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Ai Daniel Fletcher (1938)

FLETCHER, WALKER, GOAR, EDMONDSON, BURNETT, PRESTON, JENNINGS

Posted By: Pat Hochstetler (email)
Date: 1/20/2012 at 07:51:53

Winterset Madisonian – November 9, 1938
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AI D. FLETCHER OF JEFFERSON PASSES

Pioneer Resident Succumbs to Heart Attack Last Saturday

Van Meter—(Special)—Ai D. Fletcher, a pioneer Jefferson township farmer died at his home last Saturday morning of a heart attack. He was 87 years old and had been in poor health for the past two years.

Mr. Fletcher was born in North Groton, New Hampshire, on Oct. 29, 1851, the son of Daniel and Lydia Fletcher. There he was baptized and joined the Presbyterian church. At the age of 14 years he came with his parents to Iowa. They settled at Iowa City. Young Fletcher later moved to Madison county, where he spent the remainder of his life, becoming a prosperous and influential citizen.

He was married to Mary Jane Walker on Jan. 1, 1874. She died in 1920. They were the parents of six children, one of whom, Ella May, died in infancy, and another, Mrs. Jessie Goar, died in 1935. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Frances Edmondson of Orient; three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Burnett of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Edna Preston of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Lois Jennings of Van Meter; a son, Walker D. Fletcher of Van Meter; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The funeral was held Monday at the Jefferson U. B. church, conducted by the Rev. E. A. Elliott of Des Moines, a former pastor, and the Rev. C. L. Windsor. Music was furnished by a quartette composed of Mrs. Max Gutshall, Mrs. Roy Clayton, Leo Phillips and Dwight England, with Mrs. Lloyd Hulse as accompanist.

Burial was made in the Jefferson cemetery, with Herman Mueller of St. Charles, Alvin Alexander, A. P. Wheeler, Ward McCleary, Ernest W. Mueller, Edward Baur, Eli R. Shapiro of Des Moines and P. J. Tiernan as pall bearers.

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