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George W. Fisher
June 3, 1824 – October 27, 1903
The funeral of the later Mr. George W. Fisher was held at the Methodist Episcopal church last Saturday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. W. E. Van Buren. All of Mr. Fisher's children were present at the funeral excepting Timothy, who reached Monticello Saturday evening, shortly after the services. Mr. Fisher was born June 3, 1824, at Bay Quinty, Ontario, Canada. From there he moved with his parents to Oshaua, Canada, where he resided until 1848. He then moved to Green Lake county, Wisconsin, where he was married to Miss Lucy Kelley in 1852. Four children were born to them, of whom three survive as follows: Allen Fisher, and Mrs. Atkinson of Lovell township, and Mrs. Emily Thomas of Jackson township. The wife died January 28th, 1860, and in 1862 he married Mrs. Jane McGinn a widow with two children. To that union were born four children, the three survivors being Mrs. Frances Hubbard of Castle Grove, Minnie Fisher of Monticello, and Timothy Fisher of Canada. The second wife died March 23rd, 1896. Mr. Fisher came to Jones county from Wisconsin in 1864, and settled in Wayne township, where he lived until 1878, when he moved to Lovell township, near Monticello. He was aged 79 years, 4 months and 24 days at the time of his death, which occurred October 27.
The deceased was the fourth of a family of twelve children. His father was a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal denomination. The family was noted for its longevity. Two sisters are now living in Canada aged 82 and 85 years, respectively. One brother lives in New York, one sister in St. Louis and another in Colorado. The deceased was a good citizen, an accommodating neighbor and indulgent father. He was a man of pronounced views, sometimes hasty in his conclusions, but with a disposition to do what was right. In this connection his children desire to extend their thanks to those who assisted them during the hours of their recent bereavement.

Submitted by: Emily Terrell
Source: Monticello Express, Monticello, Iowa, November 5, 1903
Photo: Steve Hankin

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