Nathan A. Fletcher

newspaper unknown, likely Chandlerville Times, Havana or Jacksonville papers

Nathan A. Fletcher, 61, well known farmer of the Bath community, passed away Thursday, April 28, at the Mason District hospital in Havana at 10 a.m., after a long illness.

He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Fletcher and was born in Lynchburg Township in Mason County.

He was a coal dock worker in Havana for the C & IM railroad.

He was married to Zelma Taylor who survives along with one son, Gilbert of Bath; one daughter, Mrs. Janet Lane of Lockport; four sisters, Mrs. Edith Murphy, Bath, Mrs. Elsie Banks, Bath, Mrs. John Clayse of Beardstown, and Mrs. Eula Cowan of Springfield; three brothers, Lester, Lloyd, and Tim all of Bath.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the Snicarte Baptist church with Rev. Dean Benton of Bluff Springs, officiating.

George McDonald of Virginia was soloist accompanied at the piano by Edna Cawood.

Burial was in Snicarte cemetery. Pallbears were employees of the C & IM railroad company coal docks of Havana, where the deceased had worked.

Contributed by Judy Ingram Schuur

William P. Fletcher

1959, newspaper unknown, likely Chandlerville Times, Havana or Jacksonville papers

William Percy Fletcher was born near Bath, Illinois, December 11, 1873 and died May 7, 1959 at the age of 85 years.

He is survived by a son, Guy Fletcher of Bath; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Butler of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Mrs. Gladys Hinds of Sunnyside, Washington; one sister, Mrs. John A. Sarff of Chandlerville; one half-sister, Mrs. Marie Miller of Iowa City, Iowa; eight grandchildren and 13 great grand children.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1941. A son, Gus died in infancy and another son Ewell, died in 1958.

Mr. Fletcher was a well known fur and pearl buyer over a long period of years. He also owned and operated a duck hunting lodge and farm in Mason County.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m. at the Lintner Funeral home with Rev. Wm. Roy officiating.

Floral tributes were arranged by the wives of the pallbearers. Pallbearers were Lester, Norman, Howard, Tom, Roy and James Fletcher.

Interment was in Snicarte cemetery.

Contributed by Judy Ingram Schuur