Charles Burton Fish

Brief Life History of Charles Burton

When Charles Burton Fish was born on 10 June 1869, in Independence, Independence, Allegany, New York, United States, his father, Edson D Fish, was 21 and his mother, Flora A Forsythe, was 19. He married Gertrude Grant Winner on 10 September 1895, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States in 1905. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 4 October 1951, in Lackawanna, Erie, New York, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Prospect Lawn Cemetery, Hamburg, Erie, New York, United States.

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Charles Burton Fish
Gertrude Grant Winner
Marriage: 10 September 1895
Wayne Allen Fish

Sources (12)

  • Charlie Fish in household of Edson Fish, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles B Fish, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Charles B Fish, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.


Incorporated in 1874

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English fish, fisch, fisk ‘fish’ (Old English fisc, Old Norse fiskr), a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish.

Americanized form of German Fisch , and a variant of the same Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname. The surname of Jewish and German origin is also found in Britain.

Americanized form (translation into English) of French Poisson ‘fish’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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