Ernest Amaziah Fisher

6 March 1903–23 July 1983 (Age 80)
Anderson, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Ernest Amaziah

When Ernest Amaziah Fisher was born on 6 March 1903, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Benjamin Fisher, was 37 and his mother, Martha Marietta Snipes, was 32. He married Mamie Viola Turner on 17 March 1923, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1930 and Wellford, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States for about 5 years. He died on 23 July 1983, in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States.

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Ernest Amaziah Fisher
Mamie Viola Turner
Marriage: 17 March 1923
Lena Loreen Fisher
James William Fisher
Alfred Emanuel Fisher

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 March 1923Anderson, South Carolina, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
    1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched
    Age 13
    South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.
    Age 24
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a fisherman, from Middle English fis(sc)her(e) ‘fisherman’ (Old English fiscere). In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from many other languages, including German Fischer and its Slavic(ized) variant Fišer (see Fiser ), Dutch Visser , Hungarian Halász (see Halasz ), Italian Pescatore , Slovenian Ribič (see Ribic ), and Croatian Ribić or Ribar .English: in a few cases, possibly a topographic name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river, from Middle English fis(sc)hwere, fisshyar ‘fish weir’ (Old English fiscwer, fiscgear), or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Fisher in North Mundham, Sussex.Irish: translation into English of Gaelic Ó Bradáin ‘descendant of Bradán’, a personal name meaning ‘salmon’. See Braden .

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Amazia Fisher, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Amaziah Ernest Fisher, "South Carolina, County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951"
    • Earnest A. Fisher in entry for Viola Turner Fisher, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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