FRANCIS E. SUTTON, 1LT, USMC
Francis Sutton '81
Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: March 15, 1889
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Francis Eskridge Sutton was admitted to the Naval Academy from New York on June 21, 1877 at age 16 years 6 months.
Second Lieutenant, 1 July, 1883. First Lieutenant, 9 March, 1888. Lost in wreck of U.S.S. Vandalia, 16 March, 1889, at Apia, Samoa.
Francis is mentioned a few times in the memoir of George Barnett, Marine Corps Commandant.
Cornelius Schoonmaker '59 was commanding officer of Vandalia and was also lost that day.
Class of 1881
Francis is the only member of the Class of 1881 in Memorial Hall.