Henry William Fisher and Sarah Ann Johnston

My second great grandparents: Viola Fisher, Arthur Ferrell

Henry William Fisher was born February 8, 1846 in Rush, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. His parents were James Fisher and Catherine Lenhart. He died November 12, 1912 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. He was a farmer and railroad watchman. He married Sarah Ann Johnston at Fallen Timbers on March 21, 1867. After Sarah passed, he married Anna Edie 22 Dec 1909 at Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States. His marriage certificate to Anna Edie does state he was married previously, and lists James Fisher and Catherine Lenhart as his parents. His death certificate states his father as Lawrence Fisher; I assume Lawrence was his father’s middle name.

Henry’s family owned the Fisher Railroad Station. At the time of his marriage to Anna Edie, he was working at the railway shop. I would presume he worked for his family at the station his entire life, aside from the periods he was a farmer. He was able to read and write.

As of the 1880 US Census, Henry was working and yet it states he was temporarily sick or disabled though no specific illness is given.  At the time of the 1910 Census, he was working as a waiter – the census record looks to read, at a boiler shop? As of the 1900 and 1910 Census records, he had been unemployed zero times so whatever the issue in 1880, I would presume it cleared up or he was able to work through it or else just had to. Cause of death on his death certificate states creeping paralysis, which he was being treated for 170 days prior to death. Creeping paralysis is an old term for polio which was epidemic at that time.

In 1870, a Samuel Linard was living with Henry and Sarah. I wonder if this perhaps is an uncle, brother to Catherine Lenhart. In 1910, their son Jasper was living with Henry and Anna at the age of 20.

Sarah Ann Johnston  I haven’t been able to find much on. It’s known she had eight brothers, according to our family history. It appears her last name was probably originally spelled Johnston but it got changed to Johnson on numerous records throughout her life. She was born January 26, 1846 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio, US and died May 28, 1906 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. From the US Census data, we do know her father was born in Ohio, and her mother in England. Sarah was able to read and write. She was a homemaker. According to the death record, she died from dropsy of the heart. Parents are listed as unknown on the death record.

Sarah’s parents were Abraham Johnston and Hepzibah Kershaw. In 1850, they were living in Steubenville and Hepzibah was born in England. Sarah was the only child at this time, so it appears she was the oldest. By 1860, they were living in Rush, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US and Sarah had 2 sisters and one brother.

Their children were:

  1. Ross McClellan Fisher born July 12 1863, died October 27 1941 in Coshocton, Ohio, US. Married Sarah.

  2. Charles W Fisher born about 1868. He married Maggie Evans (born 1870) and had a son, Walter Fisher (born 1887). Died 1949 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US.
  3. Abraham F Fisher born February 18, 1870 in Perry Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. Died at Dennison, Summit, Ohio, US in 1939.
  4. Isadora Fisher born March 18, 1872. He died in 1913 in Uhrichsville and it appears his first name may have been Henry.
  5. Harry A Fisher born July 15, 1874. Married Ethel M. Dill (1878). Maud Dill was listed on the 1900 Census as their servant. Died September 3, 1955 in Uhrichsville.
  6. Robert P Fisher born September 21, 1878 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. Died October 28, 1957.
  7. Viola May Fisher
  8. James Clifford Lewelly Fisher born September 3, 1882, died January 28, 1952. Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. His WWI draft record states he was short and stout with blue eyes and light colored hair, and he was an engine inspector. On his WWII draft record, he is mentioned as being 5’5.5″, 220 pounds and having a ruddy complexion, with grey hair. He married Cora Belle St. John (born 1886 in Michigan) in Michigan. Their marriage record names his father as James Henry Fisher. They had at least one daughter, Dorothy Marie (born 1909), who compiled much of the Fisher information which was passed down through my family.
  9. Jasper Leroy Fisher born January 25, 1891 in Uhrichsville, Ohio, US. Married Etta Nell Cecil (1891 – 1979). Died April 21, 1982 in Scio, Harrison, Ohio, US. Their children were Donald Leroy Fisher (1913-1998), Evelyn M Fisher Walker (1916 – 2012), Earl R Fisher (1920)

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Sources

“Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDVY-SLS : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Fisher and Sarah Ann Johnston, 21 Mar 1867; citing Tuscarawas,Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 0890365 V. 6-7.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XDPP-PPY : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Fisher and Sarah Ann Johnston, 21 Mar 1867; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, reference v6 p226 cn10826; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,365.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6D3-PVK : 24 May 2016), Henry Fisher in entry for Infant Fisher, 18 Feb 1870; citing Birth, Perry Twp., Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,357.

“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6LB-NFR : 17 October 2014), Henry W Fisher, Ohio, United States; citing p. 7, family 58, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,772.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6F1-R8S : 24 May 2016), H. W. Fisher in entry for Marry A. Fisher, 15 Jul 1874; citing Birth, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,358.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6D3-5XC : 24 May 2016), H. W. Fisher in entry for Harry A. Fisher, 15 Jul 1874; citing Birth, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,357.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6H8-2HB : 24 May 2016), Henry W. Fisher in entry for Fisher, 21 Sep 1878; citing Birth, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,358.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6D3-RSH : 24 May 2016), Henry W. Fisher in entry for Infant Fisher, 21 Sep 1878; citing Birth, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,357.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M83S-GBC : 24 December 2015), Henry W Fisher, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district ED 224, sheet 226D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1072; FHL microfilm 1,255,072.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6DQ-M3L : 24 May 2016), William H. Fisher in entry for James Clifford Fisher, 03 Sep 1882; citing Birth, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,357.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X633-WRC : 24 May 2016), Henry W. Fisher in entry for Viola Fisher, 11 Apr 1884; citing Birth, Uhrichville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,359.

“Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XX36-TB6 : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Fisher in entry for Viola Fisher, 11 Apr 1884; citing Uhrichville,Tuscarawas, Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 890,359.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6D3-NV3 : 24 May 2016), Henry W. Fisher in entry for Viola Fisher, 11 Apr 1884; citing Birth, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,357.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMXX-9TV : 22 January 2015), Henry W Fisher, Mill Township (south & west part) Urichvillle village, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 3A, family 49, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,327.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X82P-YKL : 8 December 2014), H. W. Fisher in entry for Harry A. Fisher and Ethel M. Dill, 01 Dec 1900; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, reference V11 P 491 cn 24002; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,367.

“Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XD65-C7S : 8 December 2014), H. W. Fisher in entry for Harry A. Fisher and Ethel M. Dill, 01 Dec 1900; citing , Tuscarawas, Ohio, reference 2:3K6DLBP; FHL microfilm 890,367.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8JS-NC7 : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Fisher in entry for Thomas W. Ferrell and Viola May Fisher, 28 Jul 1909; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, reference cn 28405; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,369.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8G6-PN4 : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Fisher in entry for Jasper Leroy Fisher and Ettie Or Etta Nell Cecil, 02 Apr 1912; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, reference p353 cn29622; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,370.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8QS-FHS : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Fisher in entry for Ross Mcclellan Fisher, 27 Oct 1941; citing Coshocton, Coshocton Co., Ohio, reference fn 58966; FHL microfilm 2,023,970.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XXS8-1MD : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Fisher in entry for James Clifford Fisher, 28 Jan 1952; citing , reference Certificate; FHL microfilm 2,372,994.

(Henry)

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MX3Z-KVZ : 9 November 2014), Henry W Fisher in household of James Fisher, Clay, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing family 1947, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCPC-7RY : 30 December 2015), Henry Fisher in entry for James Fisher, 1860.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8JS-K2Z : 8 December 2014), Catharine Lenhart in entry for Henry W. Fisher and Anna Edie, 22 Dec 1909; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, reference cn 28580; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,369.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLFG-KZM : 29 October 2015), H W Fisher, Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 134, sheet 10B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,249.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8C9-7X2 : 8 December 2014), Henry W Fisher, 11 Nov 1912; citing Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, reference fn 62558; FHL microfilm 1,953,482.

“Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6JW-QYW : 13 December 2014), Henry W. Fisher, 11 Nov 1912; citing Death, Uhrichsville, Mill Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, source ID v 1 p 172, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,361.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=126403219&ref=acom

(Sarah)

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MX39-X1C : 9 November 2014), Sarah A Johnson in household of Abraham Johnson, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio, United States; citing family 356, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCPM-ZTJ : 30 December 2015), Sarah A Johnson in entry for Abm Johnson, 1860.

“Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6JW-WJS : 13 December 2014), Sarah A. Fisher, 28 May 1906; citing Death, Uhrichsville, Mill Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, source ID v 1 p 182a, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,361.

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