MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 398
submitted by Charlene Nichols Hixon, Oct. 2, 2007
Dec 28 1893 (hand written)
CHITTENDEN URIEL HATCH, who died yesterday afternoon at his home in this city, after a three weeks’ illness of la grippe and complications, was born in Blandford, Mass., March 13, 1823. He was educated and grew to manhood in his native place, where he early learned the carpenter’s trade and became a skilled mechanic. About 1844 he went to Sag Harbor, N. Y., where he worked at his trade until the gold excitement in 1849, when he went to California by the way of Cape Horn, being six months on the voyage. He remained in California five years and returned to New England by the way of the isthmus.
He was married to Maria Smith, of Middle town, Conn., on the 5th of June, 1855, and settled in West Meriden, where they remained until March, 1856, when they came west to Muscatine where they have since resided. Until within the past few years Mr. Hatch had actively engaged in his work as a contractor and builder. He was a quiet and industrious citizen, upright and honorable in all things, and possessed the confidence and esteem of his many business associates during his long residence here. His death will be sincerely regretted by a large circle of friends.
Mr. Hatch had been for many years a consistent member of the Congregational church. He is survived by his bereaved wife and one sister, Mrs. N. H. Brainerd, of Iowa City, nine brothers and two sisters having preceded him in death. The deceased was a member of Muscatine Lodge, No. 5., I.O.O.F., and that organization will have charge of the funeral services, which will be held to-morrow morning at 10 o’clock at his late residence.
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