John G. Cutler
May 10, 1833 - February 7, 1913
Hampton Union, February 13, 1913
[The following article is courtesy of the Hampton Union and Seacoast Online.]
John G. Cutler, the well-known proprietor of the Seaview House at Hampton Beach, and a well-known figure in political circles in the Granite state for the last half century, died Friday night of pleuro pneumonia, in his eightieth year.
He was born in Exeter, May 10, 1833, his father being Rufus and his mother, Ann Cutler. He was educated in Exeter and worked for his father for a time at the merchandise business. He later started up a pool and billiard room in Exeter and which was burned out in 1872.
He then came to Hampton Beach and in 1875 bought out the Seaview House at the Beach. May 7, 1885, it was destroyed by fire and Mr. Cutler immediately rebuilt and enlarged it and changed the name from that of the Seaview House to the Seaview Hotel. This hostelry was for years a gathering place for politicians of the state and elsewhere, "Cy" Sulloway, for one, making it his summer stopping place.
In politics Mr. Cutler had always been a staunch Republican and enjoyed the confidence of the party leaders to such an extent as to be regarded as a dominating influence in both town and Rockingham County politics. While he never sought office himself, he was for years a member of the Republican town committee in both Exeter and Hampton.
In 1871, he married Miss Hattie A. Brewster of Stratham, who survives him.
Mr. Cutler was a Mason.
The funeral service was held Monday afternoon at the Hampton Congregational Church, conducted by the Dr. S.H. Dana, pastor of the Phillips Church of Exeter, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Rowell of Providence, R.I., a former pastor the Hampton church. The bearers were W. H. Hobbs, Mr. Ross, Abbott Norris, Horace M. Lane, all prominent citizens of Hampton, and the honorary bearers were Dr. Albert S. Weatherell, Clarence Getshell, Postmaster Daniel Gilman of Exeter and Moses Perkins of Epping. Selections were rendered by the Beethoven quartet of Exeter.