MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 482
submitted by Ronna Thuman, December 12, 2007
R. B. Hatch Dead.
April 20, 1902 (hand written)
News has been received of the death of ROBERT BOYD HATCH, formerly a resident of this city, who died suddenly at this home in St. Louis early Sunday evening. He had been talking to Mrs. Hatch while standing at a front window, when, taking up a paper, he sat down to read and instanly fell from the chair, dying without a word.
He leaves a wife and one son, Will A., of Jacksonville, Fla., his daughter sying some thirteen years since.
After leaving Muscatine, Mr. Hatch moved to Fort Madison, where he became associated with S. & J. C. Atlee. It was there that he married a Miss Albright, daughter of Wm. G. Albright, of that place. He resided at Fort Madison a number of years going from there to St. Louis, at which place he had been engaged in the lumber business for the last fifteen years. He was 67 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. Hatch is remembered here as a most genial and pleasant gentleman, very popular socially, and generally well liked. His brother, General Ed. Hatch, resided on East Second street, in the house now occupied by Chas. Fox, Esq. He, Too, was a lumber merchant, being a member of the firm of Hatch & Fullerton, doing business at the corner of Sixth and Mulberry. Robert made his home with his brother for a time. The remains were taken to Fort Madison and there interred.
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