Edythe Marvel Fletcher

30 April 1917–1 January 2007 (Age 89)
Kossuth, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

The Life of Edythe Marvel

When Edythe Marvel Fletcher was born on 30 April 1917, in Kossuth, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, her father, Clarence Alexander Fletcher, was 26 and her mother, Ethel Muriel Marvel, was 24. She had at least 2 sons with Thomas Tilden Furman. She lived in De Witt, DeWitt, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Waynesville Township, DeWitt, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 1 January 2007, in Normal, McLean, Illinois, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Waynesville, DeWitt, Illinois, United States.

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Thomas Tilden Furman
Edythe Marvel Fletcher
William H. Furman
Donald L. Furman

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Clarence Alexander Fletcher


    Ethel Muriel Marvel




    Claire Fletcher



    Janice Jean Fletcher


World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 5

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Edith Furman in household of Thomas T Furman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marvel Fletcher in household of Clarence Fletcher, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edith Fletcher in household of Clarence A Fletcher, "United States Census, 1930"

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