James R. Fisher died Thursday morning, March 1, 1894, at 4:30 o’clock, at the home of his son three miles west of Anthony. The deceased was one of our oldest and most highly respected citizens and his death is the result of a prolonged and painful sickness, having been confined to the house for more than a year with rheumatism.
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Mr. Fisher was a native of Connecticut, Fairfield County, Parish of Middlesex. He was married to Maria Ayers on the 22nd of April 1841 who still survives him. A sister Catherine, living at Carthage, Mo., is the only surviving member of a large family of children.
After a residence in New York, Switzerland and Bartholomew counties, Indiana, he moved to Harper County and has resided here for seven years. His father was a Presbyterian minister who had been an Elder in that church for 50 years. Besides the aged wife there are six children left to mourn his demise and revere his memory, three sons William, George and Edward, who reside in Indiana, Miss Fannie Fisher, Mrs. M. D. Lee and James S. Fisher residing here.
The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Edwards this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence of James Fisher west of this city.
Weekly Bulletin, March 2, 1894
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman