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Fred Bachelder 1846-1915


Posted By: Sharon Elijah (email)
Date: 6/5/2023 at 14:43:34

29 June 1915 - The Clinton Advertiser

Fred E. Bachelder, one of Clinton's well known and respected residents, passed away at 8:15 o'clock Monday night at his home, 535 Fourth avenue. Mr. Bachelder's death followed a brief illness, and intelligence of his demise was received with deep sorrow by his hundreds of Clinton friends.

Mr. Bachelder was most prominent in Masonic circles. He was a 33rd degree member of DeMolay Consistory, A.A.S.R., and had been presiding officer of Emulation lodge, No.255, A. F. & A. M. Keystone Chapter, R. A. M., and Holy Cross Commandery.

The deceased who was the son of Captain John Arnold Bachelder and C. Merrill Bachelder, was born in Boston, Mass., January 1st, 1846. He was educated at Boston, in Oldtown, Maine and at the Norwich University, in Vermont. At the outbreak of the Civil war he went to the front with his father, who was first lieutenant of Co. C., Seventh Main Volunteers. On October 1st, 1859 he was united inmarriage with Ella Medora Oakes, of Lewiston, Maine.

In 1866 Mr. Bachelder came west and settled at Maquoketa, Iowa, where for a time he taught school and also clerked in a store. A few years later he secured a position with the Northwestern and was a long-time and faithful employe of that company, which a year ago placed him on its roll of honor, retiring him on a pension.

Mr. Bachelder was a genial, kindly man who won the friendship of all he met. He is survived by his wife, his children, Laura and Thad and three grandchildren, Althea, Fred and Glen Bachelder.

The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Dr. Burrell, rector of St. John's Episcopal church, will conduct the service.

1 July 1915 - The Clinton Advertiser

Fred F. Bachelder, who died Monday was laid to rest this afternoon in Springdale cemetery with appropriate ceremonies by his fellow lodgemen. Serivces were held at the residence, 535 Fourth avenue at 2 p.m. Rev. F. H. Burrell officiated. The Masonic services were given here and also at the grave. Masons acted as pall bearers, the active bearers being W. F. Ferguson, F. S. Moses, F. S. Roberts, Dr. Rathbun, J. F. Fink and J. D. Van Allen. All thirty-third degree Masons acted as honorary pall bearers.


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