Elizabeth Jane Fisher

9 February 1839–12 December 1885 (Age 46)
Madison, Madison, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Jane

When Elizabeth Jane Fisher was born on 9 February 1839, in Madison, Madison, Illinois, United States, her father, Joseph Fisher, was 37 and her mother, Evaline McLean, was 33. She married Isaac Joseph Seely on 17 May 1862, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 December 1885, in East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Joseph Seely
1837–1902
Elizabeth Jane Fisher
1839–1885
Marriage: 17 May 1862
Lucy Evaline Seely
1864–1929
Helen Maur Seely
1865–1896
Frank Clifford Seely
1868–1869
Isaac Vance Seely
1871–1907
William Henry Seely
1872–1874
Arta McLain Seely
1874–1945
Eugene Seely
1876–1938
Don Ralph Seely
1879–1940

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 May 1862Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 2
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.
    1846
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 17
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every 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.

    Possible Related Names

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    Story Highlight

    Autobiography of James Madison Fisher, Sr.

    The following autobiography was written by James Madison Fisher, Sr. in the year 1906, a year before his death, concerning his father's family. His parents, who were the first Fisher family to join t …

    Sources (43)

    • Elizabeth J Seely in household of Issac Seely, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Elizabeth J. Fisher in entry for Don R. Seely and Frances E. Fisher, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Elizth J in entry for Wm Henry Seely, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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