Emily Elizabeth Fisher

21 December 1849–24 October 1907 (Age 57)
Denmark, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Emily Elizabeth

When Emily Elizabeth Fisher was born on 21 December 1849, in Denmark, Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, Asa Manning Fisher, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Dennis, was 30. She married John Bennett on 11 November 1885, in Lee, Iowa, United States. She lived in Denmark Township, Lee, Iowa, United States for about 40 years. She died on 24 October 1907, in Denmark, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Denmark Cemetery, Denmark, Lee, Iowa, United States.

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John Bennett
Emily Elizabeth Fisher
Marriage: 11 November 1885

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  • Marriage
    11 November 1885Lee, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 8
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Sources (7)

    • Emily F Bennett in household of John Bennett, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Emily Bennett, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • Emily E Fisher in household of Asa M Fisher, "United States Census, 1860"

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