|Birth: ||Feb. 6, 1877|
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 1903|
Member of Odd Fellows - FLT
The following was published in The Plexus, Volume 8, Issue 10, on pages 400 and 401:
For the first time in the history of our class death has taken one of members, Mr. Albert Levi Fritz. On Wednesday, Jan. 28, Fritz, on his way to college, fell and injured his head. He was taken up to Dr. Harsha's clinic where his head was dressed, then he was sent home where immediately symptoms of miningitis[sic] set in, and he was then taken to the hospital where he gradually grew worse and exploratory operation was performed, and he died on Tuesday, Feb 3rd of basilar meningitis. All that medical treatment could do and loving friends could assist in was done for Mr. Fritz. As soon as the class learned of his death action was taken to send a representative to accompany the body to his home in Earlham, Iowa, where his funeral took place. A beautiful wreath of flowers was sent along, and the class as a body marched solemnly from the undertakers establishment to the train.
Mr. Fritz was born Feb. 6, 1877, at Churchville, Iowa, and at the age of eleven moved to Earlham where he has made his home ever since. He attended the Friends Academy and began the study of medicine under his preceptor. In the fall of '99 he matriculated in the P. & S. and spent his first two years with our present Senior class. last year he was abroad and joined our class last October.
Mr. Fritz was well known to most of us, and was liked and admired by all. He was a good student and would probably have been on the roll of honor had he lived. He was also a true Y. M. C. A. boy and a thorough gentleman. Following is a letter of sympathy sent to his family and also one received from them.
Mr. and Mrs. Fritz and Family, Earlham, Iowa.
We know how inadequate are words to express to you the sorrow we feel for you in this great loss that you are called upon to bear, but on behalf of the Junior class of which your son was a member, we wish to tell you that our hearts go out to you in this time of trouble and that we earnestly hope your strength will be equal to the burden you have to carry.
It is a privilege to tell you that Mr. Fritz was held in high esteem by the whole class, and it was with deep and sincere regret we learned he would be with us no more. If the condolence of his friends is any degree a comfort to you, know that it is more than freely given, and believe us to be sincerely and sympathetically yours.
Jos. F. Replogle,
Miss Grace Hagans,
Junior class of 1904, College P. & S.
Earlham, Iowa, Feb. 3, 1902
To the Class of '04, P. & S.
Our heartfelt thanks are extended to the Junior class for the kind attention given our son and brother during his recent illness and death. We greatly appreciate the kindness manifest by your representative Mr. C. A. Coffin whom you sent to assist us in the trying hour.
These acts of love and kindness will never be forgotten by us.
Mr. and Mrs. Fritz and Family
Christian Fritz (1828 - 1910)
Mary Ellen Hunt Fritz (1840 - 1925)
William Benedict Fritz (1864 - 1951)*
John Frederick Fritz (1872 - 1963)*
Albert Levi Fritz (1877 - 1903)
Maintained by: Christopher Fritz
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Record added: Mar 27, 2012
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