The Cemetery on Sutton Island, Maine
Compiled Summer 2000 by Bruce Komusin
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Path to the cemetery is straight back
from the Town Dock,
then up the hill along
the wheelbarrow ramp...
until you glimpse the obelisk off to the left.
The original cemetery, dominated by the metal Fernald obelisk, is roughly rectangular in shape, about 25 feet north-south and 21 feet east-west. It is surrounded by a heavy chain fence held up by ten stone posts as shown in the grave site layout above. Within the chained-in area there is a smaller, slightly-raised area 8.5' north-south by 10' east-west which is formed by a stone border filled with earth. There are two stones and two footstones in this raised area. Other than those, there are two stones, two footstones, and one obelisk in the chained-in area.
The cemetery has been expanded by later burials outside the chained-in area. There are nine stones, two footstones, and two minor stones to the south of the chained-in area, and three stones to the north of it.
All stone inscriptions face west.
[painted, not chiseled, on stone]
HOTTEL NELLIE RICH HOYT CLARKE 1905-1994 1903-1998
When we cross the cold dark river
When we reach the golden shore
May thy face be there to greet us
Then we'll meet to part no more.
[Bottom part of the second "I" in "WILLIAM" is broken off.]
When lingering pains her bosom tore
Resigned she kissed the chastening rod
Each mortal pang with meekness bore,
And smiled in death to meet her God.
closeup of shield
CAPT. WM. MOORE
DIED JUNE 1, 1870
62 Y'RS 1 MO. 3 D'YS
DIED DEC. 12, 1874,
73 Y'RS 5 MO'S 7 D'YS
|Device||sheaf of wheat|
AGED 1YR. 3MO'S, 10 DYS.
DIED DEC.18, 1867,
AGED 2 MO'S 25 D'YS
SONS OF A.C. & N.L. FERNALD
[Emory Gillman is referred to as "Amory Gilman" on stone F4]
Farewell Amory Gilman,
Thou art gone to rest.
God called thee home,
When he thought best.
[referred to as "Emory Gillman" on the Fernald obelisk]
PAINE GEORGE LYMAN CLARA MAY 1874-1967 1872-1948 ALFRED WHITE G. LYMAN JR. 1903-1944 1901-1978 CAROLA WORMSER FRANCES D. FREDDY 1908-1988 1912-1999
["FREDDY" is written at a slight angle after "FRANCES D."; probably a nickname.]
[painted, not chiseled, on natural shape flat stone]
AE. 4 mos. & 23 d'ys.
Died Mar. 31, 1822
AE. 1 year 2 mos. 15 d'ys.
Died Sept. 11, 1825
Children of Isaac & Nancy Richardson
Forever Be in my R.I.P. heart ALWAYS
[painted, not chiseled, on natural shape flat stones; stone on right has a heart painted around inscription]
+ end of inscriptions +
Please be aware that a person may be mentioned on more than one inscription. They may have their own stone, as well as being mentioned on another stone as "son of ..." or "father of ..." for example. However, the table has only one link to an inscription. It may not be the only reference. So study the inscriptions carefully for multiple references.
Stones with "dau. of ..." are especially useful as they reveal a woman's maiden name. Where possible, I've listed women under both their maiden and married names.
Family members were often buried close to each other. Note but don't click on the grave coordinate immediately to the left of the given name. Then click on "Sutton" to go to the grave site diagram, and click on nearby stones to see their inscriptions.
|*||0||0||-1||Sutton Island Cemetery database last updated 25 Jan 2001|
|Sutton A3||Andrew Clarke||Chapin||12-20-1973||5-8-1997||23|
|Sutton F4||Amory (or Emory) Gilman||Fernald||1862||3-13-1864||1y3m10d||son of A.C. & N.L. Fernald|
|Sutton G4||Ora Elbert||Fernald||1867||12-18-1867||2m25d||son of A.C. & N.L. Fernald|
|Sutton B2||Hoyt Clarke||Hottel||1903||1998||95||husb. of Nellie R.|
|Sutton B1||Hoyt Clarke, Jr.||Hottel||1936||1999||63||son of Hoyt C. & Nellie R.|
|Sutton B2||Nellie Rich||Hottel||1905||1994||89||wife of Hoyt C. Sr.|
|Sutton M2||Frederick Gilman||Howe||1907||1994||87||husb. of Helen K.|
|Sutton M2||Helen King||Howe||1903||1992||89||wife of Frederick G.|
|Sutton I5||Hortense Flexner||King||1885||1973||88|
|Sutton K4||Ruth Rodney||King||1906?||1973?||67?|
|Sutton M3||Linwood A.||McDonald||4-12-1933||1-28-1996||62|
|Sutton C6||Capt. William||Moore||1801||12-12-1874||73y5m7d||husb. of Eliza|
|Sutton D6||Eliza||Moore||1808||6-1-1870||62y1m3d||wife of Capt. William|
|Sutton J6||Alfred White||Paine||1903||1944||41|
|Sutton J6||Carola Wormser||Paine||1908||1988||80|
|Sutton J6||Clara May||Paine||1872||1948||76|
|Sutton J6||Frances D. "Freddy"||Paine||1912||1999||87|
|Sutton J6||G. Lyman, Jr.||Paine||1901||1978||77|
|Sutton J6||George Lyman||Paine||1874||1967||93|
|Sutton H1||Capt. William M.||Richardson||1822||7-4-1864||41y7m18d||father|
Andrew Clarke Chapin, Andrew C. Chapin, Andrew Chapin, A.C. Chapin, A. C. Chapin, A. Chapin
Hoyt Clarke Hottel, Jr., Hoyt C. Hottel, Jr., Hoyt Hottel, Jr., H.C. Hottel, Jr., H. C. Hottel, Jr., H. Hottel, Jr., Hoyt Clarke Hottel Jr., Hoyt C. Hottel Jr., Hoyt Hottel Jr., H.C. Hottel Jr., H. C. Hottel Jr., H. Hottel Jr.
Nellie Rich Hottel, Nellie R. Hottel, Nellie Hottel, N.R. Hottel, N. R. Hottel, N. Hottel
Capt. William Moore, Capt. W. Moore, Capt. Wm. Moore
Eliza Moore, E. Moore
Emory Gillman Fernald, Emory G. Fernald, Emory Fernald, E.G. Fernald, E. G. Fernald, E. Fernald, Amory Gilman Fernald, Amory G. Fernald, Amory Fernald, A.G. Fernald, A. G. Fernald, A. Fernald
Ora Elbert Fernald, Ora E. Fernald, Ora Fernald, O.E. Fernald, O. E. Fernald, O. Fernald
A.C. Fernald, A. C. Fernald, A. Fernald
N.L. Fernald, N. L. Fernald, N. Fernald
Capt. William M. Richardson, Capt. William Richardson, Capt. W. Richardson, Capt. Wm. M. Richardson, Capt. Wm. Richardson, Capt. W.M. Richardson, Capt. W. M. Richardson
Wyncie King, W. King
Hortense Flexner King, Hortense F. King, Hortense King, H.F. King, H. F. King, H. King
George Lyman Paine, George L. Paine, George Paine, Geo. L. Paine, Geo. Paine, G.L. Paine, G. L. Paine, G. Paine
Clara May Paine, Clara M. Paine, Clara Paine, C.M. Paine, C. M. Paine, C. Paine
Alfred White Paine, Alfred W. Paine, Alfred Paine, Al W. Paine, Al Paine, A.W. Paine, A. W. Paine, A. Paine
G. Lyman Paine, Jr., G.L. Paine, Jr., G. L. Paine, Jr., G. Paine, Jr., G. Lyman Paine Jr., G.L. Paine Jr., G. L. Paine Jr., G. Paine Jr.
Carola Wormser Paine, Carola W. Paine, Carola Paine, C.W. Paine, C. W. Paine, C. Paine
Frances D. Paine, Frances Paine, F.D. Paine, F. D. Paine, F. Paine, Freddy D. Paine, Freddy Paine
James Boggs, J. Boggs
Isaac Richardson, I. Richardson
Joseph M. Richardson, Joseph Richardson, J.M. Richardson, J. M. Richardson, J. Richardson, Joe M. Richardson, Joe Richardson
Sophia E. Richardson, Sophia Richardson, Sofia Richardson, S.E. Richardson, S. E. Richardson, S. Richardson
Nancy Richardson, N. Richardson
Ruth Rodney King, Ruth R. King, Ruth King, R.R. King, R. R. King, R. King
Norris Manley, N. Manley
Kirtland Manley, K. Manley
Helen King Howe, Helen K. Howe, Helen Howe, H.K. Howe, H. K. Howe, H. Howe
Frederick Gilman Howe, Frederick G. Howe, Frederick Howe, Fred Gilman Howe, Fred G. Howe, Fred Howe, F.G. Howe, F. G. Howe, F. Howe
Linwood A. McDonald, Linwood McDonald, L.A. McDonald, L. A. McDonald, L. McDonald