Electa Chase Fisher

1829–1917 (Age 88)
St. Clair, Illinois, United States

The Life of Electa Chase

When Electa Chase Fisher was born on 9 April 1829, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States, her father, Orceneth Fisher, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Key Watts, was 25. She married Harvey H Allen on 1 March 1848. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 23 April 1917, in Old Greenville, Jefferson, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Electa Chase Fisher
1829–1917
Harvey H Allen
1819–1862
Marriage: 1 March 1848
Samuel Augustus Allen
1849–1854
Orcenith Fisher Allen
1851–1947
Emmitt Brown Allen
1854–1891
Myrtle Allen
1857–1912
Harvey Allen
1861–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1 March 1848
, Harris, Texas
children

(5)

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 3

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 27

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Elector C Fisher in entry for Myrtle A Hancock, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Electa Chase in entry for Orcenith Fisher Allen, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Electa Chase Fisher, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

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