Samantha Elizabeth Fisher

Female29 January 1851–22 March 1944

Brief Life History of Samantha Elizabeth

When Samantha Elizabeth Fisher was born on 29 January 1851, in Licking, Ohio, United States, her father, Lenox Perry Fisher, was 31 and her mother, Martha Conaway, was 27. She married James Milton Coomes in April 1870, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Harter Township, Clay, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Stanford Township, Clay, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died on 22 March 1944, in Clay, Illinois, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Kneff Cemetery, Stanford Township, Clay, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Milton Coomes
Samantha Elizabeth Fisher
Marriage: April 1870
Martha C. Coomes
Allie Day Coombes
Sarah Jane Coomes
Arrena L. Coomes
Noah Edward Coomes

Sources (20)

  • Samantha E Coomes in household of James Coomes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Samantha Elizabeth Coomes, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Samantha Elizabeth Fisher Coomes, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    April 1870Ohio, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 5

    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.


    Age 12

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 25

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    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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