Dutton, Joseph, 1843-1931

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Officer, 13th Wisconsin Volunteers Regiment. Missionary to leper colony in Molokai, an island in the Hawaiian group. Originally from Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin.

From the description of Diary, 1855-1864, bulk 1861-1864. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 15788923

Missionary and army officer.

From the description of Papers of Joseph Dutton, 1919-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71010068

Brother Joseph Dutton, born Ira Dutton, served at the leper colony on Molokai in the Hawaiian Islands.

From the description of Papers, [ca. 1863]-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155541877

Ira Dutton was a Catholic lay missionary at the leper settlement of Kalaupapa, Molokai Island, Hawaii. Dutton, born in Stowe, Vermont, served as a lieutenant in the Union Army during the Civil War, and later as a claims adjuster for the War Department. He married shortly after the war, his wife deserting him within a year and leaving him in a state of drunken dissipation. In 1883, on his fortieth birthday, he was baptized into the Catholic faith.

He spent two years as an oblate at the Trappist monastery of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Kentucky. In 1886 he learned of the work of Father Damien de Veuster, SS. CC., with the lepers of Kalaupapa and decided that a life of service there would be a suitable means of penance for his years of dissipation. Dutton arrived on the island in 1886, working with Father Damien until Damien's death in 1889, and remaining on the island until the time of his own death in 1931.

From the description of Papers, 1855-1981. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 24636929

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referencedIn Phillips, Lyle G., 1894-1980. Papers, 1918-1925. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Sutherland, James, 1820-1905. Papers, 1825-1829, 1852-1904. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Cate, Weston A., 1921-2010. Weston A. Cate, Jr. Vermont history radio broadcasts, ca. 1978-1983. Vermont Historical Society
creatorOf Dutton, Joseph, 1843-1931. Statements concerning Father Damien : typescript (carbon), [1916?]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Catholic Central Verein of America. Records, 1826-1972 (bulk 1908-1952). University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf Brophy, Stephen B. Maps and profiles of preliminary surveys of the Southern Railroad / made by order of the Board of Internal Improvement of the State of Michigan under the direction of Joseph S. Dutton ; drawn by Stephen B. Brophy. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn Emerson, Nathaniel Bright, 1839-1915. Papers of Nathaniel Bright Emerson, 1766-1944 (bulk 1860-1915). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Kenkel, Frederick, 1863-1952. Papers, 1871-1952. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf Dutton, Joseph, 1843-1931. Papers of Joseph Dutton, 1919-1921. Library of Congress
creatorOf Dutton, Joseph, 1843-1931. Papers, 1901-1929. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf Dutton, Joseph, 1843-1931. Papers, 1855-1981. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf Dutton, Joseph, 1843-1931. Papers, [ca. 1863]-1931. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Dutton, Joseph, 1843-1931. Diary, 1855-1864, bulk 1861-1864. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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associatedWith Brophy, Stephen B. person
associatedWith Cate, Weston A., 1921-2010. person
associatedWith Catholic Central Verein of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Damien, Father, Saint, 1840-1889. person
associatedWith Deveuster, Damien. person
associatedWith Emerson, Nathaniel Bright, 1839-1915. person
associatedWith Hall, William W. person
associatedWith Hudson, Daniel E. (Daniel Eldred), 1849-1929. person
associatedWith Kenkel, Frederick, 1863-1952. person
associatedWith Lyons, William Penn. person
associatedWith Parker, W. D. person
associatedWith Phillips, Lyle G., 1894-1980. person
associatedWith Semmes, Eleanor M. person
associatedWith Smith, Thomas Kilby, 1820-1887. person
associatedWith Smith, Walter George, 1854-1924. person
associatedWith Smith, William O. person
associatedWith Sutherland, James, 1820-1905. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 13th (1861-1865) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 13th (1861-1865). Company B. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Hawaii--Molokai
Tennessee
Hawaii
Kentucky
Kansas
Molokai (Hawaii)
Alabama
Hawaii
Hawaii--Molokai
Hawaii--Honolulu
United States
Molokai (Hawaii)
Honolulu (Hawaii)
Molokai (Hawaii)
Subject
Church work with leprosy patients
Leprosy
Missions to leprosy patients
Palaces
Occupation
Army officers
Missionaries
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Birth 1843-04-27

Death 1931-03-26

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