Ethel Fisher

23 August 1891–4 July 1989 (Age 97)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Ethel

When Ethel Fisher was born on 23 August 1891, in Alabama, United States, her father, George Francis Marion Fischer, was 40 and her mother, Julia Daniel Welch, was 20. She married Freeman Kilby Exper Sessions on 14 June 1911, in Geneva, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Decatur, Georgia, United States in 1920 and Wauchula, Hardee, Florida, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 July 1989, in Polk, Florida, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Wauchula Cemetery, Wauchula, Hardee, Florida, United States.

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Freeman Kilby Exper Sessions
Ethel Fisher
Marriage: 14 June 1911
Julia Welch Sessions

Spouse and Children

    Freeman Kilby Exper Sessions



14 June 1911
Geneva, Alabama, United States


    Julia Welch Sessions


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Historical Boundaries - 1895: Geneva, Alabama, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.

Age 26

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

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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  • Ethel Sessions in household of Freeman K Sessions, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel Sessions in household of Freeman Sessions, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ethel F Sessions in household of Freeman K Sessions, "United States Census, 1940"

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