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LeTellier Obituaries

Sherman Daily Democrat
Thursday, September 10, 1914
Another of Sherman's Pioneer Citizens Has Passed Away

Mrs. Fannie LeTellier, 67 years of age, widow of the late Captain J.H. LeTellier, died this morning shortly after 10 o'clock after an illness that began early in the summer.  However, she was not thought to be seriously ill until last Monday when she had a serious attack.  Later she improved and her friends hoped for her recovery.
She will be buried tomorrow (Friday) afternoon and her body will be laid beside her late husband in West Hill Cemetery.
Death occurred at her home.  No. 425 South crockett at the residence of Mrs. J.T. Wilson, where she and her daughter, Miss Clifford, have occupied a suite of rooms since the death of Captain LeTellier some time ago.
Mrs. LeTellier was a pioneer citizen of Sherman, having come to Sherman with her husband immediately after the Civil War.  Her husband, the late Captain J.H. LeTellier, was a distinguished educator and for half a century his wife stood by his side through a long period during which time she saw Sherman and North Texas develop from a wilderness into a thriving and cultured community, doing her full share in the work of developing and assisting her talented husband in the noble work in which he was engaged.  She belonged to a prominent and talented family.  Her father, the late Rev. J.H. Younge, was a pioneer Methodist minister and temperance lecturer, well-remembered by early settlers of North Texas.
Mrs. LeTellier is survived by her daughter, Miss Clifford and a sister, Mrs. Wood of Memphis, Tennessee.

Sherman Daily Democrat  More about him
July 18, 1913:

Passed Awway at His Home Here at 2 o'clock This Afternoon

Shortly after 2 o'clock this afternoon, Captain J.H. LeTellier died at his home, No. 720 South Walnut Street.  His death followed a long illness which has kept him confined at his home for more or less for nearly a year.  At times he grew much better and was able to come up town for a short time, and then he would be attacked with sinking spells from which it took him days to rally.  His death today followed one of these attacks and his passing was calm and peaceful.
A splendid man who has done much for Sherman is gone.  Nearly ever since the Civil War, he has conducted a private school in this city and has educated many prominent businessmen and man men prominent in political and social life.
This work was not abandoned until last year when he had to give up the work on account of declining health.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Fannie LeTellier and one daughter, Miss Clifford LeTellier.
The funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
Captain LeTellier was born in Charlottewville, Albemarle County, Virginia, January 28, 1842.  He was educated in the private schools of the town, at the Albemarle Military Academy and Bethany College, Virginia.  He began his career as a teacher in Snowville, Virginia in 1860.  In 1861 he joined a Company organized at central Depot, Virginia and was mustered into service in Company K, 24th Virginia Infantry.
He took part in the battles of Manassas, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, and many other important points in the army of north Virginia under General Pickett.
Captain LeTellier was slightly wounded in several engagements, and on October 20, 1864, while on detached duty under General Hoke in North Caroline, taking part in the battle Plymouth, he was seriously wounded by a ball and fragment of shell.  He was taken to the hospital at charlottesville where he remained four and one-half months, and where an iron ball weighing two ounces was taken from his leg.  He served as Corporal, Sergeant, Sergeant Major, Acting Adjutant, First Lieutenant, and Captain.
At the close of the war, Captain LeTellier resumed teaching.  He came to Kaufman County, Texas in February 1871, and to Sherman in August 1871, when he instituted the Sherman Private School of which he was principal to the time of his death.

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