OKLAHOMA PVT 64 CO 162 DEPOT BRIGADE WORLD WAR I
Oak Hill Memorial Park
Plot: Masonic Sec. 5
Inducted US Army Aug 29 1918
162 Depot Brigade
Discharged Dec 24 1918
Demobilization character: very good
The Fishing Pole
by James Alvin Dutton
I'm not of the sort of people who desire to own the earth.
The things most folks covet, seem to me of little worth.
I desire no great fortune, rather does my simple soul,
delight in the possessionof a common fishing pole.
Men may boast in loud language of their mansions, yachts and things,
But they seem to find small pleasure, even though they live like kings.
And I bet a dime I'm richer In the peace that's in my soul,
just because I want so little, other than a fishing pole.
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I just now found your comment correcting James Alvin Dutton's middle name on my family tree (nearly 2 years later!). Thanks very much for this. How are you related to James Dutton? His son, James Belmont Dutton was my mother's cousin (she was Kathryn Harley Behles). He was a lovely man and I enjoyed visiting with him and his wife a few times in the last years of their lives.
James Alvin Dutton was my grandfather. My mother was Edriss Ann (Dutton) Clark, half-sister to James Belmont Dutton. Do you have much on the Dutton's? I have info on James Alvin's father (James Ace Dutton) and mother (Florence (Sparks) Dutton) and his grandparents (George Washington Dutton and Sarah A Dutton) but that's as far back as I been able to get on the Dutton's.
Sorry, I don't have much on the Duttons, them not being my ancestors. James A. Dutton's first marriage was to Myrtle Yates, my grandmother's eldest sister. As you probably know, Myrtle died about a month after Belmont was born (he was Belmont to my part of the family, but Jim to the outside world). I gather Belmont didn't get along with his father very well, he sounds like he was a harsh disciplinarian, and I don't know that he ever bonded well with his step-mother either. He always said he was mostly raised by his two grandmothers (Mary Hightower Yates and Florence Sparks Dutton) and that he left home at the age of 13 or 14. I have a copy of James A & Myrtle's marriage license and a lovely photo of Belmont and Mona's wedding in 1935. If you'd like a copy of these, get in touch by email: email@example.com and I'll be happy to send those to you.
Yes, I would like a copy of the marriage license and the photo. We always called him Belmont too. I only saw him a few times and from my observations I agree that he wasn't very close with his half-sister (my mother) or his step-mother (my grandmother). If he left home at the age of 13 or 14, that would have been about the time my mother was born or shortly thereafter. What was your grandmother's name? My tree indicates that Myrtle had four sisters (Apner, Cela, Louise, Edress) and one brother, Henry. By the way, I learned only recently that my mother was named after Myrtle's sister, Edress. Attached is a photo of Edress Yates that my mother had on display in her house my whole life and I did not realize who she was.
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