Fletcher-Kinnick Connections

Pioneer Sketches
The Fletcher-Kinnick Connection

Compiled by William L. (Bill) Smith


This page includes sketches I have compiled from my family history research for my own use. I am posting them on the Internet in the interest of sharing this information with interested parties. If you appear to be directly related, based on the information in the the sketches, or have comments to share with me about these sketches, I would be happy to hear from you. I do not do research for others, nor am I particularly interested in speculative relationships or unrelated surname discussions. There are many other worthy sites for these activities. I hope you enjoy reading some of these interesting stories.

The Fletcher-Kinnick Connection:
Bureau Co, Illinois, and Washington Co, Iowa,
1850s to the Present


Introductory Comments
The Connections
The Fletcher Family
The Kinnick Family
John T. and Catherine Fletcher and their Family
Joseph and Rachel (Mercer) Kinnick and their Family
Jacob and Fannie (Fletcher) Kinnick and their Heirs
Ora L. Fletcher and Family


Introductory Comments


This site is based on Progress Report No. 2, the second edition (written 25 Oct 1996) of The Kinnick Project.

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The Connections


In 1850, Townsend (and Susan) Fletcher "made a farm" on Section 36, by Hickory Grove, in the southeast corner of Manlius Township, Bureau County, Illinois. Manlius Township lies just to the north of Concord Township. During 1853, after the death of her husband, Susan Kinnick and her children moved onto the 160 acres in Concord Township purchased in 1851 by her late husband, Walter W. (d. 28 Feb 1853). It was two miles south and one mile west of the Fletcher farm.
Four connections developed between these two families over the ensuing years:
1) In March, 1859, John T. Fletcher (son of Townsend and Susan Fletcher) married Catherine Kinnick (daughter of Susan (Schwyhart) and the late Walter W. Kinnick). They moved to Washington County, Iowa, in 1884.
2) On 29 Feb 1860, Joseph Kinnick, brother of Catherine, married Rachel Mercer, a granddaughter of Townsend and Susan Fletcher (by their daughter, Mary, who married William Mercer).
3) On 28 Apr 1872, Fannie Fletcher, sister of John T., became the second wife of Jacob Kinnick, brother of Catherine and Joseph.
4) When John T. and Catherine (Kinnick) Fletcher moved their family to Iowa in 1884, their ten year old son, Ora L. Fletcher, remained in Illinois with Jacob and Fannie (Fletcher) Kinnick (his aunt and uncle, from both sides of the family...they never had any children of their own). The probate records of both Jacob in 1923 and Ora L. in 1937 were rich sources of genealogical information on both families!

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The Fletcher Family


Townsend and Susan (Ready) Fletcher were both natives of Virginia. They married there, about 1818. It is believed their first six children were born there: James H. (b. 1820), Elizabeth, Mary, William A. (b. 10 Aug 1829), Fanny (b. 1832), and John Thomas (b. 14 Mar 1833). In about 1835, they moved from Virginia to Belmont Co, Ohio. It appears that their last four children were born in Ohio: Hannah Jane (b. 1837), Daniel (b. 1841), Amanda (b. 1839), and Samuel (b. 1842). In the spring of 1844, they boarded a boat and traveled down the Ohio River, to the Mississippi River, which they went up river to Muscatine, IA. There they crossed over to move to Bureau County, IL, settling near Princeton. The Walter W. Kinnick family was also aboard this boat.
In 1850, Townsend Fletcher, according to a local history, "made a farm" on Section 36, Manlius Township of Bureau County, by Hickory Grove. It appears he was among the first ten settlers of this township.
Townsend Fletcher died 6 Feb 1866. Mrs. Susannah Ready Fletcher died at the home of her daughter, Fannie (Mrs. Jacob) Kinnick, in Concord Township, Bureau County, Illinois, 6 Nov 1887, aged 87 years, 7 months, 20 days. Grandma Fletcher, as she was familiarly called, saw her family grow to include, at the time of her death, 54 grandchildren, 34 great-grand children, and two great-great-grandchildren. Both Townsend and Susannah are buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois.

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The Kinnick Family


Walter W. and Susan Kinnick lived on a farm in Dover Township, four miles north of Princeton, Bureau Co, IL, when they first arrived from Ohio, in the summer of 1844. They lost their youngest child, William (b. 2 Feb 1844, OH), in their second year in Illinois (Oct 1845). Their first child born in Illinois, Jacob, their youngest son, was born on this farm on 4 Jan 1846. (Catherine was born in Ohio, in 1842. The family was listed on the 1840 Ohio census in Wheeling Township, Belmont County).
Walter and Susan's oldest son, John S. (b. 14 Sep 1834 in OH), died, at age 16, on 5 Jun 1851. Cause of death is unknown. Their youngest daughter, Fanny Susan, was born to Walter and Susan, at the Dover Township farm, about 1852.
On 2 Oct 1851, Walter purchased, for $185, one-hundred sixty acres of land in Concord Township, Bureau County, from John & Hannah Dodge, who had received their title to the land by Patent from the United States of America. This land laid about eleven mile west and two miles south of their Dover Township farm. Walter was not able to move his family to this land before he died seventeen months later.
Walter W. Kinnick died at the farm in Dover township 28 Feb 1853, at the age of 43. Cause of death is unknown. He is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Wyanet, IL, beside his first son, John S. When their father died, Joseph was age 14, Walter Watson, 13, Catherine, 11, Jacob, 7, Maggie, 3, and Fanny Susan, one year. The children received their educations in Princeton schools.
The two older daughters married during the two years following their father's death. Mary E., age 18, in about 1853, married George W. Harrison. George (Fletcher family tradition has his name as Joe) and Mary Harrison had two daughters, Evaline (b. 21 Dec 1854, m. Frank Hornby, d. 2 Jan 1934) and Mary A. (b. 9 Nov 1856, d. 12 Apr 1880, age 23+). We know little more about either Mary E. or George W. except that they had both died by the end of 1869 (They probably died between late 1856, when Mary A. was born, and the 1860 census, when the children were living with their grandmother, Susan, and the rest of her family). Sarah Ann Kinnick, age 18, married Thomas Richmond 11 Feb 1854. They farmed and raised their family in Concord Township (to be featured in a later Progress Report).
Susan, widow of Walter, did not remarry until 20 Mar 1859, at age 50, to Ephraim Yarrington, age 57. Her daughter, Catherine had married John T. Fletcher on 18 Mar 1859 (see more on them, below, of course). The other children, at this time, were, respectively, Joseph, 20, Walter, 19, Jacob 13, Maggie, 9, and Fanny Susan, 7. Joseph married Rachel Mercer on 26 Feb 1860. They are listed in the household with Susan and Ephraim in the 1860 census of Dover Township.
Walter Watson, age 20 at the time, enlisted 14 Apr 1861 at Tiskilwa in Co. I, 12th Illinois Infantry, part of the Union service. When he came home on furlough, he married Mary Estelle Simmons, of Tiskilwa, on 6 Feb 1862. Walter re-enlisted 10 Aug 1862 in Co. D, Seventh Regiment, Kansas Volunteers, Cavalry. He took his bride with him to Corinth, MS, where she acted as nurse for troops in camp there. He was discharged 2 Dec 1864 from St. Louis, MO. (Walter Watsona nd Mary Estelle Kinnick are my 2nd great-grandparents, of course, and will be the subject of a future Progress Report.)
On 18 Aug 1861, Joseph enlisted in Company D, Seventh Regiment, Kansas Volunteers, Cavalry. He served until being mustered out at St. Louis, MO, 10 Mar 1865.
When Walter married Mary and went to fight in the Civil War, in 1862, this left at home with their mother (and her husband, Ephraim) only Jacob, now age 16, Maggie, 11, Fanny Susan, 10, and, presumably, the two granddaughters, Evaline Harrison, age 8, and Mary Harrison, age 6.
Jacob James Kinnick enlisted Oct 1864, age 18, in Co. H, One Hundred and Forty sixth Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, as a private. During his (months) at the front, he saw arduous service, according to a local history account. He was honorably discharged 8 Jul 1865, age 19, and returned to Bureau County where he farmed for many years. Jacob married Hattie VanDram on 25 Nov 1867. They were divorced in early 1872, no children. On 28 Apr 1872 he married Fannie Fletcher, a sister of John T. Fletcher (Jacob's sister Catharine's husband) (see more on Jacob and Fannie, below).
Ephraim Yarrington died 24 February 1870, age 68. Susan was age 61, with Maggie, age 20, Fanny Susan, age 19, Evaline Harrison, age 16, and Mary Harrison, age 14, still at home. However, Maggie married Jacob Weise/Wise about a year and a half later, in September 1871. Fanny Susan married William Eugene (Gene) Lyon, in Buda, on 30 Dec 1879. Evaline married Frank Hornby 22 Jan 1876. Mary died 12 Apr 1880.
In the 1880 census, Susan Kinnick, age 71, lived with Jacob and Fannie Kinnick, along with Fannie's mother, Susan Fetcher, age 82, and a 16 year old niece of Jacob, Lovina Weeden, going to school.
Susan died 27 Sep 1884, 75y, 4m, 25d. She is buried beside her husband, Walter, at Forest Hill Cemetery, Wyanet, Bureau Co, Illinois. She was survived by three sons (Joseph, Walter, and Jacob) and four daughters (Sarah Ann, Catherine, Maggie and Fanny) and numerous grandchildren.

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John T. and Catherine Fletcher and their family

 

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Catherine Kinnick first appeared in vital records at age 8 (b. 20 Apr 1842, Ohio) on the 1850 census for the town of Dover, Bureau County, Illinois, as the sixth child and third daughter in the family of Walter and Susan Kinnick (Catherine was the last of the six children born in Ohio. The family was listed on the 1840 Ohio census in Wheeling Township, Belmont County). She married John Thomas Fletcher in March of 1859 in Bureau County. John T. Fletcher (b. 14 Mar 1833, Virginia) was the son of Townsend and Susan (Ready) Fletcher. John and Catherine first met on the boat trip when their families were moving from Ohio to Illinois in 1844 (he was 11, she was 2). The boat traveled down the Ohio River, to the Mississippi River, which they went up river to Muscatine, IA. There they crossed over to move to Bureau Co, IL.
The 1860 census for Concord Township, Bureau County, listed John T. Fletcher, age 25, and wife, Cath, age 23. Catherine and John T. Fletcher were the parents of three daughters and two sons born during the 1860s: Fannie E., born 21 Jul 1860, Susie E., born 29 May 1862, John Townsend, born 28 Nov 1863, James W. born 9 Feb 1866, and Edna E., born 6 Nov 1869. Their next four children were born during the 1870s, all sons: Royal W. (b. 3 Oct 1872), Ora Laton (b. 20 Oct 1874), Samuel Clinton (b. 19 Jan 1877), and Frank William (b. 9 Dec 1878).
In the 1877 list of Voters & Taxpayers of Bureau County, IL, John T. Fletcher is listed in Sec. 10, P.O. Buda, farmer, Rep., U. Brethern, born Virginia, 1833. An 1867 map of Concord Township shows J. Fletcher in Section 10, just north of Edick's Pond, in the same section as Thomas Richmond, and just south of the Kinnick place, about nine miles north and one mile east of Buda.
The family was struck by tragedy on 25 Feb 1879, when their oldest child, Susie E., died of diphtheria, a few days short of her seventeenth birthday.
Nellie E. (b. 19 Dec 1880) and Clark Eugene (b. 6 May 1883) were born in Illinois before the family moved to Iowa in 1884. It appears from available records that the entire family moved, except one son, Ora L., who stayed in Illinois, living with his uncle and aunt, Jacob and Fannie (Fletcher) Kinnick. (Note: They were his uncle and aunt from "both directions, both families") The youngest Fletcher child, Grace A., was born 14 Dec 1887, near Crawfordsville, Washington County, Iowa. The Fletcher farm, 112 acres, was located two miles northeast of the town of Crawfordsville.
Three months after the youngest child was born, the first married. On 28 Feb 1888, Fannie E. married John E. Williams in Washington County, Iowa. John Townsend, known as Jack, followed later in the year, on 3 Oct 1888, when he married Carrie May Whyte in Crawfordsville, Washington County. On 18 Jun 1891, Royal W. married Alice Griffith. Edna E. married Frank Hull, in the town of Washington, Washington County, on 25 Jan 1893.
The 1910 census noted that John and Catherine Fletcher had been married 51 years, had 12 children, with 11 living. Nellie, age 29, and Grace, age 22, were living at home. Grace was listed as a school teacher.
John T. Fletcher died 22 Jan 1920, at age 86. Catherine died 30 Mar 1927, three weeks short of age 85. Both are buried in the New Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Washington County, Iowa.

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Joseph and Rachel (Mercer) Kinnick and their Family

 

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Walter W. Kinnick died at the farm in Dover township 28 Feb 1853, at the age of 43. When his father died, Joseph (b. 9 Mar 1839, Belmont Co., OH) was just a few days short of 14 years old.
Joseph married Rachel Mercer on 29 Feb 1860, in Bureau County, Illinois. They are listed in the household of his mother, Susan, and her second husband, Ephraim Yarrington, in the 1860 census of Dover Township. Rachel (b. 15 Mar 1839, Harrison County, Ohio) was the daughter of William and Mary (Fletcher) Mercer. Her mother, Mary, was a sister of John T. Fletcher who married Catherine Kinnick, the sister of Joseph.
On 18 Aug 1861, Joseph enlisted in Company D, Seventh Regiment, Kansas Volunteers, Cavalry. He served until being mustered out at St. Louis, MO, 10 Mar 1865.
Joseph and Rachel had five children born in Illinois, three daughters and two sons: Amanda Elenora (b. 23 Nov 1860), Margaret Susana (Maggie) (b. 5 Jan 1863), William Walter (b. 15 Mar 1866), John Leach Cook (b. 22 Mar 1868), and Mary Eppenetes (Mate) (b. 23 May 1870). Later, they moved to Iowa where their last three children were born: Joseph (b. 1 May 1874, Madison Co), Jessie H. (B. 5 Apr 1875, Madison Co), and George Butler (2 Aug 1878, Adair Co). They then moved to Montana (their life and family in Montana will be the subject of another future Progress Report).

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Jacob and Fannie (Fletcher) Kinnick and their Heirs


Jacob was the first child born to Walter and Susan Kinnick in Illinois, their youngest son. He was born on the Kinnick farm in Bureau County on 4 Jan 1846.
Walter W. Kinnick died at the farm in Dover township 28 Feb 1853, at the age of 43. When his father died, Jacob had just turned 7 years old.
It was six years before Susan remarried (20 Mar 1859, at age 50, to Ephraim Yarrington). The children, at home at that time, were, respectively, Joseph, 20, Walter, 19, Jacob 13, Maggie, 9, Fanny Susan, 7, Evaline Harrison, age 8, and Mary Harrison, age 6. Joseph married in 1859 and Walter in 1862.
Jacob James Kinnick enlisted Oct 1864, age 18, in Co. H, One Hundred and Forty sixth Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, as a private. He was honorably discharged 8 Jul 1865, age 19, and returned to Bureau County where he farmed for many years.
Jacob married Hattie VanDram on 25 Nov 1867. They were divorced in early 1872, no children. On 28 Apr 1872 he married Fannie Fletcher, a sister of John T. Fletcher (Jacob's sister Catherine's husband).
In the 1880 census, Susan Kinnick, his mother, age 71, lived with Jacob and Fannie Kinnick, along with Fannie's mother, Susan Fletcher, age 82, and a 16 year old niece of Jacob, Lovina Weeden. Susan Kinnick died in 1884. Susan Ready Fletcher died 6 Nov 1887, aged 87. Jacob and Fannie had no children. In 1884, ten year old Ora L. Fletcher, son of John and Catherine Fletcher, moved to the farm with Jacob and Fannie when his parents and their family moved to Iowa (see below).
Fannie died in 1920. Jacob died in 1923. The probate record of his will listed all his living heirs at the time of his death. He willed his farm to his nephew, Ora, and his family. Ora had lived and worked on Jacob's farm since the age of 10, of course.

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Ora L. Fletcher and Family


Ora L. Fletcher was born 20 Oct 1874, the seventh child and fourth son of John T. and Catherine (Kinnick) Fletcher, in Bureau County, Illinois. At age ten, when his parents and the rest of his family moved to Iowa, he remained in Illinois with his aunt and uncle (from both sides of the family), Jacob and Fannie (Fletcher) Kinnick, on their farm north of Shefield, Illinois.
Ora L. Fletcher married Rose Ella Hall on 19 Dec 1900. They had three children, Fannie Ann (b. 27 Apr 1902, d. 19 Jun 1902), Earl R. (b. 3 May 1906), and Inez Nellie (b. 28 Jan 1910). They all continued to live on the farm with Jacob and Fannie. The 1910 census had Jacob and Fannie Kinnick, Ora, Rose, Earl and Inez Fletcher all together on the farm in Gold Township, Bureau County, Illinois.
Ora and Rose retired in 1921 and moved to the town of Wyanet. He died from a heart attack on 29 Jul 1937 at the age of 62.

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This page created 1 Feb 1998. Last updated 17 Sep 2001, by William L. (Bill) Smith.

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Pioneer Sketches
Fletcher - Later Generations

Compiled by William L. (Bill) Smith


This page includes sketches I have compiled from my family history research for my own use. I am posting them on the Internet in the interest of sharing this information with interested parties. If you appear to be directly related, based on the information in the the sketches, or have comments to share with me about these sketches, I would be happy to hear from you. I do not do research for others, nor am I particularly interested in speculative relationships or unrelated surname discussions. There are many other worthy sites for these activities. I hope you enjoy reading some of these interesting stories.

Fletcher - Later Generations

 


Introductory Comments: The story of this family is presented on two pages of sketches. The first page consists of stories of the parents, their children and their grandchildren (with only a few of the great-grandchildren listed). The grandchildren have a C designation. Many of them are reported in substantially more detail here, through two, three or four more generations, as available. If you have more detail, or know of other web pages about any members of these families, please let me know. The C generation here is linked back to the first page, and, from there to here.

At the end of both of these pages is a complete index of full names (the same index on both pages) as well as some comments about the compiler.

This set of stories was first reported as part of the Progress Report No. 2, the second edition (written 25 Oct 1996) of The Kinnick Project.



The C generation:

 

C 15 ii Alice WILLIAMS
C 20 iv Mazie Verlee FLETCHER
C 27 i Harry Arthur FLETCHER
C 28 ii Pearl M. FLETCHER
C 29 iii Hazel Alice FLETCHER
C 36 i Vernon Guy FLETCHER
C 37 ii John Lyle FLETCHER
C 39 iv Clarence Arthur FLETCHER
C 40 v Lois Fern FLETCHER
C 41 vi Violet May FLETCHER



C 15 ii Alice WILLIAMS, b. 27 May 1889, Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA; d. 19 Feb 1975, Washington Care Center, Washington, Washington Co., IA, resident of Brighton; m. 11 Dec 1912 Wilbert ROSE (b. 15 Jan 1883, Kirby, PA, a son of Spencer and Nancy Johnson); d. 20 Dec 1964, Jefferson County Hospital, Fairfield, IA, a resident of Brighton, and former resident of Crawfordsville). Wilbert was a farmer near Crawfordsville until he retired in 1956 and moved to Brighton.

Children of Wilbert and Alice ROSE:

D 45 i Marie ROSE, b. 11 Jan 1914, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA, m. Richard REEDER (b. 12 Feb 1913, Buchanan, W.V.; d. 2 Sept 1987, Denver, CO; bur. Arvada, CO) 27 Sep 1947; lived in Morrison, CO, in 1975; d. 19 Dec 1977, Denver, CO; bur. Arvada, CO. One son, Richard H. REEDER II, b. 12 June 1948, m. Christine BARNHART, div. 1979.
D 46 ii Yula ROSE, b. 18 Dec 1916, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA, m. Gilbert WIDMER (b. 17 Jun 1916, Noble, Henry Co, IA; d. 7 Nov 1991, Henry Co Health Center, Mt. Pleasant, IA); lived in West Des Moines, IA, in 1975; Yula lives in Des Moines, IA, in June, 1996.

Children of Gilbert and Yula WIDMER:

E i Karen Kay WIDMER, b. 7 Jan 1940, Mt. Pleasant, Ia; m. Harvey CHANDLER 13 Jan 1968, Open Bible Church, Pittsfield, IL.
E ii Linda Cecile WIDNER, b. 3 Jul 1945, St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, MN; m. Orvil GROVES 14 Dec 1974, Little Brown Church, Nashua, IA.

D 47 iii Gladys ROSE, b. 13 Nov 1923, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA; m. Stanley BRECEISEN (b. 30 Sep 1922, d. 14 Nov 1987, Lakewood, CO) 20 Aug 1950; lived in Denver CO in 1975; d. 12 May 1992, Lakewood, CO.

Children of Stanley and Gladys BRECEISEN:

E i Judith Rose BRECHEISEN, b. 19 Apr 1954, Lakewood, CO; m. Michael E. Liddy; marr. disolved 1985; lives in Lakewood, CO, in June, 1996.
E ii John Owen BRECHEISEN, b. 8 Mar 1960, Lakewood, CO; m. Patricia A. KUENSTLE.

D 48 iv-a Maurice ROSE, b. 2 Jun 1925, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA; m. Mary Lousie OGAN(b. 19 Mar 1929, Indianola, Warren Co, IA, dau. of Eldon L. and Esther Shaw OGAN) 15 Dec 1956, Indianola, IA; lived in Cincinnati OH in 1975 and in June 1996.
From Mary Lou Rose letter 30 Jul 1996: Met in Des Moines, IA, in 1954 when Maury was with Meredith Publishing Company and Mary Lou with International Harvester Comany. Maury had graduated from University of Iowa with a degree in business in 1949. Mary Lou graduated from Simpson College in 1951 with a B.A. in English. They were married in Dec 1956 when both were working in Chicago. They moved to Glen Ellyn, a Chicago suburb, shortly after the twin girls were born in 1959. The third daughter was born in 1965. Maury sold advertising for farm magazines which took the family to Cincinnati in 1967 where joined Farm Quarterly as advertising magazine. The Rose girls attended Sycamore Schools. In 1977, while the twins were in college, Maury and Mary Lou purchased the local newspaper, the Sycamore Messenger/News (Mary Lou had written for the paper for five years previously). After "this project consumed the family energies for almost 10 years," the paper was sold in 1987 and Maury and Mary Lou retired. The family has always enjoyed traveling, annual trips to IA for memorable family Christmases, summer visits to Door County, WI, spending school breaks in FL.

Children of Maurice and Mary Lou Rose:

E i-a Catherine Ann ROSE, b. 13 Jan 1959, Chicago, IL; m. K. Thaddeus BARNEY (13 Aug 1958, Urbana, OH) 11 Oct 1986, Church of the Savior, ME Church, Cincinnati, OH.
From Mary Lou Rose letter 30 Jul 1996: Cathy attended Miami, OH, Oxford, OH. She became a news reporter, then editor and worked for the Sycamore Messenger/News, continuing as editor after the family sold the newspaper. She married Tad Barney, an artist, in 1987, and they live in the Cincinnati suburb of Milford in a 100-year old farmhouse. Tad, also a caricaturist, has his own business. Cathy is in marketing for Batesville, IN, casket company. One of their favorite activities is their annual Halloween costume parties...and now she can supply the props.
E i-b Carolyn Jane ROSE, b. 13 Jan 1959, Chicago, IL; m. Andrew E. Moore (3 Mar 1959, Hamilton, OH) 8 Aug 1981, Church of the Savior, ME Church, Cincinnati, OH. Children: Amanda Rose MOORE (b. 27 Jul 1987, Albany, GA) and Sarah Catherine MOORE (b. 17 Oct 1991, N. Charleston, SC).
From Mary Lou Rose letter 30 Jul 1996: Carolyn married Andy Moore in 1981 as soon as they graduated from college (Carolyn from Ohio University, Athens, OH). They met as members of the Sycamore High School band. Andy, a Purdue University engineering graduate, moved with a company to Albany, GA, where their first daughter was born. They then moved to Charleston, SC, where daughter No. 2 was born. Carolyn worked for the City of Albany prior to becoming a mother. Andy travels for the Schneider Company located in northern CA. In 1993 they returned to Cincinnati, to the suburb of Montgomery, where Andy and Carolyn were raised and just a mile from luck parents/grandparents.
E iii Elizabeth Ellen ROSE, b. 19 Jul 1965, Hinsdale, IL; m. Charles P. O'HANLON (b. 8 Dec 1960, New Bedford, NY) 27 Jul 1985, Church of the Savior, ME Church, Cincinnati, OH. Child: Devin William O'Hanlon (b. 30 Jul 1993, Washington, D.C.).
From Mary Lou Rose letter 30 Jul 1996: Liz graduated from the University of Maryland in 1987 having married, in 1985, the "boy next door," Charlie O'Hanlon, an engineer who had graduated from the University of Connecticut. Liz worked for the National Institutes of Health leaving shortly after the birth of their premature son, Devin, to take care of him. Charlie works at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. They live in suburban Maryland.

D 49 iv-b Marshall ROSE, b. 2 Feb 1928, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA; m. Billie Jo ANDERSON (b. 20 Jun 1938, Muscative, IA) 20 Jan 1957, Columbus Junction, IA; div. 8 Apr 1988; lived in Crawfordsville, IA in 1975, and in June, 1996.

Children of Marshall and Billie Jo ROSE:

E i Kevin ROSE, b. 10 Mar 1960, Mt. Pleasant, IA.
E ii Joi ROSE, b. 14 Jul 1963, Mt. Pleasant, IA.




C 20 iv Mazie Verlee FLETCHER, b. 11 Feb 1900; m. 29 Jan 1919 Ralph Wesley ROSS (b. 1894; d. 1966); Mazie lived in Winfield in 1974; d. 29 Mar 1989; bur. New Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA.
Notes from Mazie Ross, received a copy from Violet Lowe, Aug 1996:
1. I remember Aunt Sarah Ann (Grandma Fletcher Sister). She had one glass eye. Something flew in her eye when she was shaking the rug.
2. I remember Uncle Joe and Aunt Rachel (Grandma Fletcher brother and his wife) Uncle Walt, Uncle Jake and Aunt Fannie. (These were Grandma'a brother and Fannie was Grandpa's sister). Uncle Jake and Aunt Fannie raised Uncle Ora - Aunt Fannie made me a book from Sunday School papers. Aunt Rachel was a Seventh Day Adventist. She wrote poems.
3. Of course, I remember Aunt Sue. She married Jean Lyon. They lived in Kansas. That is where the Fletchers got the Kansas land.

Children of Ralph and Mazie Ross:

D i Darlene Verlee ROSS
D ii Max Wesley ROSS, b. 27 Nov 1923; 1m. 20 Jul 1958 Laurita GRIGGS; no children; divorced; 2m. 15 Jun 1991 Lucy BRAUDON
D iii Mildred Ruth ROSS, b. 17 Mar 1928; d. 14 Nov 1928.
D iv Virginia Arlene ROSS, b. 10 Apr 1934

D i Darlene Verlee ROSS, m. 8 Apr 1941 Orleaf CAPAROOM

Children of Orlear and Darlene Caparoom:

E i Carol CAPAROOM, m. Rex Roush. Children: Rodney CAPAROOM, b. 3 Oct 1962; Phillip CAPAROOM, b. 7 Jun 1967.
E ii Wayne CAPAROOM, b. 7 Aug 1944; m. Barbara BROWN. Children: Lisa CAPAROOM, b. 29 Jan 1970; John CAPAROOM, b. 20 Oct 1972.
E iii Janice CAPAROOM, b. 7 Aug 1954; m. Robert CRITCHFIELD

D iv Virginia Arlene ROSS, b. 10 Apr 1934; m. Donald A. SWAMSON. Children: Danny SWAMSON, b. 11 Nov 1958; Kendall SWAMSON, b. 7 May 1961.


C 27 i Harry Arthur FLETCHER, b. 6 Feb 1892, Crawfordsville, Washington Co,IA; m. Hazel Pearl JONES (b. 21 Mar 1892, Columbus Junction, IA; d. 29 Nov 1965, Wapello, IA; bur. Wapello Cemetery) 17 Nov 1909, Columbus Junction, IA. The couple lived on a farm in the Spring Run and Cairo vicinity until 1946 when they moved to Wapello where he was employed by the U.S. Soil Conservation extension service. He was as assessor in Wapello township in Nov 1959 when they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. d. before Nov 1986.

Children of Harry and Hazel FLETCHER:

D i Geneva May FLETCHER
D ii Dorothy Marie FLETCHER
D iii Verlee Lucille FLETCHER
D iv Harriet Lorena FLETCHER
D v Harold Wayne FLETCHER
D vi Robert Jones FLETCHER
D vii Nelda Eileen FLETCHER
D viii Ronald Delbert (Jiggs) FLETCHER
D ix Feryl Lee FLETCHER
D x Ruth Joan FLETCHER

D i Geneva May FLETCHER, b. 1 May 1910, Columbus Junction, IA; m. John Harold SIMMONS (b. 20 Aug 1910, Cotter, Louisa Co, IA, carpenter, both graduated Wyman High School, 1928) 4 Feb 1929, Cairo, IA; div. Apr 1935; "Geneva and Harold never lived together. Ferm met her father approximately 1954. Fern was raised by her Fletcher grandparents on a farm until she was 11 years old. Moved to Burlington, IA, with her mother. Geneva worked in grocery store until Dec 1946. Worked at Schaeffer Pen Company at Fort Madison, IA, until she retired 31 April, 1975. had diabetes, 1967, cancer, 1986." She died 18 Mar 1987, Burlington, IA; bur. Aspen Grove cemetery.

Daughter of Harold and Geneva SIMMONS:

E i Fern Maxine SIMMONS, b. 12 Mar 1929, Columbus Junction, Louisa Co, IA; m. Herman David ALFRED (b. 13 Apr 1923, Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA; served in Air Force, 17 Oct 1942 to 11 Feb 1946, in South Pacific, WWII; millwright, General Motors Plant, Van Nuys) 9 Jun 1946, Burlington, IA. Children: David George ALFRED, b. 22 Jul 1947; Harry William ALFRED, b. 6 Jul 1948; Raymond Lyle ALFRED, b. 21 Jun 1949; Diana Lyn ALFRED, b. 20 Aug 1950; Joyce Ann ALFRED, b. 3 Aug 1953; Gail Sue ALFRED, b. 16 Jul 1961. (More details on these families available)

D ii Dorothy Marie FLETCHER, b. 22 Oct 1912, Columbus Junction, Louisa Co, IA; m. Edward L. HUMPHREY (b. 12 Mar 1911, Columbus Junction, IA; farmer; d. 26 Jan 1992, Mt. Pleasant, IA) 15 Jan 1936, Davenport, Scott Co, IA. One son: John Henry HUMPHREY, b. 23 Jul 1937, Wyman, Louisa Co, IA; 1m. Julie SCHRADER (b. 3 Jan 1945) 27 Aug 1966, div. 1974, one child, Johna Rea HUMPHREY, b. 3 Oct 1967; 2m. Genevieve KROUTH (b. 1 Jun 1946, Manilla, Crawford Co, IA) 12 Aug 1983, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wapello, IA (more on this family).

D iii Verlee Lucille FLETCHER, b. 27 Mar 1915, Columbus Junction, Louisa Co, IA; m. John Harlan STEWART (b. 4 Aug 1914, Lake Park, DIckinson Co, IA, farmer, d. 24 Aug 1984, cancer, Wapello, IA) 20 Jan 1937, Wapello, Louisa Co, IA.

Children of John and Verlee STEWART:

E i Dean Edwin STEWART, b. 21 May 1937, south of Morning Sun, Des Moines Co, IA; 1m. Sonja CARTER (b. 5 Oct 1940, New London, Henry Co, IA) 9 Jan 1963, West Burlington, IA; children: Eric Bradley STEWART, b. 6 Nov 1964, Burlington, IA; Lee Daniel STEWART, b. 13 Nov 1967, Burlington, IA (more on this family). Dean STEWART was a green beret, service 1961-1963. b. 10 February 1969, Mediapolis, IA, accident at gypsum plant.
E ii Donna Jean STEWART, b. 21 Dec 1939, Louisa Co, IA; m. Marshall (Pete) PETTERSON (b. 7 Apr 1938, Louisa Co, IA) 25 Jul 1959, Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA; children: Jeffrey Wayne PETTERSON, b. 16 Aug 1960; Denise Kay PETTERSON, b. 28 Jul 1963 (more on this family).
E iii Dale Roger STEWART, b. 1 May 1944, Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA; 1m. Donna TOMPSON 10 Feb 1967, Wapello, Louisa Co, IA; div. Aug 196?. One daughter: Melissa Renee STEWART, b. 14 Aug, 1967, Burlington, IA; 2m. Linda JOHNSON (b. 26 Apr 1956, Muscatine, Muscatine Co, IA) 23 May 1977, Caldonia, Huston Co, MN. Children: Jamie William STEWART, b. 25 Jul 1977, Mt. Pleasant, IA; Jason John STEWART, b. 5 Apr 1982, Mt. Pleasant, IA.
E iv Doris Elaine STEWART, b. 7 Aug 1947, Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA; m. Ernest (Bud) HOWARD (b. 23 Nov 1942, Shenendoah, Fremont Co, IA) 4 Jun 1967, Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA. Children: Michelle Renee HOWARD, b. 8 Nov 1968, Burlington, IA; Miranda Lynn HOWARD, b. 2 Mar 1972, Burlington, IA; Michael Steven HOWARD, b. 12 Aug 1973, Burlington, IA.

D iv Harriet Lorena FLETCHER, b. 27 Mar 1917, Columbus Junction, Louisa Co, IA; m. Albert Carsten BOYSEN (b. 18 Dec 1913, Columbus Junction, Louisa Co, IA; d. 15 Oct 1965, Morning Sun, IA, heart; bur. Columbus City Cemetery) 23 feb 1937, Cairo, IA (more on this family).

Children of Albert and Harriet BOYSEN:

E i Harold Edwin BOYSEN, b. 4 Oct 1937, Morning Sun, IA; m. Anne FORD (b. 12 Sep 1943, Fairfield, IA) 4 Aug 1968, Louisa Co, IA. One son: David Edwin BOYSEN, b. 27 May 1971, Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co, IA
E ii Hazel Marie BOYSEN, b. 26 Jul 1939, Winfield, Henry Co, IA; m. Ivan Gene ANDERSON (b. 20 Jun 1938, Conception Jct., Nodaway Co, MO; d. 13 Sep 1995, at Kalona Hog Buying Station had heart attack, taken to Washington Hospital, Washington, IA) 23 Nov 1963, Cairo, IA. Children: Rhonda Jean ANDERSON, b. 1 Jul 1964; Brenda Lynn ANDERSON, b. 14 Jan 1966 (more on this family). [Note: Hazel Marie BOYSEN ANDERSON gathered all the information reported here on the Harry Fletcher family]
E iii Larry Duane BOYSEN, b. 28 Nov 1941, Muscatine, Muscatine Co, IA; m. Mary Edith ERWIN (b. 2 Sep 1946, Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA) 14 Mar 1964, Jefferson City, MO. Children: Aaron Robert BOYSEN, b. 12 Nov 1964, Burlington, IA; Duane Albert BOYSEN, b. 30 Jan 1967, Burlington, IA; Adam Wade BOYSEN, b. 3 Aug 1971, Burlington, IA (more on this family).
E iv Duane Albert BOYSEN, b. 24 Jun 1948, Burlington, IA; died, two days old, 26 Jun 1948; bur. Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus City, IA.

D v Harold Wayne FLETCHER, b. 31 Dec 1919, Columbus Junction, Louisa Co, IA; 1m. 14 Jun 1942 Bertha STEWART, Kahoka, Clare Co, MO; 2m. 26 May 1947 Marcella Dukek STORM, International Fall, Koochicking Co, MN; d. 8 Mar 1978, Wapello, IA (heart); bur. Oakville, IA, Cemetery. Harold served in WWII with the Army Air Force in Italy. He entered 19 Aug 1942, discharged in 1946. He was a Garage Mechanic and had his own shop, with his brother Robert, Wapello Service Shop.
From newspaper, 2 Oct 1943: Billy Wayne Fletcher, infant son of Cpl. Harold and Bertha Stewart Fletcher, died at 9 a.m. today at Hershey hospital, three hours after birth. Surviving are the parents, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Maude Stewart, Muscatine, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fletcher of Wapello. The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals pending arrangements for rites.

Son of Harold and Marcella Fletcher:

E i Gerald Wayne (Jerry) FLETCHER, b. 11 Jan 1948, Muscatine, Muscatine Co, IA; m. 12 Jun 1971 Judy CONDER (b. 12 Nov 1947, Hardinsburg, Breckinridge Co, KY), Hardinsburg, Breckinridge Co, KY. Children: Kelli Suzanne FLETCHER, b. 5 Mar 1970, Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY; Kevin Wayne FLETCHER, b. 5 May 1975, Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY.

D vi Robert Jones FLETCHER, b. 11 Dec 1921, Columbus Junction, Louisa Co, IA; m. 29 Oct 1942 Idella DUKEK (b. 12 Feb 1924, Mentor, MN), Muscatine, Muscatine Co, IA; d. 2 Dec 1967, Wapello, IA (Heart); bur. Columbus Junction, IA, Cemetery.
From wedding announcement in newspaper: Robert is a graduate of Wapello high school and both he and his bride worked for a number of months at the ordinance plant near Burlington and also at the defense plant at Grand Island, NE. He expects to be called soon to join Uncle Sam's rank of defenders.
NUMEROUS ARTICLES ABOUT BEING PRISONER OF WAR

Children of Robert and Idella Fletcher:

E i Judith Ann FLETCHER, b. 5 Feb 1946, d. 18 Feb 1846, Bellevue hospital, Muscatine, IA.
E ii Thomas Robert FLETCHER, b. 29 Mar 1947, Muscatine, Muscatine Co, IA; 1m. 5 Jun 1965 Katherine GERST, Wapello, IA (div.); 2m. 27 Mar 1983 Cheryl DAMERON (b. 5 Mar 1961). Children of Thomas and Katherine Fletcher: David Lynn FLETCHER, b. 28 Sep 1965; Rovert Lynn FLETCHER, b. 12 MAy 1967; Kenneth Lynn FLETCHER, b. 27 Apr 1968. Daughter of Thomas and Cheryl Flether: Samantha Jo FLETCHER, b. 31 May 1984, Muscatine, Muscatine Co, IA.
E iii Danny Eugene FLETCHER, b. 8 Nov 1949; m. 4 Sep 1980 Brenda Moss BELSHE (b. 29 Jan 1953, MO), Osage Beach, Miller Co, MO. Children of Danny and Brenda Fletcher: Heather Danielle FLETCHER, b. 17 Feb 1982; Kyle Dustin Fletcher, b. 3 Mar 1983. Brenda had two children, Kelly and Kaisty, by a prior marriage.

D vii Nelda Eileen FLETCHER, b. 20 Feb 1924, Columbus Junction, Louisa Co, IA; 1m. 1 Jan 1946 John L. ROSS (b. 12 Sep 1914; d. 31 Oct 1971, Burlington, IA; bur. Memorial Park Cemetery), Burlington, IA (div. 1960); 2m. 13 Jun 1964 Robert Lowell BREWER (b. 18 Apr 1925, Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA; d. 15 Apr 1985, Burlington, IA, Aspen Grove Cemetery); d. 16 Jun 1970, Burlington, IA (Cancer); bur. Aspen Grove Cemetery. John L. Ross served in WWII, South Pacific, wounded in Guam and received Purple Heart. Robert Brewer had three children, Wade, Sally, and Terri, by a prior marriage.

Children of John and Nelda Ross:

E i Beverly Ann ROSS, b. 26 Oct 1946, Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA; 1m. 28 Aug 1965 Robert Lee LAUE (b. 27 Jul 1944), Burlington, IA (div. 1971); 2m. 15 Nov 1975, Burlington,IA. Children of Rober and Beverly Laue: Chad Lee Laue, b. 15 Sep 1967, Burlington, IA; Cory Reid LAUE, b. 17 Feb 1969, Burlington, IA; Christy Eileen LAUE, b. 15 Jan 1972, Burlington, IA.
E ii Dennis Lee ROSS, b. 3 Jan 1948, Burlington, Des Moines Co, IA; 1m. 2 Aug 1973 Linda (div); 2m. 21 Mar 1981 Patricia ZURMEHLEN (Patricia had two children, Tricia and Tonja, by prior marriage). Children of Dennis and Linda Ross: John Lee ROSS, b. 12 Mar 1975; Bealinda Lee ROSS, b. 15 Sep 1977.

D viii Ronald Delbert (Jiggs) FLETCHER, b. 6 Jul 1926, Columbus Junction, Louisa Co, IA; m. 1 Jun 1947 Gloria Joy SHAFFER (b. 28 Sep 1928, Lead, Lawrence CO, SD). Ronald served in Army Air Force, Jan 1945 to Sep 1946.

Children of Ronald and Gloria Fletcher:

E i Terry Lee FLETCHER, b. 1 Jun 1948, Muscatine, Muscatine Co, IA; m. 6 Oct 1973 Denise Rae PLACEWAY (b. 19 Aug 1943, Lansing, Eaton Co, MI), Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co, New Mexico. Son of Terry and Denise Fletcher: Matthew Ray FLETCHER, b. 21 Oct 1975, Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co, New Mexico. Terry is a graduate of University of New Mexico, an electrical engineer.
E ii Ronni Glad FLETCHER, b. 3 Sep 1949, Deadwood, Lawrence Co, SD; m. 3 Sep 1967 Billy J. GOALSBY (b. 7 Oct 1944, Gallup, McKinley Co, New Mexico), Grants, Valencia Co, New Mexico. Children of Billy and Ronni Goalsby: Cara Lorraine GOALSBY, b. 17 Sep 1977 (adopted), Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co, New Mexico; Jared Scott GOALSBY, b. 16 Apr 1978, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
E iii Keith Roy FLETCHER, b. 21 Apr 1951, Deadwood, Lawrence Co, SD; 1m. 12 Feb 1971, Cynthia Annette ROMERO, Grants, Valencia Co, New Mexico; 2m. 15 Aug 1981 Kathie TAGGERT (b. 4 Jul 1952, Salt Lake City, Tooele Co, UT), Douglas, Converse Co, WY (Kathie had two children, David and Margie, from a prior marriage). Daughter of Keith and Cynthia Fletcher: Jacey Annette FLETCHER, b. 26 Sep 1974, Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co, New Mexico.
E iv Mitchell Scott FLETCHER, b. 29 Aug 1957, San Manuel, Pinal Co, AZ; m. 20 Sep 1980 Rita Louise CAMPBELL (b. 26 Aug 1946, Saffor, Graham Co, AZ), Phoenix, Maricopa Co, AZ (Rita had two children, Will and Warren, from a prior marriage). Mitchell is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, an electrical engineer.

D ix Feryl Lee FLETCHER, b. 14 Nov 1928, Columbus Junction, Louisa Co, IA; m. 17 Nov 1951 Lola NIMMICK. Feryl served inthe Army, 1945. Daughter of Feryl and Lola Fletcher: Sharol Lee FLETCHER, b. 24 Jun 1952, Davenport, Scott Co, IA.

D x Ruth Joan FLETCHER, b. 4 Feb 1933, Columbus Junction, Louisa Co, IA; m. 8 Jul 1954 Shelby KELLER (b. 28 Feb 1934), Wichita Falls, Wichita Co, Texas. Shelby served in the army air force.

Children of Shelby and Ruth KELLER:

E i Debra Lea KELLER, b. 18 Jan 1956, Spokane, Spokane Co, Washington; m. 21 Oct 1972 Gerry ROSSBURG. Children of Gerry and Debra ROSSBURG: Jeremy Cole ROSSBURG, b. 27 Oct 1977; Shay Ryan ROSSBURG, b. 26 Aug 1984; Cejay Rene ROSSBURG, b. 25 May 1986.
E ii Steven Joe KELLER, b. 20 Apr 1958, England; d. 25 May 1958; bur. Wapello Cemetery, Wapello, IA.
E iii Pamela Jo KELLER, b. 29 Dec 1959, Great Falls, Cascade Co, MT; d. 27 Aug 1982 (Auto Accident), Great Falls, MT; bur. Highland Cemetery.
E iv Terri Ann KELLER, b. 8 Feb 1963, Anchorage, AK; m. Terry LEE. Children of Terry and Terri LEE: Michael Edward LEE, b. 31 Oct 1981; Taryn Tichelle LEE, b. 6 Oct 1986.


C 28 ii Pearl M. FLETCHER, b. 3 Dec 1896, Hoosier Bend Community south of Wyman, IA; d. 25 May 1939, bur. Columbus City Cemetery, m. 2 Dec 1919 Hilton A. GIPPLE.
Pearl attended school at both Wyman and Crawfordsville and was a resident of Spring Run and its surrounding communities practically all her life. She was a member of the Spring Run Ladies Aid and served as Secretary-Teasurer in it for a number of years. Also being a great lover of flowers, she took an active part in the Spring Run Flower club of which she was a member.

Son of Harold and Pearl Gipple:

D i Robert Hilton GIPPLE, b. 16 Apr 1925; m. Norma BUSOR.

Son of Robert and Norma Gipple:

E i Richard Eugene GIPPLE, b. 14 Dec 1947, m. 23 Feb 1972 Janice Diane HILFMAN.

Children of Richard and Janice Gipple:

F i Kendre Dawn GIPPLE, b. 23 Feb 1972; m. 16 Jan 1990 Robert SURRATT (b. 16 Jan 1967). One daughter: Katie Jane SURRATT, b. 23 Nov 1992.
F ii Dori Lynn GIPPLE, b. 2 May 1973.



C 29 iii Hazel Alice FLETCHER, b. 15 Jun 1905, Louisa Co., IA; d. 3 Nov 1986, Henry Co. Health Center, Mt. Pleasant, IA, a resident of Winfield, IA; m. 23 Dec 1925 Fred E. KLOPFENSTEIN, Washington, Washington Co., IA, d. 15 Aug 1989, Winfield, IA.
Hazel was graduated from Columbus Junction High School and taught in the Wyman school system for several years. She was a Sunday School teacher at the Winfield United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Women and the American Legion Auxiliary as well as the Order of Easter Star, Federated Women's Club and 4-C Club. She was a member of the Winfield United Methodist Church.
Fred E. Klopfenstein (from his obituary) was the son of Joe and Anna Stout Klopfenstein. He graduated from Washington High School in 1920 and was a member of the Winfield United Methodist Church, Good Faith Masonic Lodge 235, a former board member of the People's State Bank in Winfield, and a former Winfield and Henry County school board member. He was a farmer and had operated Klopfenstein Feed and Grain in Winfield from 1960 to 1969. Fred died at the Sunrise Care Center, Winfield. Interment in the Winfield-Scott Township Cemetery.
Added notes from William D. Klopfenstein and Sara Klopfenstein Tushen:
After high school, Fred spent some time in California. When he returned to Iowa, he married Hazel (who grew up on her parent's farm east of Wyman). She received her teaching certificate from Iowa State Teachers' College, and taught school at Wyman, IA, for a few years before they were married. After they were married, they farmed with Fred's father for four years before they bought a farm north of Winfield, IA. They raised livestock, primarily feeding cattle, hogs, and at times feeding lambs. Their agricultural aspirations launched one of the first farms to raise a commercial turkey flock. Their success came, but not without the pitfalls of disease, storms, and market losses.
Fred saw farm life as an opportunity for education. He spent his spare time finding ways to increase the success of the farm. He was an avid reader devoting his attentions to mechanical, business, and agricultural magazines. The little time he had left for hobbies was spent golfing and playing cards. In 1953 Fred and Hazel built a new home less than a half mile west of their original homestead house. As their sons took over the farms, Fred and Hazel started the feed and grain business. In their retirement years, they spent several winters in Winter Haven, FL.
Hazel enjoyed farm life not so much for the typical homemaking experiences, but more for the beauty of the land. She watched birds, collected rocks, raised a beautiful flower garden and carried an extensive knowledge of nature. She also collected stamps, enjoyed reading, playing cards and working word puzzles. Later in life, Hazel took up painting. She continued educating young people by teaching Sunday School and Bible School, but her pleasure in teaching children shined through in her four children and twelve grandchildren. All four of Hazel's children raised their families near Winfield. Hazel and Fred encouraged all their children and grandchildren to attend college and pursue their own interests. Their crowning achievement was in all of their grandchildren graduating from college. In pursuit of their own interests each of their children and grandchildren found a common thread in Hazel and Fred's interests.

Children of Fred and Hazel KLOPFENSTEIN:

D i Phillip Lee KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 5 Jan 1927, Washington, Washington Co, IA; m. Lavonne Christine SEXAUER (b. 5 Jul 1929, Des Moines, IA) 10 Sep 1948, Chicago, IL; a farmer, graduated from Iowa State University in 1950, he served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the United Methodist Church and American Legion Post No. 643; d. 10 Jan 1974, at University Hospital, Iowa City, IA; bur. Winfield, IA, cemetery.
Added notes from William D. Klopfenstein and Sara Klopfenstein Tushen:
The oldest of Hazel and Fred's children, Phil left high school in the middle of his senior year of high school to serve in the United States Navy during World War II. While in the service, he schooled in electronics. After he left the service, Phil attended Iowa State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering. Phil returned to Winfield to farm near his father and brothers. He served on the school board like his father. He died at the age of 47 from Lymphoma cancer. Two of Phil and Lavonne's three sons carry on the family legacy of caring for turkey and livestock along with managing the soil on a much larger scale than their predecessors. Steve, Kim, and Ned all graduated from Iowa State University (ISU).

Children of Phillip and Lavonne KLOPFENSTEIN:

E i Steve Alan KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 28 Oct 1950, Mt. Pleasant, IA; m. Dixie Lou DAVISSON (b. 24 Jun 1956, Fairfield, IA) 30 Dec 1977. Children: Kenton Phillip KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 24 Aug 1980; Vince Andrew KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 25 Sep 1981; Derek Steven KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 12 Aug 1984.
Added notes from William D. Klopfenstein and Sara Klopfenstein Tushen:
Steve graduated from ISU with a degree in engineering and continued farming the family farm after his father Phil's death. He also followed in his father's and granfather's footsteps by serving on the Winfield school board.

E ii Kim Curtis KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 11 Jan 1953, Mt. Pleasant, IA; m. Laurie Beth OVERTON (b. 24 Sep 1958) 18 Jun 1988. Children: Grant Fredick, b. 8 Sep 1991; Jon Phillip, b. 30 Apr 1993.
Added notes from William D. Klopfenstein and Sara Klopfenstein Tushen:
Kim graduated from ISU with a degree in Biology and Secondary Education. He came back to farm with his mother and brother. He spent some time in the Winfield school system as a substitute teacher and coach.

E iii Ned Brian KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 14 Oct 1954, Mt. Pleasant, IA.
Added notes from William D. Klopfenstein and Sara Klopfenstein Tushen:
Ned received his Bachelor of Science in Botany and Doctorate degree in plant pathology following his grandmother's love of nature. Ned continued his work at ISU after graduation, and has now moved his work to the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

D ii Joe Roy KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 6 Nov 1929, Washington, IA; m. Ruth La Van JOHNSON (b. 22 Nov 1931, Spirit Lake, IA) 14 Jun 1953; lived in Winfield in 1986.
Added notes from William D. Klopfenstein and Sara Klopfenstein Tushen:
Joe served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict, however, his 28th Division spent most of their time in Germany. Joseph attended ISU for five quarters after returning from the service. He returned to Winfield and has been farming and expanding the home place with his brother, William. He retained his father's deep respect for the land, his mother's reserved, easy-going nature, and both parent's interest in grandchildren. Joe and Ruth's children all started their schooling at ISU.

Children of Joe and Ruth KLOPFENSTEIN:

E i Baby Girl, stillborn, 7 Jul 1954;
E ii Paul Michael KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 1 Dec 1955, Mt. Pleasant, IA; m. Carrie Joann Reschly (b. 8 Nov 1954, Washington, IA) 3 Jul 1995. Children: Tristan Kade KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 12 Sep 1995.
Added notes from William D. Klopfenstein and Sara Klopfenstein Tushen:
Paul graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Paul worked in Lakota, IA. He moved his practice to Crawfordsville, IA, in 1989. Once settled in southeast Iowa, Paul has also continued in farming by raising pigs.

E iii Rex Wayne KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 2 Jul 1957
Added notes from William D. Klopfenstein and Sara Klopfenstein Tushen:
Rex has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and a degree in Electrical Engineering. Rex stayed in Ames for several years, but now has moved to Golden, CO. Like his grandmother, Rex enjoys many activities including biking and collecting stamps. He also spent several hours on the golf course with Fred.

E iv Betty Jo KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 14 Sep 1959, Mt. Pleasant, IA; m. Gary METZ (b. 18 Apr 1958, Indianola, IA) 22 Aug 1981. Children: Andra Lynn METZ, b. 11 Feb 1986; Victor Andrew METZ, b. 25 Aug 1988; Conrad Joseph METZ, b. 25 Feb 1991.
Added notes from William D. Klopfenstein and Sara Klopfenstein Tushen:
Betty started college at ISU, and finished with a degree in Accouting from the University of Colorado. Betty and her husband Gary moved to Denver after Gary graduated from ISU then moved to Colorado Springs. Most recently they have moved to Red Oak, IA, where Betty works for the Red Oak school system as a teacher's aid. Betty enjoys flower gardening and golfing like her grandparents.

E v Sarrah Ann KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 4 Oct 1963, Mt. Pleasant, IA; m. Timothy Lee TUSHEN (b. 27 Nov 1963, Sioux Falls, SD) 5 May 1990. Children: Kala Leeann TUSHEN, b. 25 Oct 1991; Nick William, b. 25 Jul 1993.
Added notes from William D. Klopfenstein and Sara Klopfenstein Tushen:
Sara graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a minor in English. She moved to Omaha, NE, after she graduated to work as a technical writer for a software company. Now, she stays at home with her children. As one of Fred and Hazel's younger grandchildren, Sara spent many hours with her grandparents as babysitter. She developed an interest in word puzzles, reading, and Grandma's air conditioning.

D iii William Dale KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 4 Dec 1930, Washington, IA; 1m. Lenore Marie SANDER (b. 13 Dec 1931, Keokuk, IA; d. 17 May 1991) 15 Nov 1953; 2m. 11 Feb 1995 Carol Elaine EARNEST LIECHTY (b. 11 Dec 1937, Henry Co, IA); lived in Winfield in 1986 and June, 1996.
Added notes from William D. Klopfenstein and Sara Klopfenstein Tushen:
Bill served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. His time in the service was spent in Okinawa, Japan and Korea with the 40th Division and 3rd Division. William earned the Combat Infantry Badge while he was in the service. Bill also attended ISU for five quarters. After returning from service, he started his career in farming. Lenore taught grade school for 29 years, 2 years in Washington, IA, the remaining years in Winfield. Bill and Lenore's children both attended ISU.
Added Sept 1996 (by Bill and Carol): Bill and Carol met while he was researching Klopfenstein genealogy. He found she knew all about his family history, and she still married him anyway. They are looking for a wonderful retirement together.

Children of William and Lenore KLOPFENSTEIN:

E i Neil Ray KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 15 May 1956, Mt. Pleasant, IA.
Added notes from William D. Klopfenstein and Sara Klopfenstein Tushen:
Neil has a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. He continued his education at the Massechusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Masters degree in Urban Planning. Neil is employed with the United States International Service, which is in charge of the United States diplomatic service. Neil has spent three years in Bangkok, Thailand, and three years in San Paulo, Brazil. He is fluent in five languages. Neil has taken his grandmother's appreciation of nature and expanded it to an international level.

E ii James Glen KLOPRENSTEIN, b. 3 Nov 1957, Mt. Pleasant, IA; m. Susan Jean KEIL (b. 26 Jan 1961, Waukesha, WI) 20 Mar 1982. Children: Amy Lynn KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 12 Jul 1988, Cedar Rapids, IA; Heidi Marie KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 5 Sep 1990, Cedar Rapids, IA.
Added notes from William D. Klopfenstein and Sara Klopfenstein Tushen:
Jim has a degree in Electrical Engineering from ISU. After graduation Jim worked with E. F. Johnson in Waseca, MN. Jim and his wife Sue moved to Cedar Rapids, IA, where Jim works at Rockwell Collins. Jim received the Engineer of the year award in 1995 for his division in this international company. Honoring his grandmother, Jim has devoted much of his spare time to the church.

D iv Alice Anne KLOPFENSTEIN, b. 8 Apr 1936, Henry Co, IA; m. Alan Vern TREES (b. 23 Apr 1935) 23 Mar 1957; lived in Winfield in 1986.
Added notes from William D. Klopfenstein and Sara Klopfenstein Tushen:
Alice attended ISU after graduating high school. She earned her degree in Home Economics and Secondary Education. She taught school at Radcliff, IA, while her husband, Alan, finished college. They moved to Wisconsin after Alan's graduation. Returning to Winfield in 1963, Alan worked for his father-in-law, Fred for a brief period of time. Alice continued teaching at Washington, IA, while Alan worked for Agri-Builders. Eventually, Alice and Alan started two of their own businesses. Trees Agriculture Engineering Service (AES), a design and construction of farm structures such as grain bins, sheds, and equipment buildings, and CounTreeStore, two convenience stores in Winfield and in Crawfordsville, IA, featuring groceries, gasoline, and other necessities.

Children of Alan and Alice TREES:

E i Carla Anne TREES, b. 2 Nov 1959, Fort Atkinson, WI; m. Brian Douglas HAYMOND (b. 7 Nov 1962, Winterset, IA) 20 Jun 1992. One son: Brennan Lee HAYMOND, b. 4 Mar 1994.
Added notes from William D. Klopfenstein and Sara Klopfenstein Tushen:
Carla started college at ISU and eventually earned her degree in art from Iowa Wesleyn College. Carla worked with her parent's at CounTreeStore. Her husband, Brian, and she spent time in Ohio where Carla worked at strain glass enterprise. Carla and her family have moved back to Winfield, and are living in the house built by her grandparents in 1953. Both Carla and her husband are working with her parents at CounTreeStore. Carla's talen for art inspired Grandma to take up painting in her seventies.C 36 i Vernon Guy FLETCHER, b. 18 Apr 1908, Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA; d. 7 Apr 1980, Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA; m. 2 Nov 1940 Ruthe Austin HAMMOND, Ft. Madison, IA. Mr. FLETCHER, known as "Cup," lived most of his life in Crawfordsville and Washington County. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Crawfordsville, the KAAB Shrine of Davenport, Order of Eastern Star of Crawfordsville, the Crawfordsville American Legion, of which he was the past commander, the Rural Mail Carriers Association of Washington, and the Old Threshers Board of Mt. Pleasant. He had served as a deacon of the Presbyterian Church in Crawfordsville, school board member of the Crawfordsville and Waco and for many years worked with the youth in Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball. He was a member of the United Church of Crawfordsville. He was a farmer for ten years and a rural mail carrier retiring in 1977.

E ii Chris Alan TREES, b. 2 May 1962, Fort Atkinson, WI.
Added notes from William D. Klopfenstein and Sara Klopfenstein Tushen:
Chris earned a degree in Electrical Engineering at ISU and moved to San Jose, CA, after graduation. Chris has spent a lot of time expanding and exploring his life's work in computer engineering.

E iii Carol Lynn TREES, b. 9 Oct 1965, Mt. Pleasant, IA; m. Bradley Alan FLETCHER (b. 24 Feb 1966, Mt. Pleasant, IA, the son of Larry and Donna FLETCHER, grandson of Cleo FLETCHER) 28 Jun 1986. One son: Clinton Alan FLETCHER, b. 1 Jan 1995; a great-great-great grandson of John and Catherine FLETCHER by both parents)
Added notes from William D. Klopfenstein and Sara Klopfenstein Tushen:
Carol graduated with a degree in Food Management at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). After graduation, she continued work at UNI with the university's cafeteria and catering businesses. The youngest of Hazel's grandchildren, Carol took her grandmother's maiden name when she married Brad Fletcher, a distant cousin.



C 36 i Vernon Guy FLETCHER, b. 18 Apr 1908, Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA; d. 7 Apr 1980, Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA; m. 2 Nov 1940 Ruthe Austin HAMMOND, Ft. Madison, IA. Mr. FLETCHER, known as "Cup," lived most of his life in Crawfordsville and Washington County. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Crawfordsville, the KAAB Shrine of Davenport, Order of Eastern Star of Crawfordsville, the Crawfordsville American Legion, of which he was the past commander, the Rural Mail Carriers Association of Washington, and the Old Threshers Board of Mt. Pleasant. He had served as a deacon of the Presbyterian Church in Crawfordsville, school board member of the Crawfordsville and Waco and for many years worked with the youth in Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball. He was a member of the United Church of Crawfordsville. He was a farmer for ten years and a rural mail carrier retiring in 1977.

Children of Vernon and Ruthe FLETCHER:

D i Gary Wayne FLETCHER, b. 12 Aug 1942; m. 29 Dec 1965 Sharon KULUPA; of Iowa City in 1980. Three children: Michael John, b. 26 Oct 1964; Sarah Marie, b. 11 May 1968; Margaret Ruthe, b. 4 Nov 1971
D ii Stephen John FLETCHER, b. 7 Jun 1946; m. 15 Oct 1966 Janet Kay WHITE; of Crawfordsville in 1980. Two children: Tracy Jenice, b. 19 Mar 1968; Paula Christine, b. 10 Feb 1970.
D iii Glen Allen FLETCHER, b. 1 Jun 1951; m. 27 May 1970 Jean BURKHOLDER (divorced); of Canton, IL, in 1980. Their children: Casandra Rnee, b. 29 Sep 1970; Jennifer Christine, b. 15 Oct 1971.
D iv Stanley Keith FLETCHER, b. 28 Jun 1954; m. 26 Mar 1977 Ann WILSON; of Crawfordsville in 1980



C 37 ii John Lyle FLETCHER, b. 9 May 1910, Crawfordsville, IA; d. 2 Jan 1987, Sherrard, IL; 1m. 5 Nov 1932 Grace FITZGERALD (divorced); 2m. 18 Jun 1955 Ione FROST. Lyle spent his early years in the Crawfordsville community and graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1928. He farmed in the Ainsworth area before moving to Moline, IL, where he worked at the John Deere Wagonworks until his retirement in 1972. HILLIGROSS; lived in Coin Center, IL, in 1987.

Children of Keith and Janet MANLEY:

E i Sally Ann MANLEY, b. 13 Sep 1952; m. Dennis RINGSTAFF. Children: Christie MANLEY, b. 16 Jul 1969; Joseph RINGSTAFF, b. 16 Sep 1971; Tanya RINGSTAFF, b. 28 Jul 1974; step-daughter, Judy RINGSTAFF.
E ii Patty Ann MANLEY, b. 29 Jul 1954; 1m. Greg YOUNG (divorced); 2m. Eddie RODRIQUEZ. Children: Justine MANLEY, b. 6 Mar 1973; Jesse RODRIQUEZ, b. 29 Dec 1975.
E iii Nancy Lee MANLEY, b. 25 Jun 1955; m. Scot LONG. Children: William LONG, b. 24 Jul 1974.
E iv Jerry Lee MANLEY, b. 10 Sep 1956; m. Nancy Jo RICHARDSON.

D i Roberta Ann FLETCHER, b. 8 May 1937; m. Clyde DAVIS (b. 22 Apr 1941); lived in Rock Island,IL, in 1987. Children: Michael Allen DAVIS, b. 19 Aug 1959.



C 39 iv Clarence Arthur FLETCHER, b. 6 Feb 1915, IA; d. 12 Dec 1972; m. 3 Sep 1937 Olive Jean KELSEY (b. 5 Nov 1917, of Ainsworth), Washington Co., IA. He had been employed at International Harvester in Moline for 29 years.

Children of Clarence and Jean FLETCHER:

D i Diane Marie FLETCHER, b. 21 Jun 1939; m. 25 Sep 1959 Kenneth WATTS (b. 14 Jun 1940); lived in Rock Island, IL, in 1972. Children: (See below, also, Daniel Lee, b. 1 Mar 1958, adopted by Diane's parents) Kenneth Allan, b. 3 Aug 1960; Keven Arthur, b. 6 Jul 1962; Kraig Arnold, b. 13 Aug 1964; Tonya Faith, b. 28 Aug 1965; Kurtis Aaron, b. 26 May 1966; Tara Lynn, b. 23 May 1972.
D ii Linda FLETCHER, b. 24 Dec 1941; 1m. Dorrance CARLSON (divorced); 2m. 14 Feb 1972 George "Sonny" STEELE (1 Nov 1937); lived in San Jose, CA, in 1972. Children: Rancy Lee CARLSON, b. 28 Dec 1959; Troy Donavon CARLSON, b. 20 Mar 1962.
D iii Barbara Joan FLETCHER, b. 22 Nov 1944; m. 27 Nov 1970 Ted SHANEY (divorced), lived in Carmel, CA, in 1972.
D iv Carol Elaine FLETCHER, b. 24 Jun 1945; lm. Lyle POST (divorced); 2m. 19 Apr 1975 Joe DEBAKER; lived in Moline, IL, in 1972. Children: Walter Lewis POST, b. 21 Jun 1970.
D v Daniel Lee FLETCHER, b. 1 Mar 1958 (grandson, son of daughter Diane, adopted by Clarence and Jean); lived at home in 1972


C 40 v Lois Fern FLETCHER, b. 8 Aug 1920, IA; m. Dell Phillip FARRIER (b. 3 May 1920).

Children of Del and Lois FARRIER:

D i Patricia Lynn FARRIER, b. 4 Jun 1941, m. 27 Feb 1960 William MAY (b. 27 Oct 1940). Children: Roger Allen, b. 28 Jan 1962; Melisa Lynn, b. 26 Feb 1963.
D ii Michael Dell FARRIER, b. 17 Feb 1946, m. 25 Jun 1966 Catherine Ann ARNOLD (b. 1 Dec 1946). Children: Michael Allen, b. 20 Sep 1967; Matthew Dell, b. 10 May 1971; Mark Arnold, b. 24 May 1977.
D iii Ronald Lee FARRIER, b. 20 Dec 1951, m. Julie EDWARD (b. Nov 1956). Children: Timothy Lee, b. 1 Mar 1978.
D iv Phillip Todd FARRIER, b. 19 Jan 1959; m. 14 Apr 1979 Kathy EDGAR.



C 41 vi Violet May FLETCHER, b. 1 May 1924, Crawfordsville, IA; m. 23 Jan 1947 Delbert C. LOWE (b. 24 Dec 1921); Washington Co., IA.
From Violet Fletcher Lowe in 1996: Violet graduated from Crawfordsville High School with the class of 1941. After graduation she worked as postal clerk in Crawfordsville until she married Delbert C. Lowe in the Methodist parsonage in Brighton by Rev. E.E. Voss on January 23, 1947.
Delbert Lowe was the son of Clarence and Tillie Farrier Lowe. Since his mother died when he was a small boy his Dad remarried Alice Wieneke who is 91 and resides at Washington Care Center. Delbert was a World War II veteran, was with the 96th Division Field Artillery in the Pacific Campaign.
Delbert and Violet were in partnership of farming with his Dad from January 1947 until January 1950 when we bought 120 acres and moved to our present farm east of Brighton in Brighton Township in Washington. Delbert had the misfortune of falling into the corn picker on Oct. 29, 1949, losing his left hand just above the wrist. In 1964 we added the Wieneke farm of 75 acres and in 1966 we added John Lowe farm of 75 acres making a total of 275 acres.
We were members of the Brighton Presbyterian Church of which Violet was as Elder and Delbert a Trustee. In 1978 the Methodist and Presbyterian yoke together and in 1983 we united to form the Brighton United Church of which we are members. We have a family of 3 sons - William, Terry, and Randy. All 3 graduated from Washington High School.

Children of Delbert and Violet LOWE:

D i William Glenn LOWE, b. 25 Dec 1947; m. 11 Jan 1969 Eileen Sue DICKINSON (b. 25 May 1949). Children: Scott Charles, b. 16 May 1970, m. Cynthia FRIEBERG; Billie Sue, b. 2 Feb 1975.
D ii Terry Clarence LOWE, b. 10 Jul 1950; m. Victoria Louise BENGE (b. 8 May 1953). Children: Joshua Charles LOWE, b. 16 Mar 1973; Adam Dean LOWE, b. 19 Nov 1978; Stefanie Louise LOWE, b. 28 May 1981; Megan Elaine LOWE, b. 8 Jan 1986.
D iii Randy Lee LOWE, b. 11 Jan 1958.
From Violet Fletcher Lowe in 1996: William, known as Bill, married Sue Dickinson at St. Mary Catholic Church in Fairfield. Sue is a graduate of Van Rurean High School and Missouri State Teachers College. They live on a farm near Birmingham, Iowa, and both work in Fairfield. They have 2 children. Scott Charles graduated from Buena Vista. He married Cynthia Frieberg in 1996. She also graduated from Buena Vista College. Bill and Sue's daughter, Billie Sue, is in her 3rd year of college at the University of Northern Iowa. Bill retired from the National Guard after 23 years of service. He was in Germany during the Gulf War.
Terry married Vicky Benge who graduated from Washington High School. They live on their farm near Wayland, Iowa. They both work in Washington. They have 4 children. Joshua graduated from WACO High School and Southeastern Community College. He took courses in Agriculture. He lives near Wellman, Iowa, working as a farm hand. Adam, Stefanie, and Megan all go to school at WACO. They attend Cottonwood United Methodist Church in rural Wayland. Terry and Vicky were married at this church.
Randy Lee is still single and works at Wilson Concrete in Washington. He live in Washington.



This page created 1 Feb 1998. Last updated 17 Sep 2001, by William L. (Bill) Smith.


Full Name Index

(both pages)

ANDERSON, Billie Jo
ANDERSON, Brenda Lynn
ANDERSON, Ivan Gene (Gene)
ANDERSON, Rhonda Jean
ARNOLD, Catherine Ann
BARNEY, K. Thaddeus
BARNHART, Christine
BENGE, Victoria Louise
BENNETT, Jane
BOOTH, Dale
BOOTH, Harry
BOYSEN, Aaron Robert
BOYSEN, Adam Wade
BOYSEN, Albert Carsten
BOYSEN, David Edwin
BOYSEN, Duane Albert
BOYSEN, Duane Albert
BOYSEN, Harold Edwin
BOYSEN, Hazel Marie
BOYSEN, Larry Duane
BRECEISEN, John Owen
BRECEISEN, Judith Rose
BRECEISEN, Stanley
BURKHOLDER, Jean
CARLSON, Dorrance
CARLSON, Rancy Lee
CARLSON, Troy Donavon
CARTER, Sonja
CHANDLER, Harvey
CHERRYHOLMES, Cleo Dean
CHERRYHOLMES, Harlan Deamuth
CHERRYHOLMES, Kenneth Harper
CHERRYHOLMES, Margery Anne
CHERRYHOLMES, Mayme R.
CROOKS, Jennie Rebecca
DAVIS, Clyde
DAVIS, Michael Allen
DAVISON, Dixie Lou
DICKINSON, Eileen Sue
DODGE, Hannah
DODGE, John
EDGAR, Jim
EDGAR, Kathy
EDWARD, Julie
ERWIN, Mary Edith
FARRIER, Dell Phillip
FARRIER, Mark Arnold
FARRIER, Matthew Dell
FARRIER, Michael Allen
FARRIER, Michael Dell
FARRIER, Patricia Lynn
FARRIER, Phillip Todd
FARRIER, Ronald Lee
FARRIER, Timothy Lee
FLETCHER, Arnold
FLETCHER, Amanda
FLETCHER, Barbara Joan
FLETCHER, Bradleyl Alan
FLETCHER, Carol Elaine
FLETCHER, Casandra Rnee
FLETCHER, Chester
FLETCHER, Clarence Arthur
FLETCHER, Clark Eugene
FLETCHER, Cleo Clinton
FLETCHER, Clinton Alan
FLETCHER, Daniel
FLETCHER, Daniel Lee
FLETCHER, Delia
FLETCHER, Diane Marie
FLETCHER, Doris Irene
FLETCHER, Earl R.
FLETCHER, Edna E.
FLETCHER, Elizabeth
FLETCHER, Fannie Ann
FLETCHER, Fannie Catherine
FLETCHER, Fannie E.
FLETCHER, Frank William
FLETCHER, Gary Wayne
FLETCHER, Glen Allen
FLETCHER, Grace A.
FLETCHER, Grant
FLETCHER, Hannah Jane
FLETCHER, Harlan
FLETCHER, Harry A.
FLETCHER, Hazel Alice
FLETCHER, Inez Nellie
FLETCHER, James H.
FLETCHER, James W.
FLETCHER, Janet Lee
FLETCHER, Jennifer Christine
FLETCHER, Joe
FLETCHER, John Lyle
FLETCHER, John Thomas
FLETCHER, John Townsend
FLETCHER, Joseph Allen
FLETCHER, Kathy
FLETCHER, Kim
FLETCHER, Knowlton
FLETCHER, Larry
FLETCHER, Linda
FLETCHER, Lois Fern
FLETCHER, Margaret Ruthe
FLETCHER, Mary
FLETCHER, Max Eugene
FLETCHER, Mazie
FLETCHER, Michael John
FLETCHER, Nellie E.
FLETCHER, Nicholas
FLETCHER, Ora Laton
FLETCHER, Paula Christine
FLETCHER, Pearl M.
FLETCHER, Richard
FLETCHER, Roberta Ann
FLETCHER, Royal W.
FLETCHER, Ruth Hazel
FLETCHER, Samuel
FLETCHER, Samuel Clinton (Clint)
FLETCHER, Sarah Marie
FLETCHER, Stanley Keith
FLETCHER, Stephen John
FLETCHER, Susie E.
FLETCHER, Tracy Jenice
FLETCHER, Vernon Guy (Cup)
FLETCHER, Violet May
FLETCHER, William A.
FLETCHER, William Virgil (Dutch)
FITZGERALD, Grace
FORD, Anne
FROST, Ione
GRIFFITHS, Alice
GROVES, Orvil
GUSTIN, Frances Jane
HALL, Rose Ella
HARRISON, Evaline
HARRISON, George W.
HARRISON, Mary A.
HAYMOND, Brennan Lee
HAYMOND, Brian Douglas
HEWEY, Lovina
HILLIGROSS, Lloyd J.
HOWARD, Ernest (Bud)
HOWARD, Michael Steven
HOWARD, Michelle Renee
HOWARD, Miranda Lynn
HULL, Blanche
HULL, Charles Franklin (Frank)
HULL, David
HULL, Delia Anna
HULL, Moses
HULL, Walter
HUMPHREY, Edward L.
HUMPHREY, John Harry
HUMPHREY, Johna Rea
JOHNSON, Linda
JOHNSON, Nancy
JOHNSON, Ruth La Van
KEIL, Susan Jean
KINNICK, Amanda Elenora
KINNICK, Catherine
KINNICK, Fanny Susan
KINNICK, George Butler
KINNICK, Jacob James
KINNICK, Jessie H.
KINNICK, John Leach Cook
KINNICK, John S.
KINNICK, Joseph
KINNICK, Joseph
KINNICK, Margaret Susana (Maggie)
KINNICK, Margaret (Maggie)
KINNICK, Mary E.
KINNICK, Mary Eppenetes (Mate)
KINNICK, Sarah Ann
KINNICK, Susan
KINNICK, Walter W.
KINNICK, Walter Watson
KINNICK, William Walter
KELSEY, Olive Jean
KLOPFENSTEIN, Alice Ann
KLOPFENSTEIN, Amy Lynn
KLOPFENSTEIN, Betty Jo
KLOPFENSTEIN, Derek Edward
KLOPFENSTEIN, Fred E.
KLOPFENSTEIN, Grant
KLOPFENSTEIN, James Glen
KLOPFENSTEIN, Heidi Marie
KLOPFENSTEIN, Joe Ray
KLOPFENSTEIN, Jon
KLOPFENSTEIN, Kenton Phillip
KLOPFENSTEIN, Kim Curtis
KLOPFENSTEIN, Ned Brian
KLOPFENSTEIN, Neil Ray
KLOPFENSTEIN, Paul Michael
KLOPFENSTEIN, Phillip Lee
KLOPFENSTEIN, Rex Wayne
KLOPFENSTEIN, Sarrah Ann
KLOPFENSTEIN, Steve Allan
KLOPFENSTEIN, Tristan Kade
KLOPFENSTEIN, Vince Andrew
KLOPFENSTEIN, William Dale
KROUTH, Genevieve
KUENSTLE, Patricia A.
KULUPA, Sharon
LIDDY, Michael E.
LIECKTY, Carol Elaine Earnest
LONG, Scot
LONG, William
LOWE, Adam Dean
LOWE, Arlene
LOWE, Billie Sue
LOWE, Delbert
LOWE, Joshua Charles
LOWE, Randy Lee
LOWE, Scott Charles
LOWE, Terry Clarence
LOWE, William Glenn
LYON, William Eugene (Gene)
MANLEY, Christie
MANLEY, Jerry Lee
MANLEY, Justine
MANLEY, Keith
MANLEY, Nancy Lee
MANLEY, Patty Ann
MANLEY, Sally Ann
MAY, Melisa Lynn
MAY, Roger Allen
MAY, William
MENEFEE, Homer
MENEFEE, Walter
MERCER, Rachel Ann
MERCER, William
METZ, Andra Lynn
METZ, Conard Joseph
METZ, Gary
METZ, Victor Andrew
MITCHELL, James L.
MITCHELL, Jessie Luella
MOORE, Andrew E.
MORRISON, Lillian
MORRISON, Ruth
OGAN, Eldon L.
O'HANLON, Charles P.
ORR, Edward Jacob
ORR, Velma Dorothy
OVERTON, Laurie
PALMER, Martha H.
PETERS,
PETTERSON, Denise Kay
PETTERSON, Jeffrey Wayne
PETTERSON, Marshall (Pete)
POST, Lyle
POST, Walter Lewis
READY, Susannah (Susan)
REEDER, Richard
REEDER, Richard H. II
RESCHLY, Carrie Joann
RICHARDSON, Nancy Jo
RICHMOND, Thomas
RICHMOND, William
RINGSTAFF, Dennis
RINGSTAFF, Joseph
RINGSTAFF, Judy
RINGSTAFF, Tanya
RODRIQUEZ, Eddie
RODRIQUEZ, Jessie
ROSE, Carolyn Jane
ROSE, Catherine Ann
ROSE, Elizabeth Ellen
ROSE, Gladys
ROSE, Joi
ROSE, Kevin
ROSE, Marie
ROSE, Marshall
ROSE, Maurice
ROSE, Spencer
ROSE, Wilbert
ROSE, Yula
SANDER, Lenore Marie
SCHRADER, Julie
SEXAUER, Lavonne Christine
SHANEY, Ted
SHAW, Esther
SIMMONS, Mary Estelle
STEELE, George (Sonny)
STEWART, Dale Roger
STEWART, Dean Edwin
STEWART, Donna Jean
STEWART, Doris Elaine
STEWART, Eric Bradley
STEWART, Jamie William
STEWART, Jason John
STEWART, John Harlan
STEWART, Lee Daniel
STEWART, Melissa Renee
TOMPSON, Donna
TREES, Alan Vern
TREES, Carla Anne
TREES, Carol Lynn
TREES, Chris Alan
TUSHEN, Kala Leeann
TUSHEN, Nick William
TUSHEN, Timothy Lee
VANDRAM, Hattie
WATTS, Kenneth
WATTS, Kenneth Allan
WATTS, Kevin Arthur
WATTS, Kraig Arnold
WATTS, Kurtis Aaron
WATTS, Tara Lynn
WATTS, Tonya Faith
WEEDEN, Lovina
WEISE/WISE, Jacob
WIDMER, Gilbert
WIDMER, Karen Kay
WIDMER, Laura
WIDMER, Linda
WILES, William
WILLIAMS, Alice
WILLIAMS, Dale
WILLIAMS, John
WILLIAMS, John E.
WILLIAMS, Lee
WILLIAMS, Kathryn
WILLIAMS, Millie
WILLIAMS, Vena
WILLIAMS, Warren J.
WHITE, Janet Kay
WHYTE, Carrie May
WILSON, Ann
WOODBURN, Mildred
YARRINGTON, Ephraim
YOUNG, Greg



About the compiler

William L. SMITH, Ph.D., is the son of the late Delbert Leverne SMITH and Mary Eileen KINNICK SMITH OLSON. Dr. Smith received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Iowa State University, his Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in Accounting from Drake University, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Management from the University of Arizona. He also holds an Iowa certification as a Certified Public Accountant, not in practice.
Dr. Smith served as a personal assistant to Iowa Governor Robert D. Ray and as Deputy Commissioner of the Iowa Department of Social Services. Dr. Smith also served in the Strategic Air Command of the United States Air Force as an Electronics Officer during the early Vietnam era. He and his wife, Nancy, owned and operated a nationally franchised accounting service for small and medium-sized businesses for a number of years, first in Iowa and then in Arizona. Dr. Smith is currently on the management faculty of the School of Business at Emporia State University.
Bill and Nancy are members of several county Genealogical Societies around the nation and visit local libraries wherever their travels take them to acquire that one more bit of family history information that will fill in a gap in one of the many lines they are working on at the time.


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or, http://www.oocities.com/coonrapidsiowa/kinnick.html for The Kinnick Project.

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Pioneer Sketches
John and Catherine (Kinnick) Fletcher Family

Compiled by William L. (Bill) Smith


This page includes sketches I have compiled from my family history research for my own use. I am posting them on the Internet in the interest of sharing this information with interested parties. If you appear to be directly related, based on the information in the the sketches, or have comments to share with me about these sketches, I would be happy to hear from you. I do not do research for others, nor am I particularly interested in speculative relationships or unrelated surname discussions. There are many other worthy sites for these activities. I hope you enjoy reading some of these interesting stories.

John and Catherine (Kinnick) Fletcher Family


Introductory Comments: The story of this family is presented on two pages of sketches. This is the first page and consists of stories of the parents, their children and their grandchildren (with only a few of the great-grandchildren listed). The grandchildren have a C designation. Where substantial detail is available for two, three or four more generations, they are detailed on the "Fletcher - Later Generations" page, and linked from this page. And, the C generation there is linked back to this page. If you have more detail, or know of other web pages about any members of these families, please let me know.

At the end of both of these pages is a complete index of full names (the same index on both pages) as well as some comments about the compiler.

This set of stories was first reported as part of the Progress Report No. 2, the second edition (written 25 Oct 1996) of The Kinnick Project.

See family pictures added 30 Apr 2000.


John Thomas FLETCHER, son of Townsend and Susannah (Susan)(READY) FLETCHER, was b. 14 Mar 1833 in Forquar Co, Virginia; d. 22 Jan 1920, in Washington Co, IA, and buried in the New Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Washington County, IA. He married Catherine KINNICK in Bureau County, Illinois in Mar 1859. She was b. 20 Apr 1842 near Lloydsville, Belmont Co, Ohio, d. 30 Mar 1927 in Washington Co, IA, and buried in New Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Washington County, IA. They met on the boat trip when their families were moving from Ohio to Illinois in 1844. The boat traveled down the Ohio River, to the Mississippi River, which they went up river to Muscatine, IA. There they crossed over to move to Bureau Co, IL. Seven of their twelve children were b. in Illinois, then they moved to Iowa in 1884, where the other five children were born.
From March 1919 newspaper clipping (that Mazie Ross had), provided by Violet Lowe, August 1996: Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary. Last Thursday was a big day at Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Fletcher's home northeast of town when their 60th wedding anniverary was celebrated. These excellent old people were married in Bureau Co, IL, 60 years ago on that day. There were 43 present, children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren, at the reception. All the children were present except O.L. Fletcher of IL.
J.T. Fletcher was born in Virginia 86 years ago last Friday and Mrs. Fletcher was born 77 years ago. They lived in Bureau Co until 1883 when they moved to their present home on a farm northeast of Crawfordsville where they have resided every since. They were the parents of 12 children, one daughter dying in Illinois and ll children still living. The dinner was a bountiful one, turkey, chicken, and everything that goes to make a feast, that the Fletcher girls know so well how to prepare.
Mrs. Frank Hull of Williamsburg, KS, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Fletcher adn children of Columbus Junction, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fletcher of Winfield were there to help celebrate. It is hoped by their host of friends they live to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary.

Children of John and Catherine FLETCHER:

B 2 i Fannie E. FLETCHER, b. 21 Jul 1860, Bureau Co., IL
B 3 ii Susie E. FLETCHER, b. 29 May 1862, Bureau Co., IL;
d. 25 Feb 1879, Bureau Co., IL.
B 4 iii John Townsend FLETCHER, b. 28 Nov 1863, Bureau Co., IL
B 5 iv James W. FLETCHER, b. 9 Feb 1866, Bureau Co., IL; d. 18 Mar 1951, University Hospital, Iowa City, IA, a resident of Crawfordsville. He was reared and educated in Illinois. He moved to the Crawfordsville community in 1883 and had been engaged in farming and tilling. He had tilled many of the farms in the Welsh neighborhoods.
B 6 v Edna E. FLETCHER, b. 6 Nov 1869, Bureau Co., IL
B 7 vi Royal W. FLETCHER, b. 3 Oct 1872, Bureau Co., IL
B 8 vii Ora Laton FLETCHER, b. 20 Oct 1874, Bureau Co., IL
B 9 viii Samuel Clinton FLETCHER, b. 19 Jan 1877, Bureau Co., IL
B 10 ix Frank William FLTECHER, b. 9 Dec 1878, Bureau Co., IL
B 11 x Nellie E. FLETCHER, b. 19 Dec 1880, Bureau Co., IL:
d. 10 Oct 1955, at home, Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA. She had lived in this county for 70 years.
B 12 xi Clark Eugene FLTECHER, b. 6 May 1883, Bureau Co., IL
B 13 xii Grace A. FLETCHER, b. 14 Dec 1887, near Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA. d. 13 Sep 1971, Rest Haven Nursing Home, Mt. Pleasant, IA. She taught school for a number of years.

B 2 i Fannie E. FLETCHER, b. 21 Jul 1860, Bureau Co., IL; d. 30 Jan 1930; m. 28 Feb 1888, John E. WILLIAMS (b. 21 Mar 1851, North Wales; d. 6 Jul 1907, struck by lightning in field, on farm near Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA), in Washington Co., IA.

Children of John E. and Fannie E. Williams:

C 14 i Kathryn WILLIAMS, lived in Brighton in 1975
C 15 ii Alice WILLIAMS, b. 27 May 1889, Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA; d. 19 Feb 1975, Washington Care Center, Washington, Washington Co., IA, resident of Brighton; m. 11 Dec 1912 Wilbert ROSE (b. 15 Jan 1883, Kirby, PA, a son of Spencer and Nancy Johnson); d. 20 Dec 1964, Jefferson County Hospital, Fairfield, IA, a resident of Brighton, and former resident of Crawfordsville). Wilbert was a farmer near Crawfordsville until he retired in 1956 and moved to Brighton.


B 4 iii John Townsend FLETCHER, b. 28 Nov 1863, Bureau Co., IL; d. 30 Jun 1931, at home in Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA; m. 3 Oct 1888, Carrie May WHYTE (b. 19 Nov 1868, Columbus, OH, d. 13 Mar 1906, at home in Crawfordsville), in Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA; she was b. ; d. 13 Mar 1906, Crawfordsville; John, known as Jack, married 2) 10 Jan 1914 Laura WILES MENEFEE (b. 2 Jan 1866, near Brighton, IA, the daughter of William and Lovina Hewey WILES, d. 18 Dec 1938, at her home in Crawfordsville; 1m. 1899, Walter MENEFEE (who was killed 14 May 1906 in a boiler explosion), parents of one son, Homer), Washington Co., IA. For 21 years Mr. FLETCHER was one of the drivers of the school hacks for the Crawfordsville consolidated school.

Children of John Townsend and Carrie May FLETCHER:

C 17 i Fannie Catherine FLETCHER, b. 14 Sep 1890, near Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA; m. 22 Feb 1911 Warren J. WILLIAMS; d. 11 Dec 1917, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA; bur. New Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA. Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAMS had just moved back to Crawfordsville about six weeks before Mrs. WILLIAMS died. They had lived near Rome, IA, for a couple of years.

Children of Warren and Fannie WILLIAMS:

D i Lee WILLIAMS
D ii Vena WILLIAMS
D iii John WILLIAMS
D iv Dale WILLIAMS

C 18 ii Delia FLETCHER, b. 14 Jul 1889; m. PETERS, lived in Burlington, IA, in 1938; d. 23 Jan 1951; bur. New Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA.

C 19 iii Joseph Allen FLETCHER, b. 30 May 1893, Winfield, IA; d. 17 Oct 1919, from a blow to the head by the kick of a horse in a farm field in Crawford township, Washington County, IA; bur. New Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA. He had served in the world war from July 1918, when he went to Camp Pike, AR, then served in New Jersey as a guard of the Pieatinny Arsenal near Dover. He was discharged and returned home in March 1919.

C 20 iv Mazie Verlee FLETCHER, b. 11 Feb 1900; m. 29 Jan 1919 Ralph Wesley ROSS (b. 1894; d. 1966); Mazie lived in Winfield in 1974; d. 29 Mar 1989; bur. New Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA.


C 21 v Ruth Hazel FLETCHER, b. 16 Dec 1896, Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA; d. 1 Mar 1973, Washington Care Center, Washington Co., IA; bur. New Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA. She was reared in Crawfordsville and had lived in Washington since 1971.

C 22 vi Grant FLETCHER, b. 14 Oct 1902, Wellston, IA; m. 28 Sep 1941, Velma Dorothy ORR (b. 1 Sep 1907 in Louisa County, IA, the daughter of Edward Jacob and Frances Jane Gustin ORR, she was reared and educated at Washington; d. 24 Apr 1975, Washington County Hospital, Washington, IA), Monmouth, IL; d. 16 Feb 1974, Washington, IA;bur. New Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA. He had been assistant postmaster at Crawfordsville for five years, flagman for the Milwaukee Railroad for five years, and more recently, had worked as a painter. Apparently no children.

C 23 vii A babe of but two weeks old on mother's death 13 Mar 1906.

B 6 v Edna E. FLETCHER, b. 6 Nov 1869, Bureau Co., IL; d. 28 Oct 1946, County Hospital, Washington Co., IA; m. 25 Jan 1893, Charles Franklin (Frank) HULL (b. 22 May 1863, Mt. Vernon, OH, a son of Moses and Jane (Bennett) HULL; d. 4 Dec 1944, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA), Washington, IA. Following their marriage, they moved to a farm near Crawfordsville and in 1909 moved to Williamsburg, Kansas. They returned to Crawfordsville in April, 1944.

Children of Frank and Edna E. HULL:

C 24 i Blanche Ava HULL, b. 28 Jan 1896, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA
C 25 ii David Fletcher HULL, b. 9 April 1898, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA
C 26 iii Walter Kinnick HULL, b. 16 Oct 1903, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA

C 24 i Blanche Ava HULL, b. 28 Jan 1896, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA; m. 18 Jun 1924 John Wilson HORNE (b. 3 Sep 1890, Williamsburg, Franklin Co, KS; d. 24 Mar 1969; bur. Central Cemetery, Franklin Co, KS), at the home of bride's parents, the farm in Franklin Co, KS; d. 2 Mar 1937, Bell Memorial Hospital (now U of Kansas Medical Center), Kansas City, KS; bur. Central Cemetery, Franklin Co, KS (near Williamsburg).

Children of John and Blanche Horne:

D i Evelyn Lenora HORNE, b. 13 Oct 1925, Williamsburg, Franklin Co, KS, at the farm home of her grandparents, Frank and Edna HULL; m. 5 Apr 1947 John Junior MCKITTRICK (b. 9 May 1921, Troy, Doniphan Co, KS, son of John and Ella Mae (RODERICK) MCKITTRICK; d. 20 Feb 1993, at home, cancer; bur. Mt. Olive Cemetery, near Troy, Doniphan, KS), First Methodist Church, Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS. Evelyn lives in Troy, KS, in 1996.
Per Evelyn letter, 9 Sep 1996: We lived in Topeka for approximately two months, then returned to Doniphan Co (John didn't care for life in the "big city"). We lived for a few months in Bendena, then moved to Troy, KS. We lived in Troy for the rest of our married lives.

Son of John and Evelyn McKittrick:

E i Dennis Wayne MCKITTRICK, b. 14 Apr 1948, Missouri Methodist Hospital (now Heartland Medical Center West), St. Joseph, MO; m. 2 Aug 1969 Freda Maude SIMPSON. One son: Matthew Wayne MCKITTRICK, b. 6 May 1980. Dennis and family live in Troy, KS, in 1996.

D ii Marvin Irl HORNE, b. 21 Jun 1932, at home, Williamsburg, Franklin Co, KS; never married; d. 20 Apr 1957, traffic accident near Ottawa, Franklin Co, KS; bur. Central Cemetery, Williamsburg, Franklin Co, KS.

C 25 ii David Fletcher HULL, b. 9 April 1898, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA; m. 31 Jan 1925 Della BROWNING (b. 10 May 1898, Louisa Co, IA, dau. of Charles Daniel and Susan Elizabeth (GREENE) BROWNING; d. 15 Mar 1992, University Hospital, Iowa City, Johnson Co, IA; bur. Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus City, IA), Wapello, IA; lived in Columbus Junction in 1944/1946; d. 10 Nov 1982 Washington Co Hosp, IA; bur. Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus City, IA.

Daughter of David and Della Hull:

D i Naomi Irene HULL, b. 2 Dec 1930. Lives in Columbus Juction, IA, in 1996.

C 26 iii Walter Kinnick HULL, b. 16 Oct 1903, Crawfordsville, Washington Co, IA; m. 6 Aug 1923 Beryl ANDERSON (b. Homewood, Franklin Co, KS; d. 25 May 1978, Colorado Springs, CO; bur. Evergreen Shrine of Rest, Colorado Springs, CO), Butler, MO; lived in Colorado Springs, CO, in 1944, and, in Needles, CA, in 1946; d. 24 Jul 1977, Colorado Springs, CO; bur. Evergreen Shrine of Rest, Colorado Springs, CO. No children.


B 7 vi Royal W. FLETCHER, b. 3 Oct 1872, Shefield, Bureau Co., IL; d. Dec 1948, bur. Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus City, IA; m. 18 Jun 1891 Alice GRIFFITH (b. Jun 1871; d. 18 Jun 1954, Winfield, IA; bur. Columbus City Cem.), Washington Co., IA. Roy was a farmer in the Columbus Junction vicinity (including the Wyman and Spring Run communities) for many years prior to 1944 when he retired and moved to Winfield.

Children of Royal W. and Alice FLETCHER:

C 27 i Harry Arthur FLETCHER, b. 6 Feb 1892, Crawfordsville, Washington Co,IA; m. Hazel Pearl JONES (b. 21 Mar 1892, Columbus Junction, IA; d. 29 Nov 1965, Wapello, IA; bur. Wapello Cemetery) 17 Nov 1909, Columbus Junction, IA. The couple lived on a farm in the Spring Run and Cairo vicinity until 1946 when they moved to Wapello where he was employed by the U.S. Soil Conservation extension service. He was as assessor in Wapello township in Nov 1959 when they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. d. before Nov 1986.


C 28 ii Pearl M. FLETCHER, b. 3 Dec 1896, Hoosier Bend Community south of Wyman, IA; d. 25 May 1939, bur. Columbus City Cemetery, m. 2 Dec 1919 Hilton A. GIPPLE.
Pearl attended school at both Wyman and Crawfordsville and was a resident of Spring Run and its surrounding communities practically all her life. She was a member of the Spring Run Ladies Aid and served as Secretary-Teasurer in it for a number of years. Also being a great lover of flowers, she took an active part in the Spring Run Flower club of which she was a member.

C 29 iii Hazel Alice FLETCHER, b. 15 Jun 1905, Louisa Co., IA; d. 3 Nov 1986, Henry Co. Health Center, Mt. Pleasant, IA, a resident of Winfield, IA; m. 23 Dec 1925 Fred E. KLOPFENSTEIN, Washington, Washington Co., IA, d. 15 Aug 1989, Winfield, IA.
Hazel was graduated from Columbus Junction High School and taught in the Wyman school system for several years. She was a Sunday School teacher at the Winfield United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Women and the American Legion Auxiliary as well as the Order of Easter Star, Federated Women's Club and 4-C Club. She was a member of the Winfield United Methodist Church.
Fred E. Klopfenstein (from his obituary) was the son of Joe and Anna Stout Klopfenstein. He graduated from Washington High School in 1920 and was a member of the Winfield United Methodist Church, Good Faith Masonic Lodge 235, a former board member of the People's State Bank in Winfield, and a former Winfield and Henry County school board member. He was a farmer and had operated Klopfenstein Feed and Grain in Winfield from 1960 to 1969. Fred died at the Sunrise Care Center, Winfield. Interment in the Winfield-Scott Township Cemetery.
Added notes from William D. Klopfenstein and Sara Klopfenstein Tushen:
After high school, Fred spent some time in California. When he returned to Iowa, he married Hazel (who grew up on her parent's farm east of Wyman). She received her teaching certificate from Iowa State Teachers' College, and taught school at Wyman, IA, for a few years before they were married. After they were married, they farmed with Fred's father for four years before they bought a farm north of Winfield, IA. They raised livestock, primarily feeding cattle, hogs, and at times feeding lambs. Their agricultural aspirations launched one of the first farms to raise a commercial turkey flock. Their success came, but not without the pitfalls of disease, storms, and market losses.
Fred saw farm life as an opportunity for education. He spent his spare time finding ways to increase the success of the farm. He was an avid reader devoting his attentions to mechanical, business, and agricultural magazines. The little time he had left for hobbies was spent golfing and playing cards. In 1953 Fred and Hazel built a new home less than a half mile west of their original homestead house. As their sons took over the farms, Fred and Hazel started the feed and grain business. In their retirement years, they spent several winters in Winter Haven, FL.
Hazel enjoyed farm life not so much for the typical homemaking experiences, but more for the beauty of the land. She watched birds, collected rocks, raised a beautiful flower garden and carried an extensive knowledge of nature. She also collected stamps, enjoyed reading, playing cards and working word puzzles. Later in life, Hazel took up painting. She continued educating young people by teaching Sunday School and Bible School, but her pleasure in teaching children shined through in her four children and twelve grandchildren. All four of Hazel's children raised their families near Winfield. Hazel and Fred encouraged all their children and grandchildren to attend college and pursue their own interests. Their crowning achievement was in all of their grandchildren graduating from college. In pursuit of their own interests each of their children and grandchildren found a common thread in Hazel and Fred's interests.



B 8 vii Ora Laton FLETCHER, b. 20 Oct 1874, at Hickory Grove, Bureau Co., IL; d. 29 Jul 1937, Gold Twp., Bureau Co., IL; m. 19 Dec 1900, Rose Ella HALL (of New Bedford, IL), Bureau Co., IL. When Ora was a small boy, he went to live with his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kinnick, on their farm north of the town of Shefield, where he lived until he retired in 1921. At that time he moved to Wyanet, IL, where he lived at the time of his death. His father and mother had moved to Iowa when he was ten years old.

Children of Ora and Rose FLETCHER:

C 30 i Fannie Ann FLETCHER, b. 27 Apr 1902, died in infancy
C 31 ii Earl R. FLETCHER, b. 3 May 1906; of Shefield, IA, in 1937; children in 1937: Joe, Arnold, Chester FLETCHER
C 32 iii Inez Nellie FLETCHER, b. 28 Jan 1910; m. Harry BOOTH; lived in Aurora, IL, in 1937: child in 1937: Dale BOOTH



B 9 viii Samuel Clinton FLETCHER, b. 19 Jan 1877, Bureau Co., IL; d. 22 Oct 1953, Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IL; m. 1900, Delia Anna HULL (b. 2 Sep 1881, near Crawfordsville, daughter of Moses HULL; d. 25 Jan 1956 Crawfordsville), Muscatine, IA. Known as Clint, he was an auto dealer and civic community leader in Crawfordsville. He came to Washington Co. when he was seven years old. When first married, they moved to Wayland in Henry Co. and lived there for a year before moving to Crawfordsville which was their home since 1901.

Children of Clint and Delia FLETCHER:

C 33 i Max Eugene FLETCHER, b. 1909; d. 26 March 1909, Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA.
C 34 ii Doris Irene FLETCHER, b. 9 Aug 1910, Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA; d. 7 Dec 1952, Crawfordsville; m. 23 Jun 1928 Kenneth Harper CHERRYHOLMES (b. 4 Mar 1906, in rural Crawfordsville, the son of Harlan Deamuth and Jennie Rebecca (Crooks) CHERRYHOLMES; d. 19 April 1991, at Sunrise Terrace Home in Winfield, IA; 2m. 30 Jun 1957 Mildred WOODBURN, in Cedar Rapids, IA), Washington Co., IA. Kenneth was a lifelong resident of Washington County and was a mechanic with Fletcher Ford Motor Company in Crawfordsville for 44 years.

Children of Kenneth and Doris CHERRYHOLMES:

D i Cleo Dean CHERRYHOLMES, lived in Ottawa, IA, in 1991
D ii Margery Anne CHERRYHOLMES, m. Jim EDGAR; lived in Crawfordsville, IA, in 1991

C 35 iii Cleo Clinton FLETCHER, b. 1916; d. 21 Jan 1970, University Hospital, Iowa City, IA; m. 29 Aug 1936, Arlene LOWE, Knoxville, IA. Four children: Nicholas (b. 24 Apr 1940, d. 26 Jan 1942, Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA), Kathy (m. Michael GARRIS; they lived in Iowa City in 1970), Larry, Kim. Cleo was a Ford dealer and served as fire chief in Crawfordsville for many years.



B 10 ix Frank William FLETCHER, b. 9 Dec 1878, Bureau Co., IL; d. 5 Mar 1955, University Hospital, Iowa City, IA; m. Jessie Luella MITCHELL (b. 5 Feb 1888, Crawford Twp., Washington Co., IA, a daughter of James L. and Martha H. Palmer MITCHELL; d. 29 Mar 1951, at home, Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA), Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA. Frank FLETCHER served as street commisioner in Crawfordsville for 28 years.
From a clipping (Feb 6, 1907) (presumably via Mazie Ross, from Ruthe on 9 Oct 1982) from Violet Lowe in Aug 1996: Wedding of Frank Fletcher and Jessie Mitchell. Last evening at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Mitchell at Crawfordsville occurred the wedding of their daughter, Miss Jessie and Mr. Frank Fletcher. The bridal couple took their places under an arch of flowers, while the wedding march was played by Mrs. Will Mitchell, cousin of the bride. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W.G. Robertson of the United Presbyterian Church. The bride was handsomely gowned in white Presian lawn and carried carnations. Following the ceremony a sumptous wedding dinner was served under the management of Mrs. L.L. Teas; Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher received many pretty and valuable presents. The bride is an excellent young lady and has many friends in the community. Mr. Fletcher is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Fletcher and is the manager of the hotel in Crawfordsville. The bride and groom are well-known in this county and are popular young people. The guests from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Will Mitchell of Ainsworth and Harry Fletcher of Wyman.


Children of Frank and Jessie FLETCHER:

C 36 i Vernon Guy FLETCHER, b. 18 Apr 1908, Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA; d. 7 Apr 1980, Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA; m. 2 Nov 1940 Ruthe Austin HAMMOND, Ft. Madison, IA. Mr. FLETCHER, known as "Cup," lived most of his life in Crawfordsville and Washington County. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Crawfordsville, the KAAB Shrine of Davenport, Order of Eastern Star of Crawfordsville, the Crawfordsville American Legion, of which he was the past commander, the Rural Mail Carriers Association of Washington, and the Old Threshers Board of Mt. Pleasant. He had served as a deacon of the Presbyterian Church in Crawfordsville, school board member of the Crawfordsville and Waco and for many years worked with the youth in Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball. He was a member of the United Church of Crawfordsville. He was a farmer for ten years and a rural mail carrier retiring in 1977.

C 37 ii John Lyle FLETCHER, b. 9 May 1910, Crawfordsville, IA; d. 2 Jan 1987, Sherrard, IL; 1m. 5 Nov 1932 Grace FITZGERALD (divorced); 2m. 18 Jun 1955 Ione FROST. Lyle spent his early years in the Crawfordsville community and graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1928. He farmed in the Ainsworth area before moving to Moline, IL, where he worked at the John Deere Wagonworks until his retirement in 1972.

C 38 iii William Virgil FLETCHER, b. 1 Jun 1912, Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA; d. Crawfordsville, Washington Co., IA; d. 27 Jan 1985, Washington County Hospital, Washington, Washington Co., IA. "Dutch," as he was known, never married and spent his entire live in the Crawfordsville area. He had farmed and worked as a carpenter for the Wayland Carpenter Shop until his retirement. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church.

C 39 iv Clarence Arthur FLETCHER, b. 6 Feb 1915, IA; d. 12 Dec 1972; m. 3 Sep 1937 Olive Jean KELSEY (b. 5 Nov 1917, of Ainsworth), Washington Co., IA. He had been employed at International Harvester in Moline for 29 years.

C 40 v Lois Fern FLETCHER, b. 8 Aug 1920, IA; m. Dell Phillip FARRIER (b. 3 May 1920).

C 41 vi Violet May FLETCHER, b. 1 May 1924, Crawfordsville, IA; m. 23 Jan 1947 Delbert C. LOWE (b. 24 Dec 1921); Washington Co., IA.
From Violet Fletcher Lowe in 1996: Violet graduated from Crawfordsville High School with the class of 1941. After graduation she worked as postal clerk in Crawfordsville until she married Delbert C. Lowe in the Methodist parsonage in Brighton by Rev. E.E. Voss on January 23, 1947.
Delbert Lowe was the son of Clarence and Tillie Farrier Lowe. Since his mother died when he was a small boy his Dad remarried Alice Wieneke who is 91 and resides at Washington Care Center. Delbert was a World War II veteran, was with the 96th Division Field Artillery in the Pacific Campaign.
Delbert and Violet were in partnership of farming with his Dad from January 1947 until January 1950 when we bought 120 acres and moved to our present farm east of Brighton in Brighton Township in Washington. Delbert had the misfortune of falling into the corn picker on Oct. 29, 1949, losing his left hand just above the wrist. In 1964 we added the Wieneke farm of 75 acres and in 1966 we added John Lowe farm of 75 acres making a total of 275 acres.
We were members of the Brighton Presbyterian Church of which Violet was as Elder and Delbert a Trustee. In 1978 the Methodist and Presbyterian yoke together and in 1983 we united to form the Brighton United Church of which we are members. We have a family of 3 sons - William, Terry, and Randy. All 3 graduated from Washington High School.



B 12 xi Clark Eugene FLETCHER, b. 6 May 1883, Bureau Co., IL; d. 16 Feb 1966, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, IA, a resident of Wapello, IA; m. 11 Apr 1906, Mayme R. CHERRYHOLMES (b. 1888; d. 15 Sep 1964, Burlington, IA).

Children of Gene and Mayme FLETCHER:

C 42 i Harlan FLETCHER, b. 19 Oct 1906, d. 25 Jun 1970; of Burlington, IA, in 1966
C 43 ii Knowlton FLETCHER, b. 22 Aug 1910, m. Ruth Morrison, of Wapello, IA, in 1966; belived to still live in Wapello, May 1996
C 44 iii Richard FLETCHER, b. 4 Jun 1913, d. 15 Mar 1978, m. Lilliam Morrison, of Wapello, IA in 1966, believed to still live in Wapello, May 1996


This page created 1 Feb 1998. Last updated 17 Sep 2001, by William L. (Bill) Smith.

Full Name Index

(both pages)

ANDERSON, Billie Jo
ANDERSON, Brenda Lynn
ANDERSON, Ivan Gene (Gene)
ANDERSON, Rhonda Jean
ARNOLD, Catherine Ann
BARNEY, K. Thaddeus
BARNHART, Christine
BENGE, Victoria Louise
BENNETT, Jane
BOOTH, Dale
BOOTH, Harry
BOYSEN, Aaron Robert
BOYSEN, Adam Wade
BOYSEN, Albert Carsten
BOYSEN, David Edwin
BOYSEN, Duane Albert
BOYSEN, Duane Albert
BOYSEN, Harold Edwin
BOYSEN, Hazel Marie
BOYSEN, Larry Duane
BRECEISEN, John Owen
BRECEISEN, Judith Rose
BRECEISEN, Stanley
BURKHOLDER, Jean
CARLSON, Dorrance
CARLSON, Rancy Lee
CARLSON, Troy Donavon
CARTER, Sonja
CHANDLER, Harvey
CHERRYHOLMES, Cleo Dean
CHERRYHOLMES, Harlan Deamuth
CHERRYHOLMES, Kenneth Harper
CHERRYHOLMES, Margery Anne
CHERRYHOLMES, Mayme R.
CROOKS, Jennie Rebecca
DAVIS, Clyde
DAVIS, Michael Allen
DAVISON, Dixie Lou
DICKINSON, Eileen Sue
DODGE, Hannah
DODGE, John
EDGAR, Jim
EDGAR, Kathy
EDWARD, Julie
ERWIN, Mary Edith
FARRIER, Dell Phillip
FARRIER, Mark Arnold
FARRIER, Matthew Dell
FARRIER, Michael Allen
FARRIER, Michael Dell
FARRIER, Patricia Lynn
FARRIER, Phillip Todd
FARRIER, Ronald Lee
FARRIER, Timothy Lee
FLETCHER, Arnold
FLETCHER, Amanda
FLETCHER, Barbara Joan
FLETCHER, Bradleyl Alan
FLETCHER, Carol Elaine
FLETCHER, Casandra Rnee
FLETCHER, Chester
FLETCHER, Clarence Arthur
FLETCHER, Clark Eugene
FLETCHER, Cleo Clinton
FLETCHER, Clinton Alan
FLETCHER, Daniel
FLETCHER, Daniel Lee
FLETCHER, Delia
FLETCHER, Diane Marie
FLETCHER, Doris Irene
FLETCHER, Earl R.
FLETCHER, Edna E.
FLETCHER, Elizabeth
FLETCHER, Fannie Ann
FLETCHER, Fannie Catherine
FLETCHER, Fannie E.
FLETCHER, Frank William
FLETCHER, Gary Wayne
FLETCHER, Glen Allen
FLETCHER, Grace A.
FLETCHER, Grant
FLETCHER, Hannah Jane
FLETCHER, Harlan
FLETCHER, Harry A.
FLETCHER, Hazel Alice
FLETCHER, Inez Nellie
FLETCHER, James H.
FLETCHER, James W.
FLETCHER, Janet Lee
FLETCHER, Jennifer Christine
FLETCHER, Joe
FLETCHER, John Lyle
FLETCHER, John Thomas
FLETCHER, John Townsend
FLETCHER, Joseph Allen
FLETCHER, Kathy
FLETCHER, Kim
FLETCHER, Knowlton
FLETCHER, Larry
FLETCHER, Linda
FLETCHER, Lois Fern
FLETCHER, Margaret Ruthe
FLETCHER, Mary
FLETCHER, Max Eugene
FLETCHER, Mazie
FLETCHER, Michael John
FLETCHER, Nellie E.
FLETCHER, Nicholas
FLETCHER, Ora Laton
FLETCHER, Paula Christine
FLETCHER, Pearl M.
FLETCHER, Richard
FLETCHER, Roberta Ann
FLETCHER, Royal W.
FLETCHER, Ruth Hazel
FLETCHER, Samuel
FLETCHER, Samuel Clinton (Clint)
FLETCHER, Sarah Marie
FLETCHER, Stanley Keith
FLETCHER, Stephen John
FLETCHER, Susie E.
FLETCHER, Tracy Jenice
FLETCHER, Vernon Guy (Cup)
FLETCHER, Violet May
FLETCHER, William A.
FLETCHER, William Virgil (Dutch)
FITZGERALD, Grace
FORD, Anne
FROST, Ione
GRIFFITHS, Alice
GROVES, Orvil
GUSTIN, Frances Jane
HALL, Rose Ella
HARRISON, Evaline
HARRISON, George W.
HARRISON, Mary A.
HAYMOND, Brennan Lee
HAYMOND, Brian Douglas
HEWEY, Lovina
HILLIGROSS, Lloyd J.
HOWARD, Ernest (Bud)
HOWARD, Michael Steven
HOWARD, Michelle Renee
HOWARD, Miranda Lynn
HULL, Blanche
HULL, Charles Franklin (Frank)
HULL, David
HULL, Delia Anna
HULL, Moses
HULL, Walter
HUMPHREY, Edward L.
HUMPHREY, John Harry
HUMPHREY, Johna Rea
JOHNSON, Linda
JOHNSON, Nancy
JOHNSON, Ruth La Van
KEIL, Susan Jean
KINNICK, Amanda Elenora
KINNICK, Catherine
KINNICK, Fanny Susan
KINNICK, George Butler
KINNICK, Jacob James
KINNICK, Jessie H.
KINNICK, John Leach Cook
KINNICK, John S.
KINNICK, Joseph
KINNICK, Joseph
KINNICK, Margaret Susana (Maggie)
KINNICK, Margaret (Maggie)
KINNICK, Mary E.
KINNICK, Mary Eppenetes (Mate)
KINNICK, Sarah Ann
KINNICK, Susan
KINNICK, Walter W.
KINNICK, Walter Watson
KINNICK, William Walter
KELSEY, Olive Jean
KLOPFENSTEIN, Alice Ann
KLOPFENSTEIN, Amy Lynn
KLOPFENSTEIN, Betty Jo
KLOPFENSTEIN, Derek Edward
KLOPFENSTEIN, Fred E.
KLOPFENSTEIN, Grant
KLOPFENSTEIN, James Glen
KLOPFENSTEIN, Heidi Marie
KLOPFENSTEIN, Joe Ray
KLOPFENSTEIN, Jon
KLOPFENSTEIN, Kenton Phillip
KLOPFENSTEIN, Kim Curtis
KLOPFENSTEIN, Ned Brian
KLOPFENSTEIN, Neil Ray
KLOPFENSTEIN, Paul Michael
KLOPFENSTEIN, Phillip Lee
KLOPFENSTEIN, Rex Wayne
KLOPFENSTEIN, Sarrah Ann
KLOPFENSTEIN, Steve Allan
KLOPFENSTEIN, Tristan Kade
KLOPFENSTEIN, Vince Andrew
KLOPFENSTEIN, William Dale
KROUTH, Genevieve
KUENSTLE, Patricia A.
KULUPA, Sharon
LIDDY, Michael E.
LIECKTY, Carol Elaine Earnest
LONG, Scot
LONG, William
LOWE, Adam Dean
LOWE, Arlene
LOWE, Billie Sue
LOWE, Delbert
LOWE, Joshua Charles
LOWE, Randy Lee
LOWE, Scott Charles
LOWE, Terry Clarence
LOWE, William Glenn
LYON, William Eugene (Gene)
MANLEY, Christie
MANLEY, Jerry Lee
MANLEY, Justine
MANLEY, Keith
MANLEY, Nancy Lee
MANLEY, Patty Ann
MANLEY, Sally Ann
MAY, Melisa Lynn
MAY, Roger Allen
MAY, William
MENEFEE, Homer
MENEFEE, Walter
MERCER, Rachel Ann
MERCER, William
METZ, Andra Lynn
METZ, Conard Joseph
METZ, Gary
METZ, Victor Andrew
MITCHELL, James L.
MITCHELL, Jessie Luella
MOORE, Andrew E.
MORRISON, Lillian
MORRISON, Ruth
OGAN, Eldon L.
O'HANLON, Charles P.
ORR, Edward Jacob
ORR, Velma Dorothy
OVERTON, Laurie
PALMER, Martha H.
PETERS,
PETTERSON, Denise Kay
PETTERSON, Jeffrey Wayne
PETTERSON, Marshall (Pete)
POST, Lyle
POST, Walter Lewis
READY, Susannah (Susan)
REEDER, Richard
REEDER, Richard H. II
RESCHLY, Carrie Joann
RICHARDSON, Nancy Jo
RICHMOND, Thomas
RICHMOND, William
RINGSTAFF, Dennis
RINGSTAFF, Joseph
RINGSTAFF, Judy
RINGSTAFF, Tanya
RODRIQUEZ, Eddie
RODRIQUEZ, Jessie
ROSE, Carolyn Jane
ROSE, Catherine Ann
ROSE, Elizabeth Ellen
ROSE, Gladys
ROSE, Joi
ROSE, Kevin
ROSE, Marie
ROSE, Marshall
ROSE, Maurice
ROSE, Spencer
ROSE, Wilbert
ROSE, Yula
SANDER, Lenore Marie
SCHRADER, Julie
SEXAUER, Lavonne Christine
SHANEY, Ted
SHAW, Esther
SIMMONS, Mary Estelle
STEELE, George (Sonny)
STEWART, Dale Roger
STEWART, Dean Edwin
STEWART, Donna Jean
STEWART, Doris Elaine
STEWART, Eric Bradley
STEWART, Jamie William
STEWART, Jason John
STEWART, John Harlan
STEWART, Lee Daniel
STEWART, Melissa Renee
TOMPSON, Donna
TREES, Alan Vern
TREES, Carla Anne
TREES, Carol Lynn
TREES, Chris Alan
TUSHEN, Kala Leeann
TUSHEN, Nick William
TUSHEN, Timothy Lee
VANDRAM, Hattie
WATTS, Kenneth
WATTS, Kenneth Allan
WATTS, Kevin Arthur
WATTS, Kraig Arnold
WATTS, Kurtis Aaron
WATTS, Tara Lynn
WATTS, Tonya Faith
WEEDEN, Lovina
WEISE/WISE, Jacob
WIDMER, Gilbert
WIDMER, Karen Kay
WIDMER, Laura
WIDMER, Linda
WILES, William
WILLIAMS, Alice
WILLIAMS, Dale
WILLIAMS, John
WILLIAMS, John E.
WILLIAMS, Lee
WILLIAMS, Kathryn
WILLIAMS, Millie
WILLIAMS, Vena
WILLIAMS, Warren J.
WHITE, Janet Kay
WHYTE, Carrie May
WILSON, Ann
WOODBURN, Mildred
YARRINGTON, Ephraim
YOUNG, Greg



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William L. SMITH, Ph.D., is the son of the late Delbert Leverne SMITH and Mary Eileen KINNICK SMITH OLSON. Dr. Smith received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Iowa State University, his Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in Accounting from Drake University, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Management from the University of Arizona. He also holds an Iowa certification as a Certified Public Accountant, not in practice.
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