SQUIRE Z. CUTLER               GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

Burlingame Enterprise, Thursday, Dec. 3, 1903, Pg. 1

Vol. IX, No. 9


Death of Squire Cutler.

  Within the past two weeks there have died in this city four of its old and respected citizens, Major Samuel Shibley, Dr. H. Burrows, Capt. Wm. Dela-Mater, and this week we chronicle the death of S. Z. Cutler, which occurred at his home on Saturday afternoon at four o’clock.  Mr. Cutler was first afflicted with rheumatism in his hands which developed into paralysis and for over four years he was an invalid being practically helpless all of that time.  His constant attendant was his wife, who displayed marvelous strength for one of her years.

  Squire Z. Cutler was born in Grafton, Rensselaer county, New York, on June 1, 1821.  When three years of age his father died leaving seven children; his mother then moved to Connecticut, where he grew to manhood.  On October 18, fifty-seven years ago he was married to Miss Mary C. Brown at East Thompson, Connecticut.  To them were born two sons; one died in infancy and the other Charles Cutler died at Baldwin, Kansas, in 1893, from injuries the result of an accident.  He moved with his family to Ohio in 1852, coming from thence to Burlingame in the spring of 1870.  Mr. Cutler was a shoemaker by trade and followed his profession here until failing health came upon him.  For fifty-eight years he was a professing Christian and a member of the Methodist church and for years held an official relation in this church.  He served for three years during the Civil war in Company I, of the 103rd Ohio regiment.

  The funeral was held at the Methodist church on Monday afternoon. The fraternal order of the Masons and Odd Fellows were represented, the Masons being charge of the exercises.  Mr. Cutler, for so many years identified with the commercial and religious affairs of this place, was a man widely known and highly respected.  To the bereaved widow is extended the sympathy of many friends.