Sheldon Earl Fisher

26 May 1887–
Nortonville, Jefferson, Kansas, United States

The Life of Sheldon Earl

When Sheldon Earl Fisher was born on 26 May 1887, in Nortonville, Jefferson, Kansas, United States, his father, Albert Fredrick Hamm, was 20 and his mother, Sallie Elizabeth Fisher, was 17.

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Albert Fredrick Hamm
Sallie Elizabeth Fisher
William T. Fisher
Ina Fisher
Marietta Fisher
Sheldon Earl Fisher
Albert William Hamm
Charles Edward Hamm
Carl E Hamm
Ina Marie Hamm
Lela Virginia Hamm
Franklin Jacob Hamm

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World Events (3)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 40

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.

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)

  • Earl Fisher, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earl S Fisher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sheldon E Fisher, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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