|A7. Missouri Annie Dupee:|
A7. Missouri Annie Dupee- (Peter A.)
Born in Carrol Twn., Platte Co., Mo.
Died Sept. 26, 1890
Wed William Russell Fletcher on July 15, 1869 in Osawkie Twp., Jefferson Co., Ks.
William born Mar. 16, 1847 Shenandoah, Iowa
Died Jan. 8, 1926 and buried in Spring Grove Cemetery
William wed (2nd) Bettie M. Barclay on July 14, 1891 in Leavenworth, Ks.
William was born to John Vardaman Fletcher (B. Feb. 16, 1824 to Abraham Fletcher and Miss Farley D. April 9, 1874.) and Eleya Jane Singleton.
Notes concerning William:
He first married Missouri Ann Dupee. They were married for about 21 yrs. when Missouri suddenly died (while walking across a room in their house) in the fall of 1890. Together, William & Missouri had 8 children.
Secondly, William married Bettie May Barclay. He and Bettie lived in Leavenworth, Ks. for the first year of their marriage. They then lived the next 31 yrs. in Valley Falls, Ks. Together they had 8 children.
From the Valley Falls Vindicator:
William Russell Fletcher, eldest son of William and Ella Fletcher, was born on March 16, 1847 at Shenandoah, Iowa and departed this life on January 8, 1926 at age 78 yrs., 9 mos., and 23 days. He became a christian early in life and remained faithful through the years of hardships. Later bringing his letter to the Methodist church of Boyle. At the age of 19 he was united in marriage to Ammie Dephew at Ozawkie, Ks. To this union were born 8 children of which seven survive him- Harry, Ezra, Mrs. Lou Newman of Valley Falls, Ks., Theodore of Hoyt, Mrsl T.C. Burke and Mrs D.T. Figgs of Oklahoma City, Arthur of Kansas City, Walter who preceded him in death on Sept. 19, 1894. In the fall of 1890 his wife, Missouri, died leaving him with several small children.
On July 14, 1892, he was united in marriage to Bettie May Barkley of Leavenworth, who has preceded him in death only seven short weeks. To this union were born 8 children- Mrs. Figgs of Valley Falls, Mrs. Herman Lindsey of Nortonville, Charles, Lou and Lee at home: Freddie, Ray and Mary had preceded him in death. He also is survived by a brother and one sister, 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
In March he became seriously ill and was moved to the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Figgs, where for three months his life was despaired of but gradually his health became so he was able to be up and about until a few short weeks ago when he became gradually worse and was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lou Newman, where he died.
His days were full of suffering, though loving hands did all in their power for him, but to no avail. The grim reaper came and left only a memory of a dear father. The wounds inflicted by the scroll of death sent by an unseen angel will be a long time healing. Ah, how keenly will the fireside feel the vacant chair but they are comforted by their faith in immortal life, and that this separation is not forever but another meeting after this life's conflict on the golden shores where parting will be no more.
His death leaves a vacancy in his family which never can be filled and aching hearts whose anguish time alone can soften. The influence of his life will be a guide to strengthen those who, with breaking hearts, bow in submission to a high power.
How sweet to sleep, where all is peace,
Where sorrow cannot reach the breast,
Where all life's idle throbing cease,
And pain is lulled to rest.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C.H. Kimball, assisted by Rev. C.W. Harvey at the Methodist Episcopal Church of Boyle on Sunday afternoon and comforting hymns were sung by the choir of the church. Interment was in Spring Grove Cemetery by the side of his beloved wife and daughter.
Notes concerning Missouri Annie:
William & Lydia Corman (who owned a boarding house in Ozawkie, Jefferson Co., Ks.) helped to raise Missouri Annie after the death of her mother.
Missouri & William's children:
A7a. Ezra Fletcher- (Missouri A7, Peter A)
Born July 5, 1870 in Thurman, Iowa
Died Jan. 17, 1944 buried in Spring Grove Cemetery
Wed Emma Harb? Oct. 5, 1890 in Winchester, Ks.
A7b. Theodore Vardaman Fletcher- (Missouri A7, Peter A)
Born Jan. 20, 1872 in Thurman, Iowa
Died April 28, 1950 in Holton, Ks.
Wed (1st) Pearl White on Feb 11, 1895 in Oskaloosa, Jefferson Co., Ks.
(It was a double ceremony with his sister Myrtle Fletcher and her husband, Louis Newman.)
Pearl born June 18, 1877 in Elmo, Ks.
Died Jan. 13, 1927 in Valley Falls, Ks.
Parents- John White and Mary Margaretta 'Maggie' Brewer.
Mary was born to William S. Brewer and Mary A. Weirline.
Theodore wed (2nd) Goldie Webster Shughart
Born April 15,1906
Died Nov.22, 1937
Notes concerning Theodore:
Theodore owned the 'T.V. Fletcher Breeding & Livery Stable' at Dunavant, Ks.
Theodore and Pearl had a house built in 1915 at Dunavant, Ks. It cost $2,700 to build. It had water pumped inside to the kitchen, a bathroom and also a carbide lighting system but it was never used. Kirk was born there. It had 2 bedrooms upstairs. Later two cedar trees were planted in the front yard. (As told by Hollis Fletcher to Sara).
Obituary from the Valley Falls Vindicator:
Theodore V. Fletcher, the second son of Ann Depew and William Russell Fletcher, was born on January 20, 1872 at Thurman, Iowa. On April 28, 1950 he departed this life in Holton, Kansas as the age of 78 years, 3 mos. and 8 days.
He moved with his parents at a very early age to Kansas and spent most of his life in Jefferson and Jackson counties. February 11, 1895 he was united in marriage to Pearl White at Oskaloosa, Jefferson Co., Kansas. To this union five children were born. His wife and eldest son, Clair, preceded him in death. He was a member of the Christian church.
He leaves to mourn his death, one daughter, Mrs. George Penry of Hoyt, Kansas, and three sons, Hollis of Topeka, Ks., Kirk of Los Angeles, Ca., and Keith of Lawrence, Ks.: twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren: three sisters, two half sisters and three half brothers, besides a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral of T.V. Fletcher was held in the Winchester Reformed Presbyterian church, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. R.W. Caskey was in charge of the service. Music was furnished by a quartette consisting of Dr. and Mrs. F.W. Huston, Miss Dorothy Thompson and Mr. W.H. Mitchell. Pallbearers were Sam Nixon, Elmer Barnard, Everett Huston, George Swoyer, Arthur Duguid and Bill Coppinger.
Notes concerning Pearl:
Taken from the Valley Falls Vindicator:
Mrs T.V. Fletcher is reported as having undergone a serious operation at a hospital in Topeka last week. T.V. and family now live in Hoyt.
(She had both breasts removed).
From the Valley Falls Vindicator:
This community was very saddened last Friday when it was learned that Mrs. T.V. Fletcher (Pearl) of Hoyt had died at Bell Memorial hospital in Kansas City. Although she had been poorly for more than a year and her recovery was doubtful from the start, the news of her death was certainly a sad message to her many old friends here.
Prior to 1921 Mrs. Fletcher had been a resident of this community for a number of years and was one of our most highly respected citizens. She will be sadly missed from the family circle, from the church and from this community.
Also from the Valley Falls Vindicator:
Mrs. Pearl W. Fletcher was born at Elmo, Kansas on June 18, 1877 and died at Bell Memorial Hospital at Kansas City, Kansas on January 13th at 12:05 p.m. aged 49 years, 6 mo. and 13 days.
She is survived by her husband Theodore Fletcher to whom she was married on Feb. 11, 1895 at Oskaloosa, Ks. To this union were born 5 children who survive her: Mr. Clair Fletcher of Iliff, Colo., Mrs George Penry of Hoyt, Ks., Hollis, Kirk and Keith who are with their father at home. Also survived by her mother, Mrs. Maggie Strange.
She united with the Christian Church at Dunavant in 1914. She was a good woman, loved her Savior and her family, was kind and considerate with others always having a smile for all. It seems she had to suffer at the end beyond all human endurance but she bore it well and to the end hoped to recover to be with her family whom she loved.
The body was brought from the hospital in Kansas City to Shuler's undertaking rooms and prepared for burial. Funeral services were held in Valley Falls Christian Church with songs by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Legier, Mrs. Lou Hauck and Mr. Milton Schindler with Mrs. George McCracken at the piano. Services were conducted by Bro. Guy V. Gates of Meriden assisted by the resident pastor, Bro. Robertson.
Theodore and Pearl's children:
A7b1. Clair Russell Fletcher- (Theodore A7b, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Born Nov. 8, 1895 in Valley Falls, Ks.
Died Sept. 8, 1936 in Iliff, Colo.
Wed Rebecca S. Hull Dec.4,1919
A7b2. Zadelle Mary Fletcher- (Theodore A7b, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Born April 27, 1900 in Valley Falls, Ks.
Died Oct. 15, 1984 in Topeka, Ks.
Wed George E. Penry Jan. 28, 1925 in Topeka, Ks.
A7b3. Hollis Marvel Fletcher- (Theodore A7b, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Born Sept. 27, 1914 in Dunavant, Ks.
Wed Dorothy Marie Cropper on Mar. 21, 1952 in Bentonville, Ark.
A7b4. Theodore Kirk Fletcher- (Theodore A7b, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Born Dec. 1, 1917 in Dunavant, Ks.
Wed Jennie Carlino
A7b5. Kieth Gwendon Fletcher- (Theodore A7b, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Born in Dunavant, Ks.
Wed Elizabeth O'Neill
A7c. Myrtle Fletcher- (Missouri A7, Peter A)
Born- Oct. 29, 1877 in Shennendoah, Iowa
Died- Sept. 29, 1966 in Valley Falls, Ks.
Wed- Louis Andrew Newman Feb.11, 1895
(It was a double ceremony with Theodore Fletcher (Myrtle's brother) and his wife, Pearl White.)
Louis born Jan. 18, 1870 in Valley Falls, Ks.
Parents- Vincent P. Newman and Emily Augusta ?.
Louis' siblings are: Effie Lee, Ira I., Harry or Henry, Curtis Coy and Katie.
Louis died Dec. 14, 1944 in Valley Falls, Ks.
Myrtle and Louis' children are:
A7c1. Lee Vincent Newman- (Myrtle A7c, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Born Nov. 8, 1895 in Boyle, Jefferson Co., Ks.
Died April 10, 1985 in Valley Falls, Ks.
Wed Helen Sticha Sept. 6, 1930 in Conrad, Mont.
Notes concerning Lee:
From a newspaper:
Lee Vincent Newman, 89, Valley Falls, died Wednesday April 10 at a Winchester hospital.
Mr Newman was a retired farmer.
He was born on Nov. 8, 1895 at Boyle in Jefferson Co., Ks. and was the son of Louis and Myrtle Fletcher Newman. He attended Valley Falls schools.
He was married to Helen Sticha on Sept. 6, 1930 at Conrad, Mont. She survives. A daughter, Mrs. Bette Lindsey died in 1976, and a son Murial Newman who also preceded him in death. Other survivors include four daughters: Mrs. Helen Stein of 1635 Campbell, Topeka, Ks., Mrs Edith Denny of Ajo, Ariz., Mrs. Carole Yowell of Ferndale, Wash. and Mrs. Mavis Woodahl of Vaughn, Mont.: three sons, Jack Newman of Corvallis, Ore., Wallace Newman of Great Falls, Mont., and Donald Newman of 1823 E. 23rd in Topeka, Ks., two sisters, Mrs. Nell Cromwell of Valley Falls, Ks. and Mrs. Mildred Irwin of Rossville, Ks., two brothers, Neil Newman of Valley Falls, Ks. and Ernie Newman of Nashville, Tenn.: 27 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Nellis-Hagge Funeral Home here. Burial will be in Valley Falls Cemetery. Mr. Newman will lie in state after 9 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home, where the family will meet with friends from 7 until 8 p.m. on Friday.
Lee and Helen's children:
A731a. Bette Newman- (Lee A7c1, Myrtle A7c, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Wed- ? Lindsey
A7c1b. Murial Newman- (Lee A7c1, Myrtle A7c, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Died before 1985
A7c1c. Helen Newman- (Lee A7c1, Myrtle A7c, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Wed- ? Stein
Lived at 1635 Campbell, Topeka, Ks.
A7c1d. Edith Newman- (Lee A7c1, Myrtle A7c, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Wed- ? Denny
Lived at Ajo, Ariz.
A7c1e. Carole Newman- (Lee A7c1, Myrtle A7c, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Wed- ? Yowell
Lived at Ferndale, Wash.
A7c1f. Mavis Newman- (Lee A7c1, Myrtle A7c, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Wed- ? Woodahl
Lived in Vaughn, Mont.
A7c1g. Jack Newman- (Lee A7c1, Myrtle A7c, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Lived in Corvallis, Ore.
A7c1h. Wallace Newman- (Lee A7c1, Myrtle A7c, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Lived in Great Falls, Mont.
A7c1i. Donald Newman- (Lee A7c1, Myrtle A7c, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Lived at 1823 E. 23rd in Topeka, Ks.
A7c2. Harry C. Newman- (Myrtle A7c, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Born- May 14, 1898 in Valley Falls, Ks.
Died- Sept. 15, 1954 in Denison, Ks.
Wed- Esther Glussel Dec. 14, 1927 in Nortonville, Ks.
A7c3. Nell Marie Newman- (Myrtle A7c, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Born June 22, 1900
Wed William R. Cromwell Feb. 29, 1928 in Kansas City, Mo.
A7c4. Mary Murl Newman- (Myrtle A7c, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Born April 25, 1902 in Valley Falls, Ks.
Died Feb. 25, 1913 of appendicitis at Valley Falls, Jefferson Co., Ks.
A735. Neil Russell Newman- (Myrtle A73, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Born- Valley Falls, Ks.
Wed -Blanche Turner Dec. 3, 1935 in Oskaloosa, Ks.
A7c6. Mildred Pearl Newman- (Myrtle A7c, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Born- July 14, 1914 in Valley Falls, Ks.
Died- May 7, 1997 died instantly in an auto accident in Rossville, Ks.
Wed- Harold O. Irwin June 5, 1941 in Valley Falls, Ks.
Mildred and Harold's children:
A7c6a. Sharon Kay Irwin- (Mildred A7c6, Myrtle A7c, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Wed- Steve E. Fannin
A7c7. Ernest Millard Newman- (Myrtle A7c, Missouri A7, Peter A)
Born - Valley Falls, Ks.
Wed- Lucille Goff Aug. 15, 1941
A7d. Mae Fletcher - (Missouri A7, Peter A)
A7e. Pearl Fletcher- (Missouri A7, Peter A)
Born -1884? in Kansas
A7f. Harry Carter Fletcher- (Missouri A7, Peter A)
Born- Aug 14, 1878 in Kirwin, Ks.
Died- Feb. 4, 1947 in Valley Falls, Ks.
Wed -Josephine Connell Feb. 22, 1900
A7g. Walter Fletcher- (Missouri A7, Peter A)
Died- Sept. 19, 1894
Buried- Graggs Chapel Cemetery
A7h. Arthur Fletcher- (Missouri A7, Peter A)
Born - 1882? in Kansas