Biography of Samuel Sutcliffe

Biography of Samuel Sutcliffe

This biography appears on page 160 in
"Soldiers' and Citizens' Album of Biographical Record containing personal
sketches of Army Men and Citizens Prominent in loyalty to the Union"
Published in 1890

Samuel Sutcliffe, Elkhorn, Wis., member of G. A. R. Post No. 76, was born at Uttersfield, Yorkshire, England, Aug. 14, 1826, and is the son of William and Eliza (Wood) Sutcliffe, who, about 1839, emigrated to America with their family, landing at the port of New York. After a residence of several years in southern Massachusetts they went to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where their son remained a few years. About 1847 he went to Elkhorn where he engaged in painting and that has been his occupation when able to work. He was been a busy, active man and only retired from active life when approaching age compelled. Aug. 7, 1862, he enlisted in Company I, 28th Wisconsin Infantry, and went into rendezvous at Milwaukee until the regiment started for the South. His health failed and he was abliged to take counsel of the surgeon and returned home on a furlough. His disability was one that totally unfitted him for military duty and he received honorable discharge May 26, 1863.

Mr. Sutcliffe has been twice married. His first wife, to whom he was married in 1850, was named Mary Wise and they had two children -- a son and a daughter. John W. resides in Kansas and Eliza A. is Mrs. W. M. Simmons, of Elkhorn. The second wife, Mary Goody before marriage, was born in England and come to America when 23 years old. She was a resident of Chicago until her marriage.

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