Joseph Oliver Fisher

12 March 1870–25 March 1956 (Age 86)
North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life of Joseph Oliver

When Joseph Oliver Fisher was born on 12 March 1870, in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Cylvenus Martin Fisher, was 27 and his mother, Lucinda Amelia Cady, was 17. He married Temperance Thornton on 1 May 1894. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States in 1870 and Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1930. He died on 25 March 1956, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Joseph Oliver Fisher
Temperance Thornton
Marriage: 1 May 1894
Vardis Alvero Fisher
Vivian Ezra Fisher
Viola Irene Fisher

Spouse and Children

1 May 1894


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Age 19

Historical Boundaries - 1889: Bingham, Idaho Territory, United States; 1890: Bingham, Idaho, United States; 1911: Bonneville, Idaho, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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: occupational name for a fisherman, Middle English fischer. The name has also been used in Ireland as a loose equivalent of Braden . As an American family name, this has absorbed cognates and names of similar meaning from many other European languages, including German Fischer, Dutch Visser, Hungarian Halász, Italian Pescatore, Polish Rybarz, etc.2 In a few cases, the English name may in fact be a topographic name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river, from the Old English term fisc-gear ‘fish weir’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a fisherman, Yiddish fisher, German Fischer.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Fisher in household of Joseph Fisher, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph O Fisher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph O Fisher in household of Joseph C Fisher, "United States Census, 1880"

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