"Merced Express", Saturday, Aug, 21, 1915


DEATH CLAIMS GEO. FITCHETT


Well Known Rancher of Merced County Succumbs to Sickness of Long Duration.
George Arthur Fitchett, a well known rancher of this county, died at his Bear Creek home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the age of 41 years. Death came as the climax of three years of sickness, during which time his condition of health has fluctuated between improvement and decline. The fatal turn for the worse came last Friday. Between then and the hour of his death he was confined to bed most of the time. Uremic poisoning precipitated the end.
Deceased was born in Suisun, Solano county, on Aug 8, 1874, and was brought to this county by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Fitchett, when three weeks old, settling in the Robia district where the Fitchett family engaged in farming and where the deceased spent the greater part of his boyhood. He was educated in this county, having attended the McSwain district school.
Arriving at maturity he followed the calling of his father and has farmed on various ranches, having moved to his last home about seven years ago. He was married to Miss. Alma Crandall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. Crandall of this county, who with the following three children survive him; Everett, Edna and Arthur. He is also survived by his father, a resident of Suisun, and the following brothers and sisters; Carlton Fitchett of Anacortes, Wash., Robert N. Fitchett, Mrs. Alice Parr and Mrs. Grace McShain of Vancouver British Columbia. His mother died in Aug 1906.
Deceased was a valued member of Chinook Tribe No. 181, Red Men, and was highly esteemed by all aquaintances.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Central Presbyterian Church, at 3 o'clock. Interment was made in the Knights of Pythias cemetery.

Contributed by: Carol Lackey