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Hudson Fitch
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1828
Vernon
Tolland County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1915
Farnam
Dawson County
Nebraska, USA

Hudson Fitch, was born on the old Fitch farm at Vernon, Conn. He came to Olmsted, OH, in 1831, with his parents
Chester and Betsey, where he engaged in the occupation of farming. He married Abigail Wilson, (sister of his brother Charles first wife), October 31, 1849. They had four children, Isabelle, Retta, Bertha, and Gertrude. He later married Catherine Hiestand.

Hudson Fitch, age 86 an early settler in this part of the country passed away Wednesday evening last at about 10 o'clock. Mr. Fitch came to Nebraska with his family from Olmsted, Ohio, in 1887.

Funeral services will be held from the Fitch residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. C. A. Irvin, pastor of the Baptist church will conduct the service.

Source: The Farnam Echo, Vol. 12, No. 18, April 15, 1915


Hudson Fitch was born at Vernon, Connecticut on Sept. 30, 1828, and died in Farnam April 14, 1915. Age 86 years, 6 months and 15 days.

While quite young his parents moved to Olmsted, Ohio where he grew to manhood. On October 31, 1849, he was married to Abigail Wilson; to this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Orfila Stearns of Olmsted, Ohio, deceased, and Mrs. Eugene Ceder of Farnam.

Mr. Fitch moved to Nebraska in 1887 and resided on his farm in Frontier county until the death of his wife on November 20, 1898. On September 26, 1905 he married Catherine Heistand, with whom he lived until his death.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his widow, one daughter, six grandchildren and one brother.

Mr. Fitch was a man of many fine qualities, honest and upright in all his dealings, a good neighbor, a kind and devoted husband and father and especially devoted to his grandchildren whom he loved with all the strength of an unselfish nature.

In his younger and more active years he was ever ready to lend a helping hand to all, and especially in homes where sickness and death had entered, he was there to offer words of cheer and render kind deeds of mercy. A friend who had known him for many years said of him, "No better man ever lived" and, while we so sadly miss the loved voice and form, yet we know that he has gone to meet the great reward which he so justly deserved.

__________________

"The loved and lost!" Why do we call them lost?
Because we miss them from our onward road?
God's unseen angel o'er our pathway crossed,
Looked on us all, and loving him the most,
Straightway relieved him from life's weary load.

Source: The Farnam Echo, Vol. 12, No. 19, April 22, 1915
 
 
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 Parents:
  Chester Fitch (____ - 1881)
  Betsey Fitch (____ - 1863)
 
 Spouses:
  Abigail M Wilson Fitch (1831 - 1898)
  Catherine 'Kate' Hiestand Fitch (1854 - 1935)*
 
 Children:
  Retta Lenora Fitch Hayden Ceder (1856 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Farnam Cemetery
Frontier County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: 16 17 2
 
Created by: Eric Crow
Record added: Apr 23, 2005
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