California Genealogy and History Archives
Civil War Veterans
1st SGT: ANDREW PARKER FITCH of the 11th Iowa Infantry of
Company H, Civil War Veteran of Monterey County.
The following obituary was taken from the Salinas Daily Index newspaper.
FITCH, ANDREW PARKER (1839-1911) SALINAS, IOOF “Garden of Memories”
Cemetery (Salinas Daily Index August 31, 1911) Sudden Death of
Andrew Parker Fitch was a native of Michigan and had he lived until Nov. 11 of this year would have been 72 years of age. His early manhood was passed mostly in Minnesota, where he practiced his profession, that of law. Later he and his family moved to Olympia Wash., and resided there for a while. They came to Salinas from Olympia nine years ago. Justice Fitch practiced in the courts of this county for a number of years. He was appointed justice of the peace to succeed Walter E. Norris, and at the election last November was elected by a good majority to succeed himself. He was also police judge of Salinas, having received that appointment by a vote of the city council. He was upright and hones in his dealings with his fellow men, whether in a private or in an official capacity, and there are none who knew him but will regret his passing.
Justice Fitch is survived by a wife and daughter and by two grandchildren who reside in this city, besides relatives in the east.
He was the father of Mrs. Stella Fitch-Campbell and the grandfather of Miss Josephine and Master Mervyn Campbell. He was a member of Salinas lodge No. 204, F and A.M., and of Reveille chapter No. 47 O.E.S. He was also a Knight Templar, being a member of a Commandery at Minneapolis.
The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family residence under the auspices of Salinas lodge No. 204, F. and A. M. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
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and Submitted: by Tim P. Reese, PCC