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Fletcher, Lawrence 1871-1947


Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 11/11/2019 at 23:33:37

Note: His mother's maiden name was Hoskins.


Lawrence Fletcher, a widely known and respected resident of this company over a period of many years, passed away from a sudden heart attack at his home in this city at about midnight last night, aged 76 years.

Funeral arrangements cannot be completed until word is received from relatives living at a distance.

The community extends sincere sympathy to his wife, children and other near relatives in their bereavement. An obituary will be published next week.

Akron Register Tribune
Thursday, August 14, 1947
Akron, Iowa


Lawrence Fletcher Had Resided In Community For Many Years

As briefly announced in these columns last week, Lawrence Fletcher, a widely known resident of this community for many years passed away in his sleep at his home here early Thursday morning, August 14, 1947, at the age of 76 years, 2 months and 8 days.

Lawrence Fletcher, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Fletcher, was born on a farm near Durham, Missouri, June 6, 1871, where he grew to young manhood. On September 18, 1898, he was married to Nora Jane Nall, also Durham. To this union seven children were born: Edgar of Des Plaines, Illinois; Muriel and Maude at home; Quigley of Palatine, Illinois; Roland of Akron; Lora who teaches in Garreton, S.D.; Lorene, who preceded her father in death; Raymond of Elk Point, S.D.; Floyd, Darcy and Elmo, who farms near Akron.

In 1901, Mr. Fletcher, with his family, moved to farm west of Akron, where they resided until his retirement from active farming and moved to Akron in the fall of 1944.

Mr. Fletcher united with the Baptist church while living in Durham, Missouri and since living here has been a member of the Akron Baptist church being one of deacons at the tome of his death. He was a loving Christian husband and father; a good friend and neighbor and had a reputation of being honest, dependable man in all of his business dealings. He will be sincerely missed by all who knew him.

There was a large attendance at the funeral services Sunday afternoon in the Baptist church. Rev. A. A. Howe of the Methodist church officiated in the absence of the Baptist pastor. Piano music for the service was played by Norma Lee Rossow. H. J. Behmer sang with accompaniment by Dorothy Behmer. Pallbearers were six nephews of the deceased--Percy and Charles Smizer, Wm. Fletcher, Fay Fletcher, Lowell Nall and Clarence Bennett. Interment was in Riverside cemetery.

Among those who came from a distance for the services were a brother, Arthur Fletcher, and wife and two sons, William and Fay, of Hot Springs, S. D.; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Fletcher and family, of Des Plaines, Ill.; Quigley Fletcher and daughter, Nora, of Palatine, ILL.; nephews and nieces, Mrs. Pearl Minch and Mrs. Alice Bonta of Missouri; Clara Nall, of Santa Monica, Calif.; David Nall and family of Omaha, Nebr.; Harold Scott of Bunkie, La.

Akron Register Tribune
Thursday, August 21, 1947
Akron, Iowa


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