Biography of Allen W. Fitch
North Central Ohio Biographies

Allen William Fitch, who is identified with Fitch's Funeral Home, is recognized as a successful young business man of New London, and is a member of a prominent pioneer family of Huron County.

The Fitch family is of English descent, and members of the family who came to Ohio during the early days settled in Huron County in the location of Fitchville and Fitch Corners. They became representative citizens and successful farmers of this section.

Allen William Fitch was born in Defiance County, Ohio, Dec. 27, 1897, the son of Allen Thomas and Lily (Denning) Fitch. Allen Thomas Fitch was born at Fitch Corners, Huron County, and his wife is a native of Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He has always been interested in farming and has owned farms in Licking County. He and his wife live on a farm of 75 acres near Buckeye Lake, Licking County. Mr. Fitch is a Republican and a member of the Baptist Church. There are seven children in the Fitch family, as follows: Allen William, the subject of this sketch; Roy, lives at Hebron, Ohio; Ralph Edward, lives at Hebron; Eugene, lives at Hebron; Orlando, deceased; Sarah Elizabeth, attends Bowling Green College; and Edith Margaret, at home.

Allen William Fitch received his early education in the public schools of Hebron, and spent one year at Ohio State University after his graduation from high school in 1916. He began his business career as a salesman with the Granville Milling Company, and in 1923 took a course of study at the Columbus School of Embalming. The following year was spent in the sales department of the Lowe Brothers Paint Company, of Dayton, Ohio, and in 1925 Mr. Fitch became identified with the Egan Undertaking Company, of Columbus. He purchased the business of Charles Spencer at New London in June, 1926, and has since been recognized as one of the leading morticians of Huron County. He purchased the old Seager home in April, 1930, which has been completely remodeled and refurnished as a funeral home.

In March, 1927, Mr. Fitch was united in marriage with Miss Laura M. Sewell, the daughter of James and Gladys (Williams) Sewell, who are residents of Licking County. They were born in Athens County.

Mr. Fitch is a Republican and held the office of township clerk in Harrison Township, Licking County. He is vice president of the Rotary Club, and belongs to Pataskala Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 404; New London Chapter, R. A. M., No. 110; Scioto Consistory, 32nd degree; Aladdin Temple; and New London Shrine Club. He is an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of New London.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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