Anson’s oldest living resident is Boston Post Cane recipient

Janet Faye Hilton Fletcher, 97, is Anson’s oldest living citizen.

Janet Faye Hilton Fletcher, 97, was honored as the oldest resident of Anson by the presentation of the ceremonial Boston Post Cane, by Anson Historical Society, at her home in Anson. President Sharon Mellows, Vice President Charlotte Withee, Chairman Ralph Withee and Anson Administrator Tammy Murray were present.

Janet Fletcher was born July 19, 1925, on Hilton Hill Road, in Anson, and resided in Anson most of her life. She attended elementary school at Garrett Schenck and graduated from Madison High School in 1943, at the age of 17.

She married Hurley Fletcher on November 27, 1943. They lived on Fletcher Road in Anson, moved to the Airport Road, in Norridgewock, for three years but moved back to West Mills Road, in Anson. She currently lives with her son David and his wife Mary Fletcher, on Hilton Hill Road, Anson.

Janet and Hurley had nine children, Gary Fletcher, Diane Fletcher Oliver, Sandra Fletcher Weese, Betty Fletcher Burpee, Linda Fletcher Sargent, Dennis Fletcher, Joan Fletcher, David Fletcher, Larry Fletcher. She has 24 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.


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1 reply
  1. Dennis A. Fletcher
    Dennis A. Fletcher says:

    As another one of those Fletchers floating around out there, I enjoyed this article and all the Fletchers included.

    Fletcher is an occupational family name that means arrow maker or arrow fletchings maker, the fletchings being the feathers.

    Fliche was the name of the original family in Normandie. The arrow makers were highly consequential in the army of William the Coinquirer’s army invading and defeating the English in 1056 (remember the book ‘1056 and all That’?).


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