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.