Elisha Monroe Fisher

29 July 1836–18 June 1896 (Age 59)
Marshall, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary 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 26. 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

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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

1 English: occupational name for a fisherman, Middle English fischer. The name has also been used in Ireland as a loose equivalent of Braden . As an American family name, this has absorbed cognates and names of similar meaning from many other European languages, including German Fischer, Dutch Visser, Hungarian Halász, Italian Pescatore, Polish Rybarz, etc.2 In a few cases, the English name may in fact be a topographic name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river, from the Old English term fisc-gear ‘fish weir’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a fisherman, Yiddish fisher, German Fischer.

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

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Sources (9)

  • E M Fisher in household of J J Williamson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elisha M Fisher in household of Jno Fisher, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elisha M Fisher in household of John Fisher, "United States Census, 1860"

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