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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