Mary Fisher

about 1852–21 May 1876 (Age 24)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary

Mary Fisher was born about 1852, in Pennsylvania, United States. She married Amos Alexander Walker on 23 October 1873, in Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She died on 21 May 1876, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 24.

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Amos Alexander Walker
Mary Fisher
Marriage: 23 October 1873
Lydia B Walker
Mary Ellen Walker

Spouse and Children

23 October 1873
Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States



    Mary Ellen Walker


World Events (6)


Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 11

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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 (2)

  • Mary in entry for Henry E. Hershey and Lydia B. Walker, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Mary in entry for Henry E. Hershey, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940"

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