James Randall Fisher

4 February 1929–1 September 2010 (Age 81)
Steelton, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of James Randall

When James Randall Fisher was born on 4 February 1929, in Steelton, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Frederick L. Fisher, was 26 and his mother, Elsie Mae Goodwin, was 18. He had at least 1 son with Flossie Sybil Phelps. He died on 1 September 2010, in Franklin, Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81.

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James Randall Fisher
Flossie Sybil Phelps
Todd Fisher

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World Events (8)

Age 2
The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
Age 3
Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment
Age 22
Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

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)

  • James R Fisher in household of Fred L Fisher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Fisher in household of James Goodwin, "United States Census, 1940"

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