1878 - 1952
A lifelong resident died at age 72. A life long resident of the Ooltewah community and for the past 20 years magazine keeper at the Atlas Powder Company there, died early yesterday afternoon in a local hospital.
Mr. Fitzgerald had been a member of the Ooltewah Masonic Lodge for almost 50 years.
Before going to the powder company he was a baggage agent for the Southern Railway at the Terminal Station here.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nina L. Fitzgerald; two sons, Odgen Fitzgerald, Air Force, Atlanta, and E. L. Fitzgerald Jr., Chattanooga; three daughters, Miss Eliza Fitzgerald, Ooltewah; Mrs. Nina F. Hicks, Chickamauga, Ga. and Mrs. Helen Genter, Chattanooga; a sister, Mrs. Nita Hamby, Ooltewah; a brother T. H. Fitzgerald, Chattanooga, and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ooltewah Methodist Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Sylar Cemetery. The body will be taken at noon Tuesday from National Funeral Home to the church at Ooltewah.
Chattanooga Times April 28, 1952
Submitted by Phebe