Cleek, Dunmore, Gum, Hill, Stephenson, Suit Family - Person Sheet
Cleek, Dunmore, Gum, Hill, Stephenson, Suit Family - Person Sheet
Birth22 Nov 1875, Camp Springs, Prince George's County, MD709,732,733,734,735,715,716,717,718,719,720,736,721,722,737,738,739,740,741,742,730,597,731,69
Census2 Jun 1880, Prince George’s County, MD735,715,718,743
MemoEnumeration District 9
Residence30 Dec 1899, Suitland, Prince George's County, MD744,745
Census28 Jun 1900, Prince George’s County, MD733,650,720,721
MemoEnumeration District 6 Spalding
Census1910, Prince George’s County, MD734,719
MemoEnumeration District 6 Suitland Road
Land Sold1919, Suitland, Prince George's County, MD746
MemoSold place and moved to Anacostia
Residence1919, Anacostia, Washington, DC746
Census7 Jan 1920, Suitland, Prince George's County, MD732,716,722
MemoSpaulding District Suitland TB Road, Silver Hill Road Southwest
Residence1928, 2122 13th Street SE, Washington, DC747
Census1930, Washington, DC717
MemoEnumeration District 336
Residence1931, 2122 13th Street SE, Washington, DC673
Residence1937, 2122 13th Street SE, Washington, DC593
Census1940, 2122 13th Street SE, Washington, DC748
MemoEnumeration District 456
Death13 Dec 1943, Suitland, Prince George's County, MD709,749,736,730,597,731,69
Memo6:30 pm, Age 69 (would have been 68?)
Burial16 Dec 1943, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Prince George's County, MD709,736
MemoServices Emanuel Episcopal Church 1:30 pm
Soc. Sec. #579-05-4440750
OccupationChar at Library of Congress 1928; Chairwoman at Library 1940; Char at Wash Loan & Trust Co 1937751,747,593
EducationHighest Education High School 4 yrs752
FatherWilliam Thomas Allen (1841-1894)
MotherGeorgianna Victoria Sweeney (1849-1912)
Misc. Notes
Sold Cedar Hill Cemetary in sections to make money.753 (page Forty-three, it was Rosa Pelham Suit whom sold Lot No. 4 and Lot No. 6 of the Subdivision of Nonesuch in 1893 to Mr. Starkweather, whom started the Forest Lake Cemetery, after 1913 it became Cedar Hill Memorial Park Cemetery)754

Grandma Gertrude Allen Suit - Allentown - She was associated in some way.755

Mrs. Suit’s Pistol Effective756
Report has been made to the police of an attempted burglary at the home of Deputy Sheriff Arthur B. Suit, in Suitland, Prince George’s county, MD. Mrs. Suit and her children were on the second floor of the house Tuesday night, said Mr. Suit, when the first-named heard persons moving about downstairs. She supposed that some of the farm hands had come in for something. When the intruders moved to the second floor, however, she grew frightened and locked the door.
Mrs. Suit waited until the men were about to go downstairs, when she opened the door and fired two shots. The burglars dropped their bundles and fled. Mrs. Suit, fearing the men might return to attack her and her two children, took refuge at Suitland Park.

Woman’s Rare Courage.757
Hid Her Children, Then Fired on Two Burglars.
Rare courage for a woman was exhibited by the wife of Deputy Sheriff Arthur B. Suit, of Prince George’s Co, last night, when she cooly faced two burglars, whom she heard ransacking her house at Suitland, and fired two shots at them just as they were about to get away with their booty. The deputy sheriff was in the city on business that day, and did not return home until about 9 o’clock in the evening. His wife and three children remained at Suitland without other protection than a revolver loaded with three cartridges, all there were in the house.
Mrs. Suit put the children to bed about 8 o’clock, and sat up awaiting the return of her husband. She did not feel uneasy, because she had frequently remained alone while the deputy was away escorting prisoners to Upper Marlboro. She heard several men walking down the stairs of the big house, but felt no alarm, thinking they were some of the farm hands. The men began to ascend the stairs after walking about the lower floor fully half an hour, packing up all the valuables they could find. Mrs. Suit finally recognized the character of the intruders, and locked her door just as the burglars passed along the hallway on the second floor. Mrs. Suit hid the children under a blanket and awaited developments. She heard the footsteps of the men again, and opened her room door while they were approaching in the hallway not five feet away.
She fired two shots at the burglars, as soon as they came in sight, and they fled. Further investigation showed that they did not tarry for their booty, which they had tied up in large bundles in various parts of the house. After the men disappeared Mrs. Suit thought they might return to murder her and the children. She took the children to Suitland Park, where she told her story, and man friends of the family went to the house to investigate, but no trace of the robbers could be found,

Gertrude Maeallen (sic) Suit; Type of Claim: Life Claim, Date: 22 Jul 1943758
Gertrude Allen Suit had a gorter - Dr White said she was too old to take it out759
Suit Ancestry Archive 12/21/99:
Suit, Arthur B. (mc000468) - Married 1891- Spouse: Unknown, Gertrude
Suit, Arthur B. (mc000493) - Married No Date - Spouse: Unknown, Gertrude

1890 Directory Baltimore, MD: Gertrude M. Allen, 215 s s Norris alley (Same Gertrude? Born Camp Springs, MD not Baltimore?) (File: Genealogy Data, MD)

Not listed in obituaries in the Washington Post on ProQuest Historical Newspapers, Montgomery County Public Library for 13-21 Dec 1943
Birth19 Nov 1861, New York City, NY600,601,602,603,604,605,606,607,608,609,610,611,612,613,614,615,616,617,618,619,620,621,622,576,623,624,625,626,585,586,597,531,69,599
Memo1862? 1863? 1865 (54 yrs in 1919)? MA? NH? MD?
Census4 Jul 1870, Forestville, Prince George’s County, MD627,628,629,630
MemoSpalding District
Land Purchase25 Mar 1876, Suitland, Prince George's County, MD631,632
MemoHis father, Samuel T. Suit, Deed to George T. May, Trustee, Brown dower land for Arthur B. Suit
Census24 Jun 1880, Prince George’s County, MD633,634,635,636
MemoSpaulding District No. 6
Land Purchase24 Jun 1885, Suitland, Prince George's County, MD637,638,639
Memo41 1/6 acres believed part of "Frye Friend Good Will Enlarged" corner where Federal Center is now located; conveyed from William B. & Ann Bowie and George T. May, Trustee for Arthur B. Suit, Spalding District; Morgaged same day $2500
Land Sold24 Jun 1885, Prince George’s County, MD640,641
Memotract of land 52.83 ac conveyed by William B. & Ann Bowie & George T. May Trustee for ABSuit; Arthur B. Suit to Horace Crosier by deed; mortgaged same date by Wm Bowie
Residence1886, 477 C Street NW, Washington, DC642
Memocap police
Residence1887, 477 C Street NW, Washington, DC643
Memocap police
Residence18 Feb 1890, Prince George’s County, MD644,528
Residence23 May 1890, Suitland, Prince George's County, MD645
MemoWon a Cocking Main in Long Island City.
Land Purchase1892, Suitland, Prince George's County, MD646
Memosold 38 1/6 acres to William A. Harrison, leaving Arthur with 3 acres
Residence1892, Suitland, Prince George's County, MD647
Memomoved to house near corner of Suitland Road & Silver Hill Road
Residence27 Aug 1896, Suitland, Prince George's County, MD648
Memowas thrown from his horse while practicing the animal at jumping hurdles two weeks ago and sustained serious injuries about the head
Census28 Jun 1900, Prince George’s County, MD649,650,651,652
MemoDistrict 6 Spalding
Land Purchase18 Aug 1900, Prince George’s County, MD653,654
MemoLegal Estate by Deed of George T. May, Trustee to Arthur B. Suit; 101 ac near Silver Hill
Land Purchaseabt 1903, Suitland, Prince George's County, MD655
Memoowned corner where the Census Bureau is and Horace Crosier owned the opposite corner.
Land Purchase7 Apr 1904, Prince George’s County, MD656
Memofrom George T. May, Trustee of DC: Deed Samuel T. Suit, dec’d, his Father .. land conveyed by Edward & Rahcael (sic) A. Joy to STSuit; due to indebtedness to Charles K Bingham, trust at death of C. K. Bingham; 15.25 ac also hotel in Bladensburg formerly owned by John Smith Suit
Land Purchaseabt 3 Aug 1907, Anacostia, Washington, DC657
MemoReal Estate Transfer from Griswold Addition to Anacostia-The National Capital Bank of Washington DC lots 258, 259 for $10
Census1910, Prince George’s County, MD658,659
MemoDistrict 6 Suitland Road
Residence19 Aug 1919, Suitland, Prince George's County, MD625
MemoSpaulding’s District
Death19 Aug 1919, Oxon Hill, Prince George’s County, MD660,661,662,663,664,609,665,666,667,668,669,576,670,625,626,585,671,672,673,597,531,69
MemoWashington DC? age 57; 54 years
Burial22 Aug 1919, St Barnabas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Oxon Hill, Prince George’s County, MD674,675,625,671,585
OccupationSheriff of Prince George's County, MD (Constable) 1907, 1911-13; store & bar & bowling alley about 1900; rooster fights; cap police; watchman677,678,679,680,681,682,683,684,685,686,687,688,689,625,690,691,585,671,692,693,642,643,694
FatherSamuel Taylor Suit (1832-1888)
MotherAurelia Bingham Wilmarth (1841-1917)
Misc. Notes
Suitland History 1976:695
Merchant in Suitland (Storekeeper in the 1900s) He had a store, a bar and a bowling alley in one building about 1900. Located on the corner where he lived between the present water tower and the road. It faced Silver Hill Road. He raised game chickens and had rooster fights in the back. Arthur was the sheriff and had a jail near his house.

The Wood Ibis in VA and MD. On July 20, 1896, an adult Tantalus loculator was killed by Mr. Rudolph Thiele in his barnyard at Silver Hill, MD near the District of Columbia line. There were two; the other, an immature bird, flew away about half a mile and was killed soon afterwards on the same day by Mr. Arthur Suit of Suitland. Both were mounted for the above named gentlemen, and I saw the fresh skins.696

Atlantic Reporter697 Similar wording of same proceeding698
MD Court of Appeals: Vol 55 Part 1 Pg 382: (97 MD 539) 30 Jun 1903: Suit et ux. v. Suit
“This appeal is from a decree of the lower court declaring that the estate of S. Taylor Suit is entitled in equity to the property in dispute, and restraining Arthur B. Suit from setting up any further claim thereto. The questions involved arise in the following manner: Arthur B. suit filed a bill of complaint charging that he is entitled to a one-third undivided interest in certain land, particularly described in the bill (and which will be referred to hereafter for convenience as the “Brown dower land”), and that the defendants named in the bill are entitled to the other two-thirds. The prayer of the bill is for a sale for the purpose of division. After proper proceedings, a decree for the sale of the property was passed. The trustee named therein made and reported a sale of part of the land, and an audit was made, wherein one-third of the proceeds of sale were assigned to Arthur Bingham Suit. The trustee thereupon reported to the court that Rosa P. Suit claimed the amount which had been allowed by the audit to Arthur B. Suit, that only a small part of the land had been sold, and that by reason of Rosa suit’s (sic) claim the trustee cannot make sale of the residue, and prayed that Arthur B. Suit and Rosa P. Suit, as widow & trustee of her children (whose names are unknown to the petitioner) may be required to answer, etc. Both of these parties answered this petition, & asked the court to determine to whom the proceeds of the sale of the one undivided third interest of the Brown land legally & equitably belonged. Testimony was taken by both parties, & on the 28th day of August 1902, the court decreed that “the estate of S. Taylor Suit was entitled to the property & the proceeds of any sale thereof.” From this decree Arthur Bingham Suit has appealed. ....
... transactions occurring subsequently between S. T. Suit & his son, Arthur. S. T. Suit was indebted to one Charles K. Bingham in a large amount. His claims were placed in (George T.) May’s hands, as trustee, with power to sue for the same or arrange ‘in some mode that would secure them, & to hold the proceeds’ for the benefit of Arthur Bingham Suit after Bingham’s death, as per letter (Jacksonville, FL Nov 30, 1875 from C.K.Bingham) ....
In view of what we have said, it follows that we are of the opinion that the proof shows that the title & interest to the property in dispute is in Arthur B. Suit. The decree must, therefore, be reversed, & the cause remanded for further proceedings in conformity with the views herein expressed.
Decree reversed, & cause remanded for further proceedings.“

SuitA PG JWB5 0360699 24 Jun 1885 Deed WmB & Annie H. Bowie; George T. May, Trustee for Arthur B. Suit; to S. Taylor Suit for $6379.72 Suitland, Spaldings District. By agreement dated May 28th, 1877, duly recorded in Liber HB 12 folio 358, the said William B. Bowie obligated himself to convey to the said George T. May, Trustee for Arthur B. Suit, for the sum of $12,579.20, provided the same was paid to him within four year from 28 May 1877 and although the said sum was not paid as stipulated and the agreement forfeited, George T. May, Trustee for Arthur B. Suit, and Arthur B. Suit unite in this deed to convey to Samuel Taylor Suit, any rights they may have in the premises, except a tract of land containing 41 1/6 ac clear of the road conveyed by Wm Bowie & wife and George T. May, Trustee, to Arthur B. Suit by deed of even date with these presents and a tract of land containing 52.83 ac conveyed to Horace Crosier by deed of even date with these presents....

Suit Career was Meteoric700
Col Suit - added considerably to his fortune and he further added to his social standing by marrying Aurelia Wilmarth, d/o the president of the Home Life Ins.Co of NY, by whom he had 1 son.

22 Aug 1919 Image 945 Funeral of Arthur B. Suit; Special to the Washington Post:701
Upper Marlboro, Aug 21. - Funeral services for Arthur B. Suit, sheriff of Prince Georges county from 1911-1913, who died Tuesday near Suitland, Spaldings district, aged 54, took place this afternoon from his late residence. Mr. Suit was found unconscious in his automobile in Washington Monday night. He was a potent factor in the destinies of the Democratic party in Spaldings district.
Washington Post 20 Aug 1919 Image 1521:
Deaths Reported.
Arthur B. Suit, 57 yrs, Emergency Hosp.
Thought Arthur had Tuburculosis (TB) because he coughed a lot.702
1900 MD Census PG Co. (Microfilm Pr Geo Co Library, Hyattsville, MD 14 Mar 2000)703,7041900MDPGSpldgD20A/149 Dwg 363 Fam 367705 Listed with Suit, Arthur B. is Suit, Samuel S., Brother, Male, B:Month Not Reported 1873, 26 yrs Single B: MD Father B: MD, Mother B: MD, Bar Tender, Yes Read/Write (If by Aurelia Mother B: would be MA not MD, never heard of this brother before? Under Aurenia B. Mother lists her as having 2 children, 2 living? Would have been born 1 year before separation in 1875?) (There is a Samuel S. Suit who is the s/o Grafton Suit, whom was a bartender, listed elsewhere in Reunion)

Could not find a Grave for Him in St Barnabas Episcopal Church Cemetery

Arthur B. Suit, Male, Marr: DC, Film 002079251706 (no indication of to whom or what date?)
Marriage20 Apr 1891, Baltimore, MD760,761,658,762,564,652
ChildrenEva Estelle (1891-1972)
 Lydia Willmarth (1895-1975)
 Mary (1901-1918)
 Gertrude Florence (1903-1985)
 Samuel Taylor (1906-1948)
 Marion Georgeannie (1908-1998)
 Caroline Lena M. (1910-2000)
 Helen Frances (1912-2008)
 UNNAMED (Twin) (ca1914-ca1914)
 UNNAMED (Twin) (ca1914-ca1914)
 William Taylor (1916-1997)
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