Person:Mary Arkwright (1)

  1. Mary Arkwright1860 - 1915
  • H.  Frank Day (add)
  • WMary Arkwright1860 - 1915
m. c 1878
  • H.  Gilbert Munn (add)
  • WMary Arkwright1860 - 1915
m. c 1882
m. 17 Nov 1887
Facts and Events
Name Mary Arkwright
Alt Name[4] May Arkwright
Gender Female
Birth[5] 21 July 1860 Washingtonville, Columbiana, Ohio, United States
Marriage c 1878 to Frank Day (add)
Marriage c 1882 to Gilbert Munn (add)
Marriage 17 Nov 1887 Wardner, Shoshone, Idaho, United Statesto Levi William "Al" Hutton
Census 6 jun 1900 Wallace, Shoshone, Idaho, United Stateswith Levi William "Al" Hutton
Census 19 Apr 1910 Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United StatesWashington Street
with Levi William "Al" Hutton
Death[4][5] 6 Oct 1915 Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States

A brief history of May Arkwright Hutton, presented by Coralee Brewer during a tree planting event sponsored by the Agnes Kehoe Progressive Alliance at Lincoln Park, Spokane, Washington, April 22, 2008.

Will of Mary Arkwight Hutton

The estate of Mary Arkwight Hutton was the subject of a case brought before the Washington Supreme Court on May 1, 1919. In delivering the opinion of the court J. Parker summarized her will as follows:

"Mary Arkwight Hutton died in Spokane county on October 6, 1915, being then a resident of that county. She left a non-intervention will, which was made by her on December 2, 1913, naming her husband, L.W. Hutton executor therof. She made no testamentary disposition of her property other than as evidenced by the following language in her will:

"First. I give and bequeath unto my half sister Eliza Grombacher of Cleveland, Ohio the sum of $1,000"

"Second. I give and bequeath unto my half brother, Lyman B. Arkwright of Youngstown, Ohio the sum of $1,000"

"Third. I give and bequeath unto my half brother, Delaney Arkwright of Youngstown, Ohio the sum of $1,000"

"Fourth. I give and bequeath unto the children of my deceased half-brother, William Arkwright, late of Youngstown, Ohio the sum of $1,000"

"Fifth. I direct my executor, herinafter named to contribute out of the funds belonging to my estate the sum of $5,000 toward the completion of a labor temple in the City of Spokane, Washington, payable at his discretion when such temple shall have been substatially constructed."

"Sixth. All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate both real and personal wherever situated, I give devise and bequeath to my husband, L.W. Hutton with full power to retin, hold, manage, invest, and keep the same invested, and receive and retain the rents, issues and profits thereof, for and during the term of his natural life, if he should so long remain my widower, and upon his re-marriage or death, or in case he shall not survive me, I give, devise and bequeth to the said Eliza Grombacher, to the said Lyman B. Arkwright, to the said Delaney Arkwight, and to the children of the said William Arkwight, each an undivided one fourth part thereof absolutey and in fee."

  1.   Pieroth, Doris Hinson. The Hutton Settlement: a home for one man's family. (Hutton Settlement, 2003).
  2.   Hutton, May Arkwright. The Coeur d'Alenes: or, A tale of the modern inquisition in Idaho. (Hutton, 1900).

    Written by May Arkwright Hutton in 1900. An account of the labor problems in the Couer d"Alene mines. Also available on Hathi Trust (15 Feb 2019)

  3.   Montgomery, James W., and May Arkwright Hutton. Liberated woman: a life of May Arkwright Hutton. (1985).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Numer 627, Reference ID 934, in Washington (State). Department of Health. Death Index, 1907–1960; 1965–2014. (Cheney: Washington State Archives-Digital Archives).

    May Arkwright Hutton
    Death: 6 Oct 1915, Spokane, Spokane, Washington
    Age: 55, Female
    Father Name: Asa Arkwright
    Mother Name: Mary Bittenbender

  5. 5.0 5.1 May Arkwright, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
    accessed 15 February 2019.

    May Hutton (July 21, 1860 – October 6, 1915) was a suffrage leader in the early history of the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
    - She was raised by her paternal grandfather, Aza, in Ohio.
    - In 1883, she moved to Idaho, where she owned and operated a boarding house in Kellogg. In 1887, she married Levi Hutton ("Al"; one of her customers) and they moved to Wallace, Idaho
    - In 1906, May and Al moved to Spokane, Washington
    - In her memory, Al started the Hutton Settlement orphanage in the Spokane Valley.