Emma Catherine Belles
Sex: FAKA: Burdge, Shackhouse, Sherrer
Birth: Abt 1868 - New Jersey Baptism: Death: Burial: Cause of Death:
• She was on trial for her life for the murder of her 4th husband, Charles Sutton.
Father: John Belles Mother: Emma Siglong
Spouses and Children
1. David Burdge Marriage: Bef 1893 2. George Sherrer Marriage: Bef 1894 3. Cornelius Shackhouse Marriage: Bef 1895 4. *Charles Sutton Marriage: 24 Jul 1895 - Baptist Church, Dover, Morris County, New Jersey 1098 5. John Lapoka Marriage: Cir Jan 1901 - Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey 1099
Mrs. Emma K. Sutton, who has been on trial in Morristown, N.J., for the past week charged with having murdered her husband, Charles Sutton, by administering strychnine, has been acquitted. Sutton died as his home in Nesting, on Jenny Jump mountain, on Jan. 21 last. Chemical analysis showed that the stomach contained enough strychnine to kill an adult, and the coroner's jury brought in a verdict that Mrs. Sutton administered the poison. The defense was that Sutton had died from the cumulative effects of strychnine adminstered for medical purposes by his physician. (Trenton Evening Times, June 2, 1900, page 6)