Pioneer Memorial Cemetery ~ Ellsworth Benjamin Fletcher
Fletcher, Ellsworth Benjamin
LAST: Fletcher FIRST: Ellsworth MID: Benjamin
BORN: 2 Dec 1863 DIED: 11 Jun 1951 BURIED: 15 Jun 1951
OCCUPATION:  Farmer, Teacher
BIRTH PLACE:  Preemption, Mercer Co., Illinois
DEATH PLACE: Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon
Name of father Benjamin F. Fletcher
Maiden name of mother Eliza Turner
1880 OR CENSUS - Benjamin E. Fletcher, age 16, b. Illinois, is enumerated with father Benjamin F., age 57, farmer, b. New Hampshire, and Louisa A. Fletcher, age 52, b. Massachusetts.
MARRIAGE - to Elizabeth Richmond, circa 1900
1910 OR CENSUS - Ellsworth B. Fletcher, age 46, b. Illinois, occupation farmer, is enumerated with his wife of 9 years, Elizabeth, age 37, b. Canada, along with Flora W., age 7, and Lois L., age 3, both born in Oregon.
1930 OR CENSUS - Fletcher B. Ellsworth, age 66, occupation grade school teacher, b. Illinois, is enumerated with his wife Elizabeth R., age 57, b. Canada, along with son Ellsworth, age 18, b. Oregon.
Death Takes 1863 Pioneer
Oregon Reached in Early Wagon Train
Ellsworth Benjamin Fletcher last survivor of a wagon train which crossed the plains from Illinois to the Willamette valley in 1863, died Monday in a Portland rest home at the age of 87.
Mr. Fletcher was a 5-months-old infant when his parents left their home in Mercer county, Ill., to join the wagon train led by Ellsworth Shedd, after whom the town of Shedd, Or., was later named.
The parents took up a donation land claim on Howell prairie in Marion county and one of the four corners at the small community of North Howell is still known as the Fletcher corner.
Teaching Career Long.
Mr. Fletcher, who spent 50 years of his life as a teacher in and around Salem, was on of the early graduates of Willamette university. In 1900 he married Miss Elizabeth Richmond of Pendleton, who died in 1930.
Since 1936 Mr. Fletcher lived in Portland with a daughter, Lorraine Fletcher. Other surviving relatives are Ellsworth R. Fletcher, a sons, and Mrs. Flora McCollister, both of Portland.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Clough-Barrick chapel in Salem with interment in the Pioneer cemetery near Woodburn.
Oregonian, The (Portland, Oregon) 13 Jun 1951, 19:5
Ellsworth B.
Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (Portland 1951) #6999
1880 OR CENSUS - Marion Co., Howell Prairie, pg 146C)
1910 OR Census (Marion Co., Howell, ED 211, sheet 4A)
1930 OR Census (Marion Co., Salem, ED 24-63, sheet 7A) 
Oreg 13 Jun 1951, 19:5