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William Richard Hatch
William Richard Hatch, one of the early settlers south of Alta passed away at his home in Alta, Monday of complication of diseases, after a long illness. The deceased was the son of William and Ann Hatch and was born near Farley, Dubuque County, Iowa, on May 25th, 1862, and died at his home in Alta, Iowa, on Monday, June 2nd, 1924 at the age of 62 years and eight days. He was the youngest of a family of eight children, of which three survive. He came to Buena Vista County about the year 1887 and was married at Alta, Iowa, to Miss Emily Watts of Somershire, England, on March 6, 1889. Two children, Leslie H. and Delford Elmer, were born to this union. Shortly after his marriage Mr. Hatch moved to a farm south of Alta where the family continue to live until in 1914 when Mr. and Mrs. Hatch moved to Alta where they have resided sense. In 1890 they adopted a nephew Bert Roy Hatch together with the other members of the family. Mr. Hatch was one of the substantial and prosperous farmers of the community during his stay on the farm, and was a good neighbor and respected and well liked by all who knew him. He was Township Trustee for a number of years and later was one of the Trustees of the cemetery association and president of the Alta Hospital Board. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Modern Woodman out of America Lodges and active in both organizations, and was president with an emblematic watch chain by the latter organization as a token of the esteem will with which they held him. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and served for several years on the board of trustees. In his health began to fail him about 14 years ago, but he was able to enjoy life and attend to his business matters until just recently, and was able to be about until a few days ago, with the exception of periodic spells when he was confirmed to his bed. He bore his reflections with a great fortitude and where ever he was in attendance at any gathering or talking with his friends his cheerful and timing disposition was always manifested. He leaves to mourn his demise, his wife, Mrs. Emily Hatch, two sons, Leslie H. and Delford Elmer and a adopted son Burt Roy Hatch, all of Alta, Iowa and two sisters and one brother, namely; Mrs. I.E. Sobtey, of Fort Smith, Arkansas; Mrs. Emma Johnston of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Roland G. Hatch of Washta, Iowa, besides the grandchildren and other relatives. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church Wednesday afternoon, Rev. W. C. Rowlands officiating and interment was made in Woodlawn Cemetery. This information was published by The Alta Advertiser.
Birth: May 25, 1862
Death: Jun. 2, 1924
Buena Vista County
Emily "Emma" Watts
Mrs. Emily Watts Hatch will be laid to rest and Woodlawn Cemetery this afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the Presbyterian Church at 2:30 with Rev. Bloomquist in charge. Mrs. Hatch suffered a stroke more than a year ago, and has been bedfast ever since, and her suffering was almost unbearable. She was born at Chapel Allerton, Somersetshire, England on Aug. 26, 1858 and departed this life at her home in Alta on Sunday, Mother's Day, May 9, 1937, at the age of 78 years, six months and 13 days. She was the only daughter of Joseph and Phoebe Watts. One brother Alfred and one-half brother Walter preceded her in death. She came to America when a young girl, and on March 6, 1889 was united in marriage to William R. Hatch at the home of William Duckett in Alta. William her husband passed away on June 2nd, 1924. She is survived by two sons, Leslie H. of Alta and Delford E., of Long Beach, California. Also a nephew Bert R. Hatch of Alta, whom she took at the age of six years and reared as a son. There are four grandchildren and a large number of other relatives and a host of friends. She was tenderly cared for during her long illness by her niece Mrs. Eva Jackson of Early, Iowa. Mrs. Hatch lived a faithful Christian life, and was always interested in the church work. She joined the First Presbyterian Church in Alta on Jan. 21, 1915. She has a wide acquaintance in the Alta community and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. This information was published by The Alta Advertiser.
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