Orville Caldwell Fletcher

14 July 1875–21 May 1932 (Age 56)
Rocky Run Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of Orville Caldwell

When Orville Caldwell Fletcher was born on 14 July 1875, in Rocky Run Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, George W Fletcher, was 40 and his mother, Mary Jane Caldwell, was 27. He married Bertha Frazier in 1904, in Adams, Illinois, United States. He lived in Lima, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Sutter, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1932. He died on 21 May 1932, in Rocky Run Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Fletcher Cemetery, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Orville Caldwell Fletcher
Bertha Frazier
Marriage: 1904

Spouse and Children

Adams, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 17

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an arrowsmith, Middle English, Old French flech(i)er (from Old French fleche ‘arrow’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Orville C Fletcher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Orville C Fletcher, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Orville C Fletcher in household of Mary J Fletcher, "United States Census, 1910"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.