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Florence Brintlinger 2

  • Born: 30 Jul 1874, Near Ashville, Pickaway Co., OH 1 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Francis Marion Hitch I on 19 Mar 1898 in OH 1
  • Died: 24 May 1929, Grand Island, Hall Co., NE 1
  • Buried: Abt 27 May 1929, Cedarview Cemetery, Hall Co., NE


The following is the obituary of Florence (Brintlinger) Hitch as sent to me by Darla (Hitch) Trenner (It is from a Hall Co., Nebraska newspaper of 1929):


Succumbs Following an Operation Two Weeks Previously. _____

Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Hitch, who died at a Grand Island hospital Friday morning, May 24, were held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon and were attended by a large number of her friends and relatives. Rev. A. L. Kellogg was in charge and interment was made in Cedar View Cemetery. A large number of floral tributes testified to the number of friends who mourn her going.

Her death came unexpectedly Friday morning. She had undergone an operation two weeks previously and although her recovery had been slow, she was believed to be on the way to recovery until a short time before her death.

Mrs. Hitch is entitled to be remembered as one of the outstandingly heroic mothers of the community. Her husband, Frank Hitch, died in 1919, and by willing and conscientious labor, she managed to keep her family together. Only one son, Bobby, remains at home.

Florence Brintlinger was born July 30, 1874, at the family home near Ashville, Ohio, and died May 24, 1929, at the St. Francis Hospital, Grand Island, Nebr., aged 54 years, 9 months, and 24 days. On March 19, 1898, she was united in marriage to Francis Marion Hitch, who preceded her in death November 22, 1919. To this union were born eight children: Arthur H., of Talmage, Mrs. Vera L. Williams, Mrs. Martha M. Flyr, Mrs. Nada Belle Chapin, George W., and Harold T., all of Kansas City, Mo., Francis M., of Juniata, and Robert W., at home.

Besides the eight children, she leaves to mourn her loss six grandchildren, three brothers, Taylor and Hoadley Brintlinger of Ashville, Ohio, and Burt Brintlinger of Columbus, Ohio, two sisters, Mrs. G. H. Duvall and Mrs. J. B. Brinker, of Ashville, Ohio, a stepson, Harley H. Hitch, of Doniphan, and a host of friends in the Doniphan and Juniata communities where she has made her home for the past twenty-three years. Her parents, one sister, Mrs. M. E. Brinker, all of Ashville, Ohio, and a grandson, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Hitch of Juniata, preceeded her in death.

She united with the Methodist Church at Doniphan, October 1, 1912, and has ever since been a faithful member.

Florence married Francis Marion Hitch I, son of John Wesley Hitch and Rachel Catherine Harrington, on 19 Mar 1898 in OH.1 (Francis Marion Hitch I was born on 20 Sep 1869 in Logan Elm, Ross Co., OH,2 5 6 7 8 died on 22 Nov 1919 in Hall Co., NE 9 and was buried about 25 Nov 1919 in Cedarview Cemetery, Hall Co., NE.)


Divorced after WWII - had 4 children.


1 Correspondence from Darla (Hitch) Trenner dated 1/17/96 and sent via Compuserve E-Mail.

2 Notes of Dr. Francis Hitch sent via correspondence on December 20, 1994.

3 1900 OH Census, Listed as born in July 1874 in OH in the 1900 Pickaway Co., OH Census.

4 1920 NE Census, Listed as age 45 in the 1920 Doniphan, Hall Co., NE Census, born in OH.

5 1900 OH Census, Listed as Frank Hitch, born in October 1869 in OH, in the 1900 Pickaway Co., OH Census.

6 1880 OH Census, Listed as age 11 in the 1880 Ross Co., OH Census, born in OH.

7 International Genealogical Index (LDS - FHC).

8 Ross Co., OH Birth Records (original).

9 Obituary of Florence Hitch (9/24/1929).

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