Robert Fisher

23 September 1891–
Kinloss Township, Bruce, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Robert

When Robert Fisher was born on 23 September 1891, in Kinloss Township, Bruce, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Fisher, was 33 and his mother, Barbara McMillan, was 31. He married Martha Alice Huston on 1 April 1916, in Lucknow, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bruce, Ontario, Canada in 1911.

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Robert Fisher
Martha Alice Huston
Marriage: 1 April 1916
James David Fisher

Spouse and Children


    Martha Alice Huston


1 April 1916
Lucknow, Bruce, Ontario, Canada


    James David Fisher


Parents and Siblings



    William Fisher



    Rosana Fisher


    Annie Fisher


    Robert Fisher


+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 15

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 43

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 52

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

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 (3)

  • Robt. Fisher in entry for James David Fisher, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Robert Fisher, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Robert Fisher, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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