George Fitch (1848-1896)

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George Fitch (1848-1896) - abed' to Appendicitis After . illness of...
abed' to Appendicitis After . illness of Several Weeks at Berlin, AN EX-STATE SENATOR. Deceased was Well Known 'Among State Politicians and Educators—State Educators—State Specials. Berlin, Wis., March 30—[Special.]— Ex-Senator George Fitch died at his home in this city at"l o'clock this morning morning after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Fitch was taken ill some -time ago, but nis condition was not considered serious until the forepart of last week. It was" then found necessary to call in outside physicians and a consultation was held. It was the general vpuuon of the doctors that he was suffering from appendicitis. appendicitis. An autopsy will be held today today to determine the nature of the disease. disease. The funeral will be held •Wednesday: •Wednesday: afternoon .at Oshkosh. George Fitch was born in Glen .Falls, Warren county, N. Y., November 3, 1848. He w as educated at the district schools at Ivorwolk, Conn, and was by occupation a horticulturist and lumber[ lumber[ raan. He resided in New York from $00 until 1871. Previous to this be • iad lived m Isorwalk for a number of years. In 1871- be came to Wisconsin and settled in Berlin He was elected mayor of this citj m 1S85 and served for two years, lie was a staunch Republican Republican and was \\nll known thioughout this part of the state He was also wtll up in tiie political doings of the Republican Republican party in the state and alwajs took a deep interest in the affairs in general He -was a great believer m the hiphcr plane of education. He was elected to the state Senate from the Ninth district in 1880 and served until 1890 Mr Knxh was married to Miss Helen P. PoKter of Ohhkosh in 1882 He \\ as afterwards interested with Dewitt Pat. meter m the cranberry business and w iis president of ihe First Kational bank. He lsBumM.d bj a widow and one son

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  1. The Newspaper Library,
  2. 04 Apr 1896, Sat,
  3. Page 5

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