Lydia Kenworthy Fisher

Female1852–

Brief Life History of Lydia Kenworthy

When Lydia Kenworthy Fisher was born in 1852, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Fisher, was 31 and her mother, Mary Ann Horton, was 23. She lived in Bethlehem Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

William Fisher
1821–1873
Mary Ann Horton
1829–1915
Lydia Kenworthy Fisher
1852–
Margaret Rebecca Fisher
1860–1928
William H Fisher
1862–1922
Ella Florence Fisher
1865–1952

Sources (1)

  • Lydia K Fisher in household of Wm Fisher, "United States Census, 1860"

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Siblings (4)

World Events (3)

1863

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 11

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 11

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a fisherman, from Middle English fis(sc)her(e) ‘fisherman’ (Old English fiscere). In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from many other languages, including German Fischer and its Slavic(ized) variant Fišer (see Fiser ), Dutch Visser , Hungarian Halász (see Halasz ), Italian Pescatore , Slovenian Ribič (see Ribic ), and Croatian Ribić or Ribar .

English: in a few cases, possibly a topographic name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river, from Middle English fis(sc)hwere, fisshyar ‘fish weir’ (Old English fiscwer, fiscgear), or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Fisher in North Mundham, Sussex.

Irish: translation into English of Gaelic Ó Bradáin ‘descendant of Bradán’, a personal name meaning ‘salmon’. See Braden .

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

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