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Fred Hutchison

Fred HUTCHISON, well known retired Mt. Vernon merchant, died Monday 
morning at the hospital in Grant Park, Ill. Mr. Hutchison who resided 
at 304 north Fourth street, was 83 years 9 months and 13/18 days of age.  

Due to ill health, Mr. and Mrs. Hutchison went to Grant Park about a month 
ago to spend the winter with their daughter, Mrs. Leota DOWELL. Mr. Hutchison 
was stricken with bronchial pneumonia ten days ago and his condition became 
critical last weekend. 

The body will be brought from the Grant Park Funeral Home directly to 
Epworth Methodist church here for funeral services which will be held 
Thursday at 2:00 p.m. The Rev Roscoe R. HOLLIS will officiate and burial 
will be in Opdyke cemetery. Because of ill  health, his wife will be 
unable to attend the funeral. 

Mr. Hutchison was born December 23, 1871 in Mt. Vernon, the son of Sanford 
and Mary Jane (YEARWOOD) Hutchison. On May 22, 1898 he was married to 
Cora Louise PAYNE, who survives. Mr. Hutchison spent most of his lifetime 
as a resident of Jefferson county. Besides his wife he is survived by 
one daughter, Mrs. Leota Dowell of Grant Park, Ill., and one sister, Mrs. Effie 
YONKE of San Diego, Calif. A daughter, Leona, died in infancy.  His brother, 
Claude, died this summer. 

October 19, 1954  Mt. Vernon Register News 
Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
(Fred was my 2C4R) 

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