Obituary : Mathias Fagot
At his home in Lexington, Neb., on Wednesday, July 1, 1914, Mathias Fagot,
aged 73 years, 4 months and 11 days. The funeral services will be held from
the M. E. Church, Friday afternoon, July 3, 1914 at 2 o'clock, Rev. E.O.
Newland officiates. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery under auspices of
Dawson Lodge No. 93, I.O.O.F. Mathias Fagot died at his residence on July 1,
1914 at the age of 73 years, after a very eventful and prosperous life. Mr.
Fagot was born in the village of Brulonge, France, on the 14th day of
February, 1841, being the fifth child of Francis and Catherine (Noel) Fagot,
who were the parents of five sons and four daughters. In the year 1847 his
parents decided to leave France and come to the country of opportunity and
freedom, the United States, landing in New Orleans, LA. After a short
residence there they journeyed to the State of Illinois, establishing their
permanent residence in Spring Bay, Woodford County, where he grew to manhood.
During the rebellion he enlisted in Co. B 39th Illinois Inft. but after 9
months of active service he was discharged with honor on account of physical
disabilities. He was married to Miss Martha A. Cook on April 2, 1865, who
survives the deceased. There were born to them seven children, two of whom
having previously died. He is survived by the following named: Mrs. Geo. A.
Anthony, Mrs. Andrew White, Mrs. A. E. Patten, Mrs. C. E. Shepherd and
Francis Fagot. Mr. Fagot came to Nebraska during the pioneer days, and was
one of the early citizens of our country who passed through the fearful
blizzard of April 12 to 14, 1873, and the hardships incident to pioneer life,
and by thrift and economy has left a competence to his kindred. Mr. Fagot
was a man full of sympathy and of steriling qualities, and his presence in the
community will be a great loss to his many friends. The Clipper Citizen
extends condolences and sympathy to the widow, children and relatives.
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