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George Fletcher was the husband of Mrs. Fletcher and the uncle of Gilbert Blythe.

Biography[]

George was born in the first half of the 19th century to Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher, most likely in Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. After finishing his studies at the local school, he proposed to his future wife who accepted his proposal. They settled down in the house next to John Blythe's farm. At some point he hired a man named Pacifique Buote to help him around the house.

In the summer of 1887, George Fletcher's nephew, Gilbert Blythe came down with typhoid fever. Worried Anne Shirley met Pacifique Buote and since she knew he worked for the Fletchers, she asked him whether he knew how Gilbert was that morning. Fortunately, Pacifique assured her that Gilbert would live.

Etymology[]

George is a male given name of Greek origin and means farmer. This name was one of the most popular names in the 19th century.

Behind the scenes[]

Theories

  • George might be related to Abraham, Jane Ellen, Simon and Stella Fletcher.

Trivia

  • In the German translation, his surname was changed to "Fletscher".

Appearances[]

Book appearances

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