Mary Catherine Fisher

25 March 1849–16 December 1930 (Age 81)
Richland, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Catherine

When Mary Catherine Fisher was born on 25 March 1849, in Richland, Ohio, United States, her father, Jacob William Fisher, was 23 and her mother, Eliza Ann Yervie, was 17. She married George A. Schell on 25 December 1869, in Crawford, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Tully Township, Marion, Ohio, United States in 1900. She died on 16 December 1930, in Marion, Marion, Ohio, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Caledonia, Marion, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

George A. Schell
Mary Catherine Fisher
Marriage: 25 December 1869
Della Gertrude Schell
Emma Celestia Schell
Lillian Rosetta Schell

Spouse and Children

25 December 1869
Crawford, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Jacob William Fisher


    Eliza Ann Yervie





    Harriet Fisher


    Spencer Herman Fisher


    Uriah Henry Fisher


    Oregon Orlando Fisher


World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 2

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 23

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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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Story Highlight

Accused of murder

Mrs. Mary Aungst and John Smith were accused of murdering Daniel Aungst in August 1899. There are articles related to Daniel Aungst's death in the "Mansfield News," dated 6 Aug 1899 and "The Marion D …

Sources (3)

  • Mary West in household of Thomas West, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary C Fisher in household of Jacob Fisher, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Shell in household of George Shell, "United States Census, 1870"

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