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
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
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.