Robert Howard Fisher

8 November 1941–31 May 1996 (Age 54)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Robert Howard

When Robert Howard Fisher was born on 8 November 1941, his father, Albert Charles Fisher, was 37 and his mother, Jessie Anna Marie Louise Rice, was 31. He died on 31 May 1996, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 54, and was buried in Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Albert Charles Fisher
1904–1985
Jessie Anna Marie Louise Rice
1910–1954
Robert Howard Fisher
1941–1996

Parents and Siblings

    Male1904–1985Male

    Jessie Anna Marie Louise Rice

    Female1910–1954Female

siblings

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World Events (4)

1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 4

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.
1955 · Canso Causeway Completed

Age 14

The Canso Causeway was completed on April 13, 1955. It is a bridge across the Strait of Canso connecting Cape Breton Island. It is constructed in a S shape.
1976 · Ruling Against Censorship

Age 35

In 1976, it was determined by the Supreme Court that Nova Scotia did not have the right to censor movies.

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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Sources (1)

  • Robert H Fisher, "BillionGraves Index"

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