Robert Henry Fisher

Male15 September 1884–21 January 1935

Brief Life History of Robert Henry

When Robert Henry Fisher was born on 15 September 1884, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Henry E Fisher, was 24 and his mother, Louisa Jane Clifford, was 26. He married Helen Bunker on 18 November 1913, in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1920 and Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1930. He died on 21 January 1935, in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 50.

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Robert Henry Fisher
Helen Bunker
Marriage: 18 November 1913

Sources (14)

  • Robert H Fisher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert H. Fisher, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Robert Henry Fisher, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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  • Marriage
    18 November 1913Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

    Age 11

    On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 14

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    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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