FLETCHER, Agnes 1843-1913
FLETCHER, WATSON, CAMPBELL
Posted By: Caren Turner (email)
Date: 4/20/2008 at 15:51:46
ANOTHER GOOD MOTHER GOES TO HER REWARD;
Mrs. David Fletcher Passes Away September 23, 1913;
It was not a surprise to the community when it was announced on the streets Tuesday morning that Mrs. David Fletcher had passed away early that morning for she had been in very poor health the past several weeks, she having suffered a stroke of paralysis about seven weeks ago. From this she partially recovered only to suffer a relapse of former ailments.
Agnes Watson was born in Perthshire, Scotland in March 1843 and at the time of her death September 23, 1913 was 70 years and 6 months. She came to America with her parents in 1852 at the age of 9 years. The family settled in Clinton Co., IA.
On March 3, 1863, she was married to Daniel Campbell. To this union five sons were born, one died in infancy. Those living are John B. of Halfa, IA; Alexander of Ord, NB; William of Dubuque and Daniel W. living near Reinbeck. Mr. Campbell died in Clinton County October 8, 1875.
On March 11, 1880, Mrs. Campbell was married to David Fletcher, of Tama Co., IA and the following June they moved to Grundy Co., IA. To this latter union two sons and one daughter were born. The daughter, Mary, died when about five years of age. The two sons are Fred and Ray, both whom live in this vicinity.
These six sons bore their beloved mother to her final resting-place with strong and loving hands. When Mrs. Fletcher came to Tama County to reside she joined the Amity U. P. Church, and soon after the Congregational was organized in Reinbeck she brought her letter here. She was a most faithful member, a conscientious Christian woman whose religion was of a winsome and practical sort.
Everyone who knew her loved her. She was a mother to many and "Aunt Agnes" to all. For the past thirty-seven years Mrs. Fletcher has lived in these parts, five years in Tama county, twenty-two years on the home farm southeast of Reinbeck a few miles and for the past eleven years in this city.
Mrs. Fletcher leaves besides the children enumerated above, the husband and two sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Janet Fletcher and Mrs. Jane Young, and James and George Watson, all of this city. Funeral services were held from the Congregational church at 2 P. M. on Thursday afternoon. Rev. A.W. Sinden of that church officiating and interment was in the family plot in the Reinbeck cemetery.
The relatives from out of town who were present at the funeral were Wm. Brown, Ireton; Wm. Watson, Forest City; Mrs. Will Whitten, Rowan; Miss Alice Fletcher, Armstrong; Mr. Ben Fletcher, Hudson; Mr. and Mrs. John Watson, Springfield, MN; Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. Mary Jacqua and Mrs. Beatrice Sherrill, Waterloo; Mrs. James Tallet, Marshalltown, Mr. Fred Fletcher, Merrill; Mrs. and Mrs. John Proven, Mr. Elmer Young, Mrs. Hugh Calderwood and Misses Ella and Theola Clark of Traer.
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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