James Fisher Sr

21 July 1817–10 July 1882 (Age 64)
Eversholt, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Fisher Sr was born on 21 July 1817, in Eversholt, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Fisher, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Smith, was 27. He married Emma Burrows on 17 November 1840, in Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ward 1 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 10 July 1882, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Fisher Sr
1817–1882
Emma Burrows
1820–1905
Marriage: 17 November 1840
Jane Elizabeth Fisher
1841–1918
Fredrick Fisher
1844–1845
James Jr. Fisher
1857–1926
George Albert Fisher
after 1861–1890

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 November 1840Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 16
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 19
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Story Highlight

    FISHER, James History of

    James Fisher (Senior) was born, 21 July 1817, in Eversholt, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, England, son of Thomas Fisher and Elizabeth Smith of Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England. James married Emma …

    Sources (14)

    • Jas Fisher, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James Fisher in entry for James Fisher, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • James Fisher, "United States Census, 1870"

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