Ed Sr. at 18. In 1889, Ed received a letter from his father in Florida. His father threatened to put him out to work as an apprentice, so Ed wrote to his brother-in-law Jarvis in San Diego.

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Booze and death for the Fletchers in Borrego Springs

What happened? A pioneer family's tragedy

At midnight on August 24, Kent rang the doorbell at the Fletcher Hills house of his grandfather, Ed Jr. The housekeeper testified that Kent asked to come in the house and sleep, but she told him that was against his grandfather’s orders.

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