JESSE H. FITCH DIES AT HERSHEY
Jesse H. Fitch was born August 7, 1872 at Olmstead Falls, Ohio [to Horace and Mary Fitch] and departed this life March 2, 1939 at his home in Hershey, Nebraska at his age of 66 years, 6 months and 25 day.
When a boy of 12 years, he moved with his parents to Farnam, Nebraska where they homesteaded. He lived there for 25 years. In 1910 he moved with his family to Dickens where they lived for 17 years, moving from there to Hershey where he lived 12 years.
Forty-three years ago, March 5, 1896, he was united in marriage to Alice Phillips. To this union eight children were born. Three of his children, Aubrey, Martha and Virginia preceded him in death. Left to mourn his passing are his beloved and faithful wife, five children, Flossie Baker, Dickens; Horace Fitch, Dickens; Maurice Fitch, North Platte; Genieve Guenthner, North Platte; LaVonne Miller, Hershey; one sister, Mrs. Jenny Hicks, Farnam; and three brothers, W. R. Fitch, Gothenburg; Raleigh Fitch, Bereah, Ohio; Loren Fitch, Farnam, as well as other relatives and a host of friends.
Mr. Fitch joined the Baptist church in Dickens 18 years ago. When they moved to Hershey, he joined the Methodist church and continued as a willing and active worker in the church as long as his health permitted. The church was a part of his life. It was interesting to him and he enjoyed to share in it. He will be greatly missed in the community. Sunset and evening star.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Hershey, with burial in the Farnam cemetery.
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home,
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell
When I embark;
For, though from out our bourne of time and place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.
Lunch was prepared and served in the Methodist church basement for relatives of Jesse Fitch Sunday evening. Among the relatives attending the funeral, most of them were here for the burial and met in the church basement following the services. Among the relatives at the funeral were: Mrs. Jesse Fitch, Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Miller, Hershey; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Baker and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Phillips and daughter, Dickens; Raleigh Fitch, Bereah, O.; Mr. and Mrs. Theadore McCormick, Lewellen; Margaret Fitch, Beaver City; Eugene Fitch, Holbrook; Chester Phillips, Mrs. Chas. Decker, Haxtun, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Will Fitch, Bill and Bob, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hyde, Gothenburg; Mr. and Mrs. Ferris Boyd and Donald, Curtis; Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Phillips, Mrs. Omar Kitchen, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Fitch, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Guenthner, North Platte; Mr. and Mrs. Horace Fitch, Dickens; Mr. and Mrs. Loren Fitch, Mrs. Jennie Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. Kronberg Kjar, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Smith, and Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Pollard.
The Farnam Echo 55(27):1, Thursday, 9 March 1939
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