Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Children of Samuel and Lucretia (Davis) Fisher

Samuel Fisher was the sixth of nine children born to Michael and Christenia Fisher. Samuel was the brother of my great-great grandmother, Louisa (Fisher) Phend, she was the oldest child in the family. The children of Samuel Fisher, listed below, are my 1st Cousins 3 times removed.

A previous post outlined the little information that is known of Samuel and his wife Lucretia. They were the parents of seven children:

1. Mary Ellen Fisher (1868-1944) married Norval Elmer Stevenson. The 1910 Federal Census for Lone Star Village, Marion Township, Douglas County, Kansas (page 8b) shows that their children were: Mabel I., age 13; Fay F. (daughter) 11; John W., 10; Walter J., 9; Thelma E., 4; and Vera L., 2. A daughter, Ruth, was born in May 1907 and died in June 1907.

Her obituary was published in the Lawrence Daily Journal World on Wednesday February 2, 1944. She had resided for the past 13 years with her brother in Bakersfield, California but she died Tuesday, February 1st at the home of her sister, Mrs. R. L. Seamans at 1308 Massachusetts street [Lawrence]. Burial was in Pueblo, Colorado. Survivors were five daughters and two sons: Mrs. Lila Childs of Lawrence, Mrs. Carl Nieder of Lone Star, Mrs. Walter J. Meade of Anaheim, California, Miss Thelma Stevenson of Pueblo, Colorado, and Mrs. Fred Ulrich of Bakersfield, California, John W. Stevenson of Long Beach, California and Walter J. Stevenson of Bakersfield, California. Other survivors were one sister, Mrs. Seamans, and one brother, W. M. Fisher of Bakersfield.

2. Rachel Catherine Fisher (1870-1943) married Louis Flory after the 1910 census. Her obituary was not found in the Lawrence Daily Journal World. The Family Data Collection on gives her marriage as May 10, 1910 and date of death as October 30, 1943.

3. Dewitt Caswell Fisher (1872-1941) married Florence Johnson about 1918. On Saturday March 15, 1941 the Lawrence Daily Journal World published a notice of his funeral which was to be held in Seattle, Washington where he had died the previous Thursday. Survivors were a daughter Jean and a son Dale as well as one brother W. M. Fisher and three sisters, Mrs. L. M. Flory and Mrs. R. L. Seamans, of Lawrence and Mrs. R. S. Stevenson of Bakersfield, California. According to the 1930 Federal Census for Seattle, King County, Washington (page 33), Dewitt worked for the Internal Revenue [Service] and was a veteran of the Spanish American War.

4. Walter Milton Fisher (1874-???? was living in Bakersfield, California when his sister Mary died in 1944 and when his sister Ruth died in 1955.) The Family Data Collection on gives his date of death as November 14, 1960.

5. John Clayton Fisher (1877-???? was deceased when his brother Dewitt died in 1941). The Family Data Collection on gives his date of death as July 27, 1937. Place of residence is not known.

6. Arthur Garfield Fisher (1881-???? was deceased when his brother Dewitt died in 1941). Place of residence is not known.

7. Myrtle Ruth Fisher (1884-1955) married Robert Seamans (1881-1958). They are interred at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence, Kansas. According to her obituary published on April 14, 1955 in the Lawrence Daily Journal World, Mrs. Ruth Fisher Seamans was born in the Alfred community in Douglas County. Survivors were her husband Robert L. Seamans and a son, David A. Seamans of Pullman, Washington and a brother, Walter Fisher of Bakersfield, California.

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