Mathew Reid Fisher

22 May 1889–11 September 1971 (Age 82)
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mathew Reid

When Mathew Reid Fisher was born on 22 May 1889, in Ontario, Canada, his father, William Fisher, was 38 and his mother, Mary Cauthers, was 36. He lived in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada in 1901. He died on 11 September 1971, in Ontario, Canada, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

William Fisher
Mary Cauthers
Jane Ethel Fisher
Samuel James Fisher
Mary Cynthia Fisher
Margaret Lucinda May Fisher
Mathew Reid Fisher
John William Frederick Fisher
Alfred Atchison Nixon Fisher
Beatrice Tyressa Sweetman Fisher
Viola Fisher

Parents and Siblings

    William Fisher


    Mary Cauthers




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World Events (5)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 17

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 45

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 54

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

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 (2)

  • Matthew C Fisher in household of William Fisher, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Matthew Reid Fisher, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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