A son of the Reverend John G. and Matilda (Hamilton) Fee, Ed grew up in Clermont, OH, later moving to Berea, KY where his father founded Berea College.
While a student at Berea College, Ed met and subsequently married Enrie J. Hamilton who was the head of the music department at the college.
The Fees returned to Enrie's home county where Ed built a home near Clarksburg, raising livestock and maintaining a cattle feed lot. He owned several farms in Decatur Co. and was a director and stockholder in the Clarksburg State Bank. Ed was a member of the Union church in Berea, KY and attended the Clarksburg and Kingston Presbyterian churches during his years in Decatur Co., IN.
Two sons and three daughters were born of this Fee-Hamilton union. Excerpts from his obituary follow:
"On Sept. 11, 1922, Mr. and Mrs. Fee celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.......Mrs. Fee expired on June 9, 1934.
"Mr. Fee is survived by two sons, Buritt Hamilton Fee and William Howard Fee, both of Clarksburg; and three daughters, Mrs. Walter (Mary) Palmer, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Martin (Nell) Donnell, of The Dalles, Ore., and Mrs. Dell (Bessie) Hardin of Monmouth, Ill. He also leaves five grandchildren, Harriett Ann Fee and Robert Fee, of Clarksburg; Thomas Richard Palmer, of Indianapolis, and Everett and Mary Ann Hardin, of Monmouth, Ill.
"Funeral services will be held at the home in Clarksburg Monday afternoon at 2'oclock. The Rev. Homer Campbell, of Cincinnati, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Kingston cemetery."
Enrie Jane Hamilton Fee
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