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Fred M. Hess


Posted By: NettieMae
Date: 1/3/2017 at 10:57:50

Bishop, Calif., 1055. A Hab, 7, 1929.
Arthur Holmes:
First National Bank, Clinton, Iowa.

Fred passed away seven A. M. Burial Oakland, Wednesday.

E. A. HESS. 145P 


Fred M. Hess passed away in Piedmont, near Oakland, Monday morning. Illness of more than a year had brought anticipation the he could not recover. But his loss, nevertheless, causes the deepest regret and sorrow among his wide acquaintanceship.

Frederick Mortimor Hess was born in Delmar, Iowa, November 30, 1881. After completing the lower schools in his home town, the family moved to Clinton, Iowa, where Fred was graduated from the Lyons High School in the Class of 1898.

Looking to the west for his occupation, he came here about 1905, and under the name in Inyo Telephone Company constructed the first telephone exchange and system in the county. He operated that system until 1912, when it was sold to the Nevada Power interests and became the Interstate Telegraph Company. Mr. Hess remained with the company in a supervisory capacity for several years, and on finally quitting it joined with his brother, A. W. Hess, in establishing the enterprise, now the Hess Lumber Company, in which his interest continued during the remainder of his life.

Mr. Hess was a man of high character in every respect. He took an active Interest in the welfare of the community, serving it for repeated terms as Director of the Chamber of Commerce, and for a term as president of that Body. He was also a member of the City Council, and acting Mayor, resigning because because of ill health. He was a Past Master in Winnedumah Lodge, A. F. & A. M., a thirty-second degree Mason, and a Shriner. He was married December 1, 1916, to Miss Mary Lee, of Berkeley, who, with their son Hamilton, aged about 4, survives him. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Hess and brother, Arthur W. Hess, are residents here. A sister Mrs. John W. Addie, is in Armour, South Dakota.

Mr. Hess was a man the community is the better for having had as a Citizen, and who could ill be spared from its affairs. Many friends will miss him, and join in sincere condolence to the bereaved family and relatives.

The funeral occurred in Oakland yesterday afternoon.

Bishop, CA Paper

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