1872 - 1959
||Mary Blanche Hewitt [1, 2, 3] |
||Iowa [1, 4]
||24 Jan 1959
||Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, San Mateo County, California [1, 5]
||12 Feb 1959
||Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa 
|the Morning Sun News-Herald |
- Mary B. Fent Dies in California
Mrs. Mary Blanche Fent, aunt of Mrs. Leota Wilson of this, place and a former Morning Sun resident, died January 24 (1959) at the Sequoia hospital in Redwood City, California, after a short illness. She was 88 years old.
Mrs. Fent (had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ida Thomas, at 120 Warwick Street in Redwood City.
Mrs. Fent grew to adulthood in Morning Sun and on April 15, 1892, she was married to Joseph A. Fent. In 1913 they moved to Salem, Iowa and later to Illinois, where Mr. Fent died in 1940.
Since that time, Mrs. Fent made her home with her children. For the past 13 years she has lived with Mrs. Ida Thomas. Five years ago she and her daughter moved from Chicago to California, residing at Edgemar. Three years ago they moved to Redwood City where Mrs. Thomas is employed by the city.
Funeral services will be held in Iowa at a date to be announced. The body is now at the White Oak chapel in San Carlos, awaiting shipment to Morning Sun in the spring.
Surviving to addition to Mrs. Thomas are two other daughters: Mrs. Jessie Wise, Granite City, Illinois and Mrs. Anna Voss, Leslie, Missouri; and four sons, Curtis Fent, Edgemar, California; I. V. Fent, Olton, Texas; James M. Fent, Midlothian, Illinois and Leonard R. Fent, Weston, Illinois. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
||Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  |
- Name: Mary B. Fent; Sex: F; Born: 1872; Died or Buried: 1959; Age: 87; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC ©1990 - page MS-37; Notes: 1872-1959; wife of Joseph A. Fent
||Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa 
||9 Feb 2014 |
||Robert Brown Hewitt, b. 9 May 1822, Butler County, Ohio , d. 27 Dec 1902 |
||Margaret A. Morrison, b. 1847, d. 1882, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa |
||1 Aug 1867
||Boone County, Indiana 
|Indiana Marriage Records
- Name: Robert B. Hewitt; Event Type: Marriage; Event Date: 1 August 1867; Event Place: Boone County, Indiana; Registration Place: Boone County, Indiana, United States; Marriage License Date: 27 July 1867; Gender: Male; Spouse's Name: Margaret A. Morrison; Spouse's Gender: Female; Officiator's Name: Gabriel Hutchings; Page: 49; Gs Film Number: 001320112; Digital Folder Number: 004202691; Image Number: 00060; Number Of Images: 1
||Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa 
||Joseph Allen "Joe" Fent, b. 17 Aug 1865, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa , d. 19 Aug 1941, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois |
||15 Apr 1892 [5, 8]
||15 Apr 1893
||Louisa County, Iowa 
|Iowa Marriage Records
- (both names apparently transcribed incorrectly:)Fent, James A.; Spouse: Hewitt, May Blanche; Marriage Date: 15 April 1893; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
||Oak Hill, Crawford County, Missouri 
| ||1. Curtis Lee Fent, b. 15 Aug 1893, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa , d. 6 May 1978, Santa Barbara County, California |
| ||2. Carl Egbert Fent, b. 5 Apr 1897, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa , d. 1897|
| ||3. Jessie Fern Fent, b. 6 Sep 1899, Louisa County, Iowa , d. Mar 1984|
| ||4. Isaac Verne Fent, b. 12 Jul 1901, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa , d. 24 Oct 1966, Planview Hospital, Plainview, Hale County, Texas |
| ||5. Anna L. Fent, b. 7 Apr 1903, Iowa , d. 22 Apr 1979|
| ||6. Leonard R. Fent, b. 20 Feb 1905, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa , d. 9 Jul 1978, Fairbury Hospital, Fairbury, Livingston County, Illinois |
| ||7. Ethel Ruth Fent, b. 4 Jan 1907, Louisa County, Iowa , d. Between 1910 and 1920|
| ||8. Ida May Fent, b. 23 Jan 1909, Des Moines County, Iowa , d. 9 Apr 2000|
| ||9. James Mitchell Fent, b. 21 Jun 1914, Jackson Township, Henry County, Iowa , d. Jul 1994|
||9 Feb 2014 |
- [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).
- [S377] World Connect - Hewitt :2102659, (last updated: Sat May 25 15:18:36 2002, contact: Daniel Hewit) (Reliability: 3).
- [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).
- [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
- [S12878] Fent, Mary Blanche (Hewitt) - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, February 12, 1959; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).
- [S3177] Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).
- [S394] Louisa County, Iowa - A Portrait and Biographical Album of Louisa County 1889, (Acme Publishing Company, Chicago, published in 1889), pages 260-261 (Reliability: 3).
- [S12877] Fent, Joseph Allen "Joe" - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, August 21, 1941; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).
- [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 4).
- [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).