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)