Lawson Oliver Fisher

1 October 1884–27 May 1954 (Age 69)
Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States

The Life of Lawson Oliver

When Lawson Oliver Fisher was born on 1 October 1884, in Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States, his father, Joseph Franklin Fisher, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Gates, was 38. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Eva Estella Salen. He lived in Wood Township, Wright, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Wright, Missouri, United States in 1920. He died on 27 May 1954, in Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Reedley Cemetery, Reedley, Fresno, California, United States.

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Lawson Oliver Fisher
Eva Estella Salen
Rose Marie Rosie Fisher
Clifford Lewis Fisher
Carrie Ellen Fisher
Daisy Marie Fisher

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Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Franklin Fisher


    Elizabeth Gates




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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 7

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 20

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

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)

  • Lawson O Fisher, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lanson Fisher, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lawson Fisher in household of Joseph Fisher, "United States Census, 1900"

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