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Oscar Fite

  • Birth 23 Nov 1854 Grant County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 3 Feb 1914 Grant County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Point Isabel, Grant County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot no marker found
  • Memorial ID 58328715

his first wife was Ret (Harvey) Fite. She died in 1886.
his second wife was Martha Jane (Kendall) Fite.
he is the son of John & Susan (Stout) Fite.

Swayzee Press/Friday, February 13, 1914
Oscar Fite, son of John and Susan Fite, was born near Rigdon, Grant County, Ind., Nov. 23, 1854. He was united in marriage to Ret Harvey - July 6, 1880, who preceded her husband to the beyond - Oct. 15, 1886. To this union were born two sons, one departing this life in infancy, and the other Jesse Otto, surviving the father.

On Nov. 16, 1889, he was united in marriage to Jane Kennel, who still survived the husband. To this union was born one daughter, Goldie.

While he never identified himself with the church, yet he was a firm believer and an ardent advocate of the religious faith and during his last illness often requested his friends to read to him from the Bible. He was a member of the Subordinate and the Encampment branches of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Pt. Isabel, Ind., and a member of the Improved Order of Red Men at Sims, Ind. He was a faithful member in attendance and always willing to lend his assistance in the exemplification of the ritualistic work of the orders and when sickness, sorrow or death hovered over a brother's home, he was always present and willing if possible to pour oil into the expiring lamp of life. Honest dealings with his fellow man was one of the strong features that go to make up his past life, always kind, courteous and obliging.

He leaves a wife, one son, one daughter, four sisters, four grandchildren and many friends and relatives to mourn his demise. He departed this life Feb 3, 1914, aged 50 years, 1 month, and 12 days.

His life has gone from us, and in heaven may the golden chain of friendship be united, strengthened and perpetuated.

Mr. Fite died at the home of his son in Pulaski county and the body was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Jane Davis, at Pt. Isabel. Funeral services were conducted at the M.E. church at Pt. Isabel last Friday with the Rev. Patton officiating. Burial will be in the Knox Chapel.

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Gravesite Details Obituary was provided by Findagrave member LRKY on 2 Jan 2013. Thank you, LRKY Marker informaton provided by Findagrave member LYoung on 18 Apr 2017. Thank you, LYoung.





  • Created by: Linda
  • Added: 8 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58328715
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Oscar Fite (23 Nov 1854–3 Feb 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58328715, citing Knox Chapel Cemetery, Point Isabel, Grant County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Linda (contributor 47047115) .