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These pictures,
except for
Zander, and
show each
person at
about the
age when he
first became
a parent.


in the
Family Tree


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07John Suter (1805)
11 Kate E. Moore
14 Lawrence L. Stockman II
16 Rowland Moore
18 Florence (Fontello) Stockman
19 Norma (Sutor) Meredith
23 Scott R. Stockman
26 Lawrence L. Stockman III

None reported this month

In Memoriam
None reported this month

Did we miss you or any of your family members in any of the categories above? If so, contact us and give us the details.

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.

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 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 Company.

Not much is known of about William F. Sutor except he was a well liked business man from Southern California.

While researching Mr. Sutor a seemingly unrelated item was discovered. But upon closer reading it is quite possible it may be additional information 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.

Here 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

The San Diego Rowing Club

Featured Stories
Reflections on Labor Day

As some 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."

This 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.

Checking with Wikipedia we learn:

"(Labor 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. The parades 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 these labor festivals in Toronto. Inspired , he returned to New York and organized the first American "labor day" on September 5 of the same year.

In 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, President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with Labor as a top political priority. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress. receiving unanimously vot4s in both and House and the Senate. The legislation was signed into law just six days after the end of the strike.

The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday: A street parade to exhibit 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 the economic 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)

Thinking 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. .

Times 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 toil."

Please 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

Maybe 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 .

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



Lawrence Stockman III





Norma (Sutor) Meredith




Like 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.

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.




Helpful Information
What's in here?

Sutor.Org web site is now in its 13th 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.

SECTIONS All 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.

About 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.

The Almanac 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

Sutors 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:

Sutor 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 story )

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.

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.

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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