Emily Elizabeth Fisher

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

The Life 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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11 November 1885
Lee, 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

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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  • Emily F Bennett in household of John Bennett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emily E Fisher in household of Asa M Fisher, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emily Fisher in household of Asa M Fisher, "United States Census, 1880"

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