Fred Fisher

Male5 February 1895–11 September 1966

Brief Life History of Fred

When Fred Fisher was born on 5 February 1895, in Terre Haute, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, his father, George G Fisher, was 28 and his mother, Gertrude Alice Rowe, was 19. He lived in Harrison Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Sugar Creek Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 11 September 1966, in Terre Haute, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Sugar Creek Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States.

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Fred Fisher
1895–1966
Margaret Kelly
1875–1944

Sources (6)

  • Fred Fisher, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fred Fisher, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Fred Fisher, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.

1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 11

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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