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The entries for people & families with the surname Fisher are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.


Mr Fisher [18??-1???]
Albert Otho Fisher [1871-19??]
Benjamin Edwin Fisher [1858-1???]
Rev C. H. Fisher [18??-19??]
Charles Francis Fisher [1852-1905]
Christopher Fisher [16??-16??]
David Gordon Fisher [1896-1917]
Dyson Armsworth Fisher [1894-1915]
Elizabeth Campbell Fisher [1871-1959]
Rev Fenwick Fisher [1854-1919]
Frank Fisher [1917-1942]
Frederick William Fisher [18??-18??]
Rev G. Fisher [19??-]
George Fisher [18??-19??]
George Arthur Coates Fisher [1895-1916]
George Henry Fisher [1920-1942]
Gordon Fisher [1895-1916]
Harriet Smith Fisher [1857-1938]
Harry Fisher [1874-19??]
John Fisher [18??-1882]
John Fisher [1881-1916]
John Deighton Fisher [1836-1890]
Norman Fisher [1898-1917]
Norman Hill Fisher [1898-1917]
Philip Fisher [1838-1909]
Rev Richard Fisher [17??-1802]
Robert Edward Fisher [1861-19??]
Thomas Fisher [1811-1883]


Fisher, Mr
[18??-1???] Partner in Vost & Fisher

Fisher, Albert Otho
[1871-19??] Son of John Fisher, hotel keeper.

Born in Cinderford, Gloucestershire.

He was a grocer of the Paper Maker's Arms [1897] / a railway porter [1901] / a brakesman for railway company [1911].

In 1897, he married Kate Georgiana Newband [1873-19??] at Holy Trinity Church, Leeds.


Kate Georgiana, of the Paper Maker's Arms, was born in Cookridge, the daughter of George Newband, publican
 

Children:

  1. Norman
  2. Percy [b 1900]
  3. Gertrude [b 1904]
  4. Mabel [b 1906]
  5. Edith [b 1909]

The family lived at

  • 41 Ley Fleaks Road, Idle [1901]
  • 317 Ivy Terrace, Shay Lane, Holmfield [1911]

Fisher, Benjamin Edwin
[1858-1???] Halifax solicitor.

In 1893, he married Clara, daughter of John Naylor, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. son
  2. son

Fisher, Rev C. H.
[18??-19??] Curate-in-charge at St Michael's & All Angels' Church, Southowram Bank [1899, 1905]

Fisher, Charles Francis
[1852-1905] Organist at West Vale Baptist Chapel [for 26 years]

Fisher, Christopher
[16??-16??] Curate at Southowram [1665-1666]

Fisher, David Gordon
[1896-1917] Son of George Fisher.

He was a member of Pellon Wesleyan Church / a roving frame doffer [1911] / a porter at Royal Halifax Infirmary.

During World War I, he was rejected 8 times, but he finally enlisted with the Yorkshire Regiment, then served as a Private with the 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 28th April 1917.

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 7], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Brunswick United Methodist Free Chapel, Halifax

His brother George Arthur also died in the War

Fisher, Dyson Armsworth
[1894-1915] Son of Harry Fisher.

Born in Luddenden [29th January 1894].

During World War I, he enlisted in Huddersfield [6th April 1911], and served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was sent to France aboard SS Victoria [14th April 1915].

He was killed in action [24th June 1915].

He was buried at Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France

His brother Gordon was also killed in the War

Fisher, Elizabeth Campbell
[1871-1959] She was born in West Dedham, near Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Joe Fisher of West Dedham and Mary Elizabeth Campbell of Maine.

Her father was of British descent, and his forebears had travelled on the Mayflower.

He was a carriage-builder and had changed to a dray-making business for his health, and made a considerable fortune as a horse dealer in the American Civil War.

She and her sister, Hattie, were classic well-heeled American girls who came to Britain and found love in Halifax.

Elizabeth married Howard Clay, Hattie married George Smith.

Like many New Englanders, Elizabeth was very keen on knowing her genealogy, and traced her ancestors back to 3 of the Pilgrim Fathers. On her mother#s Campbell side, the family goes back to an Alexander Campbell who was born around 1700 and went to America with a group of Scottish Presbyterians from Derry, Ireland. His father was one of the sons of the Duke of Argyll.

She studied at the Boston Art Academy from about 1899, and won a scholarship to the Art Students League in New York.

As a fellow artist, Elizabeth was friendly with Matthew Smith.

She married Howard Clay, Hattie married George Smith

Fisher, Rev Fenwick
[1854-1919] Born in the Wirral.

Vicar of St Jude's Church, Savile Park [1892, 1897]. In 1902, he was appointed vicar of Great Canford, Dorset.

He died in Poole, Dorset

Fisher, Frank
[1917-1942] He was educated at Halifax Tech & Naval School.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. daughter

The family lived at 19 Knight Street, Halifax.

During World War II, he served as a Petty Officer with the Royal Navy aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth.

He served in Malta & Singapore.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died in 1942 (aged 25).

He is remembered on the Memorial at United Reformed Church, Carlton Street

Fisher, Frederick William
[18??-18??] Son of Thomas Fisher,

He was a dentist in Halifax [1864].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Louisa Helen Chatterley [1863-1919] who married Thomas Quinsey
  2. Arthur [b 1864]
  3. Florence Wakefield [b 1866]

The family lived at

  • Otley [1863]
  • Halifax [1864, 1866]
  • Otley [1871]

Fisher, Rev G.
[19??-] Curate at Ripponden with Rishworth, and of Barkisland with West Scammonden [1981]. In 1984, he moved to Sutton-in-Holderness, Hull

Fisher, George
[18??-19??]

In 1893, he married Mary Elizabeth Coates [1863-19??] in Halifax.


Mary Elizabeth was born in Lancaster.

She was head of the household, and a dressmaker [1901, 1911]; husband George was away at both times

 

Children:

  1. George Arthur Coates
  2. David Gordon
  3. Isabell [b 1898] who was a worsted winder [1911]

The family lived at

  • 8 Spring Hall Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 17 Sutcliffe Street, Pellon, Halifax [1911]

Living with them [in 1901] was niece Amy E Fisher [b 1897] (cotton spinner) 

Sons George Arthur Coates & David Gordon died in World War I

Fisher, George Arthur Coates
[1895-1916] Son of George Fisher.

He was a member of Brunswick Sunday School / a cotton piecer [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [12th July 1915], and served as a Rifleman with the 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps.

He was sent to France [2nd May 1916].

He was killed in action [15th September 1916] (aged 21).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [Grave Ref 13A & 13B], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Brunswick United Methodist Free Chapel, Halifax

His brother David Gordon also died in the War

Fisher, George Henry
[1920-1942] Son of Mary & George Henry Fisher of Elland.

During World War II, he served as a Marine with the Royal Marines aboard aircraft carrier HMS Hermes.

He died 10th April 1942 (aged 22)  the day after his ship was sunk in the Indian Ocean, east of Ceylon, with the loss of 307 crew.

He is remembered on the Plymouth Naval Memorial [Grave Ref 74 3]

Fisher, Gordon
[1895-1916] Son of Harry Fisher.

Born in Luddenden [28th May 1895].

During World War I, he enlisted in Bolton [15th September 1914], and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

He embarked from Folkestone [31st July 1915].

He was killed in action [15th November 1916].

He was buried at Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, France [Grave Ref D 32]

His brother Dyson Armsworth was also killed in the War

Fisher, Harriet Smith
[1857-1938] JP.

Known as Hattie. She was born in West Dedham, near Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Joe Fisher of West Dedham and Mary Elizabeth Campbell of Maine.

Her father was of British descent, and his forebears had travelled on the Mayflower.

He was a carriage-builder and had changed to a dray-making business for his health, and made a considerable fortune as a horse dealer in the American Civil War.

She and her sister, Elizabeth, were classic well-heeled American girls who came to Britain and found love in Halifax.

Elizabeth married Howard Clay, Hattie married George Smith.

Like many New Englanders, Elizabeth was very keen on knowing her genealogy, and traced her ancestors back to 3 of the Pilgrim Fathers. On her mother#s Campbell side, the family goes back to an Alexander Campbell who was born around 1700 and went to America with a group of Scottish Presbyterians from Derry, Ireland. His father was one of the sons of the Duke of Argyll.

In 1890, she married George Henry Smith whom she had met in Venice during her European Grand Tour.

When her husband was Mayor of Halifax [1895-1897], Hattie was Mayoress. She was given a chain and diamond pendant which is still used by the Mayor's consort.

In 1913, her husband was knighted and she became Lady Hattie Fisher-Smith. Hattie was said to be a formidable lady, and the driving force behind her husband's knighthood.

In 1920, she became a JP.

In 19??, she organised a committee which put forward a proposal to start a family-planning clinic in Halifax. It was rejected, but on 10th October 1934, the group opened the Halifax Women's Welfare Clinic in the TOC H rooms at 32 Clare Road.

The clinic later moved to the Royal Halifax Infirmary.

She died at The Gleddings, Halifax [26th August 1938].

She and her husband were buried at Warley Cemetery

Fisher, Harry
[1874-19??] Born in Halifax.

He was a boiler house stoker [1893].

In [Q4] 1893, he married Alice Broomhead [1874-1916] in Halifax.


Alice was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Ada [b 1887]
  2. Dyson Armsworth
  3. Gordon
  4. Frances [b 1900]
  5. James [b 1902]

The family lived at Luddenden.

The family moved to Bolton [1912].

Alice died in childbirth [29th July 1916].

Harry returned to live at 77 Spring Hall Lane, Pellon.

Sons Dyson Armsworth and Gordon were killed in World War I

Fisher, John
[18??-1882] JP.

He was the second Manager of the Halifax Joint Stock Banking Company [1844, 1866] / the First President of the Halifax Permanent Benefit Building & Investment Society [1853].

He was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 3229].

See John Appleyard and George Whiteley

Fisher, John
[1881-1916] Born in Hebden Bridge.

He was a band knife cutter.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 3rd September 1916 (aged 35).

He was buried at Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, France. [Grave Ref I D 5].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Bowling Club, on the Memorial at Saint Michael's Church, Mytholmroyd, and in the book Royd Regeneration

Fisher, John Deighton
[1836-1890] Son of Thomas Fisher,

He worked in Bradford and Dublin before becoming an apothecary at 29 Southgate, Halifax [1865] / a chemist in Blackpool [1881].

His products included


The Acidulated Squill & Ipecacuanha Cough Lozenges
Fisher's Tooth-ache Elixir
Fisher's Anodyne Essence
Fisher's Compound Antibilious Pills
The Brighton Glycerine Cream
Fisher's Marrow Pomade
Fisher's Tooth Powders

In 1866, he married (1) Eliza Jane Waterhouse [1843-1884] from Barnsley, in Halifax.

In 1886, he married (2) Mary Lawson in Bradford.

The family lived at

  • Stainland Road, West Vale [1871]
  • Blackpool [1881]

He and his wives died in Blackpool. Probate records show that he left an estate valued at £1,706 and probate was granted to his widow Mary

Fisher, Norman
[1898-1917] Son of Albert Otho Fisher.

Born in Morley, Leeds.

He was a member of St Andrew's Church, Holmfield / a member of the choir at St Andrew's / a part-time worsted spinner [1911] / a turner with James Whiteley Limited, Well Lane, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted when he was 17, and served as a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 27th November 1917 (aged 19).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [19th January 1918].

He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Nord France [Grave Ref 6 & 7], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Illingworth, and on the Memorial at Saint John the Evangelist, Warley

Fisher, Norman Hill
[1898-1917] Son of Clara & Ben Edwin Fisher of the Bungalow, York Road, St Anne's-on-the-Sea, Lancashire.

Born in Lightcliffe.

During World War I, he served as a Lieutenant with the 2nd/4th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

He died 16th April 1917 (aged 19).

He was buried at Estaires Communal Cemetery & Extension, France [Grave Ref IV G 1].

Fisher, Philip
[1838-1909] Born in Skelmanthorpe.

He was a coal miner [1871] / a licensed victualler at the Swan Inn, Fenay Bridge, Almondbury [1881] / farmer and innkeeper at the Black Bull, Clifton [1891, 1894] / innkeeper at the Grove Inn, Brookfoot [1894] / a gardener domestic [1901] / a widower and cripple [1901].

In 1893, he was charged with watering down drinks at the Black Bull. He was fined £1 and costs – £1 10/- – after serving half a pint of whisky to the inspector.

In January 1894, he was declared bankrupt. He was said to have liabilities of £505 and assets of £337. The bankruptcy announcement said that he was at the Black Bull, Clifton and also at the Grove Inn, Brookfoot.

In 1869, he married Elizabeth Addy [1840-1???] from Cumberworth. Elizabeth was dead by 1901.

Children:

  1. Sarah Jane [b 1861]
  2. John William [b 1863] who was a farm labourer [1881]
  3. Albert [b 1866] who was a woollen piecer [1881]
  4. William Henry [b 1867] who was a gardener's labourer [1881]
  5. Herman [b 1869]
  6. Anne [b 1870]
  7. Walter [b 1874]
  8. Amanda [b 1875]
  9. Edith Ann [b 1880]

The family lived at

  • Bryce Hill, Crigglestone, Wakefield [1871]
  • 5 Sunny Bank Road, Mirfield, Dewsbury [1901]

Living with them [in 1881] were niece Clara Addy [aged 15], lodgers George Gibson [aged 47] (tailor) and Robert C. Watson [aged 22] (gardener's labourer).

Living with him [in 1901] were granddaughter Janie Fisher [aged 15], daughter Amanda Callins, her husband James Callins [aged 30] (a moulder iron foundry), grandchildren Ernest Callins [aged 6] and May Callins [aged 1] and visitor Albert Douglas [aged 20] (coal hewer) 

Fisher, Rev Richard
[17??-1802] He was Curate at Lightcliffe [1739-1746], Perpetual Curate at Old Brigg Chapel, Sowerby Bridge [1746-1802], and Curate at Halifax [1760]. He was a subscriber to the publication of Watson's History

Fisher, Robert Edward
[1861-19??] Born in Wandsworth, London.

In 1891, he was a general draper's assistant, lodging with Mrs Sarah A. Stockton at Bell Hall Terrace, Halifax.

He was running a general draper shop at 3 Corn Market, Halifax [1901] / a draper [1911].

Around 1892, he married Elizabeth [1864-19??].


Elizabeth came from Sowerby
 

They had no children.

They lived at

See D. Binns & Son and Fishers' Drapery Establishment

Fisher, Thomas
[1811-1883] A chemist in Otley.

He married Sarah Deighton.

Children:

  1. Frederick William
  2. John Deighton
  3. Emily Louisa [1841-1914] who married Cyrus Brook

The family lived at Belmont, Halifax [1883].

Thomas died at home [6th December 1883] (aged 72).

He was buried at Otley [10th December 1883]

 

Fisher surname
There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Fisher, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Fisher:


Marriage 1900; Death 1907
 



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