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Womer Cemetery ~ David Egbert Fletcher ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Fletcher, David Egbert
BORN: 9 Jan 1876 DIED: 6 Jul 1936 BURIED: 10 Jul 1936 ~ Womer Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Macon Co., Missouri
DEATH PLACE: Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., Oregon
WWI DRAFT - David Egbert Fletcher, of Independence, Polk Co., Oregon, age 43, b. Jan 8, 1875, occupation attorney, medium height, stout build, brown eyes, gray hair (bald).
1910 WA Census - David E. Fletcher, age 35y, b Mo, married 5y to Myrtle P. Fletcher (age 30y, b OR); mother of one child who was living at home, Margery Fletcher (4y, b WA)
Polk County Circuit Court Journal, Vol 17, page 455: David E. Fletcher vs Myrtle P. Fletcher, case 5100; divorce granted 6 Mar 1918; three minor children, Marjory, Dorthy & Gale, awarded to defendeant
1920 OR CENSUS - Dave E. Fletcher, age 44, single, occupation attorney, b. Missouri.
Douglas co, WA, marriage records: David Egbert Fletcher & Myrtle Pearl Minton, both of Douglas co, WA, married 12 Sept 1904
DISCREPANCY - WWI Draft Registration gives birth year as 1875, marker as 1876.
OSBH DC (Klamath County 1936) #163 - David Egbert Fletcher, male, attorney, married (Winnie), b. 9 Jan 1876 in Macon County, Missouri, d. 6 Jul 1936 in Klamath Falls, Oregon at the age of 60 y's 6 m's, name of father [unknown] Fletcher, maiden name of mother Margaret [unknown], interment: 10 Jul 1936, undertaker Ward's Klamath Funeral Home, informant Mrs. D.E. Fletcher of Klamath Falls, Oregon.
D.E. Fletcher, former well-known lawyer of Independence, was found dead in his home at Klamath Fallas, Tuesday. Death was attributed to natural causes, but investigation revealed that death had probably occurred two days preceding the finding of his body. Mrs Fletcher was in Salem visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs Elmer Fry. Graveside services are to be held in the Womer cemetery at Pedee this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Harry Keeney will meet the body in Salem this morning at 6 o’clock, and local men will officiate as pallbearers. Mr Fletcher practiced law in Independence for a decade or more previous to locating in Klamath Falls. He was in partnership with Claude Barrick, now of Tillamook; later with Clyde Ellis, now of Alaska. He served one term as representative in the state legislature from Polk county, during which time he was chairman of the ways and means committee, and he was in the thick of the fight which gave Independence the Oregon Normal training school building. He served as secretary of the chamber of commerce for a number of years and was on the school board for a term. Mr Fletcher was an unsuccessful candidate for circuit judge after locating in Klamath Falls where he had continued the practice of his profession. He was a whole-souled, genial man, with a warm spot in his heart for the kiddies, and had an acquaintance which extended over the state. Mr Fletcher is survived by a widow, who was formerly Mrs Winnifred Irwin, a member of the well-known Womer family of the Pedee section.
Independence Enterprise, Friday, July 10, 1936, 1:3

Local businessmen and former acquaintances assisted in the committal of the body of David Egbert Fletcher in the cemetery at Pedee last Friday. Funeral services were held at Klamath Falls July 6, and the body was shipped to the Keeney funeral home here for the service. Rev E.A. Fogg officiated and there were musical numbers by Mrs Fogg. Many beautiful floral pieces were brought here with the casket, offerings of Klamath Falls business and professional men, where the deceased had practiced law for about a decade. Pall bearers were: G.C. Skinner, K.L. Williams, Elmer E. Addison, J.E. Hubbard, R.W. Craven and B.F. Swope. Mr Fletcher was just past 60 years old, having been born in Macon county, Mo, January 9, 1876. He was a graduate of the law department of Willamette university. Beside his widow, who wass formerly Mrs Winnie Irwin, he is survived by a son and daughter by a former marriage.
Independence Enterprise, Friday, July 17, 1936, 4:4
David E.
1876 - 1936
(shares marker with Winnie D.)
Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (Klamath County 1936) #163
WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (
WA Digital Archives (Douglas co, WA marriages)
1910 WA Census (Douglas Co, Waterville, ED 48, page 70, lines 37-39)
1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Independence, ED 368, sheet 1A)
Independence Enterprise, 10 & 17 July 1936
Polk County Circuit Court Journal, Vol 17, page 455

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