|Death: ||Jul. 24, 1900|
Mrs. Birdie Fritz.
One of the saddest deaths which has occurred in this city recently was that of Mrs. Birdie Fritz yesterday afternoon. She passed away in the prime of life when, if ever, existence is cherished and there is much to live for. Tuberculosis which caused her death fastened its hold upon her a year ago and for many months she has lived the life of an invalid at her cozy cottage home on North Eighteenth Street. During all this time much of which was spent in suffering she has shown a Christian like spirit of patience and a gentle disposition has always predominated in her daily life. A consistent member of the M. E. Church , a favorite with a large circle of friends, her loss will be deeply felt in the community. Mrs. Fritz was the daughter of Mrs. Dora Fowler, of this city. She was born here April 5, 1872. Her girlhood days were spent here but she finished school at Blakesburg, having made her home in the latter city for a year with her grandmother while attending school. She was married to George W. Fritz in Ottumwa, June 12, 1891 and moved with her husband to Tacoma, Washington, where Mr. Fritz engaged in the lumber business. His failing health compelled their return to Iowa and they battled at Blakesburg where Mr. Fritz died two years ago Mrs. Fritz and her two children then came to this city to live. At various times Mrs. Fritz has held the position of saleswoman in the store of her uncle, C. W. Lane , where she was popular with the people with whom she came in contact. Mrs. Fritz' nearest relatives here are her mother and her only sister, Mrs. O. M. Cole. She leaves two little children, Hazel, a daughter, 7 years old and Clell, a son, aged 5. One beautiful feature of her invalidism was her surroundings which were made it as pleasant as possible. Friends were very thoughtful in sending flowers, of which there was always a profusion in her home which Mrs. Fritz was very grateful for their cheering presence. The funeral will be held from the home on North Eighth Street tomorrow afternoon at 2 : 0 0 o'clock conducted by Rev. E. 0. Brooks, of the First M. E . Church. Interment will be made in Oakland Cemetery. The casket will be open tomorrow afternoon, only, in order that friends may call to view the remains.
The source of the obituary was Centerville Daily Citizen July 25, 1900.
George W Fritz (1866 - 1898)*
Hazel L. Fritz (1893 - 1904)*
Howard Clell Fritz (1894 - 1933)*
Created by: Tyler Morgan
Record added: Jan 27, 2013
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