Representative Floyd Hatch View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 7/14/1961
Birth Place: Weston Mills, New York
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 56 (1955) - 57 (1957)
Home County: Delaware
Floyd Hatch
Delaware County


MR. SPEAKER: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable Floyd H. Hatch, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

Floyd H. Hatch was born July 5, 1884, in Weston Mills, New York. The following year the family moved to Redfield, South Dakota, where his father was engaged in the mercantile business. In 1893 they came to Manchester, Iowa, residing there for one year. The following year, they moved to Edgewood, Iowa.

He graduated from the Edgewood High School in 1901, then attended Epworth Seminary at Epworth, Iowa. He spent some time teaching school near Dickinson, North Dakota, and proved up on a homestead near Stamford, in western South Dakota in 1907. In 1908 he returned to Edgewood where he was engaged in the poultry and egg business for over forty years.

He was married to Mildred Hesner at Manchester, Iowa on June 14, 1916. To this union, three children were born; Rita, who passed away in infancy, Mrs. Al (Dorothy) Rasch, of Alexandria, Virginia and Mrs. John (Reva Jeanne) Ulrich, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He was a member of Trinity Methodist Church, a fifty year member of Avalon Lodge, A.F. & A.M., Iowa Consistory and El Kahir Shrine, a fifty year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and Knights of Pythias.

Mr. Hatch served in the House of Representatives during the sessions of the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh General Assembly.

He passed away July 14, 1961, after a long period of failing health. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and five grandchildren.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixtieth General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Floyd H. Hatch the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this resolution would express its appreciation of his service, and tender its sympathy to the members of his family.

Be It Further Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.