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Florus DeWitt Fitch
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Birth: Sep. 24, 1855
Robinson
Crawford County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 7, 1950
Holdrege
Phelps County
Nebraska, USA

Florus DeWitt, born in Illinois, was the son of Cynthia Longmore and Charles DeWitt Fitch. He and a brother owned a general store in Olney, but in the mid-1800's he sold out and with his wife, Genevieve, and young daughter, Blanche, made the trek to Gage County, Nebraska, by flatbed wagon. To help friends who had migrated from Illinois earlier, the young family remained in Gage County near Beatrice for a year before traveling on to Spring Creek Township, Phelps County, Nebraska, where they homesteaded. After years of farming, he and his wife retired to Atlanta, Nebraska, where he died at the advanced age of 95 years and 13 days. He is buried beside his wife and daughter, Blanche, who died at about the age of five from Scarlet Fever.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles DeWitt Fitch (1822 - 1890)
  Cynthia Ann Longmore Fitch (1829 - 1920)
 
 Spouse:
  Genevieve Sherman Fitch (1861 - 1944)*
 
 Children:
  Blanche Monolo Fitch (1881 - 1886)*
  Claude Sherman Fitch (1884 - 1953)*
  Arthur DeWitt Fitch (1888 - 1978)*
  Laura Alice Fitch Polhemus (1893 - 1998)*
  Orlo Vivian Fitch (1895 - 1985)*
 
 Siblings:
  Florus DeWitt Fitch (1855 - 1950)
  Alice May Fitch Routt (1857 - 1948)*
  George Lansing Fitch (1860 - 1957)*
  Edwin Charles Fitch (1866 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Industry Cemetery
Atlanta
Phelps County
Nebraska, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 26, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9521784
Florus DeWitt Fitch
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