Elisha Monroe Fisher

Male29 July 1836–18 June 1896

Brief Life History of Elisha Monroe

When Elisha Monroe Fisher was born on 29 July 1836, in Marshall, Tennessee, United States, his father, John E. Fisher, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Hurt, was 27. He married Olivia Melissa Williamson on 20 July 1869, in Marshall, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in District 3, Marion, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died on 18 June 1896, in Longview, Gregg, Texas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Fisher Cemetery, Marshall, Tennessee, United States.

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Elisha Monroe Fisher
Olivia Melissa Williamson
Marriage: 20 July 1869
Minnie Burr Fisher
Susan Alice Fisher

Sources (9)

  • E M Fisher in household of J J Williamson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • E M Fisher, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Elisha Monroe Fisher, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    20 July 1869Marshall, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 10

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 10

    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 26

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a fisherman, from Middle English fis(sc)her(e) ‘fisherman’ (Old English fiscere). In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from many other languages, including German Fischer and its Slavic(ized) variant Fišer (see Fiser ), Dutch Visser , Hungarian Halász (see Halasz ), Italian Pescatore , Slovenian Ribič (see Ribic ), and Croatian Ribić or Ribar .

    English: in a few cases, possibly a topographic name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river, from Middle English fis(sc)hwere, fisshyar ‘fish weir’ (Old English fiscwer, fiscgear), or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Fisher in North Mundham, Sussex.

    Irish: translation into English of Gaelic Ó Bradáin ‘descendant of Bradán’, a personal name meaning ‘salmon’. See Braden .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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