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Hattie Leory Fritz

Hattie Leory Fritz was born to William James and Hanora Fritz January 12, 1879, near Armstrong, Mo., and passed to her rest June 18, 1969, at the Convalescent Center, Shattuck, Okla.

The Fritz family lived for a time near Prairie City, Iowa, then moved to Oklahoma in 1902 near Catesby where the parents filed on a homestead. The Fritzes were a staunch, pioneer Seventh-day Adventist family. Father Fritz had been baptized by Elder James White as a young man in Chicago, Ill.

When Miss Fritz was about 14 years of age she was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist faith. In 1934, she transferred her membership to the Shattuck SDA church of which she remained a faithful member until the time of her death. Miss Fritz worked as a church school teacher boarding with the Frank Walton family north of Shattuck and later taught at a church school at a small SDA church southeast of Gage where Elder D. F. Sturgeon was pastor. Afterward she moved into Shattuck where she made her home with her sister.

Miss Fritz was preceded in death by her parents, her only sister, Mattie Ellen Fritz, and by her brothers, Elmer Fritz and Alba C. Fritz.

Surviving to mourn her passing are five nieces, Mrs. Mabel Johnson of Washougal, Wash., Mrs. Irene Sattler of Napa, Calif., Mrs. Josephine Knight of Napa, Calif., Mrs. Lula Peterson of Santa Maria, Calif., and Mrs. Marion Borchers of Vancouver, Wash.

Shattuck, Ellis County, Oklahoma, 73858, Friday, June 27, 1969

Rites held for Miss Fritz, 90

Services were held at 9:30 a.m., Monday in the Seventh-day Adventist church, Shattuck, for Miss Hattie Fritz, 90, pioneer Ellis county resident. Burial was in the Shattuck Memorial cemetery.

Miss Fritz had lived in Ellis county since 1902 when her parents homesteaded near Catesby.

Survivors include five nieces, Mrs. Mable Johnson of Washougal, Wash., Mrs. Irene Sattler of Napa, Calif., Josephine Knight of Napa, Calif., Mrs. Lula Peterson of Santa Maria, Calif., and Mrs. Marian Borchers of Vancouver, Wash.

Funeral Announcement:
In Memory of Miss Hattie Leory Fritz
Born January 12, 1879
Date of Death June 18, 1969
Services from Seventh-day Adventist Church, Shattuck, Oklahoma
Clergyman Officiating Jake Knight, Pastor
Final Resting Place Shattuck Memorial Cemetery, Shattuck, Oklahoma
Pete Booth, Jacob Herber, John D. Ehrlich, Carl Schultz, Jacob Meier, Arthur Appel

Her niece Josie and her family had come to Shattuck for the funeral of Hattie, and her husband Virgil C. Knight had a heart attack in Hattie's living room and died.


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