Grave marker for Ethel Fletcher
The grave marker of Ethel Fletcher, who died at age 23 less than two months after she had been married on Thanksgiving at the home of her parents in Philomath. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on Jan. 22, 1909, in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 5, Column 4.

Mrs. Ethel Fletcher

The body of Mrs. Ethel Fletcher, who died in Los Angeles, Craig., Friday, January 15, of pneumonia, arrived here Wednesday and was received at the undertaking parlors of Henkle & Blackledge, being taken from there Thursday to Philomath, where the funeral services were held at one o’clock p.m. at M.E. church, the remains being buried in the Newton cemetery.

Mrs. Fletcher, who was Miss Ethel Burr, was married last Thanksgiving day and went with her husband to Los Angeles where they made their home. Her death will be mourned by many friends in Benton County.

Published as it appeared on Jan. 22, 1909, in the Weekly Herald (Albany), Page 1, Column 3.

Died in Los Angeles

On Thanksgiving day, Emory Fletcher, son of R.M. Fletcher, one of Linn county’s foremost farmer citizens, was joined in marriage with Ethel Barr (Burr) at the home of the bride’s parents in Philomath, Benton county. The young couple went to Los Angeles, California, where the young man held a good position in the mercantile establishment of his uncle. A telegram on Friday, Jan. 15, informed R.M. Fletcher that his son’s wife had died from a sudden attack of pneumonia, and that he would start at once with the remains for this place. The sudden death has cast the families of the young people into deep grief and the sympathies of many friends go out to them. Taken in the height of strong healthy enjoyment of life in its early years, the case is a very sad one.

A telegram received today says the young man with remains of his wife will arrive on the 8:18 train tonight.