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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Fletcher, Lafayette G M, 1830 � 1910 Papers, 1884 � 1945

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Fletcher, Lafayette G. M. (1830 - 1910). Papers, 1884 - 1945.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 171

Fletcher, Lafayette G. M. (1830 - 1910). Papers, 1884 - 1945. SMHC Manuscript Collection 171. 1 folder, 13 items.


This collection contains information about Lafayette G. M. Fletcher, one of Mankato's pioneer residents. Included in the collection are: a letter to Fletcher, newspaper articles about his role in the community, photographs, memorials to Fletcher, newspaper clippings of his obituary, and the obituaries of his daughters.

Biographical Note:

Lafayette G. M. Fletcher was born in Stockholm, New York, February 13, 1830. He grew up on his family's farm, and attended school at St. Lawrence and Ogdensburg Academies. He taught school for five years, then moved west and settled in Mankato in 1854. Fletcher married Lucina Bacon in Canton, New York in 1858. They had four children together; Lucina Fletcher died in 1870. While in Mankato, Lafayette Fletcher worked on the government survey of Blue Earth County, farmed, was involved in grain storage and real estate sales, was president of the Mankato Savings Bank, and served on the Mankato school board. He was also elected to the Minnesota State Senate in 1883, and served one term.

Fletcher married Susan Marshman Dyer in New Sharon, Maine in 1872. Their seven children included artist Gilbert Fletcher and May Fletcher. L. G. M Fletcher died at his Mankato homestead January 21, 1910.

Biographical information found in The Daily Review, Mankato, January 21, 1910.


There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Fletcher, Lafayette G. M. (1830 - 1910). Papers, 1884 - 1945. SMHC Manuscript Collection 171, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Robert Berquist donated this collection in July 1975.

Processed By:

This collection was processed in January 1976. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell September 2000.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Lafayette G. M. Fletcher available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

- Fletcher, Lafayette G. M. 1830 - 1910
- Mankato (Minn.)

Related Collections at MSUM:

Fletcher, Susan Marshman Dyer (1845 - 1941). Letters, 1867 - 1869. SMHC Manuscript Collection 168.

Fletcher, Gilbert M. (1883 - 1933). SMHC Manuscript Collection 170.