William Henry Fisher Jr

12 August 1895–February 1954 (Age 58)
Riga, Lenawee, Michigan, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Fisher Jr was born on 12 August 1895, in Riga, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, his father, William Henry Fischer, was 27 and his mother, Martha Wilhelmina Krassow, was 23. He lived in Riga Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died in February 1954, at the age of 58.

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William Henry Fischer
1868–1939
Martha Wilhelmina Krassow
1871–1951
William Henry Fisher Jr
1895–1954
Elsie Fisher
1900–
Pearl Gladys Fisher
1908–1983

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 8

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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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  • William Fisher in household of William Fisher, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Willie H Fisher in household of William Fisher, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William H Fisher Jr. in household of William H Fisher, "United States Census, 1930"

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