Raymond A. Fisher

Male29 August 1916–16 September 2001

Brief Life History of Raymond A.

Raymond A. Fisher was born on 29 August 1916, in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 16 September 2001, in Lewistown, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 85.

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Raymond A. Fisher
1916–2001
Betty Mae Sowers
1919–1964

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    World Events (8)

    1917

    Age 1

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    1917 · Joining the First World War

    Age 1

    Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.

    1941

    Age 25

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    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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