Biography of Calvin T. Fletcher
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Fletcher, Calvin T., Brasher, was born in Lawrence, September 17, 1838, a son of Chauncey and Orpha S. (Ketch) Fletcher, the former born in Mansfield, Conn., June 2, 1800, and the latter born in Starkboro, Vt,, October 11, 1800. They came to this county when it was a wilderness, and had these children: Nancy, Janet, Julius A., Cleora A., Franklin R., Charles A., Olive A., Clark, Calvin T., and Martha S. Chauncey Fletcher died February 3, 1886, and his wife November 25, 1860. The family trace their ancestry in a direct line back to William the Conqueror. Rev. Richard Fletcher, chaplain to Queen Elizabeth, was also one of the family. He afterwards became bishop of London. The American branch of the family have many of them followed agriculture, and descended in direct line from Robert Fletcher, who came to America in 1630 and settled near Boston. Our subject was educated in the Lawrenceville Academy, studied law at Malone, and was admitted to the bar in 1864, practicing a few years, and then engaging in mercantile pursuits with his first wife's father, J. G. Reynolds, at Bombay. In 1871 he came to Helena, where he engaged in trade. October 12, 1865, he married Fredonia A., daughter of J. G. Reynolds, of Bombay. She died August 30, 1870. Their children were: Gates R., born in 1866, died in 1868; Ernest T., born November 2, 1868; Ormel, born and died in 1870. He married second Augusta A., daughter of John Sengfeld, of West Chazy, N. Y., November 9, 1871, and their children were: Lura F., born November 29, 1875; Clark E., born October 14, 1879; Charles F., born October 16, 1881. Mr. Fletcher is a Democrat, and has been supervisor several years, also notary public for many years. He has a fine trade, and owns several farms. His oldest son, Ernest T., is a successful merchant in Topper Lake, N. Y., and was recently appointed postmaster.


FROM:
Our County and it's people
A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894


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