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Fayette County, Iowa
Past and Present of Fayette County Iowa, 1910
Author: G. Blessin
B. F. Bowen & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana
Vol. I, Biographical Sketches
Denzil Arthur Fitch
D. A. Fitch is a young man of good business qualifications and an indefatigable worker. He has met some reverses in business, but the successes of recent years have placed him on a higher plane, and his prospects for a successful business career are now very bright.
Much credit is due his estimable wife, whom he married in Mason City, Iowa, September 8, 1902. She is the daughter of Cornelius and Mary H. (Cook) Van-Note, natives of Monmouth county, New Jersey. She is thoroughly schooled in the details of the business, a lady of excellent business attainments, and one who is a competent adviser as well as a real helpmeet, as comprehended in the marriage relations. Elizabeth Van-Note was born on a farm near Mason City, March 1, 1876, and is a representative of a large and prominent family, of whom four brothers and one sister reside at Mason City, while her father also makes his home among the children, mostly in the vicinity of his early Iowa home. The brothers are Monroe, Eugene, Morris, George, and Charles W., the last named a resident of Live Oak, Colorado, and the others are well-known business men of Mason City, Iowa. The sisters are Daisy, now Mrs. J. H. Ransom, of Mason City, and Jennie, the wife of C. J. Ferris, of Steward, Illinois. The father of this family was born April 9, 1836, and was a soldier during the Civil war. His wife, Mary H, Cook, was born February 15, 1845, and died at Mason City, Iowa, November 2, 1900.
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Fitch have had three children born to them, of whom two are living, and the youngest, Kenneth Dale, died in infancy. William V. was born September 15, 1904, and Marion W. was born March 17, 1906, the former at Burlington, Iowa, the daughter at the parental home in West Union, and Kenneth was born and buried at Mendota, Illinois. The subject of this sketch is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and the Fraternal Order of Owls.
He is a
Republican in political views. He possesses a congenial temperament, is
universally esteemed as a business man and faithful, sympathetic friend.
His wife possesses these virtues in a marked degree. Her quiet, unassuming
manner, and helpful, encouraging disposition have endeared her to all who
know her. The family genealogy of the subject of this sketch will be found
in the personal sketches of his uncle, E. E. Fitch, and his father, G. W.
Fitch, to which reference is made or further consideration.
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