Mary Alice Fisher

Brief Life History of Mary Alice

When Mary Alice Fisher was born on 26 March 1921, in Lafayette, Allen, Ohio, United States, her father, Franklin Stansell Fisher, was 25 and her mother, Alice Marie Charles, was 17. She married William Paul Lawson on 11 March 1944. She lived in United States in 1949 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950. She died on 7 July 1986, in Monterey, California, United States, at the age of 65.

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William Paul Lawson
1919–1975
Mary Alice Fisher
1921–1986
Marriage: 11 March 1944

Sources (4)

  • Mary A Lawson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Mary Alice Fisher, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Mary Alice Lawson, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

1941

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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