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Oliver Morton (Mort) Hitch


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1. Frances Ross Myers

2. Juanita Brougham

Oliver Morton (Mort) Hitch

  • Born: 04 Mar 1892, Gibson Co., IN 3 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Frances Ross Myers on 01 Aug 1915 in Gibson Co., IN 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Juanita Brougham before 1951
  • Died: 01 Dec 1963, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN 7 8 9
  • Buried: Abt 04 Dec 1963, Odd Fellows Cemetery, Princeton, Gibson Co., IN

bullet  Notes:

From "A Hitch Orchard," Daisy Hitch Davies, 1931: "Oliver Morton Hitch was educated at Patoka, Princeton and rural schools in Gibson Co., IN. He went to work as delivery boy at the Princeton Meat Market as soon as he finished school. In a short time he was working in the shop learning the meat cutters trade. He learned the meat business from every angle. At the age of eighteen, he was operating a meat market of his own at Princeton, IN. A little later with his brothers, Allen and Horace, he entered into a partnership as HITCH BROTHERS who conducted a wholesale and retail meat business. Morton is still connected with this business as senior member with Theodore and Austin Hitch, his brothers, as partners. Horace and Allen long since left Princeton, IN.

Morton is known as one of the best cattle and hog buyers in southern Indiana. Aside from his brothers, Morton has taken a keen interest in musical work. He has a splendid baritone voice and is a member of the Hoosier Male Quartet, a well known musical organization in southern Indiana. For some time he was director of the choir of the First Christian Church, Princeton, IN, but this work proved too much to carry with his other duties and he gave it up.

He is a splendid reader and has a large repertoire, composed largely of the works of James Whitcomb Riley. He is a popular radio entertainer and has often broadcast over St. Louis, Louisville, and Evansville radio stations. His brother Allen writes, "I think one of my greatest thrills was when he recited from Louisville for me, "Out to Old Aunt Mary's", I being in Wisconsin at the time."

He is short and well built, a Republican and a member of the Christian Church. He is a Mason, Chapter, Commandery and Shriner. (By a member of the family.)"

In the Federal Census of 1920, Oliver M. Hitch is listed in Gibson County, Indiana in a household as follows: - Oliver M. Hitch, age 27, born in IN - Frances M. Hitch, age 25, born in IN - Oliver M. Hitch, age 3 years and 9 months, born in IN - Alice M. Hitch, age 10 months, born in IN - James W. Hitch, age 11, born in IN.


Oliver married Frances Ross Myers on 01 Aug 1915 in Gibson Co., IN.1 2 (Frances Ross Myers was born on 10 Jan 1894 in IN 1 10 and died before 1951.)


Oliver next married Juanita Brougham before 1951. (Juanita Brougham was born on 16 Feb 1921 11 and died in Jul 1979 8.)



1 "A Hitch Orchard", by Daisy Hitch, 1931.

2 Gibson Co., IN Marriage Records.

3 "A Hitch Orchard", Volume III, Daisy Hitch Davies, 1931.

4 Social Security Death Index (Name: Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011;).

5 1920 IN Census, Listed as age 27 in the 1920 Gibson Co., IN Census, born in IN.

6 1900 IN Census, Listed as Morton Hitch, born in March 1892 in IN, in the 1900 Gibson Co., IN Census.

7 Social Security Death Index (Name: Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011;), SSN 308-34-6929.

8 Correspondence from Paul E. Hitch;5 Tomochichi Lane, Savannah, GA 31411, dated April 3, 1997.

9 Browning Genealogy Obituary Database of Obituaries in the Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana area.

10 1920 IN Census, Listed as age 25 in the 1920 Gibson Co., IN Census, born in IN.

11 Family Tree sent by Robert James Hitch of Evansville, IN (12/4/1997).

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