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Frank Z. Hutton, Jr., 1937 – Frank Hutton died November 6, 2010, in Auburn, NY. He grew up in New Cumberland, PA, where he was an Eagle Scout. Frank was a second generation soil conservationist. His father, Frank Z. Hutton Sr., graduated from Penn State in forestry in 1912 and specialized in mapping soils. Frank Jr. started his career with the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) and the National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS) in 1938 in South Carolina and then New York State. Frank Jr. retired from the SCS in 1974 but immediately started work for Cornell University on soil projects in St. Lawrence County. He was referred to as the ‘Sultan of Soils.’ He retired again in 1980. His maps are still used today. His family celebrated his 95th birthday in April 2010 at Bluefield, where he learned about his Quaker ancestors who came from Ireland after migrating from northern England. He was a loyal Penn State fan and was proud that four generations of his family graduated from Penn State, starting with his father. Memorial donations may be made to the Weedsport First United Methodist Church, 2744 E. Brutus St., Weedsport, NY, or the Weedsport Fire & Rescue, 8892 South St., Weedsport, NY. (From information from the Hutton family.)

Hutton Four Generations

Frank S. Hutton, Jr. (seated in wheelchair) surrounded by family