Etc. -- John William Fisher's 1947 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 6 article in the 3 Nov 1947 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.


The passing of John William Fisher of Croswell, Mich., occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Cumming of Lexington, Mich., following a few years of declining health in his 90th year.

Mr. Fisher was born on 20 Apr 1858 in Simcoe, the eldest child of J. W. C. Fisher and Catherine (Vogt) Fisher of Simcoe.

His early days were spent in South Middleton, where he resided with his parents, and where he attended the Barton School.

On 8 Sep 1888, he married Miss Susan Amanda James of Au Sable, Mich., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William James of Lindsay, Ont., and nine years ago they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home in Croswell, where they have resided since their marriage.

Mr. Fisher had been a member of the Croswell Lodge, A.F. and A.M., for 28 years, serving as the worshipful master at the age of 80 years, when he was believed to be the oldest worshipful master of any Masonic Lodge in Michigan.

He was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and had belonged to the Independent Order of Foresters for 59 years.

He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Church at Croswell.

Mr. Fisher is survived by his wife; two daughters, 
Mrs. Roy Cook (Ethel) of Croswell and 
Mrs. Harry Cummings (Kate) of Lexington; 
four brothers and three sisters:
John Fisher of Chatham,
Mrs. Wallace Sinden (Rose) of Langton,
Mrs. Lester Mitchell (Belle) of Croswell,
Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull (Lizzie) of Delhi, Henry, Charles and George Fisher of Tillsonburg, also several children and grandchildren.

The funeral service was conducted in the Presbyterian Church at Croswell, by the minister, Rev. Robert H. Yol[...].

Many beautiful floral tributes testified the esteem in which Mr. Fisher was held. Members of the Masonic craft conducted the service at the grave, and interment was in the Croswell Cemetery.

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