Homer Edison Fisher

Male7 March 1890–7 January 1969

Brief Life History of Homer Edison

When Homer Edison Fisher was born on 7 March 1890, in Nashville, Kingman, Kansas, United States, his father, John Allen Fisher, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Margaret Pickens, was 18. He had at least 1 daughter with Ethel Mae Boggess. He lived in Cooper District, Mason, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Robinson District, Mason, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 7 January 1969, in Point Pleasant, Mason, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Mason, Mason, West Virginia, United States.

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Homer Edison Fisher
Ethel Mae Boggess
Barbara Fisher

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  • Homer Fisher, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Homer E Fisher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Homer E Fisher, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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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