Silas Leavitt Fish

17 January 1880–25 March 1976 (Age 96)
Snowflake, Apache, Arizona, United States

The Life Summary of Silas Leavitt

When Silas Leavitt Fish was born on 17 January 1880, in Snowflake, Apache, Arizona, United States, his father, Joseph Fish, was 39 and his mother, Adelaide Margaret Smith, was 22. He married Margaret Miller on 7 June 1905, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States for about 40 years. He died on 25 March 1976, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in R V Mike Ramsay Memorial Cemetery, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Leavitt Fish
1880–1976
Pearl Emeline Noble
1883–1938
Marriage: 29 July 1910
Margaret Fish
1912–1969
Ellora Lalovi Fish
1915–1993
Varena Maud Fish
1918–2017
Melvin Silas Fish
1921–1998
Waldo Noble Fish
1923–1924
Lorna Pearl Fish
1926–2022

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 July 1910Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 1
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1899
    Age 19
    Germany annexes Western Samoa, the U.S. takes over eastern Samoa and Britain withdraws its claim to the islands in accordance with treaty between Germany, Britain and the U.S.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 26
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Fisk
    Fisch

    Story Highlight

    Silas L. Fish

    Silas L. Fish Collection (1899) • Fish, Silas Leavitt, 1880-1976 Abstract Educator and local Mormon Church leader in Snowflake, Arizona. Correspondence, histories, poems, essays, speeches, newspaper …

    Sources (68)

    • Silas Fish in entry for Waldo Noble, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • Silas Leavitt Fish, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Silas L Fish, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"

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