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Dr. Charles Elmer Fitzpatrick
Dr. C. E. Fitzpatrick Was Oldest Dentist In County
Jackson county's oldest practicing dentist, Dr. Charles E. Fitzpatrick, died Friday evening at his home in Wellston following an extended illness. A life-long resident of this county, Dr. Fitzpatrick was born September 7, 1869, and had practiced dentistry for more than 50 years. Prior to becoming a dentist he taught school in Jackson and Vinton counties.
In 1892 he entered the Ohio College of Dental Surgery at Cincinnati and upon graduation began his practice at Wilkseville.
About two years later he came to Wellston where he served that community until his death.
Active in civic affairs, Dr. Fitzpatrick was a member of the Citizens Committee which aided Wellston in obtaining their present water works system.
For many years he was president of the City Building & Loan Company in Wellston.
He was member of the Methodist church the Black Diamond Lodge No. 538 F. & A. M. the Wellston chapter, No 174 P. A. M.and Knight of Pythias.
He is survived by his son, Dr. C. C. Fitzpatrick of this city, a brother, Ed Fitzpatrick of Wilkesville and a sister Mrs. Emma Harder of Wellston. A daughter died in infancy and his wife preceded him in death March 7, 1938.
Final rites were conducted at the home Monday afternoon with Rev. B. H. Wibbeler and Rev. A. E. Hall, former Wellston Methodist minister officiating.
Burial was made in Ridgewood cemetery under the direction of the Gaskill funeral service.
[Jackson Herald, Tuesday, January 28, 1947 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Dr. Clarence Fitzpatrick
Dr. Clarence Fitzpatrick, a well-known physician in Jackson for 56 years, died Tuesday evening at Oak Hill Hospital. He was 85.
Dr. Fitzpatrick graduated from Ohio State University and OSU of Medicine. He did his internship at Mr. Carmel Hospital in Columbus and was a practicing physician here in Jackson for 56 years, prior to his retirement in 1980.
Survivors include his wife, Eloise Terbrueggen Fitzpatrick; a daughter, Caroline Talley of Daytona Beach, Florida; and a grandson.
Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home from 2 until 9 p.m. Thursday. Services will be held there 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Donald Silverthorn officiating Burial will be made in Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellson [sic].
[Jackson Journal-Herald, Wednesday, December 28, 1983 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]

Effie May Scurlock Fitzpatrick
Mother of Jackson Physician Dies in Wellston
An extended illness during which she suffered from paralysis and heart trouble ended in death Saturday morning for Mrs. Effie May Fitzpatrick, mother of Dr. C. C. Fitzpatrick, of Jackson. She died at her home in Wellston following two heart attacks suffered during the past week.
Born in the Winchester neighborhood, the daughter of the late Armstead and Clarissa Scurlock, she spent all of her life in this county. Following her marriage to Dr. C. E. Fitzpatrick in 1890, she moved to Wellston where she lived throughout the remainder of her life. Her husband is a prominent dentist.
She leaves her husband and one son, Dr. Fitzpatrick of Jackson; one brother, Emerson Scurlock of Winchester; and two sisters, Mrs. John A. McGhee of Jackson; and Mrs. J. C. Hippel of Teague, Texas.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick was a member of the Wellston M. E. church and attended services regularly until shortly before her death.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the home with the Rev. O. L. Hall officiating. Burial followed in Ridgewood cemetery, Wellston.
[Jackson Herald, Tuesday, March 8, 1938 - Contributed by: Donna Scurlock]




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