Robert Curry Fisher

5 September 1917–9 November 2003 (Age 86)
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life of Robert Curry

When Robert Curry Fisher was born on 5 September 1917, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, his father, Walter Lloyd Fisher, was 27 and his mother, Ellen Marjorie Curry, was 22. He married Elma Elizabeth Askins in 1938. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 9 November 2003, in Fremont, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Fremont, Alameda, California, United States.

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Robert Curry Fisher
Elma Elizabeth Askins
Marriage: 1938

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    Ellen Marjorie Curry





    John Arthur Fisher


    Helen Frances Fisher


World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 2

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Robert C Fisher in household of Walter Fisher, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert Fisher in household of Walter L Fisher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert C Fisher, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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