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.
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.
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.
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.
Allure of Champagne
A Merry Christmas
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,
see an enlarged version of the tree picture - click the image.
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
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.
an Ancestor column is on Dorothy (Taylor) Sutor and features her work as
a craftsperson who created toys for her children and Christmas decorations.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
any of the links below to go directly to these articles.
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.
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.
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
The Gift of Once Upon A Time
by Roxann (Stockman) Moore
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
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.
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.
also tell stories about himself. He was an ornery child and
I'm not certain mom was pleased by his anecdotes.
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.
happened when she got hold of him is anyone's guess, but
I can't imagine it was good.
(Taylor)Sutor - craftsperson
Died: Aug 23, 2005
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.
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
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.
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.