The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1925
OBITUARY - ALFRED FLETCHER.
Alfred FLETCHER was born in Queens county, Ireland, May 12, 1838. At the age of sixteen he came to the United States. Mr. FLETCHER
was united in marriage March 22, 1868, to Miss Lydia Ann BETTS, who departed this life July 21, 1878. To this union were born five
children; two of them preceded him to the better world. The living children are Mrs. Emma HILL and Miss Mary FLETCHER, both of
Tingley,Iowa, and Mrs. Elizabeth GEDDES, of Fargo., N.D., who together with nine grand children and fourteen great grandchildren
mourn his departure.
But his faithful and devotion to God and His kingdom, the patient endurance of almost total blindness
during the last years, give them the assurance that his is the fine reward.
June 24, 1880, he was united in marriage to Anna
McDONALD, who departed this life February 2, 1901. he came to Polk county, Iowa, many years ago, residing on one farm 48 years, and from
here he departed this life March 13, 1925, aged 91 years, ten months and one day.
He was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal
church in 1876, and was faithful until "the Master of all good workmen set him to tasks in the heavenly kingdom." He was always
willing to devote himself to the church and was keenly interested in Christian work. His character as a Christian gentleman was known
and recognized at all times by all. The record is unsullied and like Enoch of old, he "walked with God."
A short service was held
Saturday forenoon at 10:30 at the home of Rev. R. C. YOUNG. The body was taken to Farrar, Iowa, where a fitting service was held
Sunday forenoon at 11 o'clock by Rev. C. R. YOUNG of Tingley, after which he was laid to rest in the family lot [Farrar Cemetery,
Farrar, Polk County, Iowa].
Card of Thanks.
Our heart-felt thanks are hereby expressed to the friends for kindness extended in the time of sorrow
at the death of our father; also for the lovely floral tributes given.
MISS MARY FLETCHER.
MRS. ALFRED HILL.
MRS. CHAS. GEDDES.
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