|Birth: ||Mar. 8, 1837|
|Death: ||Apr. 11, 1905|
OBIT: Chetopa Clipper, April 13, 1905 p. 4 col. 1: "Fleming H. Wasson was born in Owensville, Gibson County, Indiana, March 8, 1834, and died at Welch, I.T., April 10, 1905, aged 71 years 1 month and 2 days. He engaged in the livery business at Owenville when he became of age, and continued in that business until he was appointed foreman of the carpenter shops at Jefferson City, Mo., penitentiary, in 1860. He joined the union army during the rebellion, and was discharged upon a surgeon's certificate for disability May 13, 1865. He lived in St. Louis a few years, then moved to Ottawa, Kan., where he remained only a short time, coming to Chetopa in 1869. Here he conducted a livery stable on Maple Street. He moved to Russell Creek, now Wasson, 11 years ago. Soon after the big fire that burned nearly all of his buildings and a large amount of other property, about 6 years ago, he moved to Welch, were he has since been the owner and landlord of Hotel Wasson. After moving to this section he made two trips to Texas, returning the last time with a large drove of cattle. For several years he was extensively engaged in the cattle business. He also had over 20 fine ranches in the Cherokee nation, leased to different parties. He was a charter member of Chetopa lodge A.O.U.W., and was in good standing at the time of his death. He was married to Mary van Armon about the year 1871, she dying in about a year. November 18, 1874, he was married to Mrs. Catherine Goddard. Three children were born to this union, two girls, Myrtle C., and Nettie May, and one son, Frankie. The daughters, with their mother, and a stepson, W.P. Goddard, survive him, the son dying in infancy. He was a kind husband, a loving an indulgent father, and his death is almost more than the family can bear. He was a man who numbered his friends by his acquaintances, and all sympathize deeply with the bereaved relatives. Funeral services were held at the M.E. church in Chetopa Wednesday April 10, at 2 pm, conducted by Rev. J.R. McFadden and the interment was in Oak Hill cemetery."
Flem Wasson died of Texas Cattle Fever, a tick-borne rickettsia illness.
Catherine Indiana England Wasson (1854 - 1921)
Note: Civil War veteran, husband of Catherine (Goddard) Wasson
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: Ann Goddard
Record added: Jun 22, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5563719