|Birth: ||Feb. 15, 1864|
|Death: ||Dec., 1928|
Mrs. Ellen Fitch passed away at the home of her brother, George R. Phelps, in St. Mary township, after an illness of about 10 days with heart trouble. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist church, with Rev. B. F. Koch officiating and the remains were laid to rest in Woodville cemetery. The pall bearers were: Wm. Johnston, Inez Matz, Wm. Reibeling, Theodore Poorker, Robert Gilhart and Thomas Tobin.
Elspa Ellen Phelps was born at Belmont, Portage county, Wisconsin, the eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Phelps, pioneer residents of Waseca county. Her marriage to Carl S. Fitch took place on December 30, 1885. The greater part of their married life was spent at Delhi and Le Sueur, Minn. Mrs. Fitch was a member of the Presbyterian church and a kindly Christian woman who will be greatly missed by her family and a large circle of friends. Surviving the deceased are four sons, Seth Fitch of Montevideo, Dean Fitch of St. James, and Carl and John Fitch of Kenosha, Wis. Also two brothers: J. D. Phelps of San Diego, Calif., and George Phelps of Waseca.
Among those from a distance who were in attendance at the funeral were: Paul Ridley of St. Paul; P. M. Fuller of Redwood Falls; Ed. Hitchcock of Dodge Center, Dr. W. G. Sutherland of Mankato; Miss Nora Rugroden of Hartland; Mr. McColley and daughter Miss Ruby of New Richland; Perry Simons and son Howard of Elysian; Miss Hazel Gilhart of Good Thunder; Mr. and Mrs. Bohlen and daughter, Miss Ann and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Bohlen of Waterville; Chester Fitch and Keith Phelps of Minneapolis; Seth Fitch of Montevideo; Mr. and Mrs. Dean Fitch of St. James; Mrs. Lars Decho and Mrs. Otto Strand and son of Le Sueur.
---Thur., 13 Dec 1928, Waseca Herald, p. 1, col. 4
Seth Sexton Phelps (1840 - 1884)
Elspa Philena Sutherland Phelps (1842 - 1922)
Ellen Elspa Phelps Fitch (1864 - 1928)
Nancy Hannah Phelps Henderson (1868 - 1921)*
Seth John Phelps (1870 - 1880)*
George Robert Phelps (1873 - 1958)*
Jessie Elvira Phelps (1875 - 1889)*
Joseph Dewitt Phelps (1876 - 1944)*
Plot: Original, Sec. 3
Maintained by: Donna Fostveit
Originally Created by: lori
Record added: Dec 18, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8191147