Notes for CATHERINE KINNICK FLETCHER:
Daughter of Walter W and Susan (Schwyhart) Kinnick.
Born: April 20, 1842 near Lloydville, Belmont County, Ohio.
Died: March 30, 1927 in Crawfordsville, Iowa.
Buried: About March 30, 1927 in New Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Washington County, Iowa.
Migration: 1884 - Washington County, Iowa.
Residence: The Fletcher farm, 112 acres, was located two miles northeast of the town of Crawfordsville.
Married: John Thomas Fletcher March 13, 1859 in Bureau County, Illinois.
John Thomas Fletcher is the brother of Fannie Fletcher who married Catherine's brother, Jacob James and the uncle of Rachel Mercer who married Catherine's brother Joseph.
60th Wedding Announcement
March 1919 newspaper clipping: 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 and 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.