The 89-year-old Fresnan will be buried in the I.O.O.F.Cemetery Thursday in the John N. Lisle Chapel.
He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Clara M. Hunter and Mrs. Viola Crawford, and a son, Stanley, all of Fresno, and a brother, John in Woodland. Five grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren also survive.
Edward Fitzgerald was the only great grandfather I had the honor of knowing and I remember him quite vividly, too. Clara Hunter was my maternal grandmother. I need to do more research on the 19 great-grandchildren because I have no idea where that many came from!
During a google search, I found some reference to Edward Fitzgerald with the Shaver Lake Fishing Club. I asked my mother about it and while she doesn't remember anything specifically about his participation in the Fishing Club, she does remember going on family outings as a child to Shaver Lake. I also found a picture of Ed Fitzgerald included with the Fishing Club historical website, and when I compare it to the obituary photo, I'm fairly convinced it's him. And my mother agrees :-)
Shaver Lake Fishing Club
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