James Thomas Fisher

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

The Life Summary 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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James Thomas Fisher
Mary Katherine Creason
Marriage: 1879
Sarah Blanche Fisher
James Henry "Bud" Fisher
Myrtle Fisher
Sadie Louise Fisher
Lola May Fisher
Thomas Ray Fisher
William Martian Fisher
Charles Alfred Fisher
Mary Frances Fisher
Frank Scott Fisher
Dorothy M "Dolly" Fisher

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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 10
    EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: C. J. Glausen BIRTH 1854 DEATH 1864 (aged 9–10) BURIAL Oceanview Cemetery Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA MEMORIAL ID 83432261 · View Source
    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

    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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    Sources (19)

    • James T Fisher in entry for Mary Kathryn Fisher, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • James F Fisher, "United States Census, 1910"
    • James Fisher in entry for Frank S Fisher and Ruby Lera Billingsley, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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