country
there's not as many laborers in this country as there once
was but the contributions of our ancestors bear remembering
and honoring. We;d love to hear from you .
any of the links below to go directly to these articles.
Lawrence Stockman III
last month 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.
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.
web site is now in its 12th 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
of regular visitors.
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
it can be found.
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.
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
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
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
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.
of the main pages of the various sections display that same
banner as the home page and the menu bar so you can freely
move about the web site. The first page of a section is a
kind of home page for that section telling you the kind of
information found there and providing links to allow you
to access whatever you wish.
this Site This section is an expanded version
of this article. It contains in-depth information about
each section of the Sutor.Org web site as well as background
information about the creation of this web site and a number
of articles to assist those visitors who would like to
write materials for posting on this site.
This section is an expanded version of
the date book. While the current month's notable dates
always appear on the home page, the Almanac section gives
you access to the full year. Found here are year long
on the Web There are many other persons named Sutor who either
have their own web site or are noted on other web sites. This section provides
a set of links to allow you to visit these other Sutor web sites and easily
return to Sutor.Org. Posted here are:
Web Sites - web sites created by a member of the extended Sutor family about
themselves or their accomplishments
or web sites containing information about a living
member of the Sutor family.
(Read the complete
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.
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.