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Effie E. Fitch

In 1880 De Kalb County, Indiana Effie, 13 is with Joseph S. 41 and Mary 37 Holly  Siblings are Francis E. 12, Leo Cady 9, Mary J. 6, and Charles 4.

One tree said Effie was born to Joseph S. and Mary Holly, but the 1870 listing of Mary 27, Effie 3, and Frank 3 Holley is Ingham County, Michigan has them with the George Brown family, and not Joseph.

Frank G. Fitch married Effie Holly November 30, 1885.

They had two children, and Frank died September 28, 1895.  His stone is in the Hot Sulphur Springs cemetery, Grand County.

In 1900 an Effie E. Fitch, born Sep 1866 in Indiana, is widowed, with her sister Mary Jones' family in Clear Creek County.  Earl Jones is a gold miner. 

Effie has Mary  E. Feb 1887 and William F. Sep 1893, both Colorado.

1905 Breckenridge "Mrs. E.E. Fitch returned home last Sunday from a week's visit in Denver, Sulphur Springs and Kremmling."

Breckenridge June 1908 "Mrs. Effie Fitch and daughter have moved from Lincoln and taken up their residence in town."

In 1910 Effie is a school teacher  in Weld County, with Elizabeth 23, also a teacher, and Francis W. 16.

1911 Breckenridge "Mrs. Effie Fitch is clerking for J.W. Westlake."

1913

Mrs. Effie E. Fitch married Jacob E. Brown January 1, 1914

She might be the Effie Eliza Brown dying September 2, 1914, buried in Green Mountain Cemetery, Boulder.

Francis William Fitch registered for WWI in Wyoming, saying he was born September 9, 1893 in Boulder, and was an electrical engineer.

Effie proved up two quarters in 10 3N 45W in 1921.  The notice of August 10, 1918 said that Jacob Brown "for the heirs of Effie E."

FITCH Effie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 020* . . . 1910cen

FITCH Effie E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BROWN Jacob E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . recd,1/6/1914 . . . Mar1930-1980

FITCH Effie E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teacher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V?#?Noví77p20 . . . QrtlyVol#1-3

FITCH Effie Mrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BROWN Jacob E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1914 Jan 1 . . . Mar1900-1915

FITCH Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 020* . . . 1910cen

 

A Life Sketch of Mary Elizabeth Fitch Wickersham Day by her daughter Cecil Frances Wickersham (Day) Kersey -
My mother's name is Mary Elizabeth Fitch Wikersham Day. She was born on February 19th at Muddy Creek, Kremmling, Colorado. Her father's name is Frank George Fitch and her mother's name is Effie Eliza Holly Fitch. The following is a brief outline of my mother's life. Her father died when she was eight years old and her brother was one year older. So they spent a lot of time at her grandparent's (Holly) home.

My grandmother was a teacher also Grandpa Fitch was a teacher and mother was too. She married Fred Wickersham. After she had Hazel, she and my father were separated and eventually divorced. I was born eight months after their separation. In fact, she didn't know she was pregnant with me at that time. She ran a boarding house and took care of the both of us. She then taught school.

She was teaching when she met "Barney" Orville Fredrick Day. They ranched. He always kept horses and plowed gardens. After they moved to town he dug basements and worked on roads, etc. After he couldn't work anymore, she went back to teaching and made a living for herself after he passed away. She taught in Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado.

After retirement, she lived on her Social Security and teachers' retirement. She lived in Heritage Homes in an apartment for several years and then in a nursing home for about two years, where she died July 27th, 1973 in Jerome, Idaho and is buried in the Jerome Cemetery. 
 The FindAGrave listing says Mary was born February 19, 1887 in Kremmling, Colorado.

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