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.
An invitation - look
over the names in the July Date Book. If you know or knew any of these persons
and would be willing to share any stories about them, please stop by our
forum and post your information.
invitation - do
you know, or knew any members of the the extended Sutor family who have ties
to the month of June? If so, we'd like to know of them also. Please stop
by our forum and tell us about them.
The 4th of
July has special significance to the Sutor family since we can trace our
roots back to ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War. These patriots
helped secure the freedom we enjoy 230+ years later. They set an example
that has been followed by succeeding generations of the Sutor family who
have answered their country's call and served in virtually every branch of
July 4th is
also a time for families to gather together often in family reunion style.
in Delaware we will be gathering, rain or shine, for fellowship and good
food. If you and your family do likewise, we wish you good weather and good
times. We also urge you to contact us and let us know about your celebration.
we are still seeking assistance from our visitors to add to the annotated
family tree. Contained in this section of the site is a listing of the data
gathered by your webmaster, his cousin Robert Stockman, and Diana Sutor.
While there's a lot of data presented there are still large holes we hope
to fill. For that reason each generation also includes a listing of data
"needs". If you have done any research on your Sutor relatives,
please take a look at these listings to see if you have data that could help
knowledge of our ancestors. To send your data to us, just click on any of
contact us. links found throughout this web site. These
link to your e-mail program and present you with a preaddressed
blank message form. Just add your data and click send. We;d
be most pleased to add your data to the listing and give you
for the addition.
Different Kind of Independence
have visited this site over the years know it has a focus on family - our
extended family - extending back into the dusty annuals of history. For this
year's July message, however, we are going to go in a slightly different
Just as I
was about to send this month's page to our server my wife and I had an experience
which turns a new light on the idea of the extended family.
We have a
neighbor who is now 84 years old. She lost her husband more than 10 years
ago and has lived alone ever since. We were close to both her and her husband
and this relationship continues. As she aged, and became a bit less steady,
we set up a signaling system with her.. Her kitchen window faces one of one
of our bedroom windows. A signal light was placed on her kitchen
table near the window.. She turns it on in the evening.
Next morning during
she turns it off. . If we see
the light is still on in the morning we know there is a problem and phone
her. Sometimes she has just forgotten to turn it off. This morning was different.
We called and she didn't answer.
calls, one of which told her if did not hear from her in 15 minutes we were
calling 911, we had to make the call. Sparing you from all the details, things
worked out well. It was discovered she was stuck in one of the rooms in her
home and couldn't get to the kitchen to deal with the light or the phone.
How does all
this become a part of a discussion on the extended family? We all have relatives
who are aging. Indeed some of us are the one who are aging. It is hoped
this article will stir a concern for the safety of our older family members and
that steps can be taken to help assure their health and welfare can be monitored
in a way that allows them to continue to live independently but
with the assurance they have someone who loves them looking out for them
on a continuing schedule.
of July - A study in Contrasts
I was born
in the State of Delaware in April of 1941 and didn't really
begin to note the 4th of July as a celebration until after
the end of World War II. At that time our local airport, which
had been taken over by the military during the war, was returned
to local control. Now it needs to be noted Delaware is one
of the states which prohibits private purchase and use of fireworks.
Perhaps it was the successful ending of the war or possibly
some other compelling reasons but this large open area became
the site of professional fireworks displays in the late 1940s.
any of the links below to go directly to these articles.
for more information on the Sutor family?
Diana Sutor runs a great web site loaded with information.
Here's a link to it:
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
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.
(Read the complete
Quest to Become a Daughter of the American Revolution
4th 1776, the day our nation's leaders signed the Declaration
of Independence. Has it really been 233 years since
that monumental event occurred in our history? And to think
that the descendants of Johan Nicholas Sutor and Mary Shaffer
Sutor can trace their lineage to a soldier who fought in
Revolutionary War. Yes, Mary Shaffer Sutor's father Adam Shaffer
was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He was a private
Militia serving in Captain Henry Christ's
Company under the command of Samuel Miles and served from 22
Apr 1776 through Dec 1776 during which time
he traveled from Berks County, Pennsylvania to Long Island,
New York and back again to Pennsylvania.
(Read the complete
July Links space has room for several more links. Unfortunately,
for the month of July, we have articles about
only two of
the persons appearing in our Date Book. 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.