Troy Daily News

January 27, 1920 

FITCH, T. D. - This newspaper received word Tuesday morning from Mrs. Harriet Fitch Parker, of Los Angeles, California, to the effect that her father, T. D. Fitch, died suddenly last Friday morning in that city, after only a few hours illness, due to heart trouble.  Mr. Fitch formerly resided in Troy, where he owned several residences.  His death was due to a general breaking down, the result of old age, which affected his heart.  He was born September 3, 1831, in Danville, Vermont, being a member of the Connecticut branch of the Fitch family, which came to America in 1630.  He had been twice married, his second wife being Miss Anna Dilloway, of Troy.  Mr. Fitch was a journalist part of his life.  He edited papers in Batavia, Ohio, Ashland, Ky., Indianapolis, Indian Territory and Garden City, Kansas, during the early days of his life.  On coming to Troy he became a member of the dry goods firm of Dilloway, Eddy and Fitch, and later he was the bookkeeper at the Troy Wagon Works.  He is survived by a son, Barry Fitch, of Santa Monica, two daughters, Abbie G. Moxan and Harriet F. Parker, both of Los Angeles, California, a brother, Frank Fitch, of Louisville, Ky., and a sister, who lives at Chevy Chase, Md.  Mr. Fitch was a member of the Presbyterian church.

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