Claude Fisher

28 September 1874–6 March 1954 (Age 79)
Lake Township, Huron, Michigan, United States

The Life of Claude

When Claude Fisher was born on 28 September 1874, in Lake Township, Huron, Michigan, United States, his father, Lewis Kendrith Fisher, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Smith, was 23. He married Myrtle I. Dufty on 19 May 1931. He lived in Chandler Township, Huron, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Caseville, Huron, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1902. He died on 6 March 1954, at the age of 79, and was buried in Caseville Township, Huron, Michigan, United States.

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Claude Fisher
Myrtle I. Dufty
Marriage: 19 May 1931

Spouse and Children

19 May 1931

Parents and Siblings

    Lewis Kendrith Fisher





World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 5

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Claude Fisher in household of Louis Fisher, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Claude Fisher in household of Louis K Fisher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Claud Fisher in household of Louis Fisher, "United States Census, 1920"

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