Edward Franklin Fish

18 January 1874–20 July 1953 (Age 79)
Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Edward Franklin

When Edward Franklin Fish was born on 18 January 1874, in Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States, his father, Henry Fish, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Miller, was 33. He had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Eva Mae Colvin. He lived in Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Franklin Township, Allamakee, Iowa, United States for about 40 years. He died on 20 July 1953, in Waukon, Allamakee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon Junction, Allamakee, Iowa, United States.

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Edward Franklin Fish
Eva Mae Colvin
Elizabeth Leona Fish
Arthur Edward Fish
Anna May Fish
John Henry Fish
Deve Jane Fish
Thomas Franklin Fish

Spouse and Children



    Elizabeth Leona Fish




    John Henry Fish


    Deve Jane Fish


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Thomas Jefferson Fish


    William Henry Fish


    John Fish


    Isaac Jacob Fish



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 4

USGS Database describes Waukon Junction as a Post Office, Locale, Populated Place Place, Railroad Station. Post Office dates Adams Junction 1878-1880, Waukon Junction 1880-1954.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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

1 English: from Middle English fische, fish ‘fish’, a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish.2 Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Fisch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward G Fish, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward Fish, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edward H Fish in household of Louis E Fish, "United States Census, 1910"

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