Elizabeth Sands 1101
- Born: 19 Mar 1806, near Canterbury, England 1101
- Marriage: George Fletcher in 1836 1100
- Died: Feb 1881, Marshall, Calhoun County, MI at age 74 31
- Buried: Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall, Calhoun, MI 19
Noted events in her life were:
• Residence, 11 Jun 1860, Marshall, Calhoun County, MI. 18 Living here are George , wife Elizabeth, children Richard B., John W., and Charles. Value of real estate was $1,000.
• Residence, 23 Jun 1870, Marshall, Calhoun County, MI. 24 Living here are Elizabeth as head (keeping house), Richard, and Charles -- her sons.
• Residence, 11 Jun 1880, Marshall Ave., Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan. 25 Living here are John as head, children Frederick and Lizzie, John's mother Elizabeth, and a servant named Mary Dowding.
• Obituary, 10 Feb 1881, Marshall, Calhoun County, MI. 304 "Death of Mrs. E.S. Fletcher
In the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Sands Fletcher, which occurred yesterday afternoon, this city has lost one of its most estimable ladies, her immediate friends a genial companion and neighbor, and her family a loving mother, with all that term implies.
Mrs. Fletcher was born near Canterbury, Eng., March 19, 1806, and was one of a family of 10 children. In the spring of 1834 deceased came to Detroit, and in 1836 married Geo. Fletcher, and moved to Marshall in '37, where she resided till the time of her death. Her husband died March 19th, 1864, since which time she has lived with her son, Hon. J. W. Fletcher. Her death is the fourth in family, (sic) three of which have occurred during the past seven months. Two sisters in this city, Mrs. Rachel Greathead and Mrs. Williamson, and a brother living in Oakland county, are the only surviving members of the family living in America.
Socially, Mrs. Fletcher had endeared herself to a large number of friends, who found her a most companionable lady, graced with all the accomplishments that adorn a woman devoted to her home. She was free from the infirmities usually attendant upon old age, and up to the time of her death her company was enjoyed by old and young alike, attracted by her happy and sympathetic manners, and in her death feel that they have truly lost a dear friend, a genial companion, and lovable neighbor, who always had a cheery word for all.
The church of which she was a consistent member will tearfully add her name to the register of the dead. Identified with the M.E. church since her coming to this city, she was a consistent christian (sic), exemplifying by her conduct the beautiful teachings of her belief, and in her sickness, the peaceful submission to pain and suffering that crowns the christian's life.
As a member of John W. Fletcher's household, another and very beautiful phase of her character was visible -- her motherly care of her orphaned grandchildren.
Her funeral occurs to-morrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the M.E. church. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Wm. Riley."
Elizabeth married George Fletcher in 1836.1100 (George Fletcher was born on 14 Apr 1806 in Yorkshire, England,18,19 died on 19 Mar 1864 in Marshall, Calhoun County, MI 19,1100 and was buried in Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall, Calhoun, MI 19.)