James Thomas Fisher

2 September 1854–4 March 1940 (Age 85)
Lafayette, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Thomas

When James Thomas Fisher was born on 2 September 1854, in Lafayette, Missouri, United States, his father, Martin Fischer, was 27 and his mother, Julia Ann Oster, was 30. He married Mary Katherine Creason in 1879. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Lexington, Lafayette, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Bonsall, San Diego, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 March 1940, in Oceanside, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Oceanview Cemetery, Oceanside, San Diego, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Thomas Fisher
1854–1940
Mary Katherine Creason
1856–1938
Marriage: 1879
Sarah Blanche Fisher
1880–
James Henry "Bud" Fisher
1882–
Myrtle Fisher
1883–1979
Sadie Louise Fisher
1885–1934
Lola May Fisher
1887–1969
Thomas Ray Fisher
1890–1978
William Martian Fisher
1891–
Charles Alfred Fisher
1893–1979
Mary Frances Fisher
1895–1992
Frank Scott Fisher
1898–1978
Dorothy M "Dolly" Fisher
1901–1991

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1879
children

(11)

    Sarah Blanche Fisher

    Female1880–Female

    James Henry "Bud" Fisher

    Male1882–Male

    Myrtle Fisher

    Female1883–1979Female

    Female1885–1934Female

    Female1887–1969Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Martin Fischer

    Male1826–1863Male

    Female1824–1875Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1860

Age 6

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 27

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James F Fisher, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James T Fisher in household of Pleasant W Jones, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James S Fisher in household of Martin Fisher, "United States Census, 1860"

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