J Floyd Fisher

11 December 1896–1982 (Age 85)
Palmyra, Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States

The Life of J Floyd

When J Floyd Fisher was born on 11 December 1896, in Palmyra, Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States, his father, Robert S Fisher, was 39 and his mother, Augusta S Johnson, was 33. He married Alice M Young on 23 August 1930, in Wayne, New York, United States. He lived in Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States in 1915. He died in 1982, in New York, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Palmyra, Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States.

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J Floyd Fisher
Alice M Young
Marriage: 23 August 1930

Spouse and Children

23 August 1930
Wayne, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Howard Robert Fisher


World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 21

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Jay F Fisher in household of Robert Fisher, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Floyd Fisher, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Floyd Fisher in household of Augusta Fisher, "United States Census, 1930"

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