Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lewis Tooker Hutton I

Lewis Tooker Hutton I was born on Jan 25, 1844 in NYC. He married at Brookside, the Stewart mansion in Newburgh NY in 1897 at the age of 53 to Jesse Eunice Stewart who was 28 years old. He died seventeen years later on October 20, 1914 in Morristown, N.J. His father was Andrew Hutton, born in Scotland in 1809. His Mother was Joanna S. Hutton, born in N.J.,

The 1870 Census has Lewis listed as living with his father, Andrew and mother Joanna S., and sister Margaret. He was working as a "Clerk in a Post Office." Two others were living in the house. Mary Golden 20, servant; and Mary Paradise 14, attending school

Lewis F Hutton
Birth Year: abt 1846
Age in 1870: 24
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: New York Ward 16 District 14, New York, New York

The 1900 Census has Lewis listed as retired, owner of a mortgaged home.

Home in 1900: Morristown Ward 2, Morris, New Jersey
Age: 46 (His real age was 56)
Birth Date: Jan 1854 (his real birthday is 1844)
Birthplace: New York
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: New Jersey
Spouse's name: Jessie J
Marriage Year: 1898
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 2
Household Members:
Louis T Hutton 46
Jessie S Hutton 30 Her birthday is listed Aug 1869
Andrew Hutton 6/12 (6 months) b. 1899
Alma Larssen 18 Servant - cook from Sweeden 18
Lenora Robinson 26 Nurse, has one child

1910 Census
Lewis T Hutton 57, 12 years of marriage, owns home with Mortgage
Jessie E. 40
Andrew L. S. 11
Lewis T. 5
No servants listed

We believe that the Huttons were Methodists.

He married Jesse Eunice Stewart [Hutton] b. 6 August 1869.

They had two children: Andy and Lewis Tooker Hutton II

Mary Stewart [Hafer] wrote to Joan Hutton L. on (26 January 2008):
I think I can tell you a little more about your Grandfather Hutton. I heard it many times from my father. Your grandfather was related to the Huttons who had the vast fortune from the Woolworth stores. His parents brought him up to be a "Gentleman," in the English sense that a gentleman does not engage in mundane work or worry about money. He lived with his parents until he was forty. He then inherited $60,000 from an aunt. This was enough, if wisely invested, to support a family in a modest manner. He then married my great aunt, the sister of my father and Uncle Sam.
They lived very well and in about five years, the inheritance was gone. Conveniently, another aunt died and left him another $60,000. They spent this in another five years. Then another aunt died and left another $60,000. This was the last inheritance he would receive. Uncle Sam, the patriarch of the Stewarts and whoever was the patriarch of the Huttons were worried about their spendthrift relatives. Although they had no legal authority over their adult relatives, they dragged them to the N.Y. office of the business-minded Huttons and persuaded them to sign documents putting this last inheritance into a trust.
Your Grandfather and my great aunt were pretty unhappy about this. They had to give up their coach and coachman and many other luxuries to which they had become accustomed but they had enough to live on for the rest of their lives. I believe I heard you say that your father [Lewis T Hutton II] received money from a trust and that ken's father Edgar Landis [who worked for Chemical Bank] was involved with this trust. I would guess that this was the same trust that was set up for your grandparents.
Fondly, Mary 

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