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The Johannes Branch of the Fite Family

Clarence Sidney Fite ( Flennoy, William, Thomas, David, Leonard, Johannes )
 Oldest son ofFlennoy Elgar Fite and his wife Ethel Newman, was born May 5, 1900, in La LUZ, N. M.. He graduated from High School at Hope, N. M., and attended N. M. A. & M. College, where he was a member of the S. A. T. C. during World War 1. He went to Fresno, Calif., where he was married Dec. 24, 1926, to Iona Blanche Kirkpatrick. Blanche was born in Milburn, Ky., Aug.17, 1904. Clarence was engaged in the oil business until he was hospitalized because of proor health. Clarence and Blanche have one child, Shirley Lee, born Mar.,4, 1931, in Los Angeles, Calif.

  The present address of Clarence and Blanche is:
  12922 S. Cookaere
  Compton, Calif.
William Hanson Fite ( Flennoy, William, Thomas, David, Leonard, Johannes )
 Son ofFlennoy Fite and his wife Ethel Newman, was born July 3, 1901, in La Luz, N. M. He graduated from the Hope, N. M. High School and attended N. Mex. A. and M. College. Hanson has had quite a varied experience; after leaving college he worked for a few years with his father on the farm, then went to Santa Rita where he was locomotive engineer in the large placer mines for several years; from there he went to the oil fields in northern N. Mex., west Texas and in Calif.. From Calif. he went north to Bremerton, Washington, and bought a home. His wife and daughter lived there while Hanson went to Alaska with the West Construction Co., where he spent five years during World War 11 installing power plants for the Alaska Department of Army Engineers in different parts of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. While in this service he held the rank of Colonel. Since the war he has been employed in the installation of hydroelectric dams and power plants in the northwest. Hanson was married to Eunice Virginia Flemming, May 29, 1933. Eunice was born at Bent, N. M., June 1, 1912. Hanson and Eunice have one child, Melba June, who was born at Carlsbad, N. M., Apr. 25, 1936.

  The present address of Hanson and Eunice is Box 91, Bliss, Idaho.
Fred Dorris Fite ( FLennoy, William, Thomas, David, Leonard, Johannes )
 Son of Flennoy Elgar Fite and his wife Ethel Newman, was born Feb. 15, 1904, at La Luz, N. M.. Fred graduated from the Hope, N. M., High School and went to California where he was married Aug. 11, 1924, to Alta Alice Warner in Baja California, Mexico. Alta was born in Lincoln, Neb., Apr. 18, 1904. Fred and Alta had one child, Ruth Evelyn, born July 117, 1926, in Downey, Calif. Fred was married, for a second time, to Florence Lucille Hitch, Nov. 11, 1945 in Long Beach, Calif. Lucille was born in Columbus, Ohio, March 31,1911. Lucille has one daughter by a former marriage, Lee Ann Carruthers, born Oct. 24, 1935, at Long Beach, Calif.Fred D. Fite has worked for the Texas Oil Co. of Calif. since 1926, except for the time he spent in Military Service. He was granted Military leave Oct. 26, 1942 when he enlisted in the U. S. Navy " Seabees ", Battalion 84, Co. A, Shipfitter First Class under commanders: Chester P. Schrepferman, William H. Alexander, Roper F. Neal and others. He had various assignments in Australia, New Guinea, and landings at Moratair Island, Dutch East Indies and Palawan Island; Leyte and Manila in the Philippines; Okinawa and others. He was awarded the Bronze Star for the Pacific Asiatic Theater and the Philippines Liberation Campaigns. He was granted honorable discharge Nov. 2, 1945, and resumed employment with the Texas Oil Company where he is presently employed as assistant chief oil dispatcher, Pacific Coast Division.

  The present address of Fred and Lucille is:
  231 West Burnett St.
  Long Beach , Calif..
Ruth Evelyn Fite ( Frederick, Flennoy, William, Thomas, David, Leonard, Johannes )
 Daughter ofFrederick Dorris Fite and his wife Alta Alice Warner, was born July 17, 1926 in Downey, Calif.. She was married in Santa Monica, Calif., Aug. 29, 1945, to Craig C. Allen. Craig was born in Hollywood, Calif., Jan. 21, 1926. Craig and Ruth Evelyn have two children; Cheryl Catherine, born July 9, 1947, in Santa Monica, Calif., and Douglas Michael, born Jan. 19, 1949 in Santa Monica, Calif.. Craig C. Allen worked for the 20th Century Fox Studios as color mixer, and is a student in the University of Southern Calif., majoring in advertising and marketing. He served with the Army Air Corps from Feb. 1944 to Nov. 1945 and was discharged Nov. 3, 1945.

 The present address of Craig and Ruth Evelyn is
 1452 Stanford Ave.,
 Santa Monica, Calif.
Elgar L. Fite ( Flennoy, William, Thomas, David, Leonard, Johannes )
 Son ofFlennoy Fite and his wifeEthel Newman, was born Dec. 6, 1909, in Hope, N. Mex. After graduation from the Hope High School, Elgar went to Long Beach, Calif., where he was married Dec. 26,1.933 to Lucille Winifred Kerr. Lucille was born May 22, 1914, in Long Beach, Calif.. Elgar worked from 1928 to 1943 for the Texas Oil Co. of Calif. and from 1943 to the present time for the Waldrip Engineering Company, as foreman in charge of chemical and heat treatment of steel. Elgar and Lucille have two children:  The present address of Elgar and Lucille is:
  15731 So. Butler Ave.
  Compton, Calif.

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*Clara Mae Fite ( Flennoy, William, Thomas, David, Leonard, Johannes )
 Daughter of Flennoy Elgar Fite and his wife, Ethel Newman, was born Feb. 25, 1912, in Hope N. M.. She graduated from the Hope High School, and was married to William Ernest Fleming, July 10, 1929, at Hope, N. M.. Ernest Fleming was born Jan. 11, 1908, at Wright, N. M.. Ernest has worked as a driller for an oil company practica11y ever since he was married. Ernest and Clara Mae have one child: Their present address is Artesia, N. M.
 
William Ernest Fleming Jr., was attending the University of N. Mex., when he was married to Loreta Amelia Webb at Artesia, N. M., Dec. 26, 19. Loreta was born Apr. 28, 1930 at Wetunka, Okla.. "Billie" works with his father drilling oil wells.

 The present address of "Billie and Reta" is Artesia, N. M.


Update From Beverly Fite in New Mexico, 2-21-2005
Clara Mae Fite ( Flennoy, William, Thomas, David, Leonard, Johannes )
 Daughter ofFlennoy Elgar Fite and his wife, Ethel Newman, was born Feb. 25, 1912, in Hope N. M. She graduated from the Hope High School, and was married to William Ernest Fleming, July 10, 1929, at Hope, N. M. in the Fite family living room in Hope. Ernest Fleming, "Jelly", was born Jan. 11, 1908, at Wright, N. M.. Ernest worked for his father on his father's ranch in Pinon, N.M., then later as a tool dresser and driller for an oil company shortly after he and Clara Mae married. During the time Ernest was a tool dresser and driller, Clara Mae worked as a waitress and then for many years as a salesperson in the J.C. Penney store and tailor for both the store and on her own in Artesia, N.M. After Ernest was injured in an oil field accident, he and Clara Mae moved to the Washington Ranch between Whites City, N.M. and Pine Springs, T.X. where they managed the ranch for several years. They moved back to Artesia in 1979 and now Clara Mae lives in Artesia. Though widowed and in her 90s, she lives in her own home and has a full life gardening, enjoying her flowers and trees, and reading. Ernest died of a stroke in 1985, a few months after the death of Ernest and Clara Mae's only son. Ernest and Clara Mae had one child, William Ernest Fleming, Jr., born Apr. 24, 1930, in Carlsbad, N. M. William, affectionately called "Billie" by family and "Buck" by friends and co-workers, was attending the University of N. Mex., when he married Loreta Amelia Webb, his high school sweetheart, in Artesia, N. M., Dec. 26, 1948. Loreta was born Apr. 28, 1930 at Wetumka, O.K. "Bill" worked with his father drilling oil wells then went on to have a successful career in seismology with two companies in Texas till he died in Midland, Texas, in 1984. He's buried near the grave of his father and other members of the Fleming family. Bill and Loreta had two children, Russell Lee Fleming, "Rusty", born Feb. 22, 1950, in Carlsbad, N.M., and Beverly Anne Fleming, born March 5, 1953, in Kermit, T.X.. Rusty works as a land lease agent in the valley of Texas and Beverly works as a website editor in Artesia, NM. Rusty has two sons, William La Bronc Fleming, born March 9, 1977, and Jackson Colter Fleming, born July 12, 1979. William La Bronc, "Bronc", manages a successful Boehr goat ranch in San Angelo, T.X., and Jackson Colter, "Colt", works for his stepfather near Snyder, T.X. Beverly has one son, Eric Warner Robichaux, born April 3, 1980. Eric is a landscaper in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Effie Myrtle Fite ( Flennoy, William, Thomas, David, Leonard, Johannes )
 Daughter ofFlennoy Elgar Fite and his wife Ethel Newman was born Jan. 20, 1914 in Hope, N. M.. She graduated from the N.M. A. & M. College in the spring of 1935, majoring in Home Economics. After teaching in the El Rito Junior College for one year Effie was married June 8, 1936, to Denton Harper Simms, in Albuquerque, N. M.. Harper Simms was born Dec. 21, 1912 in Alamogordo, N. M.. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1934 with a major in Journalism. Harper is chief of the "Division of Information, Regional Office, U. S. Soil Conservation Service," Albuquerque, N. M., where he has worked ever since finishing school except for the time spent in the Navy in World War II. He was commissioned Lt.(jg) U. S. Naval Reserve Dec. 22, 1943. Harper trained as naval communicator; was assigned to Commander Cruiser Division 1 as staff officer; reported aboard light cruiser USS Richmond Sept. 27, 1944. Served under Admirals John L. McCrea and J. H. Brown Jr., taking part in twelve missions against Japanese forces in the Kurile Islands. He was promoted to Lieutenant July 3, 1945. Returned, to U. S. October 1945. Released to inactive duty Mar. 7, 1946.
Harper Simms and Effie Myrtle Fite have two children; The present address of Harper and Effie is:
   520 Lafayette Place
   Albuquerque, N. M.
William Thomas Fite ( William, Thomas, David, Leonard, Johannes )
 Second son ofWilliam Monroe Fite and his wife Lucy Jane Elgar, was born Mar. 31, 1878 in Young County, Texas. He came to N. M. with his parents in 1886 and lived on the farm until after the death of his mother. He then worked with cattle most of the time until his marriage, Sept. 17, 1903, to Ann M. Whittington, in Cloudcroft, N. M.. Ann was born May 28, I885 in Grandview, Tex. After Tom was married he owned a farm and cattle in Cox Canyon, Otero County, N. M.. He and Ann now live on a farm in California.

  Their present address is:
  Rt. 3, Box 286
  Visalia, Calif.
Thomas William Fite and Ann M. Whittington had the following children:
Effie Gladys Fite ( Thomas, William, Thomas, David, Leonard, Johannes )
Oldest daughter ofWilliam Thomas Fite and his wife Ann Whittington, was born Sept. 10, 1905 in Cloudcroft, N. M. . She was married Apr. 17, 1942 to Earl L. Taack at Silver City, N. M.. Earl was born in Lorenzo, Tex.. Gladys and Earl have one child, Linda E. Taack, born May 27, 1944 in El Paso, Texas.

  Gladys' present address is:
  Rt. 3, Box 286
  Visalia, Calif.
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