Robert E. Fisher

Brief Life History of Robert E.

When Robert E. Fisher was born on 2 May 1872, in Williamson, Texas, United States, his father, James S Fisher, was 41 and his mother, Nancy Brantlett, was 41. He married Mary Etta Dodd in 1893, in Mason, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Caprock, Lea, New Mexico, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 1, Tom Green, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 26 March 1952, in San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Grit, Mason, Texas, United States.

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Robert E. Fisher
Mary Etta Dodd
Marriage: 1893
Minnie Illa Fisher
James Allen Fisher
Hence Lee Fisher
Evelyn Nancy "Bobbie" Fisher
Asa Eugene Fisher
Floyd Ora Fisher

Sources (14)

  • Robert E Fisher, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert E. Fisher - Cemetery record or headstone: birth: 2 May 1872; Texas, United States
  • Robert E Lee Fisher, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


Historical Boundaries: 1889: Mason, Texas, United States

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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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