William Howard Fee


William Howard Fee

Decatur County, Indiana, USA
Death 12 Feb 1940 (aged 53)
Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, USA
Burial Kingston, Decatur County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 52397752 View Source
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The second son of Edwin S. and Enrie J (Hamilton) Fee grew up near Clarksburg, Decatur Co., IN where his father was a prominent member of the livestock raising community. W. H. married Christine Kelly in 1915, the couple establishing their home in the Clarksburg neighborhood. A daughter and a son were the result of this union. William H. Fee's obituary follows:

"William Howard Fee, 53, a prominent Decatur county farmer and a life-long resident of the Clarksburg community, passed away at 9:20 o'clock Monday night at a Shelvyville hospital.

"His sudden passing came as a great shock to the wide circle of friends and relatives throughout Decatur county. He had suffered an illness of influenza a month ago and his death was attributed to complications resulting from the illness. He had entered the Shelbyville hospital Sunday.

"A member of pioneer Decatur county families, Mr. Fee was the son of Edwin S. and Enrie Hamilton Fee. He was born at Clarksburg on July 4, 1886. He attended Berea College, of which his grandfather, John G. Fee, was the founder, and later enrolled at Valparaiso University. He had also attended a commercial school in Missouri. His marriage to Miss Christine Kelly, of Cincinnati, took place on Nov. 17, 1915.

"Mr. Fee engaged in farming on a large scale, operating two productive farms in Fugit township. He was one of the largest cattle feeders in Decatur county and was an influential citizen of the Clarksburg community. He had served several terms as a director of the Clarksburg State Bank and for many years was a member of the Clarksburg Presbyterian church.

"Surviving are the widow; a son, Robert H. Fee, of Clarksburg; a daughter, Miss Harriett Ann Fee, of Indianapolis' a brother, Burt H. Fee, of Clarksburg; and three sisters, Mrs. Walter J. (Mary) Palmer, of Indianapolis, Mrs. M.Z. (Nelle) Donnell, of The Dalles, Ore., and Mrs. Dell B. (Bess) Hardin, of Monmouth, Ill.

"Funeral services will be held Thursday at the home in Clarksburg at an hour to be announced later. The burial will be made in the Kingston cemetery."

"Greensburg Daily News," 13 Feb 1940

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