Manufacturer of and dealer in granite monuments, Monmouth; is a progressive, up-to-date citizen, who is a leader in his special industry, and a member of the Presbyterian Church, taking a deep and abiding interest in all questions affecting the progress and prosperity of his city and county.

He was born in Lee County, Iowa, in 1851, a son of Daniel and Margaret Ann (Beard) Sutherland. His father, a native of Pennsyl­ vania, emigrated to Peoria County, Ill., in 1841, and removed to DesMoines County, Iowa, in 1849. He was a successful teacher in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Illinois and Iowa, was married in the last mentioned State and died in Mon­ mouth, July 7, 1902. His good wife still sur­ vives him and resides in Monmouth.

John D. Sutherland was reared and educated in Davis County, Iowa, learned his trade at Kirksville, Mo., and, after working as a marble-worker at Burlington, Iowa, three years, he came to Monmouth in 1889, as an employee of John Hoard, of Burlington, a marble manufacturer and dealer, who had established a branch here. In 1890, in partnership with W. H. Lord, Mr. Sutherland bought,Mr. Moard's business in Monmouth and established an independent enterprise, of which he became sole proprietor in 1892. His business, which is quite large, is constantly growing.


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