Fletcher Van Wie
The death of Fletcher Van Wie occurred at his home three miles west of this village Friday morning. He was seventy-five years of age and although in failing health for sometime had only been seriously ill a few days. Mr. Van Wie was a prosperous farmer and had been a lifelong resident of this community, where he had won the respect and love of all. A man of sterling character and kind heart, he had been a wonderful help in this community. He was a member of the Fultonville Reformed church and always gave liberally to all its interests. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Arie Van Wie and John Van Wie of Orange; one daughter, Mrs. John Blood of Amsterdam, and six grandchildren, one them Mrs. Samuel Allen of Gloversville. Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night.
“Fletcher Van Wie,” obituary, The Morning Herald [N.Y.], Saturday, 23 December 1916, page 8, column 2; digital image, Old Fulton N.Y. Post Cards (http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html : accessed 9 February 2017), Historical Newspaper Pages collection.
Note: Fletcher Van Wie was born 17 March 1841 in Montgomery County, New York the son of Arie Van Wie and Margaret Neher. He married Anna Maria Edwards in 1862 in Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York.