Fletcher T. Strang
We hAve with us today...
I is quite appropriate to have with us today Mr. Strang, who has received word of ohoi reappointment
as postmaster here.
He has jost completed his first term of four years and is in the afantageoud position of holding the office
at the stime the new civil service bill for postmasters goes into effect.
Mr. Strang was born on a farm near Teengarden, Ind., and came to Culver yin September, 1912.
After working at the Academy for fine and a half years he purchased a barber shop opposite of the
depot, and later operated it in conjunction with a shop in the main business section.
After a shor time he formed a partnership with his brother, the lat Sam Stran, and closed the other two
businesses. He continued this partnership until his appointment as postmaster four years ago.
Fletcher has contributed his share in serving the community, having served four years as a
member of the town board, four years on the township advisory board, and two years on the
Culver-Union Council of Churches
Thi pictyre show Mr. Strand feeding letters through the stamp cancelling machine at the post office
Former Postmaster Dies in Texas
Fletcher T. Strang, age 77, well known former Culver Postmaster, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday,
March 10 at Pharr, Texas, following a two-week illness.
Mr. Strang was born Sept 14, 1886, in Marshall county and had resided in Culver since 1913.
He was married dec. 23, 1908, in Nappanee in to the former Elywn Franklin and the couple
marked their 55th wedding anniversary last December.
After Mr. Strang's retirement from the post office in 1957, the Strangs have been spending the
winters in texas.
Mr. Strang was a member of the Culver Methodist Church and the Henry H. Culver Masonic Lodge.
Surviving with his wife are a son, Fletcher F., Denver, col.; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Ott of
Culver; a sister, Mrs. Lodemn Thornburg of Culver, and four grandson.
funeral arrangements are incomplete but services and interment will take place at Pharr, Texas.
11 Mar 1964 Culver Citizen
Fletcher Thomas Strang Birth: 14 Sep 1886 - Teegarden Marshall County, Indiana
Death: 10 Mar 1964 - Pharr, Hidalgo County, Texas
son of Samuel Pickett Strang and Mary Jane Schultz
married Edith Elwyn Franklin Name: Edith Elwyn Strang
Birth: 22 May 1890 - 22 May 1890 - Milford Junction, Kosciusko County, Indiana
Death: 23 Jul 1966 - Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana
daughter of Walter Franklin, Rebecca Love Joy Clifford
Fletcher T. Strang Jr. abt 1914 Indiana ELizabeth G. Howe married daugheter of
John C. Howe
Louise G Strang Birth 22 Nov 1910 Indiana Death 31 AUG 1997 Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana buried
Culver, Marshall County, Indiana married Robert William Ott Birth 17 OCT 1917 Syracuse, Kosciusko,
Indiana Death 14 JUL 2011 Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana son of Guy Hower Ott and Florence