Lois Estelle Fisher

22 November 1912–22 January 2002 (Age 89)
Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States

The Life of Lois Estelle

When Lois Estelle Fisher was born on 22 November 1912, in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Fisher, was 25 and her mother, Hannah Belle McKinney, was 21. She married Charles McDonald Beckham on 22 March 1932, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, United States in 1920 and Borger, Hutchinson, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 22 January 2002, at the age of 89, and was buried in Santa Nella, Merced, California, United States.

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Charles McDonald Beckham
Lois Estelle Fisher
Marriage: 22 March 1932
Derrell Fisher Beckham

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22 March 1932
Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 2

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 25

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Lois Fisher in household of Ben Fisher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lois Fisher in household of Ben Fisher, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lois Fisher in entry for Darrell Fisher Beckham, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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