Jonathan Fletcher at age one. (click on images to enlarge)
Jonathan Moss Fletcher was the third child of Jennie (Moss) and Clyde Beals Fletcher. He was born on the 28th of October 1914 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.
Jonathan Fletcher was named for the son of his father’s one-time employer Ed Garst, Jonathan Garst. Clyde’s best friend Jonathan Garst would eventually become a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
Jonathan adored sports when he was a boy. His letters to his sister Katherine in 1923 are filled with hero worship, talk about the University of Iowa's Hawkeyes and West High’s football champs. But, football wasn’t Jonathan’s only sports interest; he busied himself with tennis and baseball too.
Jonathan Fletcher in his "knickers".
Jonathan Fletcher 1930
1931, October Jonathan Graduates from Roosevelt High School at 17.