Catherine A. Fish

about 1810–18 January 1888 (Age 78)
Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Catherine A.

When Catherine A. Fish was born about 1810, in Rhode Island, United States, her father, Joseph Fish, was 36 and her mother, Amey Chase, was 30. She died on 18 January 1888, in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Fish
1774–1855
Amey Chase
1780–1853
Elizabeth Fish
1799–1857
Isaac Fish
1807–1884
Catherine A. Fish
1810–1888
Amy Fish
1818–1874
Sarah G. Fish
1823–1864
Benjamin Fish
1801–1872
Rachel Fish
1803–1859

Parents and Siblings

    Male1774–1855Male

    Amey Chase

    Female1780–1853Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1811 · USS Revenge

Age 1

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 22

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English fische, fish ‘fish’, a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish.2 Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Fisch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catharine H Fish in household of Levi Johnston, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Catharine Fish in household of Joseph Fish, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Catherine A. Fish, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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