John Bowers Fiske

Male31 August 1804–6 June 1852

Brief Life History of John Bowers

When John Bowers Fiske was born on 31 August 1804, in Pepperell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Micah Fiske, was 29 and his mother, Lydia Bowers, was 28. He married Mary Ireland on 6 November 1831, in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 June 1852, at the age of 47.

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John Bowers Fiske
Mary Ireland
Marriage: 6 November 1831
John Stevens Fiske
George Bowers Fiske
Charles Henry Fiske
Anson H Fiske
Mary Abigail Fiske
William Addison Fiske
Emeline Fiske

Sources (17)

  • John B. Fisk, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • John Fiske in entry for Charles H. Fiske, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • John B. Fisk in entry for William Anson Fisk, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 November 1831Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (7)


    Age 4

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 8

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 15

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    Norwegian: habitational name from a farm in western Norway, named from Old Norse fiskr ‘fish’ + -e from vin ‘meadow’.

    English (East Anglia): variant of Fisk .

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

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