Indiana McCaslins

James Sterling HutchesonAge: 81 years19192001

James Sterling Hutcheson
Birth October 17, 1919 37 37
Death of a paternal grandfatherJoseph Chappell Hutcheson
May 25, 1924 (Age 4 years)
Immigration July 4, 1927 (Age 7 years)
Note: On the Tuscania from Southampton, England
Census 1930 (Age 10 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherHenrietta (Rettie) Branaman
December 29, 1933 (Age 14 years)
Source: S3326
Burial of a maternal grandmotherHenrietta (Rettie) Branaman
January 2, 1934 (Age 14 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3326
Note: Mt Moriah Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 81047675)
Death of a maternal grandfatherCollin Hill McCaslin
April 29, 1940 (Age 20 years)
Source: S3284
Burial of a maternal grandfatherCollin Hill McCaslin
May 1, 1940 (Age 20 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3284
Note: Mt Moriah Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 81047467)
Census 1940 (Age 20 years)
Death of a brotherAllen Carrington Hutcheson
December 24, 1962 (Age 43 years)
Burial of a brotherAllen Carrington Hutcheson
after December 24, 1962 (Age 43 years)
Note: Glenwood Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 71958938)
Death of a motherStrausie McCaslin
March 1, 1971 (Age 51 years)
Burial of a motherStrausie McCaslin
March 3, 1971 (Age 51 years)
Note: Glenwood Cemetery
Death of a fatherAllen Carrington Hutcheson
November 24, 1974 (Age 55 years)
Note: Zip code of last residence 77006
Death of a sisterMildred Carrington Hutcheson
September 6, 1999 (Age 79 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Glenwood Cemetery Find A Grave Memorial# 71994720)
Death March 4, 2001 (Age 81 years)
Note: Zip code of last residence 2037
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Marriage: August 24, 1908Camden, London, England
9 months
elder sister
18 months
elder sister
23 months
elder brother
7 years
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BirthSocial Security Death Index
ImmigrationNew York Passenger Lists 1820-1957
Census1930 US Federal Census
Census1940 US Federal Census
DeathSocial Security Death Index

On the Tuscania from Southampton, England


Zip code of last residence 2037

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On 5 Jun 1922, the ship Empress of Asia arrived at the port of Vancouver, British Columbia from Shanghai, China, carrying 40-year-old Allen Carrington Hutcheson, his wife 40-year-old Strausie [McCaslin] Hutcheson, and their four children, 13-year-old Mildren Carrington, 11-year-old Henrietta McCaslon [sic], 9-year-old Allen Carrington, and 2-year-old James Sterling. The family was on route to Stanberry, Missouri.

On 4 Jul 1927, 45-year-old Allen C Hutcheson, his wife 45-year-old Strausil [Strausie McCaslin] Hutcheson and their three children, 16-year-old Henrietta, 14-year-old Allen C Jr, and 7-year-old James S arrived from Southampton, England on the Tuscania. They had left Southampton on 25 Jun 1927. Allen was born in Houston, Harris Texas, Strausie in Bethlehem, Indiana, Henrietta and Allen Jr in Kashing, China and James in Nanking, China. The passport number for the children, 256, was issued in Shanghai, China. The family's address in the United States was c/o J. Hutcheson, US Court, Houston, Texas.

In the 1930 US Federal Census for Houston, Harris, Texas, 48-year-old physician Allen Hutcheson and his 48-year-old wife Strausie [McCaslin] Hutcheson have been married 22 years as they were both 26-years old when they married. They have in their household their four children, 20-year-old Mildred, 19-year-old Henrietta, 17-year-old Allen Jr and 10-year-old Sterling. All of Allen and Strausies children were born in China although they are American citizens. I cannot read the Chinese place names on the census due to bad handwriting. This indicates that the Hutchesons lived in China for at least 10 years, from about 1910 to sometime in the 1920s. The family is living in a rented house at 1720 Milford for which they pay $100 a month, and they have a radio.

In the 1940 US Federal Census for Houston, Harris, Texas, 58-year-old, Texas-born Allen Hutcheson and his 58-year-old, Indiana-born wife Strausie [McCaslin] Hutcheson have in their household their children, 30-year-old Mildred and 20-year-old James Stanley, both were born in China. The family is living in a rented house at 1720 Milford. They were living in Houston in 1935. Allen, Strausie and Mildred have completed four years of college. James has completed two years of college. Allen is employed as medical doctor in private practice, has worked 52 weeks of 1939 and has no wage nor salary, but an outside source of income (his practice). Stausie and Mildred are unemployed and not looking for work. They are housewives. James is unemployed and not looking for work. He is a student.

Social Security number issued to J. Sterling Hutcheson in Texas before 1951. Address of Sterling's last residence was 7784 Hillside Drive, La Jolla, San Diego, California 92037-3944.. He lived there from 1995 until his death in 2001.

Gray Cary Partner Celebrates 50 Years of Service to Legal Community - [Cached] (San Diego, CA) July 13, 1999***Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich celebrated the 50th anniversary of veteran trial lawyer Sterling Hutcheson. At a reception in his honor last week, several members of the judicial community gathered to honor Hutcheson, whose stellar reputation as a trial lawyer in the fields of defense-oriented negligence and professional liability spans decades. Judicial guests in attendance were Judges Marilyn Huff, Alfred Lord, James Stiven, Timothy Tower, Clifford Wallace and Rudi Brewster, all former Gray Cary attorneys who were mentored by Mr. Hutcheson. ... The Honorable Rudi Brewster said, "Sterling is a stalwart member of the Firm who stresses training of the younger members to become ethical skilled practitioners. ... Hutcheson joined Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (formerly Gray, Cary, Ames and Frye) as an associate in 1949 after graduating from Stanford University School of Law. At that time, the Firm was named Gray Cary Ames & Driscoll and consisted of 15 attorneys. Hutcheson practiced law in the Firm's Los Angeles office. In 1950, Hutcheson moved to San Diego and became a partner six years later. During the 1970s, Hutcheson served as Presiding Attorney of the Firm, a title equivalent today in responsibility to chairman and CEO. One of Hutcheson's most notable cases was the 1970s case of Ohio National Bank vs Touche Ross, an accounting malpractice case, which was one of the longest jury trials and largest verdicts in San Diego County, at that time. It was an early case involving liability of accountants to third parties, such as lending banks relying on audits of businesses to whom the banks had made loans. The case lasted seven months and ended in a $40 million dollar verdict. When asked how the practice of law differs today from 50 years ago, Hutcheson replied, "Practicing law today is considerably different than when I was just out of law school in the late 1940s. Gone are the days when a sizeable percentage of referrals came from other law firms. That was when firms specialized in specific areas of law. Not so today." Hutcheson added, "The number of lawyers practicing law has expanded, law firm mergers have increased the size of law firms and expanded their practices nationally and internationally." In 1994, San Diego-based Gray Cary Ames & Frye merged with Silicon Valley's Ware & Freidenrich, becoming Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich. Since the merger, Gray Cary has opened offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego's Golden Triangle, and Austin, Travis, Texas. Today Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich is a leading technology law firm and the 8th largest law firm in California. For Hutcheson, Gray Cary's expansion is indicative of how law firms are changing to keep up with the times. Hutcheson added, "Today law firms operate as a business, with CFO's, full-time business development professionals and human resource departments. They must in order to compete in the technological age. When I began my legal career law firms were not as structured." Hutcheson is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has served as chairman of the California Medical-Legal Committee, Regional Vice President of the Defense Research Institute, and as a member of the Southern California Insurance Defense Council, and Stanford University Board of Visitors. Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP is a law firm specializing in the representation of emerging growth and high technology companies, with over 300 attorneys practicing firm-wide in San Diego, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Austin. Clients include public and private companies, at all stages of growth from start-up to Fortune 500.

Princeton Alumni Weekly Memorials > James Sterling Hutcheson '41 Hutch died Mar. 1, 2001. He was born in Nanking, China, but came to Princeton from Houston as part of the large Hill School contingent in our class. He majored in philosophy, played JV soccer, was associate editor of the Nassau Sovereign, and joined Tower Club. He roomed with Lou Pyle during his junior and senior years.

During his service in the Navy, Hutch spent two and a half years on the battleship New Mexico, seeing action at Guadacanal, Attu, Gilberts, Marshalls, Marianas, and the Philippines, retiring as a lieutenant-commander.

Then, after graduating from Stanford law school, he joined the law firm of Gray, Cary, Ware and Freidenrich, in San Diego, where he spent his entire career as a trial lawyer.

In 1972 he and his wife, Marilyn, purchased part interest in a ranch in the San Diego mountains, raising cattle, hunting, and enjoying the outdoors on weekends.

Hutch is survived by Marilyn, his wife of 56 years, two daughters, Holly and Joanne, three sons, James, Scott, and Allen, in addition to six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Class of 1941 PAW July 4th, 2001