States: Missouri: Barry
My mother was born in Barry County, MO in March of 1923. Her name was Juanita Fletcher, daughter of Claud Fletcher and Pearl Campion Fletcher. Mom passed away a few years ago, but her granddaughter, Christi is trying to find an article that was written about Mom when she was a baby, and was supposed to be the 'Healthiest Baby in Barry County" If anyone knows anything about this, please let me know. Claud Fletcher and a lawyer by the name of Gardener started the "Gardener Ranch", near Purdy, MO, where my mom was born. Grandpa planted lots of peach and apple trees there around the early 1920's. I don't think any of the trees are there now. My grandma, Pearl, got TB and the family moved out to Rocky Ford, Colo. where the air was supposed to be better for TB. I guess my grandma didn't get any better, as they came back to MO. My grandma was in the sanitorium in Mount Vernon for awhile, and came home about 8 months before she died. They had moved to Neosho, MO to be close to Claud's parents, Tom Fletcher and Martha Garrett Fletcher. Grandma Pearl died December 23, 1925. Any information would be appreciated.
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