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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 San- 
ford 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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